How to Choose a Wall Mirror  

A wall mirror can be a great asset when decorating. Since it helps reflect light, it can help widen and brighten small dark rooms and make them more inviting and comfortable. A wall mirror can also have a decorative look to any room and make it the ideal focal point of the space. The key to choosing the right wall wood frame mirror is in the details.

Size: One of the first decisions you will have to make is to decide how large it should be. This decision should be based on how big the wall is and how big an impact you want the mirror to make in the room. If you are hanging the mirror on a large wall and really want to make a statement then choose an extra large mirror. If you are using the mirror as an accent near the entryway then you may want to choose a small one. Make sure to measure the wall so you know how much space you have available.

Shape: Rectangular and square are usually the most common but you can find mirrors in a variety of shapes. While a rectangular or square mirror will look good in a traditional space, choosing a different shape mirror can bring attention to the wall. For a simple look that grabs attention, you may want to consider a circular mirror. For a quirky touch to any room, try a diamond shaped mirror. For an even bigger design statement, try a starburst shaped mirror to draw the eye.

Style: Some mirrors don’t have frames and it’s the shape or size that will give you a strong presence in the room. However, frames can also work. A wood mirror frame can give you a streamlined look. If you are looking for a more dramatic or formal look, you may want to choose a mirror with an ornate frame to be the focal point in the room. There are also mirrors with mosaic style frames that create a more eye-catching look.

Color: If you are choosing a mirror with a frame, then you want to make sure the color will work with the room’s décor. A basic wood frame mirror can coordinate with any decorating scheme. Gold or silver frames can add a posh look and fit in with more formal or modern décor. If you want a mirror with a colored frame then pay attention to how the frame’s color will look with the wall shade. You want to create a contrast so you can draw attention to the mirror. Choose a frame that is darker or lighter than the wall and one with a different undertone in order to create the desired contrast.