Completely redecorating a room can be pricey and time consuming. Sometimes all a space needs is to be cleaned, organized, and spruced up with a luxe accent piece. A statement mirror is one such example, and it offers added benefits such as creating the illusion of space and giving you somewhere to check your hairstyle! Follow these easy steps to spruce up any room with a statement mirror.
Where will your statement mirror go? Begin by taking stock of the available walls and choosing one as the home of your new mirror. Points to consider include:
In order to make a statement, your mirror should be something special. Two ways to achieve this are through its size and its shape. A large wall mirror always makes a statement and visually expands a room. Conversely, a cluster of very small mirrors will also have a powerful impact.
On the other hand, if you opt for a unique mirror shape, a distinctive size is less important. A custom glass shop like ABC Glass & Mirror can provide mirrors in many forms, including:
When choosing the shape, first look at other shapes in the room. Are there a lot of clean lines, crisp edges, and sharp corners? If so, do you want to continue this motif? Or add a mirror that provides softer curves or wavy lines? Likewise, if the room is already dominated by rounded edges, you can choose to complement or contrast this with your statement mirror.
Once you’ve chosen to decorate with a statement mirror, you get to choose how the reflective glass looks.
A polished edge is available for any mirror shape offered by ABC. On this type of mirror, the surface of the glass is uniformly level, and the edges are machine polished. However, many geometrically shaped mirrors are also offered with metal wrapping or a beveled edge. Metal wrapping is available in matte black, brushed nickel, chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze. A metallic border creates the appearance of a framed mirror and allows you to coordinate the statement mirror with other metal in the room. Finally, a bevel can be cut around the mirror’s perimeter so that the glass slants down and finishes in a thin polished edge. Adding a bevel is a way to make your statement mirror a bit dressier.
The final step is the easiest. ABC Glass & Mirror will help you design the statement mirror, and then we complete the project by having a trained team attach the mirror to your wall. Working with large or irregularly shaped mirrors can be challenging and hazardous. Our crews are trained in this work and will install the mirrors safely and with the utmost care for your surrounding living space. If you’d like to begin the process with one of our free in-home consultations, give ABC a call at (703)257-7150.
And for more reasons to use a statement mirror and tips on picking the perfect look, check out Lindsey Lanquist’s article, 10 Rooms That Prove Mirrors Can Make or Break Any Makeover. If you’re inspired by one of the ornately framed mirrors she features, keep in mind that ABC can cut a piece of standard, antique, or tinted mirror glass to fit in the frame of your choice.