Bedroom mirror wall décor doesn’t just beautify the room; it also reflects light and gives the feeling of spaciousness. Thanks to custom mirrors, the possibilities for improving a bedroom design with reflective glass are practically limitless. Even standard mirrors make lovely bedroom wall ornaments, but custom mirrors give more freedom for creativity and innovation.
Bedroom walls can be adorned with stock-size mirrors or custom mirrors. Sometimes, you may even use both in your decorating. Check out the pros and cons of each to determine what type of mirror is best for your situation.
Pro: Mirrors with standard dimensions are less expensive than custom-cut mirrors.
Pro: Vison-obscuring glass makes highly used bathrooms more functional. A more private shower is often desirable for a guest bathroom or one shared by siblings.
Con: Most houses have small structural “oopsies” like corners that aren’t quite square and surfaces that aren’t perfectly level. If a stock-size mirror is installed adjacent to such an area, the imperfection will become apparent.
Con: A stock-size mirror may not do the trick if you want to cover a particular section of wall with mirror glass or if the mirror needs to fit within existing wall trim or an alcove.
Pro: If a custom mirror is being installed next to a structural irregularity, the glaziers will make minute adjustments to the dimensions so that it fits correctly and camouflages the issue.
Pro: Custom mirrors can be fabricated to completely cover specific walls or sections of walls.
Pro: Custom mirrors are the way to go if you want a unique mirror. The glass can be fabricated in most geometric shapes as well as many asymmetrical or custom shapes.
Pro: You can have mirror glass custom-cut to fit within trim-work or an alcove.
Pro: Thicknesses ranging from 1/4” (most common) to 1/8” can be chosen as appropriate to the surface on which the mirror will be installed.
Con: Because of the additional work involved, custom mirror glass is more expensive.
Border options are another feature that make custom mirrors appealing for bedroom wall décor. Polished edge mirrors don’t have any special border – they are simply flat mirrors with machine polished edges. As such, their appearance is classic and timeless, so they’re perfect for many applications or as an understated wall hanging in a modern space. Dressing mirrors and mirrored walls often consist of polished edge mirrors.
Mirrors with a bevel around the edge have also been used in decorating for decades and remain relevant today. The beveled edge gives it a decorative border that makes the mirror a more ornamental wall hanging. Using beveled edge mirrors to create wall mirror brings definition to each piece of glass for a “tiled” pattern.
If you want the custom mirror to really look like a wall hanging, a metal wrapped border is a wonderful option. Functioning as a simple frame, the thin strip of metal can match or provide a contrast to the other metal elements in the room. ABC Glass & Mirror, for instance, offers these finishes:
Yes! If you have a damaged framed mirror that would be perfect with your bedroom décor, a glass shop like ABC can cut a new piece of mirror glass to fit in the frame. In fact, you can typically have a mirror cut to fit in any frame. Keep in mind that sharp corners can be cut extending outward from the center of the glass, but a sharp corner can’t be cut inward as this will crack the glass. Common mirror shapes cut to fit in frames include:
While genuine antique mirror might be hard to come by, you can order mirror that looks antique. With time, a mirror’s reflective backing deteriorates, which is what gives antique mirrors their aged patina. Antique style mirrors are created by taking new mirrors and removing some of the backing with acid. After this, a protective coating is applied to the back to preserve the desired appearance. Like standard mirror glass, antique mirror can be:
Including an antique style mirror in your bedroom décor gives your wall hangings the feeling of a collection that you’ve acquired over time. Antique mirror also coordinates with vintage furniture or historic architecture. However, decorators will also introduce it into modern spaces that feel sterile or need more character and depth.
From the primary bedroom to kids’ bedrooms to the guest suite, every bedroom really should have a full length mirror where the occupants can easily check their complete look – shoes, attire, hairstyle. In large suites, it’s easy to find wall space for a dressing mirror, but you might have to get more creative in small bedrooms:
While full length mirrors are installed to address a very practical need, they also impact the room’s décor. As you consider where to place the mirror, try to have it reflect one of the room’s more attractive features. A full length mirror can also be installed on the wall perpendicular to a window to enhance natural lighting. You can also give a dressing mirror the feel of a wall ornament by choosing a beveled or metal wrapped edge.
With the surging popularity of online training, many of us are setting up home gym areas in bedrooms, living rooms, basements, and spare rooms. A gym mirror is one of the extras that gives this type of space the feel of a professional gym. Even if your exercise area is in your bedroom, you can add a gym mirror while maintaining the room’s aesthetic. Some possibilities:
If you need more tips on how to incorporate a gym mirror into your specific bedroom, contact ABC Glass & Mirror for design help.
If your bedroom doesn’t have an adjoining bathroom, or if the suite’s bathroom is low on mirror space, try setting up a make-up station in the sleeping area. Key elements include:
Your make-up station will make life more convenient, but it can also be a beautiful focal point. In fact, there are some great style and theme options:
Whether you choose a bold style or a timeless vibe, adding a make-up station can make your bedroom more functional and beautiful.
Sherry Nothingam of decoist calls a bedroom gallery wall “A Focal Point that is So Very Personal.” As she points out, a bedroom gallery wall is likely to be filled with items that are meaningful to the room’s occupants, such as photos of memorable family events.
Whatever pieces you choose for your display, including one or more mirrors is a wonderful way to add beauty and visual interest. You can have a small mirror custom cut to fit in a favorite frame, order a beveled antique mirror to the give the display a layered feel, or even opt for an unusually shaped mirror.
Smaller mirrors can also be used on their own to dress up a bedroom wall. Some possibilities:
Mirrored walls are awesome for making a small space feel larger, illuminating a gloomy room by reflecting light, and dressing up an ordinary sleeping area. You have several options for creating a mirrored wall in a bedroom:
A mirror is a gorgeous décor element on its own, but you can optimize its impact by pairing it with other attractive items. Let’s go over some FAQs about mirror styling.
What are some nice items to place on a table or shelf below the mirror?
In front of a mirror is the best place for your favorite items and those that do the most to enhance the room’s ambiance:
How about styling the wall around a mirror:
You can absolutely complement a wall mirror by decorating the surrounding surface:
What are some tips for styling a mirror that extends down to the floor?
Placing decorative pieces on either side of a large bedroom mirror gives you a stunning focal point. Items that do well in this role include:
Typically, any wall can be decorated with mirror glass; however, your design options are sometimes limited by existing fixtures and wall conditions. For example, there might by outlets and light switches where you want a mirrored wall or a ridge on the wall where you’d like to hang a decorative antique style mirror. There are several ways to approach this.
As you can see, one possibility is having your mirror customized with cut-outs. These can allow you to decorate with mirrors without reference to the placement of outlets and switches on the wall. Due to the precision and expertise involved, this does raise the price. If you want to keep costs down, it might be better to adjust the mirror dimensions or placement.
Another issue that can arise is structural irregularities, as in dips and rises on the surface of a wall. Points to keep in mind are:
Contact a reputable local glass shop to have custom bedroom mirrors delivered and installed. Home and business owners in the Northern Virginia area can call family owned and operated ABC Glass & Mirror at (703)257-7150. First, we schedule a free consultation and measure at your home or commercial site. One of our estimators will:
Our office team will follow up with an emailed price quote, and you can place your order when ready. The bedroom mirror project comes to completion with professional installation of the mirrors. Our mirrors come with a warranty, and we can provide care and cleaning advice. Decorating bedroom walls with mirrors is one of the easiest ways to style up the space, and the ABC team is here to help – (703)257-7150.