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Choosing the right mirror for your bedroom

5-Nov---Mirror

A mirror can be an excellent addition to any room in which it is placed, whether you're looking for a functional mirror or a feature for your wall. Having a mirror in your bedroom, however, is a must-have when it comes to trying on your clothes or brushing your hair. Choosing the right mirror for your bedroom can be quite the task, especially as there is such a wide variety of mirrors available to choose from. To help you narrow down your search and find the right mirror for your space, here are some important points to keep in mind:

Function
The first thing to consider when choosing a mirror for your bedroom is what you want its function to be. Are you looking for a mirror that is purely decorative, or are you looking for a mirror that's big enough to view your full outfit (including shoes)? Is the function of the mirror to accompany a specific piece of furniture such as your dressing table or cupboard door? Once you've established what function you would like your mirror to fulfil, you can begin looking at what type of mirror would suit that function, such as a freestanding mirror, in which you can see your outfit or an ornate baroque mirror that can be a feature on your wall.

Shape
The shape of your mirror can make or break your room, as mirrors can often play a defining role in a space, creating the illusion of space and maximising light. There are many different shapes which you can choose from, whether you're looking for an oval mirror for your dressing table or a large rectangle mirror to hang above your bed. Rounded or curved mirrors can add a whimsical feel while adding a number of different shaped mirrors to a wall can make it into a feature. If you're looking for mirrors to create the illusion of space in your bedroom, you can look at getting long, horizontal mirrors or tall vertical mirrors as they can make any space appear bigger.

Size
As mirrors tend to be eye-catching additions to any room, the size of the mirror you choose can make or break your space. A bigger mirror can be a focal point in your space and can maximise the light in the room, creating the illusion of space. Smaller mirrors can be used as decorations and can be placed in groups. Choosing a size based on its function is also important as if you're looking for a mirror to place above your dressing table, you aren't going to want a massive mirror; similarly, if you're wanting a mirror in which you can look at your whole outfit, you'll want a full-length mirror and not a smaller portrait sized mirror.

Style
A mirror can be a feature in any room, especially if it has an interesting style. There are lots of frames which you can choose from which can take your mirror from a functional addition to your room to a stylish centrepiece. There are an incredible variety of mirrors available to choose from, whether you're looking for sleek, modern frames to complement a modern interior; ornate, baroque or gilded frames to add dramatic effect; or just simple whitewashed wooden frames for a more rustic, whimsical feel.

Space
When choosing a mirror for your bedroom, it is important to look at what mirror best fits the space you have, for instance, if you don't have a lot of room available then a space-saving solution like a sliding mirror doors for your wardrobe would be a better option for your bedroom mirror than a free-standing mirror. Sliding mirror doors are an excellent choice for a smaller room as they create the illusion of space, as well as saving available space by combining a mirror and cupboard door.

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