A few days ago I received an email from one of the members of my e-letter. Her name was Karen. She wrote me to ask me for some information on wall mirrors. In her letter she asked me to give her an idea on what her options are in respect to the different types of wall mirrors.
She was interested in what is available in wall mirrors with respect to mirror theme, style, framed, frame color, frame material, frame finish, frameless, shape, orientation, and any additional information which would help her in her search for several wall mirrors in her home.
So what I did was break down each of the topics on wall mirrors she wrote in her e-mail and provide information on each of them. This way she would have a good knowledge of wall mirrors in general.
I started out with ?Wall Mirror Theme.? When it comes to the theme of a wall mirror, your choices are Floral, Nautical, Tropical and Exotic. If you go online and browse through mirror specialty stores, you will find good examples of these themed wall mirrors.
Next on the list is ?Style.? Here she had a large variety to choose from. Your choices of styles of wall mirrors are Commercial, Oriental, Transitional, Novelty, Modern/Contemporary, Traditional, Ornate/Gothic, Venetian, Casual, Mission, Craftsmen, Shaker, Children’s, Tropical and Exotic. If she wishes to dig deeper, I?m sure she could come up with several more styles of wall mirrors to choose from, but the examples I have given for styles will give her a good idea of what is available.
So now we are taking a look at what is available in framed wall mirrors. Here I will go over what types of material wall mirror frames are made from. After frame materials, I will go over the frame colors that are the most popular.
Framed wall mirrors are constructed with several different materials. These materials include Glass Frame, Resin Frame, Wood Frame, Metal Frame, Wrought Iron Frame, Mosaic Frame, Pressed Paper Frame, Wood/Metal Combo Frame, Synthetic Frame and Leather/Faux Leather Frame. Now she has a good idea of what wall mirror frames are constructed of.
Now I will go over wall mirror frame colors. There are a large gamut of colors to choose from such as Cherry, Silver, Oak, Gold, Mahogany, Pewter, Bronze, Copper, Nickel, Black, White, Light Wood, Medium Wood, Dark Wood, Multi Color and if that wasn?t enough, you can also get wall mirror frames in custom colors.
Frameless wall mirrors are also available. Sometimes the perfect finishing touch to the room is a frameless wall mirror.
Next, let?s explore the various shapes of wall mirrors. The shape of a wall mirror is extremely important when it comes to the style or theme of a room. You need to examine the entire feel of a room from furniture to draperies, from paint color to lighting fixtures and then determine what shape wall mirror will compliment the room.
For the most part, the shapes of wall mirrors are Oval, Rectangle, Round, Arch/Crowned Top, Square, Sunburst, Octagon and Heart. If you go online to a mirror specialty store, you will be able to find wall mirrors in just about every shape imaginable.
Although the majority of wall mirrors are for residential use, you will also find wall mirrors for commercial use available. Additional features available for wall mirrors are ADA Compliant, Beveled Glass/Frame, Eco friendly, Fog Free, Magnifying, Tilt, Hooks, Lighted, Shelves/Drawers, Stemware Storage and Artwork.
Of course, the sizes of these wall mirrors will vary from small to quite large and every size in between.
A couple of days later, after I sent all this information to Karen, she sent me another e-mail to thank me for all this wall mirror information I sent to her. She said that now she knows exactly what to look for when choosing a new wall mirror.
It?s not difficult to choose the perfect wall mirror for the room. All you have to know is what your options are. With the theme of the room in mind you will be able to add an artful reflection of your good taste.