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Wall Mirrors Shopping Guide

Wall mirrors can be used for practical or decorative purposes. A quick glance at it before you head out the front door will ensure that you are ready to meet the world. Use it as a decorative piece and bring a different twist to the room's decor.

If you've decided that it's about time you get wall mirrors and let them turn your space into a functional and stylish haven, this guide will help you to make the right choices. It's essential to have some working knowledge before you head out to shop so that you won't end up with a piece that will be an eyesore in your home.

First, determine where you want to hang your wall mirror. Do you want to place one in your bathroom? Some bathroom vanities do not come with mirrors so a separate purchase is needed. Do you want to maximize limited lighting in dark corners? A large mirror placed strategically will help light up your space. A mirror in your bedroom is necessary and you can put a decorative one in your hallway or near the door so you can check your appearance before you go out. Get a large mirror and place it along one wall to make your space look twice as big.

Second, measure the space you want the wall mirror to occupy. There are various sizes available so shop according to the size you need.

Third, choose the shape that will go well with the rest of the furnishings. If your furniture pieces feature sharp angles and straight lines, an oval wall mirror may look a little out of place. There's a wealth of shape choices available so be selective. Imagine how a piece would look on your wall before deciding to buy it. It'll be a bother to have to send it back just because it doesn't complement your room.

Fourth, keep in mind that with most pieces, the frame determines the mirror style. A simple frame with a dark finish would look sharply stylish in a contemporary home design. A heavily carved hardwood frame would be best for a classic atmosphere. However, in more modern wall mirror designs, the mirror itself makes the style statement. For decorative pieces, round mirrors without frames bring a sleek and modern look to any room.

Fifth, consider your budget. As with any furniture purchase, budget is an important consideration. Decide on your budget before you go shopping so that you won't end up spending more than you should. With so many choices available, you will definitely find one that has all the features you're looking for in a wall mirror as well as agree with your budgetary restraints. Do some research and check out stores that offer promos and sales. It will be worth your while when you find that great buy.

When shopping for a wall mirror, what matters most is that you choose one that you would want to see as often as you check yourself in it. It is a furnishing that should have a long life span so make sure it would not only be functional but also complement the overall style of your home.

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