Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: 3 Styles For Using Glass At Home

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: 3 Styles For Using Glass At Home

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: 3 Styles For Using Glass At Home
Without creating any structural variations to a room of a house, just installing a mirror will increase the beauty of a space. (Dreamstime)

Long gone are the days when mirrors were just looking glasses, set as dressing tables inside homes. Now, they define the décor of a house and have turned into an interior design tool, used to beatify every nook and corner of a house.

Of the many ways in which mirrors are used to decorate a home are mirrored walls. A great way to show your own creativity, mirrored walls also make a room appear bigger than it actually is. They visually expand the space by making it appear nearly double its original size, by the means of reflection. Without creating any structural variations to a room of a house, just installing a mirror will increase the beauty of a space.

There are many types and styles of wall mirrors available in the market. They come in various shapes, sizes and price ranges. Discover your preferred ways to style with these reflective accessories.

The framed mirror

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Framed mirrors are the most common and widely available mirror types. Mostly, these frames are made of wood. Iron, steel and brass are other materials which can also be used as frames to give them an intricate touch. While choosing a framed variation for a room, interior designers have the instinct of picking one that balances the rest of the room. The price of the mirror doesn't matter much as it should positively blend with the room.

The bevelled mirror

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This type of mirror has unlevelled edges. The edges of bevelled mirror provides a reflective surface. The edges of the mirror act as a prism by creating an intensive reflection of different colours of light.

The etched mirror

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The type of etched mirror has artwork imprinted into the glass itself. The artwork can be of any type from any living creature to geometric shapes. These decorative pictures are imprinted on the glass by the means of acid, laser or hand.

The maintenance

Whatever type of mirror you use, remember to clean it properly on a regular basis. There are two best ways of cleaning the mirrors: use a dry cloth, dip in warm water or soaked in cleansing agents; or use a damp newspaper to first wipe the mirror, then rub it clean with another dry newspaper sheet.

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