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Home Mirror Types | How to Use Them Efficiently

Mirrors are an affordable way to create depth and space in any home. The right decorative mirror can bring in more light and elegance to any room. Here are a few types of mirrors and places that you can place them throughout your home that are sure to impress friends, family and visitors.

Common Types of Mirrors

The three most common types of mirrors for home decor are:

  1. Plane mirror. Plane mirrors are flat mirrors that reflect images in their normal proportions, only reversed from left to right. This is the most common type of mirror used in bedrooms and bathrooms.
  2. Concave Mirror. Concave mirrors are spherical mirrors that curve inward like a spoon. They create the illusion of largeness and can typically be found in bathrooms for shaving and bedrooms for decoration.
  3. Convex Mirror. Convex mirrors are also spherical. Unlike concave mirrors, they bulge out and distort the reflected image, making it smaller.

You can create custom mirrors for your home that can become functional, decorative or both.

Home Mirror Types and Their Uses

Mirrored Wall: Add depth to your hallway and make them appear much longer with a mirror. Nice framework adds elegance and artistry.

Bedroom mirrors: Reflect natural light from your windows and lamps—used most often to view yourself every day before your day begins.

Mirrored backsplash: Accentuate your kitchen with light and space with a mirrored backsplash.

Statement mirrors: These decorative mirrors customize fireplaces, headboards and dining rooms as conversation pieces.

Mounted mirrors: Mounted mirrors help out by illuminating artificial light—great for that dark corner of the room.

Full-length mirrors: These mirrors help you dress for success. Some floor-to-ceiling mirrors fit nicely inside larger closets to get a better look at your wardrobe.

Framed mirrors: Bathroom mirrors and other decorative mirrors stand out as art pieces with a custom frame.

Custom mirror tabletops: Accentuate your end tables, coffee tables and others with a custom mirror top.

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