Mirrors are generally something we think about in terms of function rather than in terms of style. But because mirrors so often serve as a major focal point in any room, choosing the right (or wrong) mirror can completely transform a space. As a shop that makes custom mirrors in Laramie, WY, we know how a beautiful, unique mirror can brighten up a bathroom or perfectly complete a theme. If you’re looking for an easy way to bring a new design element into your bathroom, here are some things to think about when considering a custom mirror.
- Style: Everyone has a preferred style when it comes to designing their own space, but some people might not be aware of what theirs is. That old, nondescript mirror probably isn’t doing much to add to or reflect your personal design aesthetic, whatever it might be. But before you decide how you want your custom mirror to look, you should take a look around your home and bathroom and make note of what you like and don’t like, what goes well together and what clashes. If you’re still stuck, browse some design websites and magazines to get a better sense of what the possibilities may be.
- Shape: Now that you have a better idea of style, you need to decide on a shape. A mirror’s shape has the ability to bring a whole room together. For example, if the lighting fixtures and other design elements of your current bathroom are all round, then that rectangular mirror you currently have is probably a missed opportunity.
- Size: Size plays a big role in both the style and function of a mirror. If your custom mirror is going to go in your personal bathroom, you’ll probably want to have a big, well-lit mirror to get ready in front of each morning. If the mirror is going in a guest bathroom or half bath, you might decide that style is more important, and opt for a smaller, minimalist mirror. Whatever you decide, you’ll have to take note of any tile or paint you’ll have to remove or redo to accommodate your new custom mirror.
- Edges: Some people opt for tile or porcelain. Some opt for a more natural material, like wood. Some opt for metal or stone, and some opt for nothing at all around the edges of a mirror. A mirror’s frame or edge is one of its major design elements, and you have a lot of options. If all of your bathroom fixtures are stainless steel, you could choose to match your mirror’s frame to the other fixtures for a clean, modern design. Or you could embrace your home’s rustic charm with a wooden frame, or show your artistic side through a funky tiled frame. Whether you want your custom mirror to comfortably blend in with its surroundings or make a bold statement is entirely up to you, and both approaches have their merits. Just make sure you pick a mirror design you can live with for the next several years.
Whatever style, size and shape you choose for your custom mirrors in Laramie, WY, Cowboy Glass can help bring your mirror vision to life. Come by today to talk about all your options!