Mirrors can be a great way to decorate any space. With a simple look and useful functionality, mirrors make for one of the most affordable and effective home décor designs available. But not all mirrors are the same. Use this guide to installing mirrors in your bedroom and you can be sure you’ll have the best mirror design for your bedroom.
A framed mirror is just as it name implies-it is a basic mirror with a frame around the outside edge. These styles can be as simple as a metal border or as complex as a huge wooden frame. These heavy wall décor pieces need extra support for the weight. Always be sure to hang a heavy framed piece using an eye hook or D hook style screw that is directly attached to the frame and wall stud. Heavy duty piano wire must be used to support all the weight.
A frameless mirror is simply a mirror that is secured directly to the walls surface. These styles are typically rectangular or square but can be custom made into most shapes. Oval mirrors are a popular choice for frameless styles. Frameless piece can be hung in your bedroom using one of two ways for support. A clip system uses metal clips and springs to secure it against the wall. Mirror mastic is a permanent way to fix glass to any wall. When using mirror mastic, set the mirror in place and support it with a precut piece of wood under each side until the mastic hardens.
Mirrors with lights make a great place to get dressed, put on makeup or comb your hair without having to go into the bathroom. Lighted makeup mirrors are a popular choice of bedroom mirror and come in a wide variety of styles and shapes. A smaller lighted piece can be attached directly to a dresser or scissor stand for ease of use. Permanent lighted mirrors need to be close to an existing light source to run electricity to the ballasts.
These great mirrors are the most common style for any bedroom. Most full length mirrors come on a stand and are either a rectangular or oval style. When attaching a full length mirror to a door, be sure to use a mirror that is designed for that use, otherwise you may find yourself with broken glass once the door shuts hard.