Wall Mirrors Offer Larger Than Life Benefits
Mirrors are a time-honored way of adding visual interest and light to any room in the home. They can make a small room seem larger, offer unique views, and even double your window space when set opposite a beautiful view. However, they’re not all created equal. Wall mirrors are wonderful additions to your home, but floor mirrors might offer you even more benefits. Adding a full length mirror to a bathroom or dressing area offers many benefits. It is easy to get a full on view of how an outfit looks from top to bottom. Having one placed in or near the entry way is another great way to make a visual check before leaving the house and to make a notable impact on the spaciousness of the room upon entering.
What Are Floor Mirrors?
Floor mirrors are very large mirrors designed to take up most of the vertical space on a wall, from near the floor to several feet up. Some are actually designed to stand on the floor itself. They can be single panel mirrors, multiple panel mirrors, folding mirrors or take on other designs. Simply put, they offer immense reflection capabilities, adding to your rooms in some interesting, unique ways. Aside from the obvious benefits these type of mirrors bring to a bathroom or dressing area, many of the models can be used above a fire place, the two large objects complementing each other and balancing out the space.
What Types of Floor Mirrors are Available?
We offer two types of floor mirrors, those that mount on the wall and extend almost to the floor, and floor-standing models. Floor standing models can be self-supporting, or designed to lean against the wall (they can also be hung). Wall mounting can be done vertically or horizontally, and you’ll find that many of our floor mirrors are designed for both methods to fit your needs better (or they can be leaned against the wall of your choice as a décor piece). Our cheval mirrors offer the iconic style you want, including the adjustable mirror on a sturdy stand for use in the bedroom, bathroom and dressing room or as a focal point in another room in your home.
What Materials are Used for Floor Mirrors?
Because floor mirrors are very large, they need to be made from strong, high quality materials. You’ll find that our mirrors and frames fit the bill. From metal to natural wood and MDF, all of our mirrors are manufactured to ensure they’re durable and resilient, offering long life and plenty of good looks. The buyers at this site find only the best manufacturers who use high quality materials and expert craftsmanship. They have taken the time to design and create some very amazing pieces that will be welcome additions to any home. You’ll even find some more exotic materials in the mix, including gold leaf, silver leaf, copper leaf and more. Because glass itself is a heavy material, this, along with the materials used to make up the frame work creates a very heavy piece when completed. With this in mind, for a wall mounted model, it is always best to locate the inner wall studs and attach the brackets to that to ensure a safe and secure set up.
Things to Know Before Buying
Floor mirrors are a bit different from wall mirrors in terms of what you’ll need to know before purchasing them, unless you intend to hang it on the wall. If you’ll be using it on the floor, you need to know the width of the mirror, as well as the height so you can make sure you have the appropriate amount of space. You’ll also need to know the weight for the installation process (we highly recommend two or more people for moving and installing these mirrors due to their weight). If you intend to hang the mirror, you’ll need to know how it’s set up for hanging (vertical, horizontal, or both), and what hardware is needed to secure it to the wall. To start with it is a good idea to measure the wall area where the mirror will be hung or set in front of. Compare these dimensions with the detailed dimensions listed in the description on each items page. Keep in mind there are often two sizes listed. One is for the mirror surface within the framing and the other is the size of the piece including the frame.
Styles of Floor Mirrors
We’re proud to bring you access to the widest possible range of floor mirror style. From the timeless classic cheval mirror to sleek, modern designs, rustic frames, gilt frames, precious metals, rare woods and more, you’ll find the perfect accent piece for your home. The framework itself brings as much to the look and feel of the room as the reflective surface it surrounds. Among the selections offered here, it is easy to find just the right one that can bring so much spacious feeling to the space as well as pull it together aesthetically. Several of the selections offered within this collection have a reflective surface that has a beveled edge. This is a popular addition to many mirrors. This slight border bends slightly from the main surface and adds a very pleasing effect to the eye and adds an impressive sense of depth to the over all feel of the piece, aside from the main reflective surface.
After browsing the site and finding just the perfect size and style for the home, it is very easy to place an order right from the site. Free shipping within the continuous 48 states is included. Brackets for hanging the wall mounted styles are included with those models. If there is ever a concern about an item, sending a message or calling to speak with a customer service representative is very easy and will clear up any questions. For functional personal viewing uses as well as enhancing the natural light in the room and adding a spacious feel, the mirrors on this page will make a stunning addition to the home.