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Placing Your Large Oversized Mirrors

As grand and beautiful as large mirrors are, there are certain unavoidable daunting elements that may cloud over you before getting that one large mirror you've always wanted! First of all, where are you going to put it? Large mirrors are an investment of space, and figuring out exactly where it's going to shine best can be an overwhelming feat. Oversized mirrors can easily reach over 2 metres in height, not to mention their length or even frame width, that's why there are a number of considerations to take into account to make sure you get the most out of your large mirror. 

The Living Room Attraction

Living rooms are often the first place people think of when it comes to placing a mirror, whether it's an empty wall that you're trying to decorate, or a pairing combination you know will look good. When envisioning a living room, one typically imagines a bright and spacious area with tastefully coordinated décor and furniture. That's where large, oversized mirrors come into play. By choosing the perfect spot, these mirrors can magnify natural light and create the illusion of an even larger space. A good spot to consider in most living areas is a corner near a window, as the mirror will reflect the light and bring the outside in. To make the most of this space, consider turning it into a relaxing reading nook or pair it with furniture that best brings out the mood of the interior you're wanting to emulate. 

Standing mirrors in Melbourne

Our latest arrival, beautifully elegant Rose Hampton collection. This mirror is over 2 metres tall, and is a glorious large leaning mirror to have in any interior. Alternatively, you can even hang it - read on to make sure you're aware of our safety tips when hanging a large mirror.

A Grand Leaner

Dining rooms often pose a challenge in terms of space, especially when there are other large furniture items like a buffet table or wall-mounted cabinets in the mix. However, a strategically placed oversized mirror can help to alleviate this problem. So here's our expert tip! In small dining rooms, especially those without windows, a large mirror can actually enhance the space by reflecting light, whether natural or artificial, and create an illusion of a more spacious and open environment. A horizontal mirror above a buffet table or a vertically mounted mirror on an open wall would be ideal for a dining area. 

Tips for the Best Placements of Large Oversized Mirrors

Vintage large mirrors are an excellent choice if you're looking to combine some glamour and unique decorative features into your space. Consider a large mirror that has intricate frame detailing, that could be seen in the way of a vintage crackle shown in the photo above!

The Hallway Statement

Hallways are often neglected when it comes to home décor, but they don't have to be dull and uninspiring. A large mirror in your hallway can transform the space from a bland transition area to a stylish and functional one. By hanging a big mirror in a hallway, you can create the illusion of depth and make the space feel larger. Plus, a well-placed mirror can be used to reflect light and brighten up a dark or narrow hallway. Whether you choose a classic full-length mirror, an ornate framed mirror, or a modern and minimalist wall-mounted mirror, the right choice of a large mirror in your hallway can make all the difference. So, don't be afraid to go big with your hallway mirror and make it a focal point that sets the tone for your entire home.

A Bedroom Reflection

There's probably one room in your house that everyone would love to have a large mirror in, and that's your very own bedroom. Whether it's a grand master bedroom or a cozy guest room, having a large mirror can be seen as a necessity. Settle into checking up on your outfits in a gorgeous reflection and even let your bedroom interiors reap the benefits just as much. Not only is a full-length large mirror convenient for getting dressed, but it also enhances your bedrooms spatial features. For example, positioning the mirror behind a lamp or a decorative item will add depth to the room, as well as highlighting its unique features. If your bedroom boasts a walk-in closet, consider adding an oversized leaner mirror to the mix! This will not only boost the room's beauty, functionality, and luxury, but also make your morning routine a lot more stylish - and who doesn't want that? 

Tips for the Best Placements of Large Oversized Mirrors
Our most modern oversized arch, that offers a contemporary feel with a special silhouette. It's corner detailing and wide body transforms the shape of this mirror fully. If you have plenty of space in your bedroom, consider this large arch mirror to add beauty and functionality.

 If you are looking for inexpensive and beautiful mirrors, you will definitely benefit from our article in which we have compiled a list of the most affordable and best selling Melbourne mirrors.

And finally, secure your large mirror!

Mirrors are a ubiquitous feature in our homes, offices, and public spaces, serving both functional and aesthetic purposes. Large mirrors, in particular, can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room while also creating an illusion of more space. However, as beautiful and useful as they are, large mirrors can pose a significant safety risk if they are not properly secured.

The last thing anyone wants is for their large mirror to fall and shatter into a million pieces, potentially causing injury or damage to property. This is why it's essential to take the necessary precautions to ensure that your large mirror is securely fastened to the wall or surface it's mounted on.

The first step in securing your large mirror is to assess the type of wall or surface you'll be mounting it on. For instance, if you're hanging your mirror on drywall, you'll need to use wall anchors that are specifically designed for that purpose. On the other hand, if you're mounting your mirror on a masonry or concrete wall, you'll need to use special fasteners that can withstand the weight of the mirror.

Next, make sure you have the right hardware and tools to install your mirror, such as screws, brackets, a level, and a drill. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully and ensure that the mirror is level and flush with the wall.

Finally, it's essential to periodically check your mirror's mounting hardware to make sure it's still secure. Over time, the screws or anchors can loosen, which can cause the mirror to become unstable. If you notice any signs of movement or instability, check the security of the large mirror immediately. And of course, we recommend a professional when securing large mirrors if you feel unqualified!

 

Now that you know our expert tips on large mirror placement, we know you're more equipped than ever to choose the right one for your interiors. Here at Bargain For You - we offer a wide selection of large decorative mirror designs to suit every taste and style. Our collection of luxury mirrors will bring more decorative features into your home, and paired with our helpful placement tips, you can easily elevate your space.

For more design and decoration inspiration, keeping up with the latest trends, and learning how to pick out the right mirror for you, be sure to check out our blog.

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