How To Ensure You’re Buying the Right Designer Mirror
Buy a mirror can be a complicated business, if only because of how much there can be to consider when making your next purchase.
Now, while it may be tempting to simply go through a catalog and pick the mirrors that you like the most, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach, it does leave you vulnerable to making the incorrect purchase for your home. Mirrors are fantastic pieces of furniture and tools for every designer and homeowner looking to infuse some style into a space, but they do have a learning curve when trying to use them correctly.
In today’s blog, we’re going to go through some of the best techniques and tips that you can use to ensure your next purchase is the right one for your home.
Quality, Not Quantity
Buying a mirror is a lot about the aesthetic, especially when purchasing antique or designer mirrors. However, mirror quality is a massive component of any purchase. So, take the time to review the quality of a mirror before purchasing.
Now, what makes a good mirror different from a lousy mirror? Well, both reflect an image bout as well as each other, so you’ll have to choose a different metric. Instead, take the time to figure out the mirror thickness and silvering. Next, if you’re purchasing a glass mirror, make sure your mirror has no inconsistencies in its makeup, as these can distort the reflected image. Finally, while it may sound obvious, make sure your mirror is flat.
Measure Twice, Buy Once
Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes and can fill a variety of different spaces and roles in the home. But, of course, not all mirrors are made equally. As a result, it pays to go the extra mile and get accurate measurements of your prospective mirror as well as the space you visualize it being in.
We really can’t stress how important it is to make sure your measurements are correct for this kind of thing. If you have a tight space that you’re trying to fit your mirror in or have an exact vision in your mind for your décor, then having the wrong measurements can be catastrophic.
While it may be tempting to try and quickly solve a problem and purchase your next mirror as swiftly as possible, we’d probably recommend that you take your time to assess your options before committing to a purchase.
Mirrors are essential items for a stylish home and can be the deciding factor for your décor. As such, it’s good to slow down and make sure that what you’re purchasing is the best available for your budget. The worst thing you can do is get your new mirror back home and only then realize that it simply isn’t the right piece for your wall.
If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!