Add Glam with Mirrors

Mirror Glam

Add Glam with Mirrors

Create Drama, Style, and Space!

Are you hosting a holiday party and need to dress up your décor? Do you want to add some drama to a non-descript space or room? That’s easy – add a mirror custom framed with a touch of glamour!

Mirror frame

Mirror FrameMirrors & Space

A floor to (almost) ceiling mirror can make a room look taller. If you place a mirror at the end of a hall, the hall will appear longer. Placed in an entry, the mirror can visually double the space. Mirrors creating space work especially well in small rooms such as dressing rooms and bathrooms.

Mirrors & Size

One of the biggest mistakes when creating a mirror is going too small! A mirror needs to be large enough to…
 Reflect your face (and perhaps outfit)
 Reflect a scene or a view
 Bring in light
 Make a statement
Small mirrors work when you are framing several smaller mirrors together to hang as a grouping – more of a decorative look. If we are building this mirror for you, it will be the exact size you need it to be.

Tip:

Is this new mirror going above the mantel? It needs to be the same width as the mantel or just a few inches smaller on each side. Cover at least two-thirds of the space. To make a ceiling feel higher, be generous with the height of the mirror.

Mirrors & Light

Looking for a natural way to add light to your room? A mirror can do that! Place the mirror where the light naturally falls in a particular room to increase illumination. Another trick is placing the mirror adjacent to a window (opposed to opposite it). Voila! More light! What about rooms that have few or no windows, like a dressing room or an entry? Place a lamp or sconce adjacent to or in front of the mirror to double its lighting effect. For a glamour, hang a chandelier, but keep the wattage down for mood lighting. Remember, the larger the mirror, the more light you see!

Framing Hours

Holiday Hours &

Project Schedule

The holidays are already here, and we don’t want your project to be late! Here are our holiday hours so that you can give your gift on

Christmas Day!

M-F 9:00am – 5:30pm
Saturdays 10am – 4pm

Please Note!

We highly recommend you come in as soon as possible to get your custom framing done this year!
We are seeing a lot more delays in getting materials as well as back-orders.
Please give us as much advance time so we can get those

AWESOME GIFTS

done in awesome fashion!

Mirrors & Frames

When choosing a frame for a glamourous look, the tendency is to go toward silver or metallic frames, similar to the ‘Hollywood Glam’ style. In this example, three frames were used to create complexity and the beveled edge adds to the drama.

Silver has long been the choice for a glamour look, but don’t rule out darker coloring. This mirror was framed using a deep brown frame with rich gold edging. Nothing says ‘Look at me’ more than gold!

A dressing room or bathroom is the perfect place to add glam and to show off the beautiful you! This mirror was framed with a pink-hued gold to blend with the other pink tones in the décor. When you walk in this bathroom, all you see is what’s in the mirror, beautifully framed.

Mirrors & Hanging

The center of framed art is usually hung at eye level, or about 60” above the floor. The rules for mirror placement are a little different:
  •  A mirror needs to be hung so that it gives the best reflection. Is it in a hallway or entry? Hang it at eye-height so that you can check yourself as you pass it.
  •  In a living space, it is dependent on where it will be hung. If it is above a fireplace mantle, generally, not more than 12” above the mantel. If it is going behind a sofa, don’t hang so high that there is a disconnect between the two. Create a group feel.
  •  Lastly, think about what it will be reflecting. If it is opposite a blank wall, hang a piece of art so that the mirror reflects that. If it is the beautiful mountain view outside, hang the mirror at a height that shows the whole view. Depending on what a mirror reflects, it can become a work of art in itself.
  •  Looking for glamour with a kick? Frame several small mirrors in different frames and hang as a group.

How to Create a Glamourous Mirror

  • Determine which room(s) need a mirror.
  • Do you need more light? More space? More glamour?
  • Take a picture of the space; Measure the space.
  • Take additional pictures of the room décor.
  • Come to us – we’ll help you design the perfect mirror, with the exact measurements.
  • We’ll even install it for you!

 

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Delivery & Installation

 

Mirrors are big and heavy. They can be tricky to hang properly to support the weight. We would love to hang your new mirror for you.

Ask us for more details.

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WHAT’S WRONG HERE?

How to Correct Common Framing Issues!

 

Do you ever wonder why some framed art is easy to look at, and some makes you want to move past it quickly? It could be the art itself – maybe you don’t care for the style or subject matter, like abstracts or landscapes – but maybe it’s because of the way it’s framed. Yes, the framing design makes a huge difference!
We’ve framed 4 pieces of art (each with 2 mats and 1 frame) in 2 different ways so you can see how the framing impacts the visual presentation. Let’s take a look.

Framing Wrongs

Serenity in the Guest Room

This serene, peaceful image is perfect for your guest room, which has green accents and oak furniture. The top mat should be green to match, right? And the frame should match the furniture?

Not necessarily.

Neutral colors sourced from the photograph (and not your walls) will let the art shine, as well as blend with your current décor. By matting it just a shade darker than the light on the water, we avoid competition with the focal point. The frame continues the soft, neutral vibe, making it easier and more peaceful to get lost in the serene view.

Framed Ocean green
Frame Cream Ocean
Blue Matte Frame
Framed white matting

Family Photograph

There is no better reason for a family portrait than an addition to the family! Wouldn’t it be cute to use the baby’s outfit for the mat colors and a brown frame to match those darling curls?

Maybe, maybe not.

If it’s the baby you really want to see and not the frame design, make your eye go right to the focal point. This can be done by letting the bold color of the outfit stand out on its own instead of competing with the framing. In this case, a soft white doesn’t interfere with the blue outfit, taking your eye straight to the baby and the parents’ delighted faces.

Remember Framing
Frame Pink Flamingo
Neutral Flamingo Framing

Pink Flamingos

You could watch flamingos all day long, so you found art that lets you do just that. Of course, you want the flamingos to be what you see first when you look at it, so the best thing to do is neutralize it with a white mat, right? And the pink frame is a play on the flamingo color! Great idea….or is it?

In this situation, the white mat contrasts with the pink, so pink is what you see – not the flamingo, just the frame. The white mat is stark – it creates a strong outline around a fairly dark image. Instead, pull the colors from the background, leaving the focal colors alone. Are the flamingos easier to look at now?

 

Abstract Art

Abstract art is versatile and can frequently go with any décor because the design is usually non-specific. Abstracts can create a soothing feeling or add a splash of color to a space. Because abstract art sometimes has a lot going on, it’s best to give it space, or it can look confusing.

This colorful example was designed with the same 2 mats and frame, but with different matting proportions. The first appears cramped and overwhelmed, forcing your eye to the framing instead of the art. The second is easier on the eyes, with ‘breathing room’ for the art. Which would you rather look at?

 

Abstract Frame Blue
Abstract Frame White
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Rules of Thumb for Framing Design

 

smileStick to colors that are in the art
smileThe mat color should not be lighter or darker than any color in the art
smileContrast the top mat with the focal point
winkVary the widths of the design package components

Guarantee Framing
Your World On Your Wall

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