Choose Your Custom Wall Mirror Shape
Enhance dull spaces with clarity and light
Wall mirrors add a great design element to any room, but are especially useful for expanding narrow rooms, poorly lit hallways and tight nooks. Strategically placed, wall mirrors invite light and open spaces. Put a wall mirror at a right angle to your windows to maximize an open feel. Also, by carefully choosing the object your wall mirror reflects, you can repeat accent color and emphasize the object's visual importance in your decor.
Why Customize your Wall Mirrors?
Many people may assume that customizing a mirror only entails sending in a few measurements. While the process can be this simple, customizing a wall mirror also lets clients become designers without having to do any of the work or go back to school. Our online tool guides you through the process step-by-step: select your size and shape, edge finish (beveled mirror), mirror thickness and mirror type (tinted, ultra clear). With a little creativity and our quality offerings, you can arrange multiple wall mirrors together to shape a larger wall design, or you can punch-up a drab wall with floor-to-ceiling mirrors. We'll do our part to perfect your wall mirrors and deliver right to your door.
Maximum size in one sheet of mirror is 84" by 130". Sheets of mirror can be organized next to each other to cover an entire wall. It is always nice to use the largest size mirrors for a "seamless look" but you need to make sure that there is enough access to the space and mirror sheets can fit through the doors and openings.
Mounting your custom mirror:
- Mirror Adhesives can be used to glue the mirror to the wall for maximum safety.
- Mirror glass is heavy and fragile, so the supporting wall must be well supported.
- J-bars or L-bars can be used to support the mirror in the bottom and top. Several different finishes and colors available including: Chrome, brushed nickel, and brass.
- Decorative mirror clips can be installed either on the corners or thru the mirrors for achieving your desired look.
- Safety Backing may be required depending on the size of the mirror and number of cut outs for various openings such as electrical outlets.
Wall to Wall Installation
A Wall to Wall Installation involves measuring a mirror to perfectly "fit" one entire wall, from edge to edge. This involves a glass professional measuring all dimensions of the wall in order to account for any irregularities, cut outs and outages, etc. The ultimate product is a perfectly fitted piece of glass mirror.
This type of installation usually requires the use of a "J-bar" along the bottom and finishes at a "butt joint" with the adjacent walls and ceiling. The remaining exposed edges are polished.
This method of putting in a mirror creates a more seamless, clean look. However, due to the labor intensive process, the cost of a Wall to Wall Installation is consequently higher.
Short of Wall Installation
For a Short of Wall Installation, the customer provides the basic measurements to receive a quote; however, prior to installation a Dulles Glass & Mirror professional would need to get the final measurements.
The glass mirror will cover almost the entire wall, stopping about an inch from each edge. All outer edges of the mirror will be covered by J-bars. This type of installation is less exacting and labor intensive, which results in a lower cost.
Useful Tips and Clever Design Ideas
Go beyond the framed wall mirror. Home stores emphasize framed mirrors because these are easy to pack and ship, but don't assume that's the best style for your wall. Instead browse these strategies for making your custom wall mirror count:
- Use small mirrors hung in a pattern when a wall (and room) need light, but the object that mirror would reflect is not especially appealing. The larger pattern of multiple mirrors becomes the design element, and the object being reflected becomes obscured.
- Choosing what your wall mirror will reflect. Aiming a mirror toward nature or other natural elements will add comfort and soothing style. Suggestions include, facing your mirror (or mirror pattern) across from plants, a large vase with flowers, a table-top rock garden, an outdoor garden or deck, a room with a view. The wall mirror could also reflect an interesting piece of art. If the wall mirror comprises multiple smaller mirrors, the reflection would create a new piece of art.
- Another design strategy is to create the effect of "knocking out" a wall. When placed across from a room opening, floor-to-ceiling mirrors add a second opening on the reflecting wall and the feel of additional open space.