Wall mirrors come in a variety of sizes and shapes. There is also a variety of frame styles. Some of the more popular frames are the antler, bear and wood frames. These types of rustic wall mirrors are suitable for use in rustic style homes or log homes where nature is predominant. The rustic look is achieved by adding smaller wall mirrors in rooms that have a natural look to them.
The frame of a rustic mirror will be the focal point of the rustic home decor. A well chosen mirror can add depth, dimension and charm to a room. The rustic home decor mirror must be proportionate to the size of the room. It is important that it does not overpower the room.
Choosing a rustic wall mirror with a frame that matches the general theme of a room will enhance it. If the walls are painted in natural tones, then consider a mirror that has some rustic elements to it. Another option is to have a frame that is made from wood and then have a rustic theme throughout the room. The use of gold and silver paint on the frame will enhance the mirror.
Deciding what type of rustic wall mirror you want for your rustic home decor will depend upon how much natural materials you have in the home. Those who live in the mountains or in regions of heavy pine and cedar trees will have a lot of old wood surfaces. These surfaces can be seen throughout the rustic home decor. For instance, the edges of a rustic mirror may be made from the rough bark of these trees. Mirrors with a lot of this type of material may look antique.
In contrast, those living in a more modern environment may want to choose a rustic wall mirror that is made from materials like metal. Some mirrors have very unique forms. For example, one rustic wall mirror that I saw was shaped like a bird of prey.
Wall mirrors in my house are framed in wood with some basic rustic accents. Some of these accents include pebbles, colored glass and wood pieces that are coloring to go with the rustic theme. One thing I really love about this type of mirror is its ability to change with the seasons. When the weather gets warmer, I simply put it on the wall and let it serve as an extra large bed for my plants. If it starts to get cold during the winter months, it will allow the light to filter through and warm the room. This helps to make me feel better at nights when I come home from work.
The price of a rustic wall mirror will vary based on the size, material and craftsmanship. I found a great mirror for less than $100 at our local Home Depot. You might be able to find better deals online, but you will pay for shipping and handling. It may be worth it to buy the mirror from a craftsman so that you can be confident he or she put the proper amount of time and effort into making the piece. A high-priced mirror is usually an indication that it was done professionally.
Now that you know why it is important to purchase a rustic wall mirror, you are probably ready to make your purchase. Make sure you measure your rooms well so that you get the right size. The mirror should not be too large or too small for the area. Do not purchase a rustic wall mirror that is bigger than your mirror. You will end up having to spend money again to replace it and you are left with a mirror that does not fit.