We’ve created beautiful custom-framed mirrors for hundreds of clients over the years so you can be sure we’ll be able to help you with whatever mirror project you have. Just call us at 303-394-3362 to set up an appointment with one of our designers – design sessions are free.
Custom framed mirrors are gaining in popularity as additions to any style of decor and for many good reasons. In addition to the function a mirror provides in a bathroom, bedroom, closet, or even just before you walk out of your door, mirrors have other benefits. Mirrors make small spaces feel larger, they add variety to plain walls, increase light in dark areas, reflect the beauty of a fine piece of furniture, bring a lackluster room to life, fill in an odd-sized space, and create a focal point or conversation piece in a room. Besides these things a custom framed mirror can also be an accent decoration.
Why a custom framed mirror?
A beautifully framed mirror adds elegance to a room. If designed correctly, it can also help when designing a themed decor. When custom framers like us build your framed mirror, we build it to your specifications – right down to the last detail – exactly sized for your space and designed for your style. You get to be involved in the design process, choosing from hundreds of frame samples and mirror choices to build a unique, one-of-a-kind mirror for your home. Because it is built by hand, the quality is unsurpassed; premanufactured mirrors cannot compare to the quality and style our custom framers will bring to your framed mirror. Our framers will make sure your mirror will safely stand the test of time, hang properly, and fit beautifully in your space.
Custom framed mirrors for the bathroom
There are a number of advantages to a custom framed mirror for a bathroom. Not only can it be coordinated with the decor it can be custom sized to fit exactly in the space you have available. If there are light fixtures in the bathroom either above or to the side of where the mirror will be placed please let the designer know their exact placement as we have to leave enough room between the light and the mirror for the installation. This means we have to calculate the outside dimensions of the frame and then work inward to determine the actual mirror size.
Bathroom mirrors can be designed as a single large mirror or multiple smaller mirrors depending on the layout of your vanity/sinks.
Do you have an “odd sized” or tight space that you don’t know how best to decorate? Try a mirror.
The great thing about custom framed mirrors is that they can solve almost any design dilemma in your decor because they can be any style, any size, and any color and/or texture. Here, a tall, narrow mirror fills the transition between a wall and a hallway.
When space is tight a floor length mirror positioned behind a piece of furniture gives it prominence and makes it looks like it was placed there on purpose rather than tucked into the space because it was the only one available. Please use wall brackets on a standing mirror even if it feels sturdy enough toe stand on its own.
Mirrors can be decorations in their own right.
Mirrors don’t have to be round, oval, square, or rectangular. There’s a huge variety of frame shapes we can create for you. The frame to the right is actually an octagonal custom frame. We also have a number of leather frames we can order for your mirror if you want an unusual look. The “lattice work” one pictured left is just one example of the hand-made leather frames we bring in from Peru. Also from Peru we have a number of decorated glass framed mirrors (a small sample of which are pictured above).
Use a mirror to amplify light (either natural or interior)
You can position a mirror either next to or across from a natural light source which will make the room seem much lighter and airy. Positioning a mirror behind an interior light (even a candle) helps extend the lights reach and can result in a romantic, almost magical look.
Tips & Hints
- Only use one large mirror per room – too many reflections can be visually confusing.
- If you choose a mirror with a beveled edge, make the mirror large enough so that the edge does not interrupt the main reflection..
- A mirror should take up ½ to ¾ of the viewable wall space if it is not bundled with other wall décor items. Balance your positive and negative space.
- For tight areas like bathrooms, measure your maximum available space and make sure your framer knows your size limitation.
- Hang it correctly on your first attempt. When you are ready to hang your mirror, consider the heights of the people using it for proper placement – don’t make the tallest person have to bend down so their head isn’t cut off; similarly don’t make the shortest person have to stand on something to see themselves in the mirror (kids excepted 😉 ).
- Mirrors make frames look smaller than they are – use as wide a moulding as possible for your mirror frame (this also gives more structural integrity helping carry the weight of the mirror.
We’ve framed hundreds of mirrors over the years and can help you achieve whatever look or effect you have in mind.
If you’re not familiar with us or our work, we invite you to take a look around our website or, even better, come in and talk to us about your mirror project and we can walk you through the process and offer design tips.
Delivery & Installation
Mirrors are heavy and difficult to transport and hang properly and safely. Let us help. We can deliver framed mirrors for free in the Denver area and we can recommend installers to hang your mirror for you Ask us for details.
Otherwise, please call us at 303-394-3362 to set up an appointment to come in and talk to one of our designers for a free design session/discussion. Alternatively, send us an email below with some details of what you’re looking for and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
AUM Framing & Gallery
2227 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206