Floor standing mirrors can act as a great design feature to be incorporated in your existing decor. They are typically oversized or extra large mirrors designed to be used on a floor surface and possibly lean on a wall for support.
Some traditional versions come with frames or support structures that allow them to be free-standing. More recent designs are meant to be placed at diagonal angles to the floor and are continually becoming common features in offices and homes.
So, what is the big deal about oversized mirrors on the floor? For starters, extra large floor standing mirrors have reflective properties that give a room depth and the illusion of being large than its actual size. The larger the mirror the more powerful it is in terms of creating depth illusions. Let’s take a quick look at some of the benefits of using Floor Standing Mirrors.
· Won’t Warp: most mirrors that are fixed on the wall eventually end warping or bending as a result. A warped mirror can lead to a reflection that makes you look too fat or too thin. A standing mirror will give you the true reflection of yourself, unlike some wall mirrors.
· Allows Your Full Reflection: Most mirrors fixed on the wall require that you back really far or stand on something to see your full reflection. This can be quite annoying especially if you are in a hurry leaving for work. With floor standing mirrors, you don’t have to strain and struggle to see your full image from head to toe.
· Takes up lesser Floor Space: most floor standing mirrors take up much less space due to their compact nature. This makes them a perfect choice for people with limited space. Common standing floor mirrors barely take more than a square foot, so if you have a small bedroom, you can still enjoy their benefits without worrying that they will eat up your space or get into your way.
· Allow You To Free Up Wall Space: using standing floor mirrors allows you to free your wall space for other decors such as paintings and photos. Standing mirrors also offer a quick solution if you don’t have wall space in the first place. You can still enjoy the benefits if a full-length mirror using a simple floor standing mirror.
With many designs and shapes available, choosing a standing mirror can be a bit difficult. The exact design you choose will obviously depend on your personal preferences and requirements. Despite the wide range of options available, floor standing mirrors come in three distinct types; the full length, cosmetic and cheval type.
Full-length types allow you to see your entire body while the cosmetic types are smaller, typically round and affixed on a movable base. Cheval mirrors, on the other hand, can rotate within their frame allowing you to position them at a specific angle. With that basic information at hand, it shouldn’t be that difficult to choose a floor standing mirror. If you want to be more specific, you can go ahead and choose either a wooden, plastic or silver frame.