Over the years interior designers have been using the trick of installing mirrors on the walls to make a small room appear more spacious. Mirrors are a great item of decoration and it has made a comeback in interior designing. Framed mirrors are widely available and these frames are most commonly made of wood. Other materials like metals are also used as frames to give them an elaborate quality. While choosing a framed variety for a room, interior designers have the instinct of selecting one that compliments the rest of the room. It is not about the cost of the mirror but the way it positively blends with the room. Most commonly, frames are made of wood; however, elaborate wall mirrors can be framed in cowhide, mother of pearl, turquoise, or other exotic materials. Framed mirrors give the impression of being larger than they are. The price of framed mirrors varies according to size and frame quality.
Custom made framed mirrors are more costly due to the labor involved. When choosing a framed wall mirror, the framing should be complimentary to other accessories in the room. For example, in a room containing bold or sturdy furniture, choose a mirror that has a heavy type frame. Painting wood framed mirrors the same color as the walls can create the impression of a larger space. Carved mirrors, a type of framed mirror, add visual interest to a room. Some wooden framed mirrors feature unique, intricate carvings or are carved into contemporary shapes.