Posted on 1st Nov 2011 @ 4:53 PM
A perfectly placed wall mirror can make a real difference in the look and feel of your home. That's why we want you to be confident in the exact shape and size of the mirror you order.
Our wall mirror sizes are measured by outside dimensions. That means our frames are measured from the very outside edge instead of the size of mirror placed in it. We measure our products this way so that you know the total amount of space the frame and mirror will use and can accurately visualize your mirror all the wall in your home, including the width of the frame. We have such a variety of frames, from small thin modern moldings to larger antique style moldings, a mirror of the same size can look quite different with different frame moldings. We use outside dimensions to give you the most accurate measurements no matter what style frame you choose. The outside dimension width is listed first followed by the height. You can change the orientation of the mirror to fit the style of your home when you hang it
For our round framed mirrors the outside dimension listed on our site is the diameter of the circle from any point on the outside edge through the center. Our round framed mirrors are perfect circles so the length and width are exactly the same.
For our oval framed mirrors the width listed is the widest part of the frame measured from the outside edge through the center, and the height is the tallest part measured from the outside edge through the center.
For our rectangle mirrors the width is measured by connecting any two points on the outside side edges of the frame with a horizontal line. The height is measured by connecting two points on the top and bottom edges of the frame with a vertical line.
As you browse our mirrors, you will notice the description of each item lists the width of the frame itself.
If you want to know the size of the mirror included with your frame, subtract the width of the frame from the outside dimensions.
For example, one of our best sellers, Sante Fe Oval in Antique White has outside dimensions of 14in x 18in. The actual frame is 1 3/8in wide. So the size of the mirror is 12 5/8 x 16 5/8.
We provide the frames' outside dimensions to give you the most accurate measurements so you can plan your wall space appropriately. We encourage you to use these measurements to create an outline on your wall so you can accurately visualize your mirror on the wall and know that you are getting exactly what you want.