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A mirror placed in a room can create an illusion of having more space then there actually is. It is a good trick to create a sense of space that is as old as the mirror itself. Interior decorators use mirrors to good effect when creating space for small rooms.

Mirrors come in many shapes and sizes. While most mirrors are made of glass with a silver layer to create the reflection, tin mirrors are made from, well, tin. Tin is highly reflective when polished and becomes even more so when combined with silver to form an alloy.

When choosing a tin mirror, the first thing to think about outside of the mirror’s reflectivity, is the shape. Since tin is much easier to work with than glass, tin mirrors come in lots of different, and sometime exotic, shapes. Think of where you want to hang the tin mirror so that you can pick one out that complement the design of its immediate surroundings.

Tin mirrors also sometimes come in different shades of colors. Take note of the color of the tin mirror so that it doesn’t clash with your overall decoration theme.

If you know of a store that specializes in selling mirrors, then that would be the place to go to get yourself a tin mirror. These specialty stores sometimes offer customers the chance to purchase customized tin mirrors. If this option is made available to you, then you have the luxury of designing the size, shape and finish of your tin mirror.

Hanging a tin mirror is the same hanging any other mirror. Make sure your anchor point on the wall is properly secured before hanging your mirror. Being made of metal, the tin mirror might not break into a thousand pieces if it falls, but the fall can leave permanent dents on the tin mirror that would be hard to fix. Tabletop tin mirrors would make a good gift for newlyweds. With decorated or even handcrafted borders, the tin mirrors would offer something different and unique. Some tabletop tin mirrors even double-up as picture frames where you stick in your favorite photo in the space where the mirror is.

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