“ Brand: Argos / Type: Mirror „
As a girl you really need a full length mirror to see exactly what you are working with. I want to make sure that my pants match my top and that the overall look of what I am wearing it ok. It is no good getting ready with a tiny mirror only to leave the house and have someone tell you your shirt is untucked or that your trousers that you thought were grey are actually black and your suit now looks horrendous! (speaking from experience.) Needing a full length mirror took me to my usual haunts of Ikea and Argos and once I had seen this one in the catalogue, I knew it was going to be the perfect one.
==Price and availability==
You certainly cannot complain at the price and this mirror costs a grand total of £9.99.
The mirror measures 97.6cm tall and has a width of 37.6cm. It has a good quality frame around it that will match most decor or if you are so inclined you could paint it but I liked the natural effect. The wooden frame is mounted around a good quality mirror and the whole unit has a weighty feel to it making it feel good quality and robust. To hang the mirror you will benefit from buying a picture hanging kit as they come with wall plugs and hooks. I have hung mine using picture hanging string and hooks. It sits nicely against the wall and makes the room look brighter as well asd making a functional quality.
==Mirror, mirror on the wall..==
For the price I paid I am overjoyed with the mirror still as it really does seem like a bargain. The frame looks expensive and good quality and I like the natural looking wood effect. If I was to decorate the room I would consider painting it white but at the minute I am happy with it. I like the curved edges as it softens the look and blends nicely into the room. The mirror is as you would expect, it is straight and none tinted so you are guaranteed to get an accurate image of yourself glaring back at you. The size and shape of the mirror is perfect for getting ready in and if you stand far back you can get a look at your full self shoes and all. I would recommend this mirror as it is good quality and it does not look like it is from Argos at all. It looks modern and contemporary and certainly not valued at under ten pounds.
As with all mirrors it attracts dust but it is easy to clean with it being straight up and down. A soft cloth and a squirt of windowlene keep the mirror looking sparkling clean. A good buy indeed.
Im very particular when it comes to my bedroom. Obviously that is the one room in the house that is totally mine and that means I should be able to design it my way and have anything I want in there furniture wise. Im pretty much sorted in my room - its leopard print exactly the way I wanted it and Ive got nice flooring - that was my main aim when decorating it. A few weeks ago though I was getting ready for a night out and wearing a dress for the first time and I wasnt sure whether or not I could pull the look off and it occured to me - I need a full length mirror - there isnt one anywhere in my house, just face mirrors. So I went out the very next day and bought myself this 'Argos Value Range Framed Tall Wall Mirror' it fit my needs perfectly. It was full length and it fit in with my bedroom design - oh and best of all it is dirt cheap so it is everything I could want from a mirror.
Stockists: Argos & argos.co.uk
Other Info: This is a wall mounted mirror - although if you want I dont see any reason why this couldnt be free-standing, I dont think it would be AS secure that way though. The hanging fittings to put this mirror on the wall ARENT supplied along with the mirror which is a bit annoying - Im knocking a star off for that!
Technical Bits & Bobs:
Height - 97.6cm Width - 37.6cm Thickness - 2.32cm
That means for me I fit perfectly in the mirror both weight and height wise I dont have to hunch over or anything to see my whole body perfectly so unless your like giant tall I think this one will be long enough. And because this isnt as thick as I had expected it is much easier to fix onto the wall and I dont think anyone will have a problem with it falling off - I havent as yet and it feels pretty safe and stuck on there to me!
As with most products I review this mirror looks exactly the same as the image with this review so if your buying online you wont be disappointed with the design. The frame around the mirror is a very light, pine colour which some might see as a bit dull but because it is so neutral it means it will go with every colour scheme possible so its perfect for any bedroom regardless of the colour. It matches my leopard print walls perfectly and yet still manages to stand out from the pattern so its still noticable and eye-catching. The edges of the frame are slightly curved which again is a nice touch as it means it wont hurt if you catch yourself on the side - not that you would anyway. The mirror is clear and you can easily see your reflection - the whole of your reflection - and to be honest I dont think you need much else from a mirror - as long as I can see myself clearly Im happy. This mirror doesnt get dirty very easily but when it does it can be easily cleaned with a quick wipe down from a baby wipe and it doesnt smudge when you clean it. Design wise its everything I wanted and needed to be honest.
Now I didnt actually put this mirror on the wall in my room - Im terrible at DIY - so I cant tell you EXACTLY how many screws you will need but I think you will need quite a few. This mirror is slimline in design but it is still pretty heavy so make sure there are a good amount of the strongest screws you can find keeping this on the wall - accoring to the Argos site it is best to fix it with some twine threaed through the small loops on the back and then hanging it on a hook on the wall. I wouldnt think that was enough to hold this mirror up but surely the site knows better than me!
The quality of this mirror is excellent for the price in my opinion and the neutral yet classic design makes it look more expensive than what it actually is I think so your getting a great design and quality for next to nothing really. I cant see why this mirror wont last me a really long time - it seems to be very secure on the wall and both the glass and frame seem to be made from really high quality material so I can see me owning this for many years to come. I highly recommend this to everyone as it is something that will fit in with all decors and designs so its one for everyone. If your looking for a cheap yet fantastic full length mirror I suggest taking a peek at this one!
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