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6 Interior Stylist-Approved Mirror Ideas for Your Home

Castlery|Jul 11, 2024

Mirrors are not just practical objects; they are also powerful tools in home decor. When used thoughtfully, they can transform a space, making it feel larger, brighter, and more sophisticated. 

Our interior stylists have curated a list of mirror ideas and tips to elevate your home’s aesthetic. These ideas not only create a stylish home but also add functionality, ensuring that your home looks beautiful and serves your daily needs effectively.

6 mirror ideas for your home

1. Statement mirrors in the living room

A statement mirror can be a game-changer in your living room. Oversized mirrors or uniquely shaped pieces can serve as the focal point, drawing the eye and adding a touch of grandeur.

They also reflect light, enhancing the brightness and giving the room a more inviting atmosphere.

Choose a mirror with a distinctive frame that complements your living room's decor. For a modern look, consider a frameless, circular mirror. For something more fun, go for a mirror with a wavy or curved frame to add organic shapes to the space. 

Place the mirror opposite a window or a source of natural light to maximise the amount of light reflected in the space.

A floor mirror with a wavy frame.

The Serena Floor Mirror in White Wash features a wavy frame that will make a statement in your living space.

A mirror with a solid ash wood frame and leather straps.

The Aurora Floor Mirror features cylinder ash wood legs and leather tabs that make a classy statement in your living room.

A large floor mirror in a living room with a white sofa, two identical armchairs, and a white round coffee table.

@styledby_ness’ ornate and large floor mirror creates the illusion of a bigger space. Pictured: The Sacha Performance Bouclé Armchairs.

2. Mirrors as art pieces

Mirrors don’t have to be confined to traditional shapes, placements, or their supposed use. You can use mirrors as art pieces to add a creative and unique element to your home decor!

Look for mirrors with unusual shapes, artistic frames, or those that incorporate other materials like wood, metal, or mosaic. Arrange a collection of small, artistic mirrors in a gallery wall format, or choose a large, bold piece to act as a standalone work of art.

The Luna Floor Mirror features an organic curved shape that will certainly wow your guests. 

A floor mirror with a curved, organic shape.
A person playing with their children on the bed.

@kathrynchristi hangs a circular mirror above the Dawson Bed, which acts as an art piece over a functional mirror.

3. Layering mirrors

Layering mirrors involves placing multiple mirrors of different shapes and sizes together. This technique can create a dynamic display in your home and can break up large wall spaces.

Start by selecting a few mirrors that vary in size and shape but share a common element, such as frame colour or style. Arrange them on the wall in a way that feels balanced but not overly symmetrical. This method works well above sofas, consoles, or entryways.

You can also layer other elements over or near the mirror, such as photo frames or artwork. 

The Luna Collection features fluid silhouettes and when paired together, simply create a masterpiece. 

A floor mirror, small wall mirror, and large wall mirror placed against a wall.
A mirror placed on a sideboard with a photo frame, vases, and a candle.

@brookemoraleshome layers different decorative elements with the mirror as the focal point to create a more dynamic space. Pictured: The Sloane Sideboard.

4. Entryway mirrors

An entryway mirror is a must-have for functional and aesthetic reasons. It’s the perfect spot for last-minute touch-ups before you head out the door and can make a small or narrow entryway feel larger.

Having a mirror at the entryway is also a good Feng Shui practice as it is believed to reflect positive elements. For aesthetic purposes, it can create a more welcoming and open space when you step through the main door.

A full-length mirror works beautifully for entryways. If you’re limited by space, opt for a smaller, decorative mirror to add charm and character. Consider adding a small table or bench beneath the mirror to complete the look and provide additional functionality.

5. Full-length mirrors in the bedroom

If you can only choose one place to have a full-length mirror in your home, the bedroom is the best option. It provides a more seamless and practical way to check your outfit from head to toe - and also creates the illusion of a larger bedroom. 

Mount a full-length mirror against a wall, or lean it casually against the wall for a more relaxed look. To save space, you can consider mounting it to the back of your door or inside your cabinet. 

@__sshani creates a unique and fun corner in the room with the Amber Bouclé Swivel Chair and a curvy mirror.

A full-length mirror with a curvy design.
A full-length mirror leaning against a wall in a bedroom.

@moorehisstyle’s ornate full-length mirror perfectly matches the Harper Sideboard and sage green walls to create a mid-century modern bedroom.

6. Mirrored wall panels

Installing mirrored panels on one wall is an innovative way to make a bold design statement. This approach works particularly well in dining rooms, living rooms, or even hallways.

Mirrored panels can create an illusion of depth, making narrow or smaller rooms appear more spacious. They also add a sleek, modern touch to the interior, reflecting light and enhancing the overall brightness.

Opt for floor-to-ceiling mirrored panels for a dramatic effect, or choose smaller panels arranged in a grid pattern for a more subtle look. Ensure the wall where you place the panels is free from clutter to maintain a clean and sophisticated appearance.

Considerations when choosing mirrors

  • Purpose and placement: Decide if the mirror is for practical use or decorative purposes

  • Size and shape: The shape and size of the mirror should fit the scale and style of the room. For example, round mirrors can soften a room's look, while rectangular mirrors can add a contemporary feel.

  • Design: Choose a frame that complements your existing décor. Frames can range from ornate and detailed to sleek and modern.

  • Security: To ensure mirrors are safely installed and pose no risk to household members, use hooks, hangers, or drills to secure the mirror in place. We provide anti-tip kits for our mirrors to prevent accidents. 

Mirrors ideas that add function and style

Incorporating mirrors into your home decor is a brilliant way to enhance both functionality and style. By following these interior stylist-approved ideas, you can transform any room into a brighter, more spacious, and elegantly designed space. Whether you opt for a statement piece or a subtle addition, mirrors are versatile decor elements that can significantly impact your home’s overall aesthetic.

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How do I choose the right size mirror for my space?

Choosing the right size mirror depends on the space and the intended use. For a statement piece, large mirrors work well in spacious rooms like living rooms or entryways. Smaller mirrors or a combination of small mirrors are better suited for tight spaces like bathrooms or hallways. Always consider the scale of your furniture and the wall size to ensure balance and proportion.

Where is the best place to hang a mirror in a living room?

The best place to hang a mirror in a living room is usually opposite a window or a light source to maximise light reflection. Hanging a mirror above sofa or console table can also create a focal point. Ensure the mirror is hung at eye level for the best visual impact.

How do I maintain and clean my mirrors?

To maintain and clean mirrors, use a soft, lint-free cloth and a glass cleaner or a mixture of water and vinegar. Avoid abrasive cleaners or cloths that can scratch the surface. Regularly dust the frame and edges, and clean the mirror surface using gentle circular motions.

How can I safely hang a heavy mirror?

Use proper wall anchors and brackets designed for the mirror's weight. Ensure the mirror is mounted on wall studs for added support. Our mirrors come with anti-slip kits to secure the mirrors in place so you don’t have to worry about accidents or damages. 

Can mirrors be used in outdoor spaces?

Yes, mirrors can be used in outdoor spaces to create interesting visual effects and enhance garden views. Choose mirrors designed for outdoor use, which are typically weather-resistant or use more durable outdoor materials. Place them strategically to reflect greenery or water features, and ensure they are securely mounted to withstand the elements.

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