After the initial stage of daydreaming and planning, accessorizing a room is by far my favorite part of the process. It’s like a puzzle that needs to be solved– one throw pillow or rug at a time. The decor is what really adds life and personality to a room. It’s what turns a house into a home. Sometimes the trickiest part though is what to do with the walls. The furniture is usually the easy part, setting the foundation for the room, but the walls are another story. Do you add art? Or family photos? And what about wallpaper?! The possibilities can be dizzying. Lately, when styling a space, my go-to item to add is a mirror with enough presence to command a room. Not only do they add depth and light to a room but depending on the style you get, they can make a perfect focal point. With that in mind, our team has rounded up a massive list of mirror styles for your next big (or small) project. Which shape or style is your favorite? I’m finding myself really drawn to antique and vintage shapes these days.
A simple round mirror is a perfect accessory to any room. This shape adds personality without taking too much attention away from the rest of the space. I like round mirrors that are a bit pared back and let the rest of the room shine. But I’d love to get my hands on a large one to hang in a living room or entryway. They also hang beautifully on top of dressers for a vanity feel. Another option is to go SUPER oversized with a round mirror. It can act as a full body mirror and make a small space, like an entryway, feel twice the size.
Threshold Round Decorative Wall Mirror Brass • Threshold • $49.99
Arteriors Expedition Round Mirror • Arteriors • $492
Dakota Live Edge 30″ Round Mirror • Pier 1 Imports • $199.20
H&M Round Mirror • H&M • $34.99
Floor-length mirrors in any style are great for both large and small spaces. A large room can benefit from a show-stopping floor-length mirror if there’s an empty wall that needs some pop. Small rooms could use a floor-length mirror to make it look a bit bigger. And if you’re tight on space and don’t have the room to lean a floor-length mirror or hang one, I’d go for one with hooks to hang on the back of a door. Pretty and functional!
Metal Framed Mirror – Floor Length • Rejuvenation • $599
Live Edge Large Floor Mirror • Crate & Barrel • $749
Sterling Industries Aged Floor Mirror in Black • $158.99
Home Marketplace Andre Leaning Mirror • $279.99
Vintage mirrors always steal my heart. I love their ornate details and history. I comb through estate sales for these beauties. They work so well in small bathrooms that need some love. A large vintage mirror over a tiny sink is a look that just never gets old. If you can find an antique mercury mirror, I highly recommend you snatch that up ASAP! Those look lovely as a statement piece. While buying one new is a great time saver, consider hunting for your own at an estate sale. It’ll mean more to you when its one-of-a-kind!
A good mirror (or three!) with a unique shape can really be a showstopper if you find the right one. Look for one with an unusual, but simple shape and traditional materials. This lets them stand out but meld well with your other pieces. A set of small triangle mirrors, for example, works well as an accent piece in a bedroom. A strong geometric octagon mirror stands out in the entryway. Unique shapes are just another way to add personality.
Octagonal Vanity Mirror • Marks and Spencer • $31
Penarth Walnut Oval Wall Mirror • Crate & Barrel • $299
HAY – Ruban Mirror – Pale Yellow – Medium • $50.05
Luna Half Moon Wall Mirror • CB2 • $299
Umbra – Mira Mirror – Round • Umbra • $77.00
Threshold Quatrefoil Decorative Wall Mirror Gold Finish • Threshold • $39.99
Triangle Mirror Set • Urban Outfitters • $39
Asstd National Brand Stratton Home Dcor Bella Wall Mirror • Asstd National Brand • $69
Who doesn’t love a piece that can pull double duty?! Storage mirrors not only allow you to free up floor space but also have the added benefit of a mirror. It’s a win/win! The classic storage mirror is the medicine cabinet, but don’t just use this trick in the bathroom. A leaning storage mirror in the bedroom allows you to get dressed with ease. You could also keep one in the mudroom to store coats and take a last look at yourself before heading out the door.
Think of these mirrors as one step up from just unique-shaped mirrors. These mirrors have thoughtful details that make them stand out in any room. Think added texture like a scalloped edge or an added pattern made with gold. Also be conscious of color with these; most of them stick with neutral colors so they don’t overwhelm. I can’t stop staring at the semicircle fringed one!
INK+IVY Clark 42-Inch x 30-Inch Wall Mirror in Pecan • $199
Chelsea Vanity Mirror Hutch, Gray • $399–1,435
Uttermost Margutta Beveled Wall Mirror • Uttermost • $343.99
elico ltd Black Starburst Mirror • $29.99
If I had more time on my hands, I would definitely take a weekend and knock one of these out! A DIY mirror really gives you the exact look you want. It’s your chance to make a custom piece that is perfect for your home. You can keep them clean with just white paint or plywood, or you can go all-out and add florals or beadwork. The sky really is the limit with these ones.
Top image via Front + Main
BY Kate Arends - October 17, 2017
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.