Mirrors are magical things - not only do they look great, but they can transform a space in an instant, making it feel larger and brighter. From round to rectangular, black to brass, we reflect on why you should invest in a mirror for every room in the home.
Types of mirrors
Which mirror for which room?
Perfect for last minute touch ups before you leave the house, a mirror will also make a small or narrow hallway appear so much bigger. Window mirrors like this one look particularly good here.
Living room mirrors
Wall mirrors work well in a living room, freeing up floor space for more functional pieces. Place a large mirror above a mantelpiece to make a style statement, or for something a little different, create a gallery wall of smaller mirrors.
Why size matters
Have a think about whether you'd like your new mirror to act as a focal point, an accent or to simply form part of the background of a room. If hanging the mirror above a piece of furniture a general rule of thumb is to choose one that's two thirds the size of the furniture. We recommend marking out the area with some newspaper so you can work out the size that's best for the space.
One thing's for sure: big mirror = big impact. To make a large mirror the focal point of a room choose a frame that makes it even more noticeable. If you'd prefer it to become part of the background however, go for an extra large mirror with a subtle frame so that its main function is to make your space appear bigger.
A single small mirror on a large wall will get lost so be careful where you place it. Smaller mirrors work really well as accents, to either catch the light or reflect an interesting object. To create a striking focal point consider arranging a collection of small mirrors together to form an alternative gallery wall.
Shop by shape
What about colours and materials?
In the frame
So you know what size and shape you'd like, but what style frame should you go for?
This will depend on your room's decor. For example, a light wooden style will really suit a Scandi-inspired interiors scheme, whereas a black metal framed mirror will give a room an industrial edge. For a luxe finish, check out our copper or gold mirrors.