50 Interesting Mirror Ideas to Consider for Your Home

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Whether you are planning a renovation or you are in the process of decorating your home, there are many interesting and beautiful mirror ideas to inspire your home’s new look. Besides the bathroom vanity mirror you use every morning, many mirrors are used for decorative purposes. From wall mirror art to mirrored backsplashes in the kitchen, mirrors have become a familiar part of home décor. Modern mirror styles are increasingly creative and unique, partly because of new technologies and partly because homeowners are looking for something distinctive.

Decorating with Mirrors

There are many places around your home you can add a mirror. An obvious place is the living area. A large wall mirror with a detailed frame can be just as elegant as an elaborate painting.

Other places include the hallway (along the wall or at the end), the bedroom, along the stairway and the entryway. You can even install a mirror outside on the porch or on a wall adjacent to the garden. The latter is an especially good idea for those with small gardens. The mirror creates a perception that the flowers have spread further than they actually have.

Whatever locations you choose, the secret to decorating with mirrors is positioning and knowing how to mix and match. Make sure the mirror properly captures any light coming in. After all, the beauty of a mirror is coaxed out by light. If there is too little or no natural light hitting the mirror add your own light fixtures. An overhead or wall light directed towards the mirror will create a beautiful effect.

In larger areas such as the living room, hang several mirrors with varying shapes and sizes. Just make sure the mirrors are complementing each other and not competing for attention. For instance, you can have several round mirrors with different sizes. Each can have its own slightly different frame that blends well with the rest.

A mirror combo usually works best when all the pieces are hang on a single wall. This creates a sort of a gallery that becomes the focal area of the room. Try to choose a wall that is directly opposite the windows. This allows the mirrors to reflect more light around and create an even more dazzling style.

Interesting article regarding mirrors and Feng Shui:  How To Use Mirrors To Create Good Feng Shui.

You can also set up clever interplay between mirrors and other objects around the house. For example, a large mirror that reflects an art piece opposite it. Or a mirror positioned to reflect the view outside into the house. Or one of those cool mirror TVs where the TV transforms into a mirror when switched off. For maximum effect, get a framed mirror TV.

With decorative wall mirrors, the framing plays an even bigger role in the overall design. As much as you may want different frame styles for different mirrors, stay within a specific theme. Don’t have one mirror with an industrial-style wrought metal frame and another country-style one with a wooden trim. Even for mirrors setup in different rooms, try to work within one theme.

Mirror tiles are becoming increasingly popular. They make for stunning backsplashes (especially when combined with lighting) and are easy to maintain. Mirror tiles are also a common in other areas such as the bathroom. For pizzazz, go for mirror mosaic tiles. These come in a wide variety of patterns that will glam up any room they are used in. You can even create a full accent wall using just mirror mosaic tiles.

Take a moment to look at some of the mirror ideas that we have gathered and hopefully it will provide some inspiration.

HEY GORGEOUS

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Sebring Design Build

Just love this striking large mirror these homeowners chose for over their bathroom vanity!

WELCOME HOME

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Optimise Design

Elegant foyer mirror–that frame is huge!

AMPLE MIRROR

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Pacific Peninsula Group

No lack of mirror space here!

PUZZLE MIRROR

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The Accidental Decorator 

This puzzle mirror by Jonathan Alder is a geometric design made of solid brass. Definitely an alluring focal point in this bathroom.

SQUARE GALLERY

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Re-Style Interiors 

Great square accent miirror gallery in this dining space.

ANGLED VIEW

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Dream Builders 

Awesome angled mirror in this dream closet!

TRIFOLD

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Mim Design

What a great functional trifold mirror in this contemporary bathroom.

EXQUISITE ART

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Design Directives, LLC

This exquisite, back-lit, hand-etched mirror was custom made by a late artist. Absolutely unique & stunning!

QUARTET

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Amy Hill Designs

Four mirrors were used in this Southampton beach house to beautifully accent this living area.

TRADITIONAL

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Sebring Design Build 

Very traditional–love how there are two areas for morning prep!

TIME AFTER TIME

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DKOR Interiors Inc.- Interior Designers Miami

For some reason these simple yet sophisticated round mirrors remind me of pocket watches.

CHICAGO ACCENT

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SuzAnn Kletzien Design

Pretty & eclectic accent mirrors look great in this downtown high rise.

KITCHENETTE

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Sebring Design Build

Nice large accent mirror hung on the wall in this basement kitchenette.

ROUND IN CIRCLES

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Echo Design

Fun & cheerful bath.

CENTERED

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2id Interiors

Love the full length mirror in the center of this vanity. This is such a pretty area.

TRIPLE THREAT

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Stacy Vazquez-Abrams: Photographer

Such a smart complement to this dining area.

ECLECTIC COLLECTION

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bright designlab 

Interesting use of a collection to decorate a wall.

TILED ACCENT

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Jacqueline Fortier 

Large mirrored subway tile is featured on the wall behind this powder room vanity. Great touch!

ALTERNATE

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Toronto Interior Design Group, Yanic Simard

This cool wall mirror alternates an MDF wallpaper feature to add this awesome affect.

TIMES 3

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Sebring Design Build

Not one, but three mirrors over this vanity in the gorgeous bathroom.

HALF DOZEN

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Dapa

Six mirrors were hung in this living room as a great accent.

GALLERY

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Michael Abrams Limited

Great idea–create a gallery of your favorite mirrors.

SIMPLICITY

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Shaw Coates

Sometimes less is more–this simple framed mirror is perfect in this bath.

ARABESQUE

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Transitional Interiors, LLC

This mirrored arabesque tile adds great detail to this wet bar area.

MIRRORED NOOK

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Sebring Design Build 

A great feature in this custom basement.

FULL VIEW

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Solaris Inc.

A must have in a custom closet.

BEVELED SUBWAY

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ML Interior Designs

Wonderful backsplash for this bar area. Love this beveled mirrored subway tile.

LAYERED

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Jane Lockhart Interior Design

Smart idea. Never would have thought of this to decorate a dresser!

REFLECTIVE

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Rachel Reider Interiors

Love all the color and how the round mirror reflects the colorful art across the room!

TRIO

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Emma Blomfield

Unique off-set trio of mirrors above this table.

GLITZY

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Esther Hershcovich

Very sparkly

SCULPTED

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Joel Kelly Design

Stunning sculptured mirror pieces about the bed.

GROUNDED

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Eran Turgeman – Photographer

You don’t always have to hang a mirror!

DUAL MIRRORS

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Peter A. Sellar – Architectural Photographer

Really like how the ceiling mirror reflects the art. Interesting how this is a contemporary space and the wall mirror featured is more Italian-styled.

MEDITERRANEAN

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Christy Drew Designs

Pretty mirror at the end of this bright hallway.

WELL ROUNDED

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Jarlath Mellett

Fun collection of round mirrors.

ROUND THE TABLE

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Nest Design Studio

Striking textured round mirror. Love the balance of color and accents.

HALLWAY VIEW

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Joss Clark

All the mirrors makes this hall area feel more open.

ALL ROUND

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Amoroso Design

Fun way to decorate a staircase.

THIRD DEGREE

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Architectural Design Consultants

Like how three mirrors were used instead of the standard single mirror.

ABSTRACT

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Jennifer Worts Design Inc.

Just love this mirror above the fireplace.

MASSIVE MIRRORS

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dSPACE Studio Ltd, AIA

Another example of mirrors that aren’t hung on the wall. Love the size and quality. All the choices in this room are perfect!

YOU’RE GLOWING

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Scott Bunney Architect

Wonderful large lighted mirror in this master bathroom.

BALANCE

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Zephyr Interiors

Like how these shimmery mirrors balance out the fireplace.

ENTWINED

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Michael Kyle Photography

Striking black entwined circle mirror in this transitional living area.

LIVE IT LARGE

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Lompier Interior Group

Love the thick black classic and clean frame on the wall in this contemporary living area.

DOUBLE DUTY

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Sebring Design Build 

Beautiful bathroom vanity area.

BASEMENT BAR

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Sebring Design Build

Don’t forget about using mirror around the bar area!

MODERN & SLEEK

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Sebring Design Build

These homeowners selected this wonderful lighted mirror for their modern bathroom.

NATURAL REFLECTION

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Design Directives, LLC

Notice how the mirror reflects the stone wall in the entryway.

Bathroom Mirror Ideas

Bathroom mirrors deliver both functionality and aesthetics.

Functionality

Make sure that the primary bathroom mirror that is usually placed above the sink, is at the right height. Generally, the mirror should be tall enough that the tallest person in the house can easily see their image and low enough that the shortest person can also clearly see themselves. You can also install a full length mirror next to the sink where you can easily see your full image.

Aesthetics

There are plenty of vanity mirror ideas to borrow from. For instance, you can avoid the traditional rectangular mirrors and get a round vanity mirror installed. If you feel like round is still too traditional, there are many other shapes–heart, wavy, oval and diamond.

One other popular way to add the “cool factor” is to add lighting around the mirror. LED strip lights can turn your mirror into a beautiful focal point around which the rest of the bathroom decor flows. Did you know you can also buy bathroom mirrors that are already fitted with lights?

In addition to the mirror itself, the frame is also a big part of the overall style. Using the framing alone, you can change the look of a vanity mirror. The most common strategy is to add a painted wood trim. A wide white frame gives your mirror a farmhouse or traditional look, black contrasts well with a neutral bathroom décor, bright colors like green and yellow have a warm mid-century feel while softer colors like silver and gray give your mirror a modern style.

One final tip to keep in mind when it comes to bathroom mirrors: bigger is usually better. Big mirrors fill up a space without stifling it. If anything, they add light, airiness and depth.

Related:  Bathroom Remodeling Ideas to Make the Most of Small Spaces

 Bonus Tips

1. Decide on the Thickness

When buying a mirror, one of the features to check is the thickness. The thicker the mirror, the more expensive it will be.
The thinnest mirrors measure around 2.5mm to 3mm in thickness. Small bathroom and dresser mirrors are often this thin. For bigger vanity and decorative mirrors, the average thickness is between 4mm and 6mm. For much larger decorative mirrors, the glass can be as thick as 9mm. For projects such as a kitchen backsplash or a mirror accent wall, talk with your contractor to figure out the best thickness. For smaller projects, the average 4mm-6mm thickness is good enough.

Also consider the thickness of the framing. Thin frames tend to have a sleek modern look and are better for expanding a room visually. Thicker and wider frames on the other hand cast a homely country feel.

2. Use Mirrors to make the Room Feel Larger

If you have a room that feels small and stuffy, mirrors will come to your rescue. Put one large one on the wall or hang two big ones on opposite walls. The mirrors create the perception of depth and expansiveness. If you have a window in the room, put the mirror opposite it. By reflecting the light coming in, it will create an airier and lighter space.

Another one of our blogs you may want to check out:  Use Color to Make a Small Kitchen Look Larger

3. You Don’t Have to Hang it

Yes, you don’t have to hang a mirror. One alternative is to place a full-size framed mirror on the floor and let it lean against the wall. This is especially ideal for bedrooms. Place the mirror at the end of the bed or beside it. You can also position it opposite a piece of art you want reflected back at you.

4. More Mirrors for a Bigger Space

If you have an expansive living room, hang more mirrors to match. They can even be identical, hang in symmetry across the wall. Make sure the mirrors align with something in the room such as the sofa, a dining table or the windows on the opposite wall.

For smaller spaces, be careful not to overwhelm the room with too many or excessively large mirrors. It might fill more like funhouse than a home.

5. Don’t be Afraid to be Unique

Some of the mirror ideas are out of this world–they include unusually shaped mirrors and intricate designs that seem straight out of an engineering workshop. So don’t be afraid to go for the unusual. If it captures your heart and personality unlike anything else you have seen, go for it. If anything, it will provide a conversation starter for guests.

So remember, mirrors are an easy and inexpensive way to add some style to a space.

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6 Comments

  1. Aman Bansal July 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Beautiful mirrors use for decorating home. Bedroom, living room, bathroom and every part of the house looking fabulous. Mirrors do not lie. They reflect personality. Lovely look.

  2. Tiffany Locke September 22, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks for all the different ideas and examples as well as your advice to consider how thick you want your mirror as well as its framing and comparing it to where you want it. This could be important to ensure you get the right feel and can fit it in the right spot. If you’re getting a replacement for an old or broken mirror, you’d probably want to consider the dimensions that you used to have so you can figure out if want something that’s the same size.

  3. Matthew July 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Nice post. You actually managed to find a lot of variety and your selection.

  4. Charles October 1, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful list of the mirrors.

  5. Lily October 21, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Looks awesome! Thought Grand Mirrors should belong here. They also have an awesome selection of mirrors. 🙂

  6. Dominic Robertson February 1, 2019 at 12:11 am

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