We all know that mirrors are useful for getting dressed, flossing, and doing your makeup — basically any activity that requires checking yourself out. And they are of course imperative for getting that perfect mirror selfie. But a mirror can also make small spaces feel larger, which is why the interior designers and other cool people we talked to say they often use them simply as décor, too. “I use mirrors all over my own small apartment,” says Laura Fenton, author of forthcoming book The Little Book of Living Small. “A huge, $20-from-Craigslist mirror makes my entryway feel larger than it really is.”
As Fenton points out, decorative mirrors can be as affordable as they are useful. But they can also be investment pieces that double as works of art . So to help you find the best one for your space, we asked her and 11 other interior-design-minded folks to point us to their favorite eye-catching decorative mirrors on the market. Read on for their suggestions, which range from delightful picks under $100 to special, splurge-worthy mirrors you’ll want to stare at from any angle.
Ideal as a statement piece for your home’s entryway or as a bold over-the-couch accent piece, the World Menagerie Grid Accent Mirror oozes luxury with its bronze grid finish. Depending on the placement of your furniture and interior design choices, you can use the D-ring hangars to mount the large mirror vertically or horizontally. No matter what, you’ll get a mirror that’s sure to stun—it measures a whopping 44 x 32 inches!
Whether you are furnishing a cozy home office or adding a bit of countryside to your city dwelling, the Marston Wood Mirror begs a second glance. This piece has a weathered look courtesy of the light brown wood construction, and is finished with scalloped corners for a more traditional feel. Hang this above a wood console table for that farmhouse vibe, or pair it with metal furnishings to amp up the contrast in your space.
You can’t go wrong with a circular mirror, and Joss & Main’s Amina Round Accent Mirror has a classic slender metal frame for a timeless look. Depending on the size of your space, you can choose from several different dimensions that range from 18 inches to 45 inches in diameter. The hooks, brackets, and clips are all included, so mounting your new mirror should be a breeze.
This is a truly versatile option, as it comes in six sizes and finishes. Go with black or blue if you want a more modern look, or brass if you prefer a touch of glam. No matter what your style is, you’re guaranteed to make this mirror work for you.