A wall mirror is more than just a place to check your makeup and tidy up your messy bun as you run out the door. Of course, it's a must-have for all those day-to-day touchups and quick outfit checks before work or a hot date, but a decorative mirror can also be a important accent in the overall decor of your home.
First of all, mirrors reflect light, which is super important if you live in a tiny (or dark) apartment. Place two mirrors across from each other in a dimly lit room and you'll be surprised how much lighter, airier, and larger the whole space seems as a result. Or hang a mirror in a narrow hallway and it will catch light from around the corner so the space feels more expansive.
Even a small mirror can make a difference in a space. Unusual shapes add visual interest to a gallery wall, and metallic or painted finishes can add a pop of brightness to a neutral room. A graphic mirror breaks up the square and rectangular shapes of framed artwork and can bring in texture through natural materials like wood, leather, and rope. Whether it's above a vanity, in your entryway, or propped above a mantel, a decorative mirror is the perfect statement piece you'll want to make sure you have.
Here are 10 decorative mirrors we love (all of which you can buy now!).
One Allium Way Gold Arch Wall Mirror
A modern take on Moroccan and Indian designs, this extra-large wall mirror works in both boho and traditional living spaces.
SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $323
Available in three different sizes and finishes (choose white or blue for a nautical vibe or natural for an earthy look), this mirror is handcrafted of bent rattan.
SHOP NOW: Serena & Lily, $248-$548
Diane Diamond Mirror
This bold mirror can be displayed either vertically or horizontally and pairs well with other graphic shapes on a gallery wall.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $49
In addition to light, the slightly weathered patina and irregular shape of this mirror adds a bit of whimsy to a space.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $298
Large Antique Gold Leila Sunburst Mirror
This handcrafted mirror feels like something out of a Italian renaissance painting. Hang it in a hallway or a small study to bring light (and a bit of sunshine) to a dark space.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $79.99
Jamie Young Octagon Faux-Shagreen Mirror
This mirror features a polished brass trim that adds a bit of glam to the the neutral, textured finish.
SHOP NOW: Horchow, was $550, now $385
This powder-coated steel mirror features a nook at the bottom to stash keys, perfume bottles or other tidbits that you need to keep on hand and ready to go.
SHOP NOW: Ikea, $14.99
Rustic Whitewashed Mirror
This handcrafted wooden mirror is super versatile- use it in a formal entryway, a country bathroom, or a beach cottage and it fits right in.
SHOP NOW: Pier One, $89.99
Bethany Wall Mirror
With rounded corners, a beaded trim, and gold finish, this classic design is perfect for a fireplace mantle or over a dresser.
SHOP NOW: One King's Lane, $149
All Modern Accent Mirror
This sleek and modern mirror comes with two hidden keyhole hangers for easy mounting, or simply hang from the round hook at the top of the piece.
SHOP NOW: All Modern, $109.99