How do you buy the best mirror for your home? There is a lot to consider when choosing the right mirror. Size, colour and position are all important factors to consider. The great thing is that you have so much flexibility. You can try mirrors in different places and rooms. Try turning a rectangular mirror on its side to see what views you may pick up that you hadn't considered and gain back useful wall space for other pieces.
The best entryway mirror
Entry way mirrors are practical and also set the tone of your home. They brighten up an often dark hallway and work perfectly above console tables and buffets.
An antique French mirror with a decorative gilded frame is the perfect choice for a sophisticated result.
An oversize French mirror can be floor mounted to reflect beautiful tiles.
A gold framed Louis Philippe mirror creates a classic French interior. Paired with a console table you can reflect Fresh flowers and other decor pieces to add depth to a beautiful vignette.
The best living room mirror
If you don't know how to buy a mirror for your living room, start by surveying the architectural features of the space. If you have a fireplace, a French mantle mirror is a classic choice.
A decorative gold framed mirror above the fireplace is a bold choice and makes a grand statement.
Louis Philippe mirrors are an iconic design, with a square base and curved top corners, they are sensational for the mantle piece.
A round butlers mirror or sunburst mirror is a lovely sculptural choice for a traditional living room.
An oversize French giltwood mirror brings a touch of luxury to this beautiful crisp white Parisian apartment.
A Louis Philippe mirror paired with vintage furniture makes this eclectic space pop.
A collection of convex butlers mirrors makes a wonderful feature particularly against a dark wall.
Consider where the windows are and what you might like to reflect into the room from the garden. A French mirror with a painted frame makes this space have a French country feel. The rich patina complements the other pieces of furniture.
The best bedroom mirror
Choose a mirror that brings a luxurious touch to your bedroom for a Parisian chic style.
Mantle mirrors and French vintage sunburst mirrors are beautiful choices.
If you want a full length mirror, consider resting an oversize French mirror against the wall so that you can see your full outfit.
The best bathroom mirror
The bathroom is such a perfect canvas to use a statement mirror. A luxurious soak in the tub is even more tempting in these beautiful bathrooms with their stunning French and European mirrors.
The patina on this ornate mirror works so well with the claw foot bathtub.
A rectangular French giltwood mirror and chandelier make this modern bathroom so inviting.
A large French giltwood mirror and an antique mirror above the sink change the whole atmosphere of the space and bring a romantic touch.
A classic Louis Philippe mirror complements the vintage floor tile in this black and white bathroom.
The best powder room mirror
Traditionally powder rooms are a small space without a window. A mirror is an essential piece, and this is an opportunity to buy a large antique mirror or to display a collection of small mirrors.
This marble powder room is so cleverly thought out with a large antique mirror to make a small space seem much larger.
This dark powder room is absolutely stunning herringbone timber floor and a gold antique mirror above the marble basin.
A chic powder room with some rustic touches. The stone basin and wicker basket are beautiful touches. The decorative gold framed mirror is the hero of the space.
The best kitchen mirror
A lovely idea is to buy a mirror for the kitchen. You may want to keep an eye on the children while you have your back turned, or bring a lovely garden into the space.
If your kitchen has no windows a mirror mounted horizontally will bounce more light around the space. Consider decorating with herbs and pot plants around the window to amplify the green.
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Napoleon III mirror with white patina
Louis Philippe butlers mirror
Classic Louis Phillippe mirror