Four Tips For Choosing The Perfect Mirror

Mirrors can provide a home and an individual with a variety of benefits. Not only can they create the illusion of space, but they can spread light whilst offering the ability to check your appearance at the same time. However, choosing the appropriate mirror is key to taking advantage of all these qualities.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips, to help you choose the best mirror for your property.


First of all, placement is key to the perfect mirror. Initially, you’ll want to understand where not to place the mirror. For example, in a big utility room such as the kitchen, or in the living room behind a TV. In these instances, the mirror will not be utilised to its full potential. Secondly, you’ll want to decide on its purpose, as this will dictate where you put the mirror. If it’s small and functional, the bathroom is a great area. If you want to try on outfits, then perhaps the bedroom would be appropriate. Lastly, you may want to create the illusion of space. For this, placing your mirror in a small, claustrophobic room may be best.

Mirror Style

The style of your mirror should suit the room and aesthetic of your property. For example, if you have a modern, contemporary home, then floor-to-ceiling mirrors could work well. Contrastingly, if you have an asymmetric, rustic house, then an oval mirror may complement this style. Overall, only you can decide what will look best in the interior of your home, so it’s important to look at the range of styles available to assess which suits your design the most.

rectangle mirror

Mirror Size

Size plays an important role in choosing the right mirror for your home. Usually, this factor is also dependent on the size of your property itself. A small cottage will be dwarfed by a large, grand mirror in the hallway. On the other hand, a tiny bathroom mirror would look out of place in a manor house. We recommend assessing the size of your house, and the room you’re placing the mirror in, to decide how big, or how small it should be.

oval mirror


The position is an aspect not often considered when choosing the right mirror. However, it’s important to consider the direction of the sun when looking at positions. Direct sunlight on a particularly hot day can reflect off a mirror with intensity, and can even pose a fire risk in certain situations.

bathroom mirror

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