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Paintings and wall art are always an important part of furnishing a home. Don't forget, though, that wall mirrors make a great substitute for that empty space you’ve been pondering in your living room, foyer, or bedroom. From farmhouse and modern to boho, there are an endless array of wall mirror styles to elevate your space.
Mirrors are also a smart way to maximize natural lighting and even make your space seem larger. Some even with come built-in shelves for easy storage, while others are designed strictly for decorative purposes. "For wall mirror furnishings, I recommend clean lines and a muted color palette to create a mid-century modern look," says Cameron Watt, co-owner of Acre Resort.
Here, the best wall mirrors to open up and brighten your room.
Best Overall: Joss & Main Amina Round Accent Mirror
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.
Best Budget: Urban Outfitters Carson Leather Strap Mirror
Adding some boho flair to your space is easy with Urban Outfitters' affordable Carson Leather Strap Mirror. The thick, bolted faux leather strap is a statement piece in itself, not to mention an easy way to mount your mirror on a sturdy nail or hook. The 16 x 24-inch mirror is perfect for making a subtle statement, and it's sure to become the go-to spot for second glances before heading out the door.
Best Oversized: World Menagerie Grid Accent Mirror
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!
Best Arched: West Elm Archway Wall Mirror
36 inches goes a long way in a mirror, especially if you want to open up your room with an elegant design. West Elm's Arched Wall Mirror comes in brass, antique bronze, and brushed nickel finishes in an iron frame, adding a simple touch of luxury to your space. Hanging hardware is included, or you can decide to prop the mirror on top of your dresser as an alternative. Either way, this piece will amp up the style in your space.
Best Modern: Anthropologie Audrina Woven Leather Mirror
Hang Anthropologie's Woven Leather Mirror either horizontally or vertically to spice up your wall with a handcrafted gem. The woven detailing adds texture and invites appreciation for the artisans that carefully created this piece. Made with a walnut base, this mirror is a bit of a splurge but makes for a eye-catching statement piece you'll never get bored of. At 28 x 22 inches, it's a good size for hanging in an entryway or on a gallery wall.
Best Farmhouse: Kate and Laurel Marston Wood Mirror
Whether you’re 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.
Best Boho: Home Decorators Collection Sunburst Antiqued Accent Mirror
If you want to bring a bit of sunshine into your home, consider lighting up your space 24/7 with the Sunburst Antiqued Accent Mirror, which is framed by wooden rays. Measuring over 33 inches in diameter, this mirror is large enough to place in your living room or bedroom to add some extra artistry, but the neutral tones won't overwhelm the space. Plus, the antiqued look means it could easily work in a farmhouse-style or traditional home as well.
Overall, we recommend the Amina Round Accent Mirror (view at Joss & Main) for its versatility, simplicity, and comparatively budget-friendly price. If you're looking for something under $100, we recommend the Carson Leather Strap Mirror (view at Urban Outfitters), which has a statement-making leather strap.
What to Look For in a Wall Mirror
Wall mirrors come in practically every shape, although the most common varieties are rectangular and round. If you're looking for something different, do a little digging and you'll find various shapes, including sunburst, oval, square, blob, and even heart. Choosing the best shape depends on the size of your room and the type of impact you're trying to make.
Mirrors come in an array of different finishes, including wood, aluminum, glass, bronze, rattan, and copper. Depending on your style, you might choose a bronze or wood frame for a room with mid-century touches, while a lucite or gold frame might fit better in a more contemporary space. There has been a recent resurgence in boho-inspired rattan mirrors, so if you're looking for something trendy you might want to start there.
When choosing where to hang your mirror, weight should be the ultimate concern. If you have a few small weighted mirrors, you can put a small nail, or use glue like mirror mastic. If you are hanging a larger mirror, you might want to consult a contractor to help you locate the studs in your walls, as heavy mirrors might rip out of drywall. Most jobs can be done on your own in under 20 minutes, but don't hesitate to hire a professional if you feel uncomfortable.
How do you hang mirrors on a wall?
First, make sure the mirror has hanging hardware installed. Next, figure out where you want to place the mirror on the wall and mark where the wire or other hanging hardware will sit. Drill a hole for the screw, hammer in the nail, or place whatever hanging device you are using on the mark you've made. Make sure to follow the directions on the mirror itself to ensure you are using a strong enough hanging device.
How do you arrange circle mirrors on a wall?
Arranging circle mirrors on a wall is a matter of personal preference. Figure out how many circle mirrors you want to hang, where you want the mirrors to be on the wall, and how far apart you'd like them. Laying them out before you make any marks or drill holes will make the process much easier.
How do you remove glued mirrors from a wall?
First, cover the mirror to prevent cracking. Then, place wood shims between the wall and the mirror but avoid forcing anything. Using a crowbar, gently work the glass away from the wall starting at the top, being sure to maintain an even pressure. When you get toward the bottom, support the top of the glass with your other hand to prevent it from falling.
Why Trust The Spruce?
Adrienne Jordan writes about home decor for The Spruce. She considers herself a lover of mirrors, from thrifted floor mirrors to more elegant purchases like the Sunburst Accent Mirror featured above. She believes that mirrors are key for adding a touch of wow to your space. Additional reporting was done by Mackenzie Dunn, a lifestyle writer and editor whose work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, HelloGiggles, Real Simple, MyDomaine, and more.