The 5 Best Spots To Install A Mirror In Your Home

While mirrors are a staple in places like the bathroom and bedroom, there are unique ways to rethink their function. If you're passionate about design, you know mirrors can do much more than show a reflection. They can make a space brighter when light bounces off of them and can be key decor pieces in any room. Right from the hallway to any other part of the home, mirrors can help bring a cozy feeling to your interior and make homes feel more inviting and welcoming, explains Homes & Gardens.

If you already have some mirrors in your home and you're wondering how you can use them more effectively, why not make it a fun DIY project? You can decorate them with fairy lights, frame them, add them to a gallery wall, and so much more. Moreover, choosing the best location will help you make the most of the available space and maximize natural light.


What do you currently have in your entryway? Probably places to store coats and shoes but not much else since the focus tends to be on the main part of the house. A mirror is a great, understated way to incorporate a design that upgrades the space. It can be useful to check your appearance before and after coming into the house, and can also be decorative. Whether your entryway is compact or you have more of a hallway, there are various mirror styles you can use.

Think about what works best for the space you have. Should the mirror be hung or can it be placed against the wall? If you have plenty of room, leaning it against the wall is a great idea because it wont damage the wall and it will be easy to move. Make sure the mirror is suitable to either hang or lean because there are mirrors made specifically for each purpose. If you can, use neutral paint colors on the walls so that when the mirror reflects light, the space feels bright and roomy, suggests Homes & Gardens.

Living room

Being able to see reflections can add an interesting feature to the main room of the house, and this is also where mirrors can be used as statement pieces. Along with furniture, plants, windows, and accessories, there is also a lot of space, so the use of mirrors in the living room has to be strategic. Place a mirror across from an adjacent window, especially if it's a large one, so the light can bounce over the whole room.

If you have a blank wall, using multiple mirrors to create a mirror wall can elevate a space without overloading it. Another tip from Country Living is to create texture. This can be accomplished by placing a mirror where it can reflect something that has texture in the room or by texturizing the mirror itself with a bold frame. If you have a small living room, mirrors can also help to create the illusion of more space than there actually is.


Installing a mirror over a bathroom sink is common practice, but there are some general rules to keep in mind. A bathroom mirror should be at the correct height to accommodate everyone in the household, and it shouldn't be wider than the sink it hangs over, according to Apartment Therapy. Its frame and shape should also complement the current design of your bathroom. If you have a strong wallpaper or tile in the bathroom, avoid a statement frame as it may add too much texture.

The main consideration is that a mirror should suit whatever part of the wall it's on in terms of both size and design. Additionally, it's important to choose the right type of mirror, too, since you need to see accurate depictions of yourself. Plane mirrors are a good choice for the bathroom because they show your reflection in the right proportions, notes Glass Doctor.


There are some really creative methods for including a mirror in the bedroom! If you have a small room, you might consider a headboard mirror because it won't take up any additional space. A small, accent mirror can also help when there's limited space. Some areas where you can put a mirror in your room include over the dresser in place of a TV, above the headboard, at the bedside, or in the seating corner, suggests Livingetc.

If you have enough space, lean a full-length mirror against the wall. They are great for getting ready and seeing your full outfit. Just make sure you clean it the right way before your selfies! As with the bathroom, plane mirrors are also the best for your bedroom. This is unless you prefer one that is more about the frame and style than functionality, like these decorative antique mirrors shown in Homes & Gardens.

Dining room

Since the dining room is a space to eat and entertain, a mirror doesn't have to be an overpowering focal point. Dining rooms are a good choice for mirror and gallery walls. Big, wide mirrors can reflect light and furniture, and make the room feel more spacious, while small, accent mirrors in quirky sizes and shapes can complement the theme of the room. If the dining room has a high ceiling, take advantage with a vertical row of small mirrors or a tall, long one.

Watch out for how the mirror matches with the lighting in terms of aesthetics and space. For example, an extravagant chandelier and a statement mirror might not be able to share the room, so make sure all the different elements of the room are in cohesion. One major thing about mirror placement is that it shouldn't be at seat level because people sitting at the table shouldn't be able to see themselves eat, warns Rapport Furniture. Placing a mirror right across from a window can cause a glare, so this should also be avoided in the dining room.