Your Surroundings

Six smart mirrors that will add some style and light to your home.

Stockholm walnut veneer mirror, $99 by Ikea

One quick and easy trick interior designers use to make a space look bigger is simply hanging up a mirror. It provides something of an optical illusion—giving depth to walls and making it look like there's more space. A mirror also bounces light, which helps visually open up a room. Plus, you can find a lot of good looking styles these days so they serve as a kind of practical piece of art. Here are some of the best options we've unearthed, from one-of-a-kind pieces treated with a faded ocean blue tarnish (which adds a mesmerizing effect to any reflection) and handy styles outfitted with shelving to an affordable oversized version to lean against a wall.

CB2, $49.95

Skagerak, $330

Cleaning Tip

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down mirrors and glass. Unlike paper towels, they don't leave streaks and bits of lint.