The Best Mirrors for a Bright, Stylish Home

Best wall and full-length mirrors in 2024

The Best Mirrors for a Bright, Stylish Home

Instantly expand your surroundings

Ask any interior designer worth their swatches, and they'll tell you that the quickest and easiest trick in their playbook is using mirrors to make a space look bigger. Whether hung up or simply leaning against the wall, a looking glass provides something of an optical illusion—giving depth to walls and making it look like there's infinitely more space. Of course, a mirror also bounces light, which helps visually open up a room and make it appear brighter with more natural light.

Some mirrors are purely utilitarian—a small one standing guard in an entryway, to ensure you look your best before heading out. Others are positioned near your closet to help you put together and—let's be honest—snap a photo of that full-body fit pic. Some can purely be decorative, with elaborate and stylish frames or tinted glass. But like with so many pieces of furniture in your home, the very best mirrors expertly combine form and function.

They serve as a kind of practical and dynamic piece of art. They add a little architecture and intrigue to an otherwise standard room. Here are some of the best options we've unearthed, from distressed and vintage-inspired styles (which add a mesmerizing effect to any reflection) and frames outfitted with shelving to an affordable oversized version to lean against a wall.


The Best Mirrors
in 2024

Full-Length Mirrors

A taller, full-length mirror is essential in the home of any guy who's into looking good. Keep in mind, that the larger the mirror, the closer you can stand to it. Shorter ones still work, but you'll need more space between your body and the glass to see your whole self.

Skagerak Georg mirror
Skagerak Georg mirror

Georg mirror,
$759 Skagerak

Apt2B Radford mirror

Radford mirror,
$498 by Apt2B

IKEA Hovet mirror

Hovet mirror,
$179.99 by IKEA

Urban Outfitters Leaning floor mirror

Leaning floor mirror,
$169 at Urban Outfitters

Jayson Home Washed elm frame mirror

Washed elm frame mirror,
$795 at Jayson Home


Wall Mirrors

Let these work as another window in a room. Choose one that's roughly two-thirds the size of the piece of furniture that you're hanging it over for the ideal ratio (without overwhelming the piece).

West Elm Modern bronze mirror
West Elm Modern bronze mirror

Modern bronze mirror,
$349 by West Elm

Birch Lane Ember wood mirror

Ember wood mirror,
$301 by Birch Lane

Threshhold Cross-corner metal mirror

Cross-corner metal mirror,
$75 / $60 by Threshhold

Apt 2B Slade mirror

Slade mirror,
$198 by Apt 2B

CB2 Hugh wall mirror with marble shelf

Hugh wall mirror
with marble shelf,
$299 / $239.20 by CB2


Accent Mirrors

These work more like a piece of art that also pulls double duty as a reflective surface. Embrace the more out-there styles and let these make a statement in the room.

TRAHOME Asymmetrical mirror
TRAHOME Asymmetrical mirror

Asymmetrical mirror,
$58 by TRAHOME

Sullivans Woven bamboo mirror

Woven bamboo mirror,
$45.99 by Sullivans

Muuto Tinted mirror

Tinted mirror,
$429 / $343.20 by Muuto

UO Home Yoji blackened wood mirror

Yoji blackened wood mirror,
$479 / $239.50 by UO Home

ABC Carpet & Home Ethnicraft aged mirror

Ethnicraft aged mirror,
$169 by ABC Carpet & Home

Cleaning Tip

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down mirrors and other glass in your home. Unlike paper towels, they won't scratch or leave streaks and bits of lint.

$14.99 (for a dozen) by Mr. Siga

What Makes for
a Good Mirror?

Muuto tinted mirror side angle

What Makes for a Good Mirror?

Muuto tinted mirror side angle

It’s important to remember that not all mirrors are created equally. It can be tempting to go with a lightweight affordable style, but a quality mirror is made from thick glass—substantial without any inconsistencies in its makeup. It should also be perfectly flat so as not to distort your reflection.

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