While you might not be looking to make your entryway the next Hall of Mirrors, adding a few mirrors into your decor can make a big difference in the overall atmosphere of your home. When used correctly, mirrors can add light to a room, or even create the illusion of space.
First, decide what purpose this mirror is going to serve. Is it solely decorative? Or is it purely for practical purposes? Or maybe a bit of both? Make sure the size and materials you choose will allow the mirror to fulfill the purpose you want it to. If it’s a bathroom mirror, there are a lot more factors to take into consideration than if this mirror is just going to fill a blank spot on your living room wall.
Bathroom (and sometimes kitchen) mirrors should always be able to withstand water and moisture. Some bathroom mirrors come with a “fogless” option, which can be really helpful when it comes to keeping your mirror clean. If you need a bathroom mirror that’s a little more focused in purpose — say something to help you pluck that occasional stray hair — perhaps an adjustable vanity mirror with extra back lighting will fit the bill.
If it’s decorative, the frame is bound to be the most important factor. Again, if it’s going in the bathroom, you’ll want to make sure the frame can withstand moisture and occasional cleaning. Other than that — go with what feels right for you! A mirror is a chance to add some serious flair to your decor, so feel free to get a little glamorous. You can also choose various surface treatments for the mirror itself. If the mirror is solely decorative (or is just hung to add a little light to a room), you don’t need to worry too much if it’s super functional. Go for a treatment that adds a little gold for warmth, or a vintage mirror that’s worn down a bit for some visual interest. Just be aware that the price range for mirrors varies quite widely — it depends on the combination of its size, design, and purpose.