Mirrors for Every Room of the House

Most people have several mirrors in their home. They are standard fixtures that serve a valuable purpose in many rooms, especially the bathroom. They are a common feature in bedrooms either as part of a dresser or free standing and in many other rooms as decorative pieces. As you think about redesigning rooms in your home, consider the different types available:

Door Style

Most mirrors are sized so that they capture your image from the waist or chest up. A style that mounts on the door is usually long and narrow in size, so that you can get a full body image. These types come in a range of prices, and can be very inexpensive. Because it will likely be hidden behind a door, you can choose a simple design with or without a frame. The most important features are its fit on your door and color coordinating the frame with the door on which it's hung. Make sure the mounting is appropriate for your door material.

Decorative

Much like a picture, decorative mirrors may occasionally be used to check your image, but are most often placed for aesthetic purposes. You have a wide variety of style options, including:

- Shapes: Round, oval, rectangle, square
- Frames: Metal in a shiny or glazed finish, all kinds of wood, plastic, and even many with no frame
- Finishes: Embossing, etching or special designs in the frame

Dresser

Most bedroom dressers come with the option of a detachable mirror that complements the furniture design and finish. This is a great addition to your bedroom and can usually capture most of your body image. This type allows you to save space since it is a part of existing furniture, and it will likely also save you money over purchasing a separate piece. If you decide not to use it, they are easily detachable.

Floor

Floor mirrors are a nice option for the bedroom with or without the presence of a dresser style. This model gives you a better view of your full reflection and is a nice addition to your bedroom furniture suite. It tends to add warmth and charm to a room, as they are available in a wide variety of wood finishes and styles.

No matter which room in your home needs them, you can make this process as cheap or expensive as you would like. Take time to research your options so you choose the right ones for practical purposes as well as your home's interior style.