Floor mirrors are often tall, framed mirrors. Sometimes they are leaned against a wall or even mounted on it, but more often they are held up by a free-standing frame. This is handy if you do not have wall space for a full-length mirror. Why have a full-length mirror? Many reasons, but the biggest is usually so you can check your wardrobe before heading out the door in the morning. A mirror that shows your full body is also useful in self-perception if you are working on reshaping your personal physique, or if you are hoping for a particular effect from your costume of the day.
Brunswick Floor Rustic Beveled Distressed Full Length Mirror
Add a rustic touch to your contemporary living room or bedroom with this distressed full-length floor mirror. The earthy tones and distressed gold-toned details of the mirror’s frame make the space appear more cozy and laid-back.
Pair it with colorful Scandivanian furniture to tone down the room or let it blend with other neutral decors such as a large houseplant in a white vase to create a simple and sophisticated look.
Traditional Rectangle Accent Mirror
If you’re looking for a stylish accent mirror that will stand out, this rectangle floor mirror with ornate details is the perfect addition. It adds a touch of traditional style to contemporary and transitional interiors.
The floor mirror can be mounted or leaned on the wall, depending on the available space. Pair with a floor lamp and wall frames with antique silver accents for a luxurious look.
Kael Full Length Mirror
Complete the look of your transitional or rustic home with this vintage-modern floor mirror. It has a contemporary design with a dark brown and light caramel traditional frame that perfectly suits other wooden furniture.
With a dimension of 65.5" H x 32" W x 0.75" D, this full-length pine wood mirror is sturdy and can easily brighten the room without appearing too extravagant. Add a potted plant nearby for a welcoming atmosphere.
Cressida Full Length Mirror
This full-length floor mirror with extended legs and a faux ladder look is a combination of modern and boho-chic style. Made of solid rubberwood and engineered wood with a rich dark tobacco finish, its clean design adds a unique touch to any interior while keeping the setting simple.
This floor mirror is designed to lean against the wall, creating a more laid-back atmosphere and looks best accompanied with a tall houseplant to complement its 70 inches height.
West Broadway Coastal Beveled Distressed Full Length Mirror
Complement your furniture and decor with this distressed floor mirror that is simple and elegant enough to make a statement. Combining maximum functionality with versatility, this floor mirror is full-length and fits well in various home settings including traditional, contemporary, and beachy.
Its minimal and distressed style with carved chevron accents creates a warm and graceful atmosphere. Coordinate with neutral-toned furniture and decors for a chic and natural look.
Rectangle Silver Wood Mirror
Step up your decor with this rectangle floor mirror with a scratched silver leaf finish. Its contemporary and glamorous style blends well with other color schemes but especially complements calm and neutral-toned spaces.
Crafted from a wooden frame with a distinctive geometric look, this floor mirror can be leaned on the wall for a casual look or mounted on the wall for a luxurious touch.
Daksh Wall Mirror
This elegant wall mirror is the perfect addition to modern and contemporary spaces. Although its design is simple, it has an angled mirror frame that makes it a unique focal point.
The mirror measures 45" H x 13.5" W x 0.5" D which is perfect for smaller spaces. You can add glamour to your home by hanging it on your door, entryway, or on the wall, accompanied by houseplants in white vases.
Shallowater Free Standing Jewelry Armoire with Mirror
This free-standing jewelry armoire with a mirror offers functionality and elegance to your room. It's space-saving, can neatly organize your jewelry with the various earring, necklace, ring, and bracelet slots, compartments and drawers, and blends well with other home decors.
Featuring a front-facing built-in mirror, you can easily adjust the mirror to four different angles and check yourself out. The armoire is spacious enough for hundreds of pieces of jewelry and can be locked to keep them safe.
Rectangle Rubberwood Standing Wall Mirror
Elevate your home’s aesthetics with this rubberwood standing floor mirror. Its simple structure with an intricately designed corner trim is perfect for any home style.
It has a support in the back that keeps the mirror stable, has an adjustable depth, and can easily be cleaned and maintained. Available in black, champagne, silver, and white, you can easily match this floor mirror with your existing decor and add artwork in the same shade for a well put setting.
Cliffcrest Metal Modern & Contemporary Full Length Mirror
Its very slim profile with a silver frame finish makes this full-length floor mirror the perfect addition to modern contemporary homes. Made of stainless steel, the mirror has a clean and sleek design that doesn’t look too bulky.
It doesn’t require a lot of space, can easily be moved around, and the stand keeps it stable and firm on the ground. Pair this mirror with white or dark gray decor for an understated modern look.
Mirrors are an affordable way to bring in more light and increase the aesthetic appeal of a room. Aside from being decorative, a floor mirror makes a small room look larger, amplifies the natural light and reflects your favorite accessories from different angles for a “new and improved” view of them.
There may be more to choosing a floor mirror than you realize when you start out. We want to educate you on some of the things you are going to encounter so that shopping is less overwhelming and the decision-making process less overwhelming.
You will find that there are many (possibly countless) mirrors, and we cannot list all of them here. However, we have selected several basic types, so that you can decide before shopping which type best fits your needs and décor.
This is the most common type of floor mirror. Traditionally, it is rectangular, but you will also see many variations, such as rectangular with arched or crowned top, curved corners or in a sunburst design.
Leaning the mirror against the wall is a classic technique of interior decorators. It gives a casual, relaxed ambiance to a room, as well as instantly opens it up. If the mirror is wood-framed, match it to your furniture. Or, for the more “rebellious” among you, choose a type of wood or metal that will complement your existing décor while creating a focal point for the room.
A cheval mirror stands upright. “Cheval” is French for “horse,” so named for the vertical bar and four feet that resemble those of a horse. Or so they thought back in the 1700s when it was invented. It has been popular ever since so there is no point in debating the name!
The main thing about a cheval mirror is that the mirror and stand are two separate pieces that are joined by a joint that allows the mirror to swivel. You can move it in any direction for the vantage point that you need.
Cheval mirrors tend to be elegant, and when the mirror is oval shaped, they have a very charming vintage appeal.
This mirror is supported by a rear adjustable easel. It is a modern update to the leaning mirror. You can adjust the easel for the “tilt” that you like. Easel mirrors, as a rule, have clean, simple lines and are lightweight for portability.
This mirror is very similar to an easel mirror except that the back support has rungs that you can use to hold your clothes or, for instance, colorful scarves if you want to use it for decoration. If you are one who tends to drape clothing helter-skelter around the room, the ladder allows you to keep the room looking neat. Even better, it’s a very convenient way of putting out your clothes for the next day.
A mirror that is glamorous as well as functional. Maybe you want a touch of Old Hollywood. Maybe you have a poorly lit area of the room. Either way, you can check your outfit, hair and makeup all at one time. Lights may go all around the mirror or along three sides. Some mirrors have lights that can be dimmed. Look for LED lights that provide daylight color.
Imagine the most wonderful jewelry box ever! This mirror stands upright. It is attached to a cabinet door that opens to reveal hooks, holders, and soft foam notches for all of your jewelry—all organized, untangled, dust-free. You have the convenience of getting dressed and accessorizing and being able to see right away if it all works.
This free-standing mirror is large and sophisticated and provides a room with drama. You have three full-length mirrors, the center one as wide as the two side mirrors combined.
Choose one with a back that is decorative, just in case you want to set the mirror away from the wall. In fact, with a beautiful back, you can use the mirror in place of a screen to section off an area of a large room.
Concave mirrors make us look wider and shorter. Convex mirrors make us look thinner and taller. They both have their uses, such as in photography and medical imaging, but they do not belong in our homes. As nice as it may sound to look thinner, it’s counterproductive if we select clothing that is, in reality, not flattering at all. A completely flat mirror gives a true reflection. The slightest curve one way or the other gives a distorted image.
There are three factors you need to look into when assessing the glass in a mirror:
The quality of the glass depends on how it is manufactured and how pure the raw material used was. High-quality glass has no inconsistencies in its makeup and will not distort a reflection.
Test to see if the glass has a flat surface. Pick up an item and examine it. Then look at it in a mirror. If the reflected image is not distorted, the glass quality is good.
Typically, mirrors are 1/8-inch, 3/16-inch, or 1/4-inch thick (.031cm, .047cm, .063cm). High-quality glass is 1/4-inch thick. Thicker mirrors are much less likely to distort the reflection. Thinner mirrors, even if they appear fine in the showroom, will warp over time.
The mirror should have a high-quality, thick coating of silvering—the coating, usually silver nitrate and other chemical compounds, on the back of the glass. That is what makes the glass reflective. There should be several coats of silvering, finished with a sealer to prevent tarnishing.
Select a size that fits in with your furnishings. If they are simple or small-ish, choose a floor mirror with a light frame. If you have a large room with large furnishings, a large and/or ornate mirror will look best.
The size also depends on the role you want the mirror to play: center stage or background. A large mirror will demand attention, particularly one with an eye-catching frame. A small one will quietly support the rest of your décor. A really large mirror without a significant frame will become part of the background because it is making the space appear larger.
A secret to decorating with mirrors is where to position them.