Whether you’re looking for a way to dress up your walls, want to make your rooms look a bit bigger, or want to be able to check your teeth before heading out, a mirror is your best choice.
That said, figuring out which type of mirror is best for your space is easier said than done. Need a little help picking out the best mirror for you? We’re here to help!
Here are a few of the most common types of mirrors for homes.
Floor Length Mirrors
One of the most popular and functional mirrors is the floor-length mirror. Contrary to what its name suggests, not all floor-length mirrors reach the floor. What makes a floor-length mirror “floor-length” is its ability to reflect everything from the ground to the ceiling.
There are also a few different types of floor-length mirrors. Freestanding and leaning floor-length mirrors are popular because they offer users a little more freedom in mirror placement. For those short on floor space, mounted and “over the door” mirrors provide the convenience of a floor-length mirror without taking up much space.
One of the most common home mirrors found today is the mounted mirror. Odds are, your current home came with a mounted mirror in at least one bathroom. As the name suggests, mounted mirrors are mirrors mounted on a wall.
While most mounted mirrors only reflect your torso, shoulders, and head, you can mount floor-length or angled mirrors as well if you want to see a bit more.
Depending on how a mirror is mounted, replacing a mounted mirror can be tricky. So, if you find yourself with a cracked mounted mirror, you may need to seek out a mirror repair company to take care of the problem.
Another common type of residential mirror is the over-the-door mirror. These types of mirrors don’t hang above doors — they affix to or are built into a door, making them another excellent choice for homeowners who are short on floor space.
While over-the-door mirrors come in several shapes, colors, and styles, they do come with a few distinct drawbacks. Because they need to be hung or mounted to a door, that limits where you can put your mirror. On top of that, because these mirrors affix to doors, you could run the risk of shattering your mirror any time you slam your door.
If you vie for fashion over function, then vanity mirrors may be one of the best mirror styles for you. While vanity mirrors can severely limit how much you can see in your mirror depending on the height of its base, they add a bit of functional flair to any room.
While you can find whole vanity pieces that come with a mirror attached, you can create the same effect by hanging a mirror or leaning a mirror on top of a dresser or end table.
The Most Common Types of Mirrors
Now that you know a bit more about a few of the most common types of mirrors for your home, you’ll be able to decide which style would be best for your home.
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