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“Floor mirrors can work in any space if they are created with a sense of scale as part of the surrounding décor,” says Barbara Schmidt, interior designer and creative director of Studiobstyle. “Small rooms, such as bathrooms and closets or hallways, can greatly benefit from the illusion of more space.”
Make no mistake, though––these beautiful décor pieces aren't only reserved for small spaces. “In a larger scale room, a focal point […] can help the space with flow and symmetry. I’ve seen wonderful larger antique mirror glass framed on either side of a fireplace mantel that created a beautiful French Renaissance effect in a grand living room,” adds Schmidt. The only place she wouldn’t recommend you put one is in the dining room or in front of a seating area.
“There’s nothing more distracting than sitting and watching yourself for the duration of an entire meal or while you chat with friends and family,” she explains.
Another plus to having a floor mirror is that there are so many ways to display it. You can hang it on a wall, either horizontally or vertically, mount it to your sliding closet doors or the back of any door, for that matter, or simply display it on a stand.
Keep scrolling to see some of Schmidt’s favorite floor mirrors and a few more options that will give any room more oomph.
Global Views Palace Passage Mirror
“Here’s a gorgeous French floor mirror that could work in a formal living room or dining room, or even a casual breakfast room or rustic bedroom. This would be a great piece to mix with white modern lacquered furniture or a casual coastal Mediterranean vibe,” says Schmidt.
To buy: $2,317, horchow.com
Crate&Barrel Edge Brass Arch Floor Mirror
“Thin is in,” adds Schmidt. “And this gorgeous floor mirror has just the right amount of slim brass frame and curved corners. This style can go with any décor and feels so fresh.”
To buy: $499, crateandbarrel.com
Holden Floor Mirror
The combination of brass and acrylic gives this oversized floor mirror a decidedly modern vibe with a nod to the past. Those who like to mix and match their furniture in different styles would absolutely love it.
To buy: $6,800, horchow.com
Antique White Mirror
Talk about character! This gorgeous vintage-inspired mirror will bring lots of it to your home thanks to that beautiful resin frame.
To buy: $629, horchow.com
West Elm Industrial Metal + Wood Floor Mirror
Iron and mango wood make for quite the cool combination in this mirror that flaunts an industrial vibe.
To buy: $499, westelm.com
Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm Georg Floor Mirror
Danish designer Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm credits her Nordic roots as a main source of inspiration. Her sleek Georg mirror flaunts that minimal yet stylish vibe that Nordic design is known for. We’d buy one in the soft oak finish and place it in the bathroom.
To buy: $479, dwr.com
Ballard Designs Capelle Mirror
Traditional interior design style doesn’t equal dated or boring pieces. You can still make a statement with classic pieces and this gorgeous seven-foot mirror is the perfect piece to help you achieve that wow factor.
To buy: $450, ballarddesigns.com
Pottery Barn Berke Oversized Floor Mirror
This mirror is actually comprised of three smaller ones set inside a slim iron frame. The classic design guarantees that it will look amazing wherever you place it.
To buy: $799, potterybarn.com
CB2 Grace Bone Inlay Floor Mirror
The designer behind this beautiful six-foot mirror, Brett Beldock, was inspired by geometric African murals. The gorgeous mosaic that’s set inside the brass frame is made from opalescent ivory and grey bone.
To buy: $699, cb2.com
Perigold Gunner Full Length Mirror
We absolutely love the sleek and modern look of this mirror’s frame and its natural brass finish. It would immediately become the focal point of any room.
To buy: $998, perigold.com