6 Great Modern Mirrors
Covered in shell "flowers," this 26.5-inch-square mirror adds texture and shimmer to a space.
"Don't worry about buying a delicately framed mirror; it'll last, since it won't be handled like furniture."
White shell flower mirror, $200, Pier 1; pier1.com for stores.
Lowe's 30-inch-square quatrefoil mirror, with a bold espresso frame, will make any entryway more stately.
Allen + Roth quatrefoil octagon framed mirror, $65, Lowe's; lowes.com.
Shades of Light
Perfect for a window-starved space: a 29.6" by 26" shutter mirror
"For maximum impact, go as big as you can" — but keep it at least 10% narrower than any item (console, couch) it's above.
Shutter mirror, Shades of Light, $125; shadesoflight.com.
This matte gold sun ray mirror (26 inches) will shine over a mantel
Tip: A mirror's center should hang about five feet from the floor.
Ashton Sutton gold metal sunburst rays wall mirror, $60, Amazon; amazon.com.
Richly detailed and royally red, this hand-painted mirror (20 inches across) creates an instant focal point
A round mirror can enliven a boxy room.
Ruby medallion mirror, $90, Overstock; overstock.com.
With its nine beveled panes (28" by 33"), this reflector gives a refined feel.
If a mirror can hang in either orientation, use it vertically to add height or horizontally to fill a wall.
Eagan multipanel small mirror, $249, Pottery Barn; potterybarn.com.