We all love a room refresh. The best part is that you don’t have to do a complete floor-to-ceiling remodel to make this happen. With just a simple change like adding or moving a bedroom wall mirror or two, your personal space can come to life.
Beautiful Bedroom Wall Mirror Ideas
A small mirror collage can open up a small and dark room. A full length mirror can tastefully fill an empty wall. The choice of mirrors and their placement can transform your space in just a few easy steps. To help inspire you, we’ve searched for the best mirror ideas to make the most of your bedroom walls.
1. Mirror the Light
There are other ways to help your bedroom wall mirror really “shine”, such as pairing it with the light source itself.
Especially when the window is near a corner or a small wall with a wide angle, a well-placed wall mirror will look and function like any other window. If you’ve always wished your little corner had more windows, here’s an easy way to fix it – no need to call a contractor!
2. Don’t Forget the Space Around It
Your mirror doesn’t have to do all the heavy lifting itself. Sometimes what matters more is how you dress up the space around it.
Just as you might match your mirror with the rest of your bedroom decor, you may also want to do the opposite. One way to decorate a room is to pick a few pieces that you like and build around them.
Place items such as flowers or statues on the side of the mirror. Add flowers or fairy lights to frame a reflective surface for kids or a collage of friends and family pictures for a teen’s room.
3. Standing Mirror in a Distressed Frame
A great addition to a farmhouse-style room is to take advantage of the weathered wood look. As in the case of this mirror, the white frame is aged in such a way that it fulfills the rustic theme. It stands out even more thanks to the mirror being floor-length, and it’s easy to lean it against the wall as it further helps the mirror give off a relaxing vibe.
4. White For Contrast
Dark and bright colors often come to mind when we think of contrast, but if your bedroom walls are painted a comfortable mineral color, you might want to think about going lighter with your accents.
A white-framed mirror is the perfect contrast for medium to dark-colored walls. Plus, it’s easy to match to white-washed bed frames, dressers, and bedside tables and will likely match the trim color in an older home.
5. Face Out
Short of “good” wall space? There may be more options than you think. While it may seem odd if your mirror is facing the exit, facing the mirror to the door often creates the illusion of more space.
You’ll be able to see into the adjoining room or hall, making the bedroom feel larger and more connected to the rest of the house. This is great for making a small bedroom seem more spacious. It can also brighten up a dark room by reflecting more light up close.
6. Place Smaller Mirrors Higher Up
While a large mirror can easily become the focal point of a single wall, a small mirror can become the focal point of a smaller room when placed higher. If you set the small mirror too low, it can quickly be dwarfed by the free space around it.
But by hanging it higher on the wall, at least higher than the light switch, the mirror will carry less visual “weight”. Plus, your mirror will be much more useful if it’s level with your face!
7. Use a Mirror to Transform Furniture
You don’t need wall sconces or architectural quirks to create a cozy corner in your bedroom. Place your bedroom wall mirror on an antique table to create an old-fashioned “vanity” table. Or pair a frameless mirror with a simple white table for a chic modern vanity stand.
This option is great for anyone looking to “age-up” a bedroom without replacing too much furniture, whether you’re a young professional on a budget or a parent looking to satisfy a teen’s maturing taste.
8. Create a Nook
Or if you’re short on floor space, hang a medium-sized mirror over a floating bookshelf, built-in shelf, or over any taller furniture. Keep the space below open except for a few carefully-selected items. You’ll have a little nook devoted to the things you care about.
Even a bare corner can become a charming alcove where you can display your grandmother’s antique clock, a favorite wedding photo, or a rare edition of your favorite novel.
9. Don’t Overthink It
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. You don’t need to spend hours looking for the best mirror ideas for the bedroom.
Bedroom wall mirrors are often seen in the same places for good reason. After all, mirrors are a functional item. So you’ll always make good use of them over a dresser or dressing table, near the closet, or where you can see them on the way out the door. The best place to hang your mirror is the first one that feels right.
10. Make a Collage of Smaller Mirrors
You don’t need a full-length mirror to draw the eye in. Even the smallest mirrors, which can be difficult to place on their own, can combine to create a unique but breathtaking display. Create visual interest by varying orientation (horizontal or vertical). Opt for mirrors that come from the same product line or have similar frame colors and materials to create a more polished look.
Play with the space between mirrors to create a single wall feature or space out medium-sized mirrors to form a focal point above the dresser.