Mirrors You've Never Seen Before: Create a Unique Look and Make Your Place a Standout

 River Mirrors by Caryn Moberly

River Mirrors by Caryn Moberly

All mirrors are not created equal—new and throwback mirror types that dazzle the eyes and add flair to your home are becoming trendy as quickly as they go become outdated. In fact, while some mirrors are classic standbys that will never go out of style—like the oval vanity mirror—others are so rare or so off the beaten path they sort of… can’t be in or out at any given time. This is when you have to stop thinking about what’s in Home and Garden Magazine or what’s on the splash page of HGTV’s website and start thinking about what makes you happy when you’re walking around your home.

Which kinds of mirrors put a smile on your face, your spouse’s face, the face of your children? Just because it’s shaped like a banana and doesn’t “go with” anything else in the room, if it works for your family and every time you pass it you say to yourself, “Man, that thing is something else!” with a little chuckle, then it’s worth more than its weight in gold. Life has plenty of much more serious and difficult decisions—learn to hang mirrors that make you feel the way you want to feel: tickled, elegant, ridiculous, educated, refined, a parent, a bachelor, or whatever floats your boat, up to and including a boat-shaped mirror.

 Perito Moreno mirror by Iris Design

Perito Moreno mirror by Iris Design

One of the biggest misconceptions about mirrors is that they ought to be reserved only for the bathroom or in some instances the bedroom. Not so! Use mirrors to dress up, calm down, glorify, or liberate a living room, a study, your office, or even hallways, staircases, and breakfast nooks.

 Brighten your spot up with fun, imaginative mirrors that call for deeper reflection.

Brighten your spot up with fun, imaginative mirrors that call for deeper reflection.

Mirrors with wire hangers are generally the easiest to hang, but using two hooks to hang a mirror is a great idea because when those hooks are perfectly level (as they will b when you use the YOULEVEL) they will be almost impossible to knock off kilter.

When you use the YHI Sexy Metal Hooks, you can ensure even the heaviest mirrors that have wire hangers will stay safely hung on the wall. Using two 50-pound YHI mirror hanging hooks will keep your wire hanger mirror safely in place no matter what (unless you’re filming a satire of the Wrecking Ball video an inch from said mirror.)

Don’t be scared to dive into the reflective deep. Grab mirrors that suit your fancy, spread them around the house and don’t let the bathroom or guest bedroom hog them all. Mirrors are fun, they are great icebreakers and conversation pieces, and they can give you an interior design edge even when your budget isn’t bananas (see how wrapped that up for ya?)