In interior design, mirrored walls rose to popularity between the 1970s and 1990s. Contrary to common assumptions, mirrored walls are still used by interior designers in a variety of contexts. By reflecting natural light, wall mirrors are excellent for enlarging the visible area of a small room.
The use of mirrors in interior spaces as intimate as one’s bedrooms come with a lot of superstitions as well as feng shui rules. It is mostly based on the belief that a mirror activates the energy within a bedroom and doubles whatever it reflects.
There are many ways to include mirrors in a bedroom ranging from simple hanging pieces to furnishings made to serve as a mirror. I have curated a collection of bedroom mirror ideas along with links to some beautiful online stores for you to pick from for your next interior adventure!
Vintage Full Length
Gorgeous gold framed mirrors are the perfect addition to any bedroom and when you’re looking to bring in a vintage touch, these full-length mirrors are bound to steal your heart.
Thrift stores are the perfect place to start when looking for these unique pieces but if you don’t have the time to hunt through them, William Wood Mirrors may have your next cop with their absolutely gorgeous collection of vintage mirrors that might lead you to just the right piece for you.
Your wardrobes can be pieced together with mirrored sliding doors if you’re looking for a bedroom mirror idea that is functional and occupies less space.
They come in unique patterns as well as tinted ones so if you’re looking to have a full-length mirror in a room without any free walls, you could consider these for convenience.
If your wardrobes are already done and you’re not looking to change the doors, you could add in some mirror sheets or stickers for a quick DIY!
Full-Length Irregular Mirrors
Irregular mirror styles have taken over the interior design world and I am absolutely in love. They add a unique element to the bedroom and the full-length ones work seamlessly within any room.
This is another piece by William Wood Mirrors and their store is definitely worth checking out.
Thrift Some Unique Pieces
Antique thrift store mirrors occupy a very special place in the interior design world as well as in my heart. These mirror frames have such intricate carvings and the older they are, the more detailed they seem to be.
A mirror wall with varying pieces is quite common but this particular wall by @homeliving5 exudes a dark maximalist vibe that I’m sure you’d love if you’re looking for a moody Victorian-inspired bedroom with mirrors.
Try The Ikea Mirror Wall
The IKEA mirror wall hack took the internet by storm. These individual mirror pieces are so easy to assemble and customize that they have become a staple trend in many homes as a favorite DIY weekend activity.
Your wall mirror could cover the entire length and width of your bedroom wall or you could choose to cover the space based on your requirements and preferences. It’s going to look good, anyway!
Decorate The Wall Behind Your Bed
We often tend to keep the wall behind our beds very simple and minimal but for those who don’t hesitate to go big, this bedroom mirror idea is the one for you!
The oversized mirror has been perfectly placed as a part of the headboard and the wall. This helps the bedroom appear larger as well as brighter and has the perfect reflection of the opposite wall which you can imitate to show off the entire aesthetic of your pretty place!
Ever Thought Of A Ceiling Mirror?
A truly steamy bedroom mirror idea that I’m sure many will love. The ceiling mirror is most often used in hotels but here’s your chance to bring in this feature for your own bedrooms instead of simply hanging a mirror on a free wall.
You could opt to DIY with the mirror sheets for this one or hire a professional for a full interior revamp. You won’t regret it.
Use Three Instead Of One
What’s better than one mirror? Three mirrors!
This mirror design uses three individual pieces to create a single mirrored surface and while this IKEA mirror caught my eye for its cute wavy designs, feel free to go for individual rectangular mirrors too or any shape you fancy to create your own version of this bedroom mirror idea.
The Wave Mirror Is Iconic
When Mirror Selfie Co came out with these funky pieces, they quickly rose to fame when celebrities posted iconic mirror selfies with them.
I particularly loved this beige mirror as it happens to be one of my favorite interior decoration colors but you should definitely check their store out for one that suits your interiors and your personal style! They have many.
Go For Glassy Green
This adorable hanging mirror with green tinted mirror detailing works perfectly if you’re looking to add a mirror above your bed as a part of your interiors.
The mirror is by Willow And Brooks and they have a range of decorative antiques to suit everyone’s needs so head over to their website soon and grab your favorites.
Give A Boho Touch
How about a rattan mirror to bring in the magic of the BOHO interior design for your bedroom mirror ideas? Rattan is many people’s favorite interior furniture material and this oval mirror piece with wicker frame details by Urban Outfitters is such a sight to behold.
This mirror decoration will go well with white and other neutral-themed bedrooms so if you already have a bedroom that has these colors, congratulations!
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Bring In The Pastels
Pastel mirrors for bedrooms add a perfect pop of color and this scallop wave mirror frame is another internet-famous interior trend that many love.
You could grab one of these cute pieces by Gustaf Westman or go ahead for a DIY original artwork that you can take pride in.
Remember to support your local small artists too, by commissioning them to add some finer detailing that could spruce up your reflective pieces to another level.
Use The Space Above The Headboard
Tired of the same old paintings for decorating the space above your headboard? Time to add a mirror!
Find a round mirror that has a decorative frame such as this lovely floral piece available at Wayfair for a cost-efficient and easy bedroom mirror idea.
Highlight Your Dresser Space
A dresser space that caters to all your beauty needs is so important in a bedroom so why not add a mirror with a dresser in your bedroom?
Mid-sized gold framed vintage mirrors make the perfect bedroom mirror idea when you’re looking to move away from the boring rectangle or square mirrors and near to a more open approach to your room decor.
The Hollywood Glam Room
A glam movie star bedroom mirror idea for the beauty icon in you. These lightbulb mirrors are bound to give you all the Hollywood and Broadway feels and it’s no less than worth getting one in your bedroom.
Pair it with subtle colors like muted neutrals and you won’t go wrong!
Try Side Table Mirrors
When decorating with a mirror above the headboard seems too boring to you, how about mirrors above your bedside table, just like this modern Japanese bedroom?
These mirrors help brighten up your bedroom and add to the overall look of the entire space. The size and shape can be of your choosing entirely as it brings in a sense of openness while acting as a wonderful focal point in your rooms.
Tinted Mirrors Are So Worth It!
If the regular mirrors seem like a dull décor piece, go for tinted ones. They are available in a range of shades right from glassy greens and blues to some lovely dull shades of brown and rose gold.
They look perfect on all parts of your bedroom whether you desire large hanging mirrors or small tabletop pieces. Elevate your next set of mirror selfies with these tinted beauties and watch the compliments roll in!
Don’t Forget The Sleek Stand Mirrors
If you are looking to add floor-length mirrors for their bedrooms without covering up their walls, sleek stand mirrors are perfect. These pieces occupy a very minimal amount of space and can be tucked away into a corner of your bedroom.
Place them in front of a window or any source of natural light so that your bedroom appears brighter and more open!
The Best Bedroom Mirror Selection Guide
The best way to arrange mirrors should be optimal in reflecting as much light into the space as possible if you want to use these to add extra light.
If done correctly, a room will appear much brighter and have more light sources. The finest locations are situated directly across from or next to a window.
When selecting the shapes, there isn’t any restriction as you can go for sizes and patterns that suit you and the aesthetics of your room.
Rectangular and square-shaped mirrors are the more traditional choices but if you’re looking to use the mirror décor as a way to bring attention to the wall, irregularly shaped ones do just the trick.
Make sure to keep your mirror surfaces as clean as possible in order to avoid the visibility of fingerprint stains and dust particles.
Use the right cleaning products that don’t contain soaps, scents, or dyes, and use a microfiber towel for the best results.
Decide on the placement position for your mirrors appropriately and ensure that they are firmly fixed to the wall in order to avoid future accidents. If you have no prior experience, do hire a professional.
Get the accurate measurements of the mirror and the space ready before choosing your décor piece.
The size of the mirror also depends on your individual preferences. But if you’re looking for full-length mirrors to cater to your needs, the mirror should be as tall as one-half of your height.
Always look for a mirror that doesn’t seem to overwhelm the interiors of your space.
A mirror glass of superior quality is free of imperfections that skew the reflection. Be on the lookout for glass with a flat, consistent surface.
Ensure that your mirror has a thick, premium layer of silvering, the reflecting silver-nitrate compound coating on one side of the glass.
The design and style of a mirror all come down to you and your individual tastes in interiors. So, for this one- there is open space to choose from so long as you aren’t decorating just one specific style that has a very clear rule about the mirror design!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How High Should The Mirror Above The Bed Be?
When you’re looking to add a mirror above your bed, make sure that there is a five to ten-inch space between the bottom of the mirror and the top of the headboard.
Make sure that the space reflected by the mirror is pleasing in appearance and shows off the aesthetic of your bedroom.
Should You Sleep With A Mirror Facing The Bed?
No, you should ideally not sleep with a mirror facing the bed. It is widely believed that having a mirror facing the bed may cause insomnia as your brain can find it difficult to relax as every movement being reflected in the mirror feels distracting.
Or if you have a mirror that faces the bed already, you can cover it up with a cloth at night.
Is A Mirror Above The Bed Good According To Feng Shui?
Fengshui doesn’t really promote the use of mirrors in bedroom spaces.
Mirrors are said to reflect energy around the bedroom, which can cause agitation and heighten anxieties. So according to Feng Shui experts, the space above the bed is not ideal for placing mirrors. It’s a no-no.