Let’s be honest, an entryway without a mirror just isn’t complete. We need an entryway mirror to check out ourselves one more time before we leave the house. It gives us a boost of confidence even if it leads to outfit changes and more questions than answers.
The fact of the matter is that some things are just meant to be in a room. Like the bed is meant to stay in the bedroom and the coffee table is meant for the living room. Sure, the entryway is a bit more tricky but it more or less follows the same pattern.
Now that we’ve established any entryway needs a mirror, let’s see how you can decide which type suits your own space. Even if you have a small entryway you can still make it look outstanding. In fact, mirrors are known to make spaces seem larger and more open. So, perhaps a large mirror is what your entryway needs to feel welcoming.
The size, the shape and the style of the mirror are important but so is everything else you place around it. For instance, you can have the mirror mounted on the wall and under it you can have an entryway table. You could put a table lamp on that and a flower vase or a planter so create a warm and inviting look. Entryway storage is also a must most of the times. So, perhaps you could either have some shelves, some open cubbies or a small cabinet if the space allows. Just have a look around the house to figure out what best suits it.
But let’s get back to the real star: the entryway mirror. We often take it for granted, not realizing how practical this accessory is. Having a mirror close to your front door saves you a lot of time, meaning less back and forth through the house. If you also have a space where you keep accessories, you can get dressed and take care of the rest as you exit the house.
We already mentioned that mirrors are great at making spaces look larger and more open. But what we didn’t say is that they also have a dramatic impact on the decor a lot of the times. Circular mirrors in particular tend to have this effect. There are a lot of different design strategies to choose from. You can either have a single large mirror placed on the wall at a comfortable height. Or you can have a cluster of mirrors of different sizes for a more eye-catching look.
Some people prefer a tall, rectangular mirror here so they can see themselves from head to toe. While that can definitely be a good idea in some cases, you may not have the space for such an accessory or it isn’t practical. As it turns out, a large mirror sometimes makes you second guess yourself more than you’d want to. A small mirror, above the shoulders would be a better option in this case.
A mirror or a cluster of mirrors can definitely make a statement if you want it to. It’s easier to achieve this look with circular mirror or with mirrors that have interesting-looking frames. Speaking of frames, there are quite a few options to choose from. One would be a mirror with no frame at all. Then there’s also the frame that matches the wall for a seamless and chic look. And that lets the mirror be the star and the ornate frame with intricate detailing that can easily be a focal point on its own. Each type come with its own set of pros and cons.