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How to pick the right size mirror | Part 2

Picking the right size mirror is so much more than just deciding on a size. There are a lot of things you need to take into consideration, and we will explore this in detail over the series of "How to pick the right size mirror"

If you missed "How to pick the right size mirror | Part 1", you can read it here.

It Is All About Style

Your mirrors can reflect the style you already have in your room, but you can also create great impact by choosing a style that is unexpected and for that reason acts as an accent. While the shape and size of a mirror matter, the frame plays an even greater role in determining style.

  • An ornate, carved or gilt frame is often best used in a more traditional or ethnic culture inspired setting but can be used for contrast in a more modern one.
  • A more frame with simple lines or unusual materials is often more suitable for a casual or modern interior.
  • Whimsical frame treatments and distressed looks work well for a country look, or even in an eclectic room.

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Let's explore the perfect mirror size for a living room

Mirrors can be the focal point in your room or they can act in the background.

Ask yourself whether the goal of the mirror is to be the focal point of your living room or an accent role.

If your mirror won’t be much eye-grabbing art in the living room, then you’re probably going to want to get a big mirror that will add to the space of the room and make it more comfortable and spacious.

For choosing the right size mirror, think about them in relation to the wall you’ll hang them from. A big mirror sometimes will require some accessorizing with small fixtures to be placed around or near it.

If you’re hoping for the mirror to serve as an accent to a highly decorated and artistic living room, you’ll want to go with a smaller mirror. Smaller mirrors can be used as accents.

How big should a mirror be over a couch?

Hanging a mirror over a couch in the living room is one of the most popular option. Now what is the right size mirror for hanging over a couch?

If you need to know how high to hang a mirror over the couch, around eight to 12 inches directly over the top of your couch is a good rule of thumb for standard sofas.

If you have a larger couch with thick cushioning, consider hanging it slightly higher at approximately 10-12 inches above the top of sofa if you have tall ceilings.

Advice from AGG


Check out our range of mirrors and see what style will suit your decor goals!

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