Why You Should Decorate with an Oversized Mirror

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Why You Should Decorate with an Oversized Mirror

Oversized mirrors are usually a decorator’s dream. They’re the large and in charge centerpiece of any room in your home and can make even the dreariest space suddenly light up with renewed light and energy. 

However, they’re not the perfect solution and require a bit of work and patience to really get the best out of their qualities. At West Mirrors, we have more than a few gorgeous full-length mirrors to choose from. While it’s in fashion to lean your mirror against the wall for that little bit of French flair, hanging a full-length mirror can still be a great option if you’re looking to save space or just prefer the aesthetic. 

In this blog, we’re going to look at some of the best ways to maximize your return on an oversized mirror and how to avoid common decorating mistakes.

Brighten Up

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Getting the best from natural light sources is often the ideal way to light up a home. Sure, you can have as many artificial light sources as you like, but there’s something different about natural light that makes it so much better as an illumination source. 

Making the best of your natural light is crucial in bedrooms and living spaces, where the brightness can be best used to freshen up a space that can often feel stuffy or stale with time. 

Oversized mirrors are incredibly good at pushing natural light around a room, as a result of their prodigious size. Positioning one of these against a wall, or mounted, can be a fantastic way to double up on the light from windows while keeping a clean and fresh atmosphere in the space.


Oversized mirrors designs are the absolute best when it comes to creating a viable centerpiece for your home. Their large size, reflective quality, and often ornate framing, make them impossible to look away from. 

Consider positioning your oversized mirror in a room in your home where it can be best admired and you’ll never be let down. Dining rooms, receiving rooms, or guest rooms are the best places to maximize their impact and leave a lasting impression on guests. 

Adding an oversized mirror to the end of a hallway or at the top of a stairwell can be equally impactful. Mirrors are fantastic visual guides for your home and can make even the most mundane trip from one room to another more visually stimulating.

Create Variety

As a happy consequence of their reflective surface, oversized mirrors have a fantastic ability to add instant visual variety to any room. If you find yourself feeling bored by single-tone wall paint, or just haven’t updated your décor in a while, then adding an oversized mirror can be a fantastic way to instantly upgrade a specific wall or space in the home without going through lengthy remodeling. 

That’s it for this guide on the best ways to utilize an oversized mirror in your home! However, if you would like some more help with your new mirror, then don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!

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