Mirrors as Room Dividers


Aris Classic Mirror with ShelvesIf you have a space in your home that needs just a little bit in the way of dividing, why not try a floor mirror instead of a traditionally large room divider?  A floor mirror is a designer’s secret weapon for many reasons, serving many purposes around the home (not just in the bedroom).

Here are some great tips for choosing and using a Floor Mirror to define a space:

  • Bedroom – Obviously a floor mirror helps you get ready in the morning, but it can also be used simply as a tool to help define a space.  In the corner of the room, you can create a small dressing area for yourself with the help of a floor mirror.  Just be sure to choose by scale, you don’t want to overwhelm the space with something too large.
  • Small Spaces – if you are working in a small space, a metal frame has less visual (and actual) bulk than a wooden framed floor mirror which will impose less on the space while still providing the same benefits.
  • Light – Mirrors of all types, whether they are placed on a wall or on the floor, add light to the room and in turn can make the space seem larger, a trick that designers have known about for a long time but that you can easily incorporate into your own home design.
  • Large Spaces – If you are lucky enough to have a large space, such as the living room, why not choose a mirror with storage built in, like the Aris Classic Mirror with Shelves which has hidden shelving on its back – a nice place to keep extra books, CDs or shoes.
  • Entryway – A large entryway is a great place to incorporate a floor mirror, both for functional and design purposes!

When designing your space, never be afraid to think outside of the box and look for different products to help you achieve a look that makes you happy in any room of the home.