Top 8 Mirror Types in Interior Design

Mirrors are not just reflection tools. These can be used in various ways to enhance space.

In homes, mirrors can help enlarge the look of a room or enhance the lighting of a space. Or, they can be used decoratively as accent pieces on their own, especially when enhanced with a custom mirror frame. In commercial buildings, mirrors have been used to create impressive displays and optical illusions. 

The following types of mirrors will help you choose the right mirror for the right space.

1. Plane Mirror:

The most common type of mirror, this has a reflective surface that is usually flat or planar. It can also be made slightly curved as well, and it can even come in various shapes and designs. Many plane mirrors, in fact, are designed to look like other objects, including animals and fun shapes that children and anyone else can enjoy. These mirrors can be used in any space according to the user requirements.


  • Most commonly used a mirror

  • Decent look

  • Enhance the space

  • Improve lighting

2. Beveled Edge Mirror:

The beveled edge mirror is the type of mirror having its edges cut and polished to a specific size and angle in order to produce an elegant and framed look. This type of mirror is best suited for bedrooms and bathrooms.


  • These mirrors have striking and appealing designs

  • Best suited for transitional style interior (Modern and Traditional)

  • Normally used above Chester drawers

  • The beveled edge gives a mystic feel to the mirror design

  • Helps to create a focal point in the bedroom

  • Doubles up the light source when placed opposite to the window or a lamp

3. Window Mirror:

The window mirror acts as a secret weapon for interior designers. Such mirrors give a feel of an extra window in the space. These are best suited for the windowless rooms and living rooms.


  • A design like a traditional window such as separated mirror pans or shutters

  • Best suited for contemporary or industrial style interiors

  • Reflects a feel of natural light around the room

  • Makes small rooms feel bigger

  • Opens up space

  • Gives expensive look to the room

  • When used in larger rooms play off the natural light emitting from actual windows

4. Triptych Mirror:

Triptych mirror spans over three panels of mirrors joined together rather than a standard single frame. These mirrors may be joined visually. Such mirrors are best suited for dressing tables, and formal areas like drawing rooms, dining rooms, etc.


  • Impactful and stunning look to space

  • Best suited for contemporary glamour style interior

  • Add an artistic glamour in the room

  • Use it as a focal point of the room

  • Gives a more enhanced look when hanging on the accent wall

  • Used to illuminate darker corners of the room

Triptych mirror in drawing room

5. Antique Mirror:

A vintage style of mirror that looks a little rusty is an antique mirror. This type of mirror can be used as a single piece or set of mirrors to create a mirror wall. This mirror is best suited for formal areas, bedrooms, and circulation spaces (like lobby or hallway)


  • Act as a feature piece on the wall

  • Looks good in both traditional and contemporary interior design style

  • Distressed finish gives a unique appearance to the mirror

  • Easily update a room with adding multiple antique mirrors on the accent wall and make mirror wall

  • Double up space in an instant

  • Reflects natural light in the whole room

6. Harmony Mirror:

Mirrors are best to exaggerate the symmetry in the room. When used in pairs on either side of the window they create a sense of harmony and balance. Harmony mirrors are created by the designers according to their needs using different shapes like square, bubble, rectangle, octagon, etc. Such mirrors can be used in any space according to the design needs.


  • Create harmony and balance

  • Decorative purpose

  • Give stunning look to the interior

  • Can be used to create a focal point of the room

7. Statement Mirror:

The statement mirror is referred to as one bold mirror around which the whole room scheme is revolving. Most commonly used in large spaces like living rooms, drawings rooms, or grand lobbies.


  • Decorative purpose

  • The largest art piece in the room

  • Eye-catching design

  • The focal point of the room

  • Draws attention straight to the room

  • Elevate the room feel

8. Outdoor Mirror:

Yes! The mirrors can also be used outdoors. Use mirrors to introduce more natural light in a North facing terrace, a basement level garden, or a shady courtyard. Outdoor mirrors can be used to increase the horizon of the enclosed garden or create an illusion of even more greenery.


  • Improve natural light on the terrace

  • More decorative purpose than practical

  • Help to bounce dark corners of your garden

  • Make a statement in the garden

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