Even if you’re not vain, you can still appreciate the way that a nightstand mirror looks in your bedroom space. Mirrors make the room feel bigger and brighter, not to mention that they reflect light around the space and provide an additional outlet for your home decor style. Choosing between all of the available mirror options out there can be difficult, though, so we’ve put together this list of best mirrors above nightstands that will work well in any room.
Tips before we start
1) Choose the mirror style
While there are a wide variety of styles, shapes and finishes to choose from, most mirrors are made of glass. However, mirrors can also be made of other materials such as plastic, wood or metal. Choose a material that matches your bedroom’s decor and suits your needs. for example :
1- For a more traditional look, choose a rectangular or oval mirror with a beveled glass edge for around $50.
2-To save money, consider buying an antique mirror at a flea market or salvage yard. These smaller mirrors can be easily hung on a wall to give your bedroom some dimension and interest.
3- For a fun and unique look, consider a quirky mirror shaped like an animal or object. These fun mirrors are perfect for playrooms and other kids’ rooms; you can even find large wall mirrors that work well in hallways or bathrooms. just remember: a quirky mirror will not only add dimension and interest to your bedroom, but it will also be a focal point that helps set your decorating style apart from others’.
4 – A fun mirror with some personality is a great way to bring your favorite piece of art into your bedroom. If you have a print or painting that you love but don’t want to commit to mounting on your wall, hang it in front of a mirrored surface.
5- For a traditional yet stylish look, choose a beveled mirror with decorative details such as carvings or inlays. If you have trouble picking out a design, your local craft store can point you in the right direction.
2) Select the mirror frame
A mirror over a nightstand needs to be placed in such a way that it doesn’t block your view. While you sleep, you may need to see what time it is or check if there are any lights off in another room. You can use either a frame-less glass or one that has framing such as silver or gold. There are even decorative frames available such as sea shells and lace-patterned mirrors with accents of marbles and crystals.
3) Choose the positioning of your mirror
As you look for nightstand mirrors, think about what placement will look best with your furniture. If you have a particularly tall bed, for example, opt for a mirror that’s mounted on top of your headboard. Wall-mounted mirrors also make great choices if you’re going for a minimalistic style and don’t have much room in your bedroom.
mirrors above nightstands decor ideas
tall glam mirror over nightstand
A gorgeous tall glam mirror hangs above a taupe nightstand placed on a purple, gray, and pink rug beside a gray upholstered bed.
gold leaf mirrors hung over brown open nightstands
Luxurious bedroom features gold leaf mirrors hung over brown open nightstands placed on either side of a peacock blue headboard finished with a gold and black frame. The bed is accented with white and blue bedding topped with blue monogrammed shams placed in front of blue pillows.
Curved gold framed mirrors hang above antique mirrored nightstands
Curved gold framed mirrors hang above antique mirrored nightstands topped with white pear shaped lamps and placed on either side of a white bed with a channel tufted headboard. The bed is accented with white hotel bedding topped with a single pink velvet pillow that complements the two pink stools placed at the foot of the bed.
nightstands topped with white glass lamps positioned in front of Venetian mirrors
A white leather tufted bench is placed in front of a gray channel tufted bed dressed in white and black hotel bedding and flanked by white sheepskin rugs. The rugs sit in front of white lacquer nightstands topped with white glass lamps positioned in front of Venetian mirrors.
round brass mirrors hung from a chain over white French nightstands
This restful bedroom boasts round brass mirrors hung from a chain over white French nightstands topped with white glass lamps. The nightstands flank a tan French headboard accenting a bed dressed in white bedding topped with pink and peacock blue pillows.
taupe nightstands placed beneath glam mirrors
Contemporary girls bedroom features a gray fabric bed flanked by taupe nightstands placed beneath glam mirrors. In front of the bed, a blue velvet settee sits on a purple, gray, and pink rug lit by a glass bubbles chandelier hung from a glossy purple ceiling framed with glossy purple crown moldings.
Tall brass mirrors hang above white nightstands
Tall brass mirrors hang above white nightstands donning square brass knobs and topped with J. Randall Powers 1 Light Cameron Table Lamps in Quartz with Natural Paper Shades. The nightstands are positioned on either side of a white faux bois poster bed accented with white and brown hotel bedding and brown velvet pillows as a framed gray art piece hangs on a side wall.
white curved nightstands accented with gold leaf mirrors
White tufted wingback bed features a white and gray monogrammed bedding flanked by white curved nightstands accented with gold leaf mirrors and crystal lamps. Gray chinoiserie wallpaper invites a charming finish to the walls of the bedroom.
French nightstands are paired with art deco mirrors
Elegant bedroom boasts an ivory bed complemented with gray hotel bedding topped with gray monogrammed shams and a heather gray bolster pillow. A gray upholstered bench is located at the foot of the bed on a gray rug, while French nightstands are paired with art deco mirrors and cream lamps with blue shades. Walls are painted in a beautiful light blue.
gold arch mirror hangs over a white curved nightstand
A gold arch mirror hangs over a white curved nightstand topped with a cream double gourd lamp and placed on a beige diamond print rug. A French white bench is positioned at the foot of a cream tufted bed finished with blue pillows and white and blue lumbar pillows.
gold nightstand lit by a lantern hung in front of a mirror.
A light gray tufted curved nightstand accents a bed dressed in white bedding topped with assorted layered pillows. The bed is positioned beneath a white and black art piece and beside a white and gold nightstand lit by a lantern hung in front of a mirror.
Brown wooden antique nightstands, topped with dove gray lamps and located under mirrors
Brown wooden antique nightstands, topped with dove gray lamps and located under mirrors, sit on a light gray vintage rug on either side of a dove gray bed complemented with blue watercolor pillows layered behind blue monogrammed pillows. The bed is positioned under a ceiling fitted with dark stained wood beams, as blue curtains cover French doors.
Curved mirrors hang over white washstands with glass tops
White and blue cottage style bedroom features an art piece hung over a white French headboard finished with nailhead trim. The bed is dressed in blue border bedding and accented with blue paisley and blue pinstripe pillows. Curved mirrors hang over white washstands with glass tops.
white French nightstands under beveled mirrors
Gorgeous bedroom features a metal canopy bed with a curved white headboard dressed in Greek key pillows flanked by white French nightstands under beveled mirrors alongside a gray leopard print bench placed at the foot of the bed. Gray bi-fold doors open to the ensuite bathroom.
mirrors hung over whitewashed curved nightstands
Elegant bedroom features art hung from a gray wall over a black bamboo canopy bed topped bith blue Greek key pillows and draped in a gray Hermes throw blanket. The bed is flanked by black and hwite bone inlay mirrors hung over whitewashed curved nightstands topped with a mosaic pearl lamp.
brass tiered nightstands placed beneath gold ornate mirrors
Restful contemporary bedroom boasts glass and brass tiered nightstands topped with Brentwood Marble Table Lamps and placed beneath gold ornate mirrors. The nightstands flank an ivory channel tufted bed dressed in white bedding finished with a black bolster pillow in Kelly Wearstler Graffito fabric placed in front of taupe pillows.
cream wood nightstands placed in front of silver faux bois mirror
A light gray settee sits on a gray rug in front of a two tone French bed dressed in light gray bedding and flanked by cream wood nightstands lit by white lamps placed in front of silver faux bois mirrors. A row of art hangs over the bed.
taupe nightstands placed under glam mirrors
Glam girl’s bedroom boasts a glossy purple lacquer ceiling lined with glossy purple crown moldings and holding a glass bubbles chandelier over a gray upholstered bed. The bed is dressed in white and blue bedding and placed on a purple, gray, and pink rug between taupe nightstands placed under glam mirrors. A blue velvet settee sits at the foot of the bed, while a white chair is placed at a purple desk flanked by gray shelves and paired with a fabric pin board.
Gold leaf mirrors over white French nightstands
Gold leaf mirrors over white French nightstands in a chic white and gray bedroom finished with crystal lamps. A white settee with gray bolster pillows is finished at the foot of the bed with a sophisticated touch.
Some questions and answers
How high should mirror be above nightstand?
The location of your mirror above your nightstand should be based on your bed height. If you have a regular-sized bed, your mirror should sit approximately 4 feet off of the ground, which will make it easy to access in case of an emergency.
Should mirrors be hung vertically or horizontally above nightstand?
A mirror above a nightstand is a good way to brighten up a room, as well as provide a space for guests to do their hair and makeup. Before you install your mirror, there are two ways you can mount it depending on where you have available wall space: vertically or horizontally. Mounting it vertically gives off an illusion of added height, while mounting it horizontally makes it seem wider and thinner. Both options can be equally pleasing aesthetically. Use these guidelines to determine which way works best in your bedroom!
What size mirror over nightstand
The size of your nightstand mirror should be proportional to its location. If you have a small room, you might want to consider something on a smaller scale; that way, it won’t draw too much attention away from your bed. The bigger your room is, however, the bigger your mirror can be!
Just keep in mind that it shouldn’t overwhelm your space or look like an afterthought: If a mirror is over 30 inches wide, use two mirrors instead. It’s also good to know what lighting works best with what shapes: Triangular mirrors work well in rooms with tall ceilings and darker wall colors—they make those spaces feel larger than they are and create more floor-to-ceiling light by spreading light throughout a room.
Mirror above nightstand as feng shui
Feng shui experts recommend positioning a mirror opposite your bed for peace of mind and a good night’s sleep. The reflective nature of mirrors captures energy, which is then dispersed throughout your room, creating serenity in an otherwise chaotic environment. Placing a mirror on an end table near your bed allows you to lay back and bask in its soothing effects—whether at night or while you dress in the morning. Simply hang it on top of your nightstand (or lean it against one side).
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