We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. If you have a fireplace, a mirror can be the perfect way to fill the space above—adding depth, reflecting light, and creating visual appeal. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated collection of mantel mirrors has styles perfect for your home, bringing a decorative touch that opens up the space.
It’s hardly a new idea, but you may have noticed mantel mirrors are everywhere right now—and we’re loving it. A mirror for your mantel can create a point of interest and enrich decor while making the room feel bigger and brighter. From rustic wood mantel mirrors to ornate gold framed designs, there are nearly endless ways to refresh this timeless look to make it uniquely yours. The perfect mirror is always the one that fits your space and reflects your style. So whether you‘ve got your eye on the stately bearing of an arched fireplace mirror or something simple but impactful like a slim black mantel mirror, we have you covered with the styles and advice to bring your project to life.
Not sure what style best fits your space when shopping mantel mirrors? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best piece to buy for your space.
Shopping Mantel Mirrors Is All About Size and Shape
There seems to be one consensus among design experts—size matters when it comes to choosing a mirror for your mantel. It’s all about creating visual interest while maintaining balance. You want a mirror that is in proportion to your mantelpiece and the height of the ceiling. Generally, a mirror should be about two-thirds the width of the mantel. Go big and fill the space, but a mirror should never be wider than the mantelpiece.
If you’re mounting the mirror, leave about four to six inches between the top of the mantel and the mirror, and always leave at least a foot of space between the ceiling and the mirror. The shape of the mirror will also determine how you place it, so keep in mind how the silhouette will work in place.
Rectangular and Square Mantel Mirrors
Rectangular mirrors are a forever favorite for a reason—they are versatile and classic. Many rectangular mirrors can mount or lean vertically or horizontally, giving you some flexibility in how you style it. A square mantel mirror can present a unique challenge in scale since the height is fixed to the width—but it can bring a clean, balanced look with the proper dimensions. Try a slim-framed black mantel mirror with a square profile like the Berg Mirror for a modern edge.
Round Mantel Mirrors
Round mirrors offer a softer silhouette with chic appeal—and this holds true over your mantel too. The thing to keep in mind when choosing a round mantel mirror is you want to find one that is big enough to fill the space. A woven frame, as on the Ricki Round Mirror, can help add texture and dimension for a fuller look on your wall. Mount the mirror above any decor for a polished look, or interrupt the silhouette by layering small wall art and accents in front.
Arched Mantel Mirrors
There’s something about arched profiles that just work well over a fireplace. The curved line creates a pleasing contrast with the linear frame of the mantel while offering a stately look that feels like a natural extension of the architecture. The Corinne Mantel Mirror is a perfect example of an arched fireplace mirror that can elevate transitional decor with timeless appeal.
Found the Perfect Mirror For Your Mantel? Complete the Look With Decor
Whether it’s an ornate arched mantel mirror or a clean rectangular design, you want to incorporate your mirror into the room in a seamless way. It starts with how you style the rest of the mantel—use the mirror as a focal point and build around it. Vary the height of objects and play with odd numbers and thoughtful asymmetry to create a more interesting vignette.
If you need to mount the mirror slightly higher, you can style taller accents or house plants so that the mirror feels more visually connected to the mantel below. A leaning mantel mirror can serve as a backdrop for a layered vignette with books, candles, and favorite found objects—giving a view of organic vases or sculptures in the round. Mind the angle you’re leaning the mirror—too much tilt and the reflection can make you feel off balance.
Always think about the space as a whole—every piece should add something new to the mix but create a cohesive aesthetic. If you have a distressed wood mantel mirror, add other organic textures or rustic elements to create a grounded feel. If you’re styling a fireplace mirror as a statement piece—think baroque maximalism or art deco splendor—let it stand out as the focal point—try not to clutter the area, making it compete for attention. But do include bolder accents or patterns in the room so the mirror feels suited to its surroundings. Don’t just consider the mantel decor—think about how the mirror echoes or contrasts all elements in the room, from fireplace accessories to larger furniture, for that impact moment when you walk in.
However you style it, a mantel mirror allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this transformative accent to define the look and feel of your space.
When you shop mirrors online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less