Over-the-door mirrors are much cuter these days, and now I want one — here are 6 good picks

#OOTD pics just got so much better

Over the door mirrors with hooks cut outs on pink background
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Over-the-door mirrors immediately make me think of that slim, white-rimmed door mirror you usually take to college. You know the one, roomies (you're looking at yours right now, aren't you?). Practical, inexpensive, and perfect for small spaces, I totally get why people buy them. In my opinion, this mirror style is the ultimate small bedroom must-have whether or not you're in school. They're also ideal for renters who have to keep wall space clean and damage-free.

Since seeing a TikToker that I follow unbox her new over-the-door mirror, I've been obsessed. Because like the rest of us, my room is small and my landlord is awkward about hanging things on the wall. What I didn't know? There is a range of styles of over-the-door mirrors out there. Think round over-the-door mirrors, ones with lights, Bluetooth options, and even over-the-door mirrors that double up as storage

I've rounded up a few of my fave for you to check out, including some (surprisingly) cheap over-the-door mirrors and dupes that get the vibe just right. It's officially time to leave the standard white one you're picturing in your head in the past.

6 cute AF over-the-door mirrors you need for your tiny bedroom

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How to choose a good mirror

Picking out a mirror may sound simple, but if you're short on space and overwhelmed by the millions of options out there we have a few tips. Consider the following factors before you hit checkout on a new mirror:

  • Size: Taking measurements of your space isn't that thrilling, but it's a major must-do. If you skip pulling out the tape measure, you might end up with a mirror that's way too large for your room or one that's half the size when you were expecting a full-length version. Measure the door if you're choosing an over-the-door option and compare that to the dimensions of the mirror you're interested in.
  • Room layout: This isn't as important when you're purchasing a mirror that hangs on your door. But if you decide on a wall-mounted or free-standing option, you'll want to do a scan of your room to find the best place for it. Do you want it close to your closet? Near a good light source? With a good background for #OOTD pics? These are all good questions to ask.
  • Budget: Mirrors can be surprisingly expensive. Though there are a few inexpensive (but quality) options available, those are often few and far between. Some can be as cheap as $7, but for a decent mirror that won't give you a fun-house reflection, expect to spend at least $50 to $100 for a new one. If this is too pricey, try looking around for secondhand options or head in-store to scope out a cheaper choice that doesn't look warped.

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Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is the Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, specialising in sleep content so you can wind-down well. With prior PR experience working for a luxury bedding brand, Louise knows the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Joining the other side of the desk as a full-time journo, Louise brings her bedding expertise to writing sleep buying guides, reviews, and news for Real Homes. Aside from helping readers get essential shut eye, Louise also writes shopping content for homeware items that’ll add a decorative edge to your space. With an eye for design that won’t snooze on style, but a budget that won’t quite stretch, Louise loves nothing more than a modern designer dupe. From coloured glassware to contemporary storage, anything to upgrade the bare space of her rented East London flat.