These standing mirrors are a renter-friendly hack to make your space look twice as big

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which floor mirror is best of all?

Standing mirrors with three types of standing mirrors in homes , one white mirror with a curvy frame, one with a minimalist frame and another with built-in lights
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Call me vain, but I love a mirror, especially a standing mirror that I can move around when I want. Much like the outfit-changing ritual that starts my day, my placement of mirrors is forever in flux. Whether it's a change of heart over my bedroom layout or a quick tweak in the living room, getting that "just right" feeling is part of living with someone as picky as me — just ask my partner. But hey, there's no shame in being particular. 

Of course, you can make life a little bit easier. After all, reaching for a hammer and nail every other day just isn't feasible — particularly if you're in a rented space, a dorm, or your first house with questionably thin walls. So, rather than risking your injury every time you need a quick switch-up, choose wisely and invest in these chic but convenient floor mirrors. They'll fill your space with added light and dimension and you can move them around whenever you're bored of your layout.

To get you started, I've picked a few designs that'll work with smaller budgets. From sleek, squared-off pieces to wavy and wonderful designs, this curated list has something to reflect (sorry!) the tastes of everyone. Oh, and while you're at it, be sure to read up on these mirror trends every interior buff should try.

9 stylish standing mirrors and floor mirrors

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How tall should a standing mirror be?

Generally speaking, you'll want something around the 60-inch mark. That way, you can get enough body in the frame to flex your sartorial skills and pick that killer 'fit. Of course, if the mirror has an elevated base and you're most interested in your top and bottoms, then you can afford to go a little shorter. 

Plus, it's worth noting that you might just want a mirror to lighten a dark room or complement your rug, in which case, smaller designs are more than capable of nailing your needs. One option above comes in at just 36 inches, which works just fine for decorative purposes. And, as I say, who's never stretched their pose to squeeze every piece of the fit in? Selfie queens, step this way.

Where to shop for a standing mirror?

If you haven't found the floor mirror of your dreams just yet, then keep your search going. We've listed the shops we recommend shopping for your new standing mirror just below.

Joseph Bobowicz
Freelance Contributor

Working across digital and print publications, Joseph Bobowicz is a London-born writer obsessed with books, culture, and all things new. When he's not writing about fashion for i-D and the Independent, he's out sourcing the best homewares to incorporate into any humble abode, fixer-upper, or first-time buy alike.