With their timeless, inviting shape, round mirrors are much more versatile than their rectangular cousins. They really soften the edges in rooms with lots of hard angles, and work surprisingly well in 'square' areas above fireplaces, dressing tables and bathroom basins.
There are a huge number of designs available for both traditional and modern room schemes, from ornate to simple, with materials ranging from warm woods to elegant metals. All you need to do is decide which is the fairest of them all...
1. GLAMOROUS SUNBURST
Sunburst mirrors are synonymous with the decadence of the Art Deco era, yet their striking simple lines makes them the perfect complement for modern and period homes alike. This handcrafted Solis spiked mirror from Audenza is made from iron and glass, and stands out from the wall with a three-dimensional effect. It costs £62.
2. FLIGHT OF FANCY
Puji's hummingbird mirror is handmade from copper and beautifully blends traditional and modern looks with a twist of eastern style. Ideal for making a dramatic statement over the mantel, it costs around £285.
3. CLASSIC OAK
Handmade from warm solid oak, Loaf's aptly named Hottie mirror has a simple frame that makes it extremely versatile. Whether positioned above the sofa or over a bedroom dressing table, it adds a timeless feel. Priced £135.
4. DECO GLITZ
This large gold and silver Claridge hollow circle mirror from Artisanti pays more than a nod to the glamour of the Art Deco era. At almost a metre in diameter, it's perfect for positioning above the fireplace in a sophisticated living room. Priced £299.
5. NATURAL TWIST
The Chandelier & Mirror Company's unusual Knightshayes mirror is based on a classic sunburst design but draws from the natural world with twig-like branches. Its lustrous gold finish lends a glamorous feel. It costs £255.
6. ANTIQUE EDGE
With its ornately carved frame in a polished ebony black finish, and antiqued gold painted inner edge, Oka's Oban mirror lends a luxurious feel. Convex glass gives it traditional character. Priced £235.
7. ABSTRACT BEAUTY
The elegant brass Loretta mirror from Cox & Cox is inspired by Art Deco sunburst designs, but has a striking contemporary shape. Its lightly distressed frame would look stunning against a dark, dramatic wall colour. Priced £325.
8. CARVED ELEGANCE
House of Fraser's Junipa Analise mirror is hand-carved from wood and finished in an antique cream finish. Its light colour and simple design make it a lovely choice for Scandinavian or French-inspired bedrooms, and at £95 it's very reasonably priced.
9. QUIRKY STYLE
India Jane's Mansard mirror is guaranteed to get guests asking: "Where's that from?" Inspired by windows found in the roofs of old townhouses, the softwood frame is painted in a distressed red and gold finish for an antique look. Priced £59.
10. A REAL PEARL
Add a touch of the exotic with John Lewis' mother of pearl round mirror, which has a beautiful lustrous finish. The mother of pearl is inset into an iron frame. Priced £195.
11. CHIC CIRCLES
With a champagne gold finish, this Round Circles mirror from M&S is made from wood for an elegant, lasting design. At 81cm wide, it's the perfect size for a hallway or bedroom. Priced £129.
12. CATCHING THE LIGHT
Laura Ashley's Capris round mirror is made up of intricate bevelled pieces to create a multi-faceted design. It's a fantastic choice for increasing the sense of light and space in a room, and its neutral looks make it suitable for most interior styles. Priced £245.
13. ALL IN A FLUTTER
Intricate and delicate, Graham & Green's gold butterfly mirror has an iron frame with an antiqued finish. Hang it in a vintage-inspired boudoir for a pretty, feminine statement piece. It costs £175.
14. FLORAL CARVED
With its detailed carved frame featuring a floral relief, and antique white finish, Artisanti's Bryony mirror would add a touch of vintage style to a living room. Made from wood, it's very reasonably priced at £75.
15. WINDOW DRESSING
Sweetpea & Willow's Classical white large round window mirror is an elegant design that will make a space feel more open and light, due to its visual effect of adding another window. Its large 121cm diameter makes it well suited to a hallway or living room. Priced £231.
16. ORNATE VENETIAN
Featuring a pretty flowery pattern, this floral etch round Venetian mirror from Decorexi is inspired by original 12th-century designs. Priced £175, it's a beautiful choice for a dressing area.
17. GOING FOR GOLD
With its beautifully carved frame in an antiqued metallic finish, Pooky's carved wood Grace mirror is as inviting as the sun and will bring a dash of Aztec gold into an eclectic interior. It costs £135.
18. FLORAL FANTASY
Evoke romantic fairytales with the Hermia antique gold floral mirror from Artisanti. Made from iron with a hand-finished frame, this gorgeous round mirror will add character to any wall. Priced £150.