If you don't own one of these mirrors in your home, then you're doing it all wrong

Mirror, mirror (trends) on the wall

Two types of mirrors, one a blue ripple mirror and the other an organic shaped mirror with a black frame, both in people's homes with pink line separating them
(Image credit: @irma_van_69 / @frollein_herr)

Everyone knows how much difference a mirror can make if placed in the right corner of a room and how important it is to use the right mirror for your space. Living in a small(ish) apartment that's naturally quite dark in some spaces, I pretty much use mirrors — small, round, full-size, or standing — as my secret weapon. They're my safety net when it comes to decorating an otherwise empty wall. The only issue I face? Mirror trends come and go fast. This means that if you are investing in a new mirror for your space, you'll either want to play it safe with something plain, or you could push the boat out and go for something that's currently on trend.

Personally, I say that you're best to do both. Having a bang-on-trend mirror in a bedroom or living room can really refresh your space while having old-but-gold styles you'll use for years is smart for the sake of your wallet. If you're going to take a walk on the wild side and go for a mirror that's circulating everyone's social feeds RN (I mean, life's too short, right?) then I've been doing some research into the latest mirror trends. And you're gonna wanna see what I found.

Right now, there are two trending styles for you to choose from for 2023 —depending on your home decor style, that is. Whether it's a mirror for your entryway or a bathroom mirror, these all scream style and they'll be sure to add a touch of luxury to your space. Whether you rent or own your home, you can hang these or lean them against your walls for maximum effect.

The organic-shaped mirror

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@irma_van_69 photo of organic shaped mirror with black frame by plant

(Image credit: @irma_van_69)

Let's kick things off with an organic-shaped mirror. I pretty much fell in love with every single one of these and I am desperate to get one for my bedroom. The real question is: frame or no frame? Go for this style if your space is neutral, minimalist, or modern. It'll blend right in while bouncing making sure your home looks even more bright and airy.

The wavy and ripple mirrors

blue ripple mirror in room with pink chair, gold lamp and white tiled side table

(Image credit: @frollein_herr)

Yes, wavy mirrors and ripple mirrors are having a moment. And quite frankly I am here for it. These mirrors remind me of bubblecore (a BIG hit for this year's home decor trends) and while you can stay safe with a neutral color, I say the more fun the better — right? If your home is retro or your decor is colorful, this is the mirror for you. Alternatively, if you really want to make a statement, then go for one of the below. You won't regret it, promise.

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Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.