A Guide to Full Length Mirror Options


A full length mirror not only allows you to see yourself and your outfit better, it can help a room appear larger and brighter. Full length mirrors come in several different sizes with a variety of frames and mounting systems. If you want to be able to see a more complete reflection of yourself and your outfit, or add a special touch to your space, then a full length mirror could be the solution for you.

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Full length mirrors allow people to see their entire reflection. Photo by Mariana Kurnyk from Pexels

What is a Full Length Mirror?

A full length mirror is a mirror that is usually several feet taller than it is wide, allowing someone to see their full height through their reflection. They work the same as any other mirror. However, due to their size, these mirrors can reflect a greater amount of light, brightening up a space. As a result, it also reflects more of your room, making it appear larger.

What Options are Available for Full Length Mirrors?

There’s almost an endless amount of variety when it comes to any mirror, including full length mirrors. There are several different sizes, frame styles, mounting styles and prices available for you to choose from. And while most people use their full length mirrors with the longest side vertical to the floor, you could even turn the mirror horizontally for a different look.

Full Length Mirror Sizes

These mirrors are available in almost any size you could think of, with common dimensions anywhere from around 43 by 13 inches to 68 by 32 inches. Full length mirrors could even be smaller or larger than those sizes. It’s up to what fits best in your space and how large of a mirror you want or can afford.

Full Length Mirror Prices

The price of the full length mirror depends upon its size, frame material and quality. Flimsy mirrors with a thin, plastic frame can cost $7. Large mirrors with high-quality metal frames could cost several hundred or even several thousand dollars. There really is something for everyone and every budget.

Full Length Mirror Frames

There are several options available to you when it comes to full length mirror frame materials and shapes. Some people choose full length mirrors that have a mirrored frame. The frame could be made out of a high-quality metal such as silver or copper. The frame could even be made of wood or resin but with a metallic finish. Some people prefer the wood look and others go for simple particle board, aluminum or a fabric frame.

A high-quality wood or metal frame could drive up the cost compared to frames with a metallic or wood finish. Plastics and low-quality wood are often the most inexpensive options, but you trade off durability, which could be the right choice for you depending upon your lifestyle. For more information about how to maintain your new mirror, click here.

No matter which material you choose, you’ll also have to choose between a simple frame or a frame with a pattern or design. Metals can create a sculpted look while glass framings could be etched with interesting patterns.

Full length mirrors are often rectangular or rounded in an oval shape, but you can choose a more ornate or uniquely shaped frame. The only thing to keep in mind is that if the frame is not rectangular you are more limited in how you mount the mirror. Click here for more information about mirror frames.

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Full length mirrors have endless framing options. One example is an ornate, metal frame on a leaning mirror. Photo by Aa Dil from Pexels

Full Length Mirror Mounting Options

When people think of full length mirrors they often picture a mirror hung on the wall, but that’s not the only mounting option available to you. You can choose from several different mounting methods, include:

  • Leaning, where you lean the mirror against the wall;
  • Over the door, where you use hardware to hang the mirror over a door;
  • Wall mounting, where you hang the mirror from the wall using nails or screws; or
  • Freestanding, where the frame is designed in such a way that the mirror stands by itself without support from a wall or door.

We recommend always using a professional to mount mirrors to ensure the job is done safely and the mirror remains mounted securely.

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A freestanding, full length mirror. Photo by Nugroho Wahyu from Pexels

Where Can I Purchase a Full Length Mirror?

Local glass shops also have a selection of full length mirrors available. Going this route allows you to support local businesses. Another plus is that you have somewhere you can turn if an issue arises with your mirror. Glass.com can connect you with a glass shop in your area that can provide you with a variety of mirror options.

More Information About Mirrors

If you’re interested in learning more about mirrors or other types of glass, you should check out the Glass.com® Info Center. Are you looking to purchase a full length mirror? Get a free quote from a reputable glass shop by clicking here.

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Jordan Scott

By Jordan Scott

Jordan Scott serves as the assistant editor for USGlass Magazine. She has a background as a reporter for Tennessee’s Tullahoma News and associate producer for ABC2’s “Good Morning Maryland.” Jordan studied English and international studies at Virginia Tech where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Jordan is a voracious reader and has an extensive book collection. She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do but jokes that she has now also earned her black belt in “attempting” to go to the gym. Jordan loves to travel and learn languages. When not abroad, she enjoys exploring new restaurants in her local Washington D.C. area.


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