In my house, growing up, there was an oak-framed mirror by the front door. It was a famous last stop for everyone in my family before we left the house: Without thinking, we “checked ourselves” in the mirror before heading out. Hair, teeth, outfit… check.
When Chris and I moved into our first apartment, a thrift store mirror was one of our first installments — right by the door. We didn’t really have an entry in that first apartment, but that mirror created one for us. It’s always been more of a final touch-up before leaving, though — so is it an entry… or an exit mirror?
Regardless, I cannot sanction an entry without one. Sure, you might need a fashionable bench for everyone to take off their boots. Or you might get all heart-eyed about stylish sideboard, and start mood-boarding about how you’re going to layer it with a gorgeous vase and some unique art — and a mirror! Trust me: It’s a crucial game-changer. An entry-maker.
It doesn’t need to be full-length! Mine never were. (Though now that I’m digging through inspiration, this sounds like a space-doubling, show-stopping idea.) Mirrors look stylish and stately waist-up — or just framing the face. You truly can’t go wrong.
Above is our current entry and In dreaming up our future space, I’ve gathered a couple of foyers I would rush back to every day. (Some real stunners — eek! How will I ever decide?!) And scroll down to a round-up of mirrors that know how to make an entrance ;)
Stacked! Are you in love?!
As you can see mirrors and entries can come in all different sizes, so I listed the size (and price) below the roundup. Who’s the fairest of them all? You decide!