Over-the-door mirrors immediately make me think of that slim, white-rimmed door mirror you usually take to college. You know the one, roomies (you're looking at yours right now, aren't you?). Practical, inexpensive, and perfect for small spaces, I totally get why people buy them. In my opinion, this mirror style (opens in new tab) is the ultimate small bedroom must-have whether or not you're in school. They're also ideal for renters who have to keep wall space clean and damage-free.
Since seeing a TikToker that I follow unbox her new over-the-door mirror, I've been obsessed. Because like the rest of us, my room is small and my landlord is awkward about hanging things on the wall. What I didn't know? There is a range of styles of over-the-door mirrors out there. Think round over-the-door mirrors, ones with lights, Bluetooth options, and even over-the-door mirrors that double up as storage.
I've rounded up a few of my fave for you to check out, including some (surprisingly) cheap over-the-door mirrors and dupes that get the vibe just right. It's officially time to leave the standard white one you're picturing in your head in the past.
6 cute AF over-the-door mirrors you need for your tiny bedroom
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Size: L55" x W17"
Curvy corners are always elegant, and this minimalist design will add a slice of luxury to your space.
Size: L40" x W20"
Get in on this ~wavy~ mirror trend without putting any holes in your walls.
Size: L39.25" x W12.5"
Yes, you can use an over-the-door mirror to do your makeup, too. This mirror with lights is the best pick for a wow effect — and to up your mirror selfie game.
Size: L40" x W14" x D3"
Extra storage? Yes, please. Hidden behind this mirror comes all of the shelving space you need for your most-used bling. Clever.
Size: L47" x W15"
An elevated basic that's super affordable, get this if your space is modern or if you want something wider. It'll bounce even more light around your room.
Size: L50.75" x W14.81"
If you do want a classic white over-the-door mirror (I'm not judging), then this is the one. It's less than $20 and you kinda can't go wrong.
How to choose a good mirror
Picking out a mirror may sound simple, but if you're short on space and overwhelmed by the millions of options out there we have a few tips. Consider the following factors before you hit checkout on a new mirror:
- Size: Taking measurements of your space isn't that thrilling, but it's a major must-do. If you skip pulling out the tape measure, you might end up with a mirror that's way too large for your room or one that's half the size when you were expecting a full-length version. Measure the door if you're choosing an over-the-door option and compare that to the dimensions of the mirror you're interested in.
- Room layout: This isn't as important when you're purchasing a mirror that hangs on your door. But if you decide on a wall-mounted or free-standing option, you'll want to do a scan of your room to find the best place for it. Do you want it close to your closet? Near a good light source? With a good background for #OOTD pics? These are all good questions to ask.
- Budget: Mirrors can be surprisingly expensive. Though there are a few inexpensive (but quality) options available, those are often few and far between. Some can be as cheap as $7 (opens in new tab), but for a decent mirror that won't give you a fun-house reflection, expect to spend at least $50 to $100 for a new one. If this is too pricey, try looking around for secondhand options or head in-store to scope out a cheaper choice that doesn't look warped.
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