Dorm decorating is one of the most fun parts of college. Especially for those of you moving into your freshman year dorm, this is a great time to get creative with your new space. With the new opportunity to decorate in any way you want, it’s also important to remember the functional aspects of a dorm room, too. When thinking about dorm decorations, the oftentimes first things to come to our minds are fairy lights, wall paintings, photos of friends from home, and (of course) that comforter-pillow set you’ve been stalking on Pinterest all summer. But useful items like drawers, shelves and mirrors are equally as important to think about when preparing your new room. So in the midst of your preparation, remember these 11 mirrors that will help you transform your dorm room into the space of your dreams!
Mirrors are a great functional accessory for any room- super handy for checking your outfit in the morning plus helping to open up the space with a bit more light and reflection. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes. So here is a list of floor mirrors, door-hanging mirrors, and mirrors including hanging racks and shelves to help inspire you and spark ideas about what mirror you might choose for your new dorm space.
Target’s dorm-decor collection, Room Essentials, is a great place to start on your hunt for a floor mirror or other dorm mirror. Outside of this collection, Target also has countless other mirrors to choose from. Here are 3 Target mirrors to check out when designing your dorm room.
1. Free Standing Mirror
Standing floor mirrors are great if you have enough room in your space. They can be easily moved around and this one can be tilted to the angle of your choosing.
But if you don’t have the space for a floor mirror, over-the-door or hanging mirrors can be another good option.
2. Framed Door Mirror
Hang this mirror on the back of any door or any wall using a hook.
3. Over-the-Door Mirror
Sling this mirror over a closet, bathroom, or front door to the dorm room.
Other than Target, places like Amazon, Bed, Bath & Beyond and PBTeen are other well known dorm decor locations. The following mirrors come from these places and more!
4. Wood Framed Full Length Mirror
Talk about versatile… this floor mirror does it all. It can stand on its own- with easel-like backing, or be hung or leaned against a wall or a door. Plus it’s super cute and different with its slightly rounded corners.
5. Jewelry Organizer Mirror
PBTeen’s Jewelry Organizer Mirror isn’t the full-length style. But it is super useful. Especially when looking for a bathroom mirror or maybe even in your closet, this is a perfect mirror to double as an organizer, too!
6. Natural Over-the Door Mirror
This floor mirror is the perfect simple touch to make your dorm room that much more home-y.
7. Simple Framed Home Mirror
Super simple and functional, the Naomi mirror has the perfect long hooks to hang this mirror over-top any door in your new room.
8. Beveled Edge & Frameless Mirror
Sleek and functional, this Edgeless floor mirror can be hung on the back of a door or even leaned against a wall for a full-length reflection. Though it is shown here in a very nice and very un-dorm-like bathroom, it could totally work in any place in your dorm too! Just imagine it hanging on your closet door… perfect.
9. Leaning Mirror with Racks
First of all, how cute is this floor mirror? The hanging racks will be extremely useful in your dorm room. Dorm rooms are oftentimes super small, especially to share amongst multiple people. So as multiple of you are fighting for the storage space on top of the closet or desks or anywhere else, any extra hanging and storage space will be much needed. This floor mirror can stand leaning softly against a wall. Great for next to your bed or closet!
10. Reflective-Lined Door Mirror
This mirror costs less than $8! You can not get more functional than that. Check out this super simple framed door mirror for the easiest solution to your need-a-mirror problem.
11. Double-Sided & Bi-Directional Mirror
Last but not least, this double-sided, multi-directional floor mirror. The typical orientation of the mirror can be stood up anywhere in a room, while the horizontal style can be hung or set on a (wide enough) dresser because it’s only 16 pounds! Not to mention the wood framing is super cute and will probably match many already-installed dorm room storage units and beds!
Whatever your dorm life will look like this year, it’s always a fun chance to make a space your own. So if you are moving into college this fall, or if you are moving in anytime in the future, these floor mirrors are a great way to open up your space and get some use out of a piece of furniture! Your brand new floor mirror, hanging mirror, or any other mirror will be super helpful when waking up on the first day of class to check your outfit, makeup, and maybe take the mirror picture to send to your mom for the first day of 13th grade!
Before you buy a mirror, make sure you remember to check if your college dorms already have mirrors installed. Many campuses already have dorms with installed mirrors, usually on the back of the front door. But many colleges require you to bring one of your own! So check what it will be like in your new room, and if you will need to purchase your own, decide where your mirror will go! Your closet, bathroom (if it’s not communal) or anywhere else in the room could be a great fit for a new mirror.