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Are Free-standing Mirrors Safe?

Free-standing mirrors are not just functional items; they are statement pieces that can elevate the aesthetic of any room. With their versatility and mobility, they offer the convenience of being shifted according to your decorative whims. However, the question of safety is paramount.

In this article, we delve into factors that determine the safety of your free-standing mirror.

Consider Placement Carefully

  • Space and Size:
    The size of the mirror, relative to your available floor space, is a crucial safety consideration. A large mirror in a cramped space not only looks out of place, but also poses a safety risk from getting knocked and damaged.
  • Functionality and Room:
    Beyond just finding space for the mirror, consider the functionality. Ensure there's enough room to stand back and use the mirror. Sometimes, the perfect spot might be in a different room than initially planned.

Furniture and Flow

  • Accessibility:
    It's essential to think about how the mirror affects the flow of the room. Will it obstruct access to other furniture? Could its placement increase the risk of it being knocked over?
  • Obstruction and Risks:
    If a mirror disrupts the natural flow of a room, it can become more of a hazard. Ensuring it doesn’t block doorways or create a trip hazard is key.

Assessing Damage Potential

  • Location in the Home:
    A mirror in a high-traffic area is more susceptible to accidental knocks. Consider placing it in a less busy part of your home to minimise the risk of damage.

The Next Steps to Purchasing a Free-Standing Mirror

Before finalising your purchase, here are some further points of consideration:

  • Seek Advice:
    Reach out to experts or customer service for guidance on choosing a safe and suitable free-standing mirror.
  • Best Sellers and Features:
    Explore the best-selling mirrors in the collection. Consider features like glass thickness, the weight of the mirror, and the quality of the glass used.
  • Suitability for Different Spaces:
    Each mirror has its unique charm and functionality. Consider the best place for each design, whether it's a spacious living room, a cosy bedroom, or a luxurious bathroom.


While free-standing mirrors can add charm and character to your interiors, prioritising safety and suitability is essential. With careful consideration of space, furniture flow, and potential for damage, you can enjoy the elegance and functionality of a free-standing mirror without compromising on safety.

For more information on our range and to find the perfect fit for your space, feel free to contact us or explore our collection of free-standing mirrors. Whether you're looking for a bold statement piece or a subtle accent, we have something to suit every style and space.
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