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In the process of hanging up some new wall art I got the other day. I removed a mirror that always bothered me where it was hung. (No, not on the ceiling, wise guy.) When I had DH holding up the pictures so I could step away and see how they looked, I realized that hanging the mirror on the wall behind the headboard really added a lot of light to the room.

So, here's the question- is it ok to have only a full length mirror in the guest room? Or do I need to put that mirror on a different wall to use for makeup or hair fixing or whatever? There is a large mirror in the bathroom. Where the mirror was before you really couldn't use a hair dryer so it hasn't come up as an issue that we've been told about.

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just if its over the bed make sure it very secure - you know how the rumpy pumpy brigade are!

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Sounds good to me if you like the way it looks over the bed.  I don't think it is strange and will add some interest.

 

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I have a full length mirror in every single room, so that they can check themselves after they dress. Often on the back of doors, but there is always one.

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I wouldn't hang a mirror on the wall above the headboard (or otherwise) just because I would be terrified if it ever fell or broke......

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If it is not the mirror it will be a framed picture under glass. I just thought the mirror looked better.

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Then go with the mirror...I am just a worry wort....

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I had/still have full length mirrors on the bathroom doors. If the bathroom is ensuite and their is a mirror there, why have one in the bedroom? I know it adds light, but it seems strange to have one over the bed. at least to me crying

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Bathroom is not en suite. The full length mirror is in the room. An over-the-sink mirror is in the bathroom. I had to put the mirrors on the walls because when the windows are open in the summer the doors slam shut. Plus, there was no way I would want a full length mirror in the bathroom. Sigh. Maybe 20 years ago...

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Not sure what the yes applies to...ok to have only the full length or have to have secondary mirror...

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To have a full length mirror. I have a real nice floor model full-length in one of the guestrooms with shared bath - the mirror on the antique dresser is ancient and looks it.

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I have those antique dressers, too. Yes, the mirrors are losing their silvering. But, they tilt so they're good for all heights to use!

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The full-length in my room tilts from the middle - it is in a lyre-shaped wooden frame.

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Madeleine wrote:

In the process of hanging up some new wall art I got the other day. I removed a mirror that always bothered me where it was hung. (No, not on the ceiling, wise guy.) When I had DH holding up the pictures so I could step away and see how they looked, I realized that hanging the mirror on the wall behind the headboard really added a lot of light to the room.

So, here's the question- is it ok to have only a full length mirror in the guest room? Or do I need to put that mirror on a different wall to use for makeup or hair fixing or whatever? There is a large mirror in the bathroom. Where the mirror was before you really couldn't use a hair dryer so it hasn't come up as an issue that we've been told about.

IMNVHO yes!!

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