Choose a style: As well as being practical, mirrors can add a whole new dimension to your home by creating character and elegance. The existing style and decor of your room should complement the type of mirror you buy. Mirrors come in various shapes and you may want to opt for a traditional circular or rectangular mirror, or a specialist design for a more unusual finish. Plan in advance: Before going shopping, take measurements of the area where you plan to place the mirror. Set a budget and then look at mirrors within your price range to ensure you make an affordable choice. Buy wise: A high-quality mirror should last for life. Check these three factors when looking for a highquality mirror: glass quality, mirror thickness, and mirror silvering. The glass should have a flat surface and a thick coating of silvering.