Here's LOOKING AT YOU: THE BEST DECORATIVE MIRRORS

More than a functional piece for making sure we're presentable before we leave the house, a strategically placed mirror can make a room appear larger and brighter, or inject life into a dark corner or hallway.

It's not just about the reflective qualities either, a beautiful decorative mirror can be hung instead of a piece of art to bring character to a space or to pull a room scheme together by subtly tie-ing in colours, shapes, materials or themes.

Above a fireplace or over-mantel in a living room or dining room is the obvious place for a beautiful mirror, but in a clean, white bathroom, a decorative mirror is a simple way to soften the look and take it from clinical to cool without a major refurb.

The latest styles span a number of different looks from pretty butterflies, glamorous crystals and spun gold to Scandi chic, graphic monochrome and lunar landscapes, so take a look and decide which is the fairest of all...

ELLIOT, £125, PERCH & PARROW

ELLIOT, £125, PERCH & PARROW

This design combines the simplicity of a round, un-ornamented mirror with a swirling frame that gives it an impressive, out-of-this-world look. Smartened up with a rich golden finish, this piece will seamlessly blend into traditional and classic interiors, and make a quirky addition to contemporary hallways or bedrooms.

LARGE OBAN, £235, OKA

LARGE OBAN, £235, OKA

This large round mirror has convex glass reminiscent of a porthole. Its ornately carved circular frame has been stained and polished to an Ebony Black finish, whilst the inner edge detail has been painted antiqued gold.

GLEAM, £150, NEXT HOME

GLEAM, £150, NEXT HOME

Light up your life with this gleaming number. Its glistening crystal effect border has a reflective quality for added sparkle.

MY MOON MY MIRROR, £672, DIESEL WITH MOROSO AT NEST.CO.UK

MY MOON MY MIRROR, £672, DIESEL WITH MOROSO AT NEST.CO.UK

The moon is printed on the mirrored surface combining function and fantasy.

STOCKHOLM, £75, IKEA

The frame around the bottom of the mirror forms a handy shelf where you can put your make up, mobile phone or wallet.

BLACK & WHITE BEAT, FROM £10,560, PIETRO RUSSO AT GALLOTTI & RADICE

BLACK & WHITE BEAT, FROM £10,560, PIETRO RUSSO AT GALLOTTI & RADICE

This special limited edition mirror is made of 42 single sections. Beautifully bevelled, its bright black painted glass inserts are polished by hand resulting in a stunning piece that's part art, part accessory.

LARGE GOLD BUTTERLY, £295, GRAHAM AND GREEN

LARGE GOLD BUTTERLY, £295, GRAHAM AND GREEN

Beautifully delicate, this gold butterfly mirror captures the essence of these endearing creatures. Settled onto the round frame, each of the gold coloured insects has an antique finish to give it a vintage quality.

LARGE GOLD BUTTERLY, £295, GRAHAM AND GREEN

LARGE GOLD BUTTERLY, £295, GRAHAM AND GREEN

Beautifully delicate, this gold butterfly mirror captures the essence of these endearing creatures. Settled onto the round frame, each of the gold coloured insects has an antique finish to give it a vintage quality.