Why You Need a Selfie Mirror (For Your Home & Your Health)

published Sep 8, 2016
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A standing mirror in a thick wood frame hanging in the entryway of an eclectic home
(Image credit: Kim Lucian)

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but studies and go back and forth on the power of the selfie. Some say taking selfies is actually bad for your self-esteem while others say they have a more positive effect, and the internet is full of think pieces debating the same thing.

Of course, taking a selfie isn’t a cure-all for your confidence, but it can’t hurt to celebrate when you feel good about yourself by taking pictures (whether you post them to Instagram or not).

That’s where the mirror selfie comes in. A well-placed mirror can do wonders for your home, but having a full-length mirror in a well-lit part of your home that you actually enjoy taking selfies in when you’re feeling your look means your decor can double as a daily confidence boost.

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If you don’t already have a great selfie mirror in your apartment, here’s why you should consider changing that—for your home, and for your health.

It’s empowering

In a way, taking a selfie is like giving yourself permission to be seen and to consider yourself art, and trying out different poses and camera angles can help you see yourself in ways you never have before. Giving yourself a space in your home that you can dedicate to that kind of self-love and self-discovery can only empower you.

It will brighten things up

Mirrors reflect light, so the right placement in your home can actually brighten up your space. You can make your apartment look lighter and more airy, and all that extra light is perfect for taking photos, so your selfies will benefit from it, too.

It will create the illusion of more space

If you place it right, a mirror can actually open up your apartment and create more space—or at least, make it look that way. You can add mirror panels to just about any area of your home that can use a shiny sprucing up, from small sections to entire walls.

It’ll add interest to your home

There are so many cool ways to add mirrors to your home, so if you go beyond the basic full length mirror, you can really create a more unique space. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, so go with one that suits your home’s personality—and try placing it somewhere more interesting than the back of your bedroom door. Bonus points if your mirror’s in a part of your home that also works as a fun photo background.