There’s no better way to step into spring than taking stock of your home and making the necessary adjustments to make it a beautiful place to live. And one of the easiest things to do to give a room the feel of a complete makeover without all the effort is to add a mirror. Many people choose to hang a mirror over their mantelpiece. And because of this you will find that there are a large variety of overmantle mirrors currently available. The traditionalist in you might prefer a classic styled gold antique mirror which will suit period homes perfectly. For the more modern home a large funky modern mirror which also acts as a piece of artwork might be right up your street. The important thing here is to look at the furniture and decoration you already have in your room before making a choice. If you have an Edwardian home with high ceilings and your decoration and furniture reflects this, a classically styled mirror is of course a good choice. Whereas if you have a modern home with a modern fire surround a mirror which can also act as a piece of art will work well. It’s also important to look at the wall where the mirror will be situated before making your choice. Overmantle mirrors traditionally fit over a fireplace, so the wall where it may be situated will naturally be a chimney breast. If this is the case make sure you measure the width of the chimney breast and also the width of your mantlepiece and then choose something which doesn’t overwhelm the wall but is also not too small that the wall and mantle dwarf the mirror. A mirror which is as wide as the mantle usually works well in situations like this.