With broad frames and plenty of hooks, these mirrors add functional style just inside the front (or back) door
When it comes to entryways, there's not a lot of room for wasted space. That's where these double-duty mirrors come in. Inspired by the fixtures that hung in hardworking bistros and bars of the early 20th century, these hook-laden wood-framed mirrors provide a catchall for little necessities—keys, bags, scarves, and the like—without obstructing precious floor space. Some boost their organizational potential with additional storage features such as shelves, cubbies, or drawers. The looking glass comes in handy for on-the-fly spot checks as you're coming and going—and has the added bonus of making a cramped entry area look just a little more expansive. Want to bring this charming style to your home? Here are seven of our favorite takes.
Made of: Pine-veneered MDF
Highlights: The shallow shelf is a landing spot for glasses and other sundries, while a quartet of 4-by-6-inch frames allows for a personal display of prints or photos.
About $95; Wayfair
Home Decorators Collection
Made of: Oak and MDF with an ash veneer
Highlights: Exposed tenons, angular brackets, and batten details give this mirror a Craftsman look. The deep shelf can hold larger accessories.
About $110; Home Decorators Collection
Custom Furniture World
Made of: Painted pine
Highlights: A weathered finish lends cottage charm. Comes in 33 different colors, ranging from warm neutrals to bold, dramatic hues.
About $300; Custom Furniture World
Made of: Poplar with a birch veneer
Highlights: Its slim silhouette makes this one a good fit for tight spaces; small drawers have room to stow keys, glasses, gloves, and other necessities.
About $190; Wayfair
Made of: Unfinished oak
Highlights: The substantial hardwood frame (we stained it with Minwax's China Red) is ready for the stain, paint, or clear coat of your choice. A cornice banded with dentil molding and sturdy double-prong hooks add to its well-crafted feel.
About $230; Signature Hardware
Crate and Barrel
Made of: MDF
Highlights: Four partitioned trays ensure that keys and other small items won't get lost in the shuffle. Bonus: The high-gloss lacquer finish is easy to wipe clean.
About $200; Crate & Barrel
TIP: Hang especially heavy mirrors using a French cleat—just make sure it's fastened into at least two studs for maximum security. Find the how-to in our 25 DIY Fundamentals
Made of: Vinyl over plywood
Highlights: Black faux leather looks and feels luxurious, and gets extra decorative punch with gold French embroidery.
About $210; Lighting New York