Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:00 PM EST
Designer’s trick: buy the biggest, baddest framed mirror you can find, and don’t bother hiring somebody to find the studs in your wall and then drill a hanger into one. Instead, just prop your new find up against the wall, slightly tilted.
The Splurge: West Elm Metal Floor Mirror, $322.
The Steal: IKEA Hovet Aluminum Mirror, $129.
The resulting macho Euro-glam, room-widening deliciousness will make you very happy. No handyperson required. (Just make sure you lean it at enough of an angle that your new look doesn’t fall on somebody).