“ Brand: Ikea / Type: Mirror „
There a couple of Stave mirrors available from Ikea, the one shown in this picture is the thin version, I got the extra wide version (160x70cm rather than 160x40cm) for just a few pounds more. I've wanted a full size mirror for many years now and to finally pick one up of such good quality for just £30 has left me over the moon. I'm over 6ft tall but the mirror is still easily big enough for me to see everything in the mirror - however terrible the sight!
There are a number of finishes available from Ikea, the light brown finish shown in the picture here, black, white and a brown/black which I opted for. The wood finish looks great and is a very good quality - my housemate guessed a price tag of £55 when he asked me how much my mirror cost me.
In terms of hanging it on the wall, it is an absolute breeze. There are holes in the back of the mirror which offer suitable supports and it's just a case of sticking a couple of screws/nails in the wall (fixings aren't provided). It is currently placed vertically in my bedroom but I'm toying with the idea of moving it into the hall as it really does fit in anywhere in the house.
I'm not a massive clean freak and as such the mirror can get quite dusty at times - although I'm convinced it smudges/attracts dust more easily than the other mirrors in my house. Having said that, with a cloth and a generic cleaning spray, it also cleans pretty easily too so there's not really an issue.
Overall, this is a brilliant mirror and really cannot be faulted. It is very cheap but oozes quality wherever in the house it is placed.
In my flat I have a hallway and as you walk in the door there is a big empty wall to the back area. I was going to put up some photographs of my friends and family up however when I was in my local Ikea store recently with some money burning a hole in my pocket when I came across some mirrors and got mooching about cos one had been broken in transit during my last home move and I had been looking to replace it with something and then I came across this and it seemed a good solution to me for the blank and bare looking wall plus handy for me to check what I look like when on the way out of my door!
This was available to buy when I was instore in a couple of different sizes and in Birch finish, white and black finishes and I bought mine in the birch. I thought if it didn't look right when hung where I wanted it to be I could always paint it and at just £30.00 for a large and good quality mirror I did think it was a bit of a bargain too!
I bought this in the 70x160cm size which is quite a big oblong mirror and it cost me £30.00. In style it is simple being a large piece of real glass edged by birch wood which is plain and smooth and secure casing of the mirror then you get a couple of screws with the mirror and this basically is meant to hang on those. My Stepfather put this up for me in my hallway in a matter of a couple of minutes flat with a hammer and made no mess thankfully.
I have this hung vertically though it can also be hung horizontally if you prefer which makes this a versatile mirror in my view!
I like plain things with clean lines and this is great for me and my needs. Its big mirror mine though can be bought in smaller prices for alot less than I paid however I dont regret this buy as its great!
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A few months ago, we decorated our bedroom and bought some new furniture to spruce it up a bit. One of our purchases was this Stave full length mirror from Ikea, costing £20. Considering I paid £45 for a smaller similar styled mirror from another retailer a couple of years ago, I found the price to be very reasonable.
The mirror comes in a range of colours, the one we went for was the matte black just as it is fairly neutral and would match other colours and decors in the room. It is also available in birch, oak and matte white too and in different sizes - the one we have measures 40cm x 160cm but it's also available in a wider 70cm width too. It's available from Ikea in their self service section so it's simply a case of picking it up at the end of the showroom.
It fixes to the wall via two small screw hooks on the back - these are included in the package from Ikea so no need to purchase anything else to hang it. The mirror just slots over these. It can be hung either vertically or horizontally too, although I personally would never consider hanging it horizontally as I think it would be far too wide that way - for anywhere in my house anyway. There are also fixings in the package to make it a turnable mirror, this isn't something we ever considered doing though so I can't comment on how well this feature works but at least the option is there.
The mirror has a box shape, what I mean by that is that the mirror part doesn't fit flush to the wall, the frame comes out from the wall by around 4cm so the mirror part is also 4cm away from the wall. I love this design, it looks contemporary which suits the rest of our room. With the colour being plain black, it would suit most rooms, I did consider putting it on our landing and I think it would have looked just as nice on there.
I like to have a full length mirror in the bedroom so that when I'm getting ready to go out I can see exactly what I'll look like (I usually change into 4 or 5 outfits before I finally decide on what to wear!). This mirror is great for this purpose and even though it's 160cm in height, my 6ft husband finds it just as useful as I do at 5ft 2". It's also very easy to clean - I find dusting it is simple because of the matte frame it has, it simply just wipes away as it is smooth to touch. I also find that any spots that appear on the mirror itself wipe away very easily with a quick squirt of glass cleaner - I even tried polish on it the other day and that eliminated the marks on it just as well. It needs very little maintenance.
I rate the mirror the full 5 dooyoo stars - I would definitely buy it again and think it was the perfect buy for what we needed. It's a reasonable price and a great value item as it's of high quality.
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The price I paid for this mirror is £20, this is a great price considering you get a full sized mirror with a wonderful oak finish and good quality mirror (glass). At after looking at the available finishes (black brown, oak, white, and white stained oak, birch) I decided to go for the black brown oak finish as it goes well with the hallway.
It performs to a very good standard size wise as it has the dimensions 1.6 metres long and 0.4 metres wide. I have no problem what so every looking from head to toe as it has very decent dimension, even the tallest of people will not have a problem with this mirror.
The quality of the frame is absolutely superb as it has a very tough feel to it and after 4 years of owning this mirror it has not suffer a single chip on the frame of a crack in the glass. This mirror is definitely made to last, but just by looking at the price of £20 you would not believe it one bit!!!!
This mirror does attract smudges easily so I try to avoid touching it as much as possible, however it is very easy to clean using a suitable cleaning product for the glass and frame.
I mounted mine in the hallway but I believe that this wardrobe would be great practically any where in the house even the bathroom.
Overall, I would recommend this product if you need a simple full length mirror that will last a large period of time. All you have to pay is £20 and its yours.
We have this Stave full length mirror from Ikea in our guest bedroom. I wanted to put a full length mirror in there as I think that it nice for guests, female guests especially, to have access to a full length mirror. I did only want a fairly cheap mirror as it isn't for our bedroom, and won't get an awful lot of use. Our guest bedroom furniture is also from Ikea; the Rykene bed and bedside tables. And so I wanted something that would match these. The Rykene furniture is a grey-brown colour wood, and the Stave mirror in the oak colour compliments the Rykene furniture perfectly.
The Stave full length mirror is also available in the following colours; birch, black-brown, white, white-stained oak, and then obviously the oak colour which we have. All of the colours are priced at just £20.
The Stave full length mirror stands 160cm tall, and 40cm wide. You can choose to have the mirror either wall mounted or free standing, we chose to just have ours free standing. If you do choose to wall mount the mirror then the mounting fittings are included, however the fixing devices i.e. the screws and wall plugs are not included as these will differ according to the type of wall that you will be mounting it on. If you do choose to wall mount the mirror you can either mount it vertically, horizontally, or even choose to have it hung vertically but only anchored to the wall at one side so that the mirror turns and tilts from the wall.
As I mentioned we have our mirror free standing, we have set it at a slight angle away from the wall, so that it tilts backwards against the wall. I think that it's fine and secure like this, and it seems fairly stable. The mirror comes with a sheet of safety film which you can apply to the glass if you wanted to. We haven't used this as I don't think that we need it, plus I didn't want to end up with the safety film application getting botched and there being creases and bubbles under the safety film. I do think that this is a good addition for peace of mind for some people though.
The mirror surround is made of wood (well I guess as close to wood as Ikea get!), and I have to admit that in the oak colour especially it does look quite expensive, and it certainly doesn't look cheap and tacky at all. I like that the design of the mirror is really sleek and simple, with just the slim oak wood surround to the mirror. It's a good usable size full length mirror, however it's not too big that it takes over the whole room.
The simple design and the choice of colours mean that this would work well in most room settings, and go with most decor. You could get a colour to match the rest of your furniture, or contrast with your furniture, or compliment your furniture like we did. This would also lend itself to being used in various rooms, the bedroom, bathroom, hallway etc.
This is easy to keep clean, I just wipe the surround over with a damp cloth, and just use a glass cleaner on the mirror itself.
My only slight gripe with the mirror is that it seems to be leaving marks on my cream walls where the top edge is resting against the wall. I guess that so long as I don't actually decide to move the mirror then this shouldn't really be a problem though.
Overall for just £20 I'd definitely recommend this full length mirror.
You might be beginning to think that all our furniture is from Ikea, and to be honest, you wouldn't be far wrong! This mirror is excellent quality for the price, and matches our wardrobes which were bought from....yes you've guessed it, Ikea!
The mirror is a full length mirror, with the exact dimensions being 160cm in height and 40cm wide. The mirror is available in several finishes, including birch, black-brown, oak, white, and white stained oak. It currently retails at £20 which is excellent value as the oak finish that we own looks better quality than the price tag suggests.
We have this mirror mounted on a wall next to our wardrobes, but it is possible to make it a tilting mirror if you so wish, and Ikea provide the hinges to make this possible. It does come with the fittings to allow you to hang this mirror, and other than removing the protective layer of film over the glass, you simply hang and it's ready to use.
The mirror looks really classy hanging on our wall, the edge of it is quite thick so rather than lying flat against the wall, it comes out by a good couple of inches. This just makes it look more solid and to be honest by the quality you'd never know it was £20 from Ikea. The depth is worth bearing in mind if you're short on space, however, as it does stick out from the wall a bit so if you're planning to hang it in a confined space it could potentially get knocked.
Size-wise, this mirror is perfect for my needs. I can see from head to foot without having to step to far back from the mirror, and this makes life easier when trying on outfits and checking my skirt isn't tucked into my knickers before leaving the house!
Cleaning the mirror is very easy, I use window cleaner on the glass, and a duster on the wooden frame. It does attract a bit more dust than some mirrors due to the depth of the frame, but this isn't a huge issue.
We have ours by our wardrobes, but it's useful to know that Ikea recommend this mirror as being suitable for use in high humidity areas. By this, I guess they mean the bathroom.
Overall, I am very happy with this mirror. It is big enough to get a good full length view of myself when I'm trying on outfits, although I can't blame the mirror for not always liking what I see! It looks good quality and is very sturdy. As it's from Ikea, you will also find other furniture items to match.
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