Mirrors have evolved. Sure, you can still practice your smile in them. But more and more, they're valued for their decorative appeal around the home - as big, statement-making pieces or as unique, almost artwork-like elements.

Mirrors have evolved. Sure, you can still practice your smile in them. But more and more, they're valued for their decorative appeal around the home - as big, statement-making pieces or as unique, almost artwork-like elements.

Here are some original designs available in Columbus shops, as well as some tips for hanging them.

Chandelier-printed mirror, $129

Bloomsbury Loft, Short North

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This one has the size and sparkle to light up a room. Bloomsbury Loft owner Judith Mercado has assembled a wall of mirrors in the store, and among them are this beauty and several vintage mirrors with handles.

Magnetic-framed mirror, $200

Flower and bird magnets, $3-$15

The Swanky Abode, Easton

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You can switch up this mirror's look just by switching out the magnets. The little bird magnet, which is also for sale at The Swanky Abode, looks particularly adorable perched on the edge.

Convex mirrors, $29-$49

West Elm, Easton

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Like funhouse mirrors for the modern home! A couple of these grouped together on a wall would really pop (literally and figuratively - they kind of look like bubbles). Mostly, though, guests will love making faces in them.

Heavy wooden frames, $48 and up

Fritzy Jacobs, Worthington

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These heavy wooden frames from Obrien & Schidde Designs are a Fritzy Jacobs standby, and most hardware stores can cut a piece of mirror to fit any frame.