Tips For Decorating With Wall Mirrors

Wall mirrors can add dimension and sophistication to any setting, making a statement without overshadowing other decorations. Use these tips to get the most from this versatile piece of decor.

Decorating experts often suggest hanging mirrors centered above an anchoring piece of furniture or decor element; however, off-center displays can add interest.

1. Choose Your Mirror Wisely

Mirrors make rooms seem bigger and brighter, as well as add decoration and interest. Consider hanging one across from an eye-catching wallpaper or painted accent wall for added design impact; for more decorative flair consider an arched mirror with an eye-catching frame.

No matter your aesthetic preferences – rustic or modern – there are mirrors available that will fit right in with any wall design or color scheme. Just be sure to pick a mirror that complements it to avoid anything looking out of place!

Mirrors are easy to maintain; simply giving them a quick dust should do. To protect against potential damage, consider professional mounting of the piece or propping it against the wall in a secure spot; otherwise, if its weight precludes this option use a bracket instead. Mirrors are an invaluable part of decorating; their reflection can create more light, make rooms seem larger, frame views and bring dimensions.

2. Hang It in the Right Place

Mirrors are an integral component of home decor that adds dimension and depth to any space. Easy to hang up, mirrors can fit seamlessly with different decorating styles and offer endless decorating possibilities.

Before hanging a mirror on your wall space, assess it carefully to ensure it can support its weight and that there is sufficient vertical and horizontal clearance. Clear away clutter from the area if necessary so you have ample working room.

If the mirror will be mounted to a wood or metal frame, ensure you choose hardware capable of bearing its weight. In case it is lightweight, make sure it hangs on a stud to avoid potential accidents from falling over.

To determine the weight of your mirror, place it on a scale with its glass face up. For heavier pieces, you should also use a stud finder tool, knock and listen, or look for indicators like outlets or molding nails to locate any possible studs.

3. Add a Focal Point

Mirror walls require decor to bring life and depth. A simple, easy-to-maintain way is hanging a string of flowers from above the mirror (or using adhesive decals of butterflies, sailboats, flowers or trees). For added flair and eye-catching effects, arrange an accent table in front of the mirror featuring vase(s), decorative lamp(s) or plants – then hang center-framed artwork or tapestries using ceiling hooks – before finally hanging center-framed artwork or tapestries on ceiling hooks in front of it all!

Conventional decorating wisdom advises hanging mirrors centered over console tables, mantels or other anchor pieces of furniture. While this method works just fine, sometimes it’s fun to try something a bit off-kilter with mirror walls – pairing a round mirror with wooden or rattan frames can add visual interest and create an eclectic decor scheme; bold framed or colored mirrors may provide striking contrast against overall room aesthetic while more subdued neutral-framed ones will blend more seamlessly and bring sophistication and subtle style to existing decor schemes – as will their counterparts adorned by neutral frames that will complement existing decor seamlessly and elegantly complement current decor schemes.

4. Paint Your Mirror

Add a pop of color to your mirror by painting its frame! Choose between using a brush, foam brush or spray can apply paint; just be sure to follow all applicable manufacturer’s instructions and cover surrounding surfaces with newspapers, drop cloths or cardboard sheets to prevent accidental splatters on its reflective surface.

When painting, multiple light coats should be applied instead of one thick coating to improve control and reduce drips or uneven coloring. This approach helps prevent drips or uneven coloring and ensures more effective coverage.

Before beginning painting, use a water-soluble pencil to sketch your design on the mirror’s surface using stencils or decals for an individual touch. Allow your paint to fully cure before taking steps such as removing tape and paper covering and cleaning with a damp cloth to ensure no residue remains on its surface – then enjoy your new-look wall decor!