Where to hang mirrors in the house: ideas for each room

You are unique and so is your home. Your mirrors should reflect that! Learn where to hang a mirror for ultimate impact.

June 17, 2019

Where to hang mirrors in the house: ideas for each room
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Looking for some mirror decoration ideas to spruce up your home? Mirrors can add light to dark rooms and make small spaces feel larger - so they should be a key item in your home decoration plans! Read on for our top interior design mirror ideas, including where to hang mirrors in each room of your home.

Remember to clean your mirrors regularly. Routinely cleaning your mirrors with an effective multipurpose cleaner, like Handy Andy, will mean that stains are less likely to build up - making the job much quicker and easier to do!    

Bathroom mirror ideas

When it comes to wall mirror ideas, hanging one in the bathroom may be the most obvious suggestion - but that doesn't mean there aren't still things to consider:

  • Over the sink: the perfect mirror location to help you get ready in the mornings
  • On empty a walls: a full-length vertical mirror on a wall can add height and depths to smaller washrooms
  • Extendable wall mirrors: perfect for shaving or applying make-up

Remember to consider mirror frame ideas when selecting your bathroom mirrors too. You want them to be made of a material that can cope with the humid conditions of a bathroom and still look stylish. Match the colours or patterns in the rest of your bathroom decor and consider how you can frame the room with multiple mirrors - for example, you could hang two square mirrors symmetrically on a blank wall rather than just using one large rectangular mirror.

Bedroom mirror ideas

Forget the feng shui principle that mirrors can’t be hung in bedrooms. This accessory is a must in a room, especially when you don’t have a separate dressing room or walk-in closet. Try these locations:

  • On the door: if you’re short on space, choose a full-length mirror and position it so it takes as much of the door as possible.
  • Not all mirrors are meant to be hung - some are designed to be leaners!
  • Consider a tilt: hanging a mirror high on the wall at a slight downward tilt can reflect more of the room.
  • Take advantage of mirrored furniture: a mirrored chest of drawers or bedside table can enhance your room without taking up wall space.
  • In the headboard: this wall is usually the focal point in each room. If you make It mirrored, you’ll get an eye-catchy look.
If you ever break a mirror, the old wives’ tale suggests you could get back luck. But you could also get a nasty injury! Be sure to handle broken pieces with care and keep little ones and pets well away. 

Living room mirror ideas

Mirrors are one of the best things you can do for a living room. These are some ideas that can add sophistication and personality to the room:

  • Try grouping: hanging a group of mirrors on the wall is an easy and effective way to add character to space. Just make sure to take proportion into consideration, hanging them in the same manner as artwork and leaving equal space between each mirror.
  • Arrange based on room heigh: tall rooms benefit from vertical mirrors but long rooms do better with a horizontally-set one.
  • Make a statement: the living room, and the dining room, are the best spaces for dramatic mirrors - especially if there is a beautiful chandelier or eye-catching modern lamp to reflect.
  • Mirror an entire wall: experiment with mirror tiles or reflective wallpapers to achieve this result on a smaller budget.

From wall mirror decorating ideas to out-of-the-box solutions, placing a mirror expertly can really do wonders to the look and functionality of your home.

  • Consider the placement of the mirror in relation to the light source.
  • Opt for big mirrors in small rooms to maximise impact.
  • Choose a frame to match the décor of your room.
  • Always keep your mirror spotless and clean with a multipurpose cleaner, like Handy Andy.