Typically, mirrors are placed above a piece of furniture like a dresser, a sink or a feature such as a chimney. It is important to choose the mirror size based on the width of the furniture – it should be slightly smaller.
Place 2 decorative objects (candlesticks, vases, lamps etc) on the edges of furniture. This will ‘frame’ your mirror and draw attention to it.
If the furniture is too wide, consider placing 2 mirrors side by side.
How high to hang your mirror above furniture
|If your furniture is||Place your mirror|
|40 inches (about 100 cm) above ground||3-5 inches (7-13 cm) above furniture|
|35 inches (about 90 cm) above ground||8-10 inches (20-25 cm) above furniture|
|Below 35 inches (less than 90 cm) above the ground||10-17 inches (25-43 cm) above furniture|
If you wish to hang a mirror on a wall without furniture beneath, you should choose a full-length mirror. Alternatively, you can create a feature wall with multiple smaller mirrors on top of each other.
The middle of your mirror should be around eye-level height – around 1.7 m. Here is a table to help you quickly get the right measurement:
How high to hang your mirror without furniture
|If the length of your mirror is||Place the lower part of your mirror|
|130 cm (about 51 inches)||105 cm (about 41 inches) above the floor|
|90 cm (about 35 inches)||125 cm (about 49 inches) above the floor|
|60 cm (about 23 inches)||140 cm (about 55 inches) above the floor|
|50 cm (about 20 inches)||145 cm (about 57 inches) above the floor|
|40 cm (about 16 inches)||150 cm (about 59 inches) above the floor|
Mix mirrors, photo frames, canvases and/or clocks to add depth, variation and personality to your feature wall.
If the room does not have windows, like in a bathroom or hallway, place the mirror in front of any light sources to maximise its light reflection.