Choose the right place for your mirror

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.

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