Hanging a mirror? Follow our surefire tips!
We all use mirrors every day - sometimes even several times per day. It has been estimated that on average women use mirrors for 335 hours per year. Think about that. It’s something like 2 weeks per year, or 55 minutes per day. No bathroom or toilet is complete without a mirror, if only to take a quick glance at your hair. In living rooms they can also be used to make the the room look higher, longer, bigger !
But what’s the best way to give style to a bed- or bathroom? At what height should they be hung? read on to get our surefire tips!
Hanging your mirror at the right height can make a world of difference. After all, you don’t want to twist your neck or have to jump up to see yourself each time. So think about the heights of the people that will use the mirror, and hang it at the average for them.
For example, let’s say that you have a mirror that is a real eye-catcher, one that is 1.5 m high. A good idea is to hang it off the ground - about 25 or 30 cm should be about right. This way, you can catch your full profile. If you are using a smaller mirror, for example a round one with a diameter of 60 cm, it is best to take the average eye level as your guideline.
Keep in mind the light sources in your house. You don’t want to be bothered by strong reflections, after all. If your mirror is hanging in front of a lamp, window or television, check that you won’t be blinded by the reflections. It’s worth spending a few minutes testing to find the right spot.
Hanging a mirror facing a window or light source
If you hang your mirror facing a window or other light source, you can make the room look longer. This works really well in a bedroom facing windows, particularly louvered windows. The morning sun entering the bedroom and reflecting in the mirror makes for a perfect Instagram moment!
In high- or low-ceilinged rooms
Look carefully at the space in which you want to hang a mirror: does it have a high or low ceiling? In a high room, we recommend hanging your mirror horizontally. On the other hand, you can make a low room look higher by hanging a long, vertical mirror.