How to Decorate Mirrors

Looking for the perfect mirror for your space? Not sure how to properly hang it? Allow the Hometalk community to assist. Here you'll find step by step video tutorials to help you with all your mirror needs. Look through mirror decor slideshows sure to inspire you. Join the conversation on our mirror decor discussion boards. Enjoy!

How to Decorate a Mirror

Choose a color scheme

Choose a color scheme to complement the decor in the room your mirror will hang in.

Add a frame

A frame doesn't always need to be wood. You can create a frame by cladding the mirror’s sides with clay or plaster.

Embellish your frame

Select embellishments that introduce the color scheme you selected earlier. Beads, ceramic tiles, shells, or crystals work well.

Add hooks or a frame stand

Place a small mirror on a picture frame stand to display it. A large mirror will need hooks to wall-mount it.

Keep mirrors shiny and beautiful

Dust your mirror frequently and wipe it down with a wet cloth. This will ensure it always looks magnificent.

Top Projects for Decorating Mirrors

Take a look at our top DIY mirror decor projects. Find your inspiration.

Mirror Decorating Videos

We have DIY video tutorials to get you started on DIY mirror decorations.

Ikea Hack - Rope Mirror

This is an easy DIY that was inspired by a Restoration Hardware rope mirror and completes my vision for my house entryway. While it looks great and was easy to make.

Fun With Painting and Appliqués

I love re-styling outdated pieces. One of my fondest ways to update an old look is to add appliqués and age the look with various painting techniques.

Make an Antique Mirror Clock With Only $20

During one of my many weekly Hobby Lobby jaunts, I found these gorgeous clock hands for $9. ($5 with that handy-dandy 40% off coupon!) And they gave me an idea! I had an unused glass table top that I decided to transform into an antique clock. Although lets be honest, I was leaving Hobby Lobby with an idea one way or another. Who doesn't?

DIY Dino Magnets & Starburst Decor | Dollar Store Decor

Both of these projects were made with dollar store items and are simple to make! The mirror is a great decor piece and the magnets are fun for the fridge!

New Decorating Mirrors Projects

We've got new mirror decor ideas for your next DIY project.

Browse Mirror Decorating Projects

Re-purposing a Oval Mirror and Old Frame to an Antique Mirror
30 Minute-DIY Mirror Redesign With Paint Couture and Posh Pigments
Pottery Barn Mirror Hack
Ugly Niche? Cover It up (but Keep the Storage)
Diy Sun Mirror Made Out of Drinking Draw
Driftwood DIY Mirror: Step by Step Tutorial
Toilet Paper Roll Wall Hanging
Charming Vintage Distressed Mirror
Painting Plastic or Metal to Look Like Wood
Shutter Frame Mirror
Pink and Pearls Mirror Makeover
Cardboard Castle Mirror
Boring Wardrobe Mirror Makeover With a Soda Can, Tacks & Fence Wood?!
Raffia Mirror DIY | Amazing Boho Decor
Cathedral Mirror Barn Door Joanna Gaines Inspired
Stenciled Vintage Mirror
How to Transform Your Old Crockery Into a Beautiful Mirror Frame
Faux Window Deceptively Makes the Foyer Bigger
Unique Wall Decor Made From Ceiling Fan Blades
DIY Framed Window Mirrors
Ornate Mirror Makeover
Mirror Makeover
Rope Mirror Frame
Diy Wine Cork Mirror Frame
Oval Mirror Beachified
Knock-off Metallic Mirror Frame
12 Best Ways to Give Your Boring Rugs a New Look.
Anthropology Knock Off No1 Starburst Mirror
How to Create a Stunning Decorative Wall Mirror for Less Than $10
Step by Step Tutorial on How to Create Your Own Gilded French Mirror.
Cardboard Box to Mirror Frame
DIY Optical Illusion Mirror!
White DIY Mirror - Artist Inspired
DIY Mirror Makeover: Stencil Your Favorite Quote on a Mirror
How to Add Live Edge to a Mirror
PVC Pipe Mirror
Create Your Own DIY Decorative Wall Mirror in a Few Easy Steps!
DIY Anthopologie Cecilia Mirror
How to Paint a Winter Scene
Sunburst Mirror
Nautical Salad Bowl Mirror
DIY Sunburst Mirror
Create These Dreamy Decorative Wall Mirror Panels in Five Simple Steps
Antique Window Made Into Antique Mirror
Ten Important Tips for Framing Out Mirrors
DIY Velvet Mirror
Designer Inspired Glamorous Mirror DIY Using Dollar Store Items
How to Make a Nordic Wooden Mirror
DiY French Country Style Mirror
Mirror Update - Take 2!
Build a Hidden Jewelry Cabinet Out of a Mirror!
DIY Industrial Metal Mirror Hack
Update an Older Cathedral Arch Mirror
Gorgeous Fabric Covered Mirror Upcycle
10 Brilliant Ways to Give Your Boring Mirrors a New Look.
DIY Beveled Mirror Tile Overmantel
A New Way To Use Doormat As A Faux Mirror Wall Art
Pretty Pink Mirror Make-Over
From Gold to Bold Vintage Mirror Makeover