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I love re-styling outdated pieces.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

Driftwood and Sea Glass Sunburst
Create Your Own DIY Decorative Wall Mirror in a Few Easy Steps!
Kmart Arch Mirror Hack
How To Strip Furniture Without Stripper
DIY Gorgeous, Painted Accent Mirrors
Cathedral Mirror Barn Door Joanna Gaines Inspired
Stripping Wood With Oven Cleaner - Easy Off Mirror Makeover
Builder's Grade Mirror Turned Trumeau Mirror
Create These Dreamy Decorative Wall Mirror Panels in Five Simple Steps
Make An Anthro-Inspired Starburst Mirror With Styrofoam And Wire
DIY Window Pane Aged Mirror
Make an Antique Mirror Clock With Only $20
Wood Beaded Mirror DIY
DIY Entryway Mirror With Hooks
DIY Anthropologie Primrose Inspired Mirror From An Old Bathroom Mirror
Easy Technique to Transform a Mirror With Patchwork Fabric Decoupage
DIY Optical Illusion Mirror!
Adding Details To A Mirror Using Silicone Molds And Air Dry Clay
DIY Sunburst Mirror
Create a Chic and Stylish Wall Mirror in Six Simple Steps
Make Your Own Unique Faux Amethyst Mirror With This Tutorial
Tiled Bathroom Mirror Frame - No Grout!
DIY Wall Mirror
DIY Rattan Mirror
Designer Inspired Glamorous Mirror DIY Using Dollar Store Items
Washi Tape Fretwork Mirror for $5!
How to Turn Glass Into an Antique Mirror
How to Add Live Edge to a Mirror
Take a Mirror From Basic to Unique With a Bone Inlay Stencil Technique
Raffia Mirror DIY | Amazing Boho Decor
Grab a $5 Full Length Mirror From Walmart for This Fun Storage Idea!
Hang Art or Mirrors With Two Key Holes on the Back
Painting Plastic or Metal to Look Like Wood
Rope Mirror Frame
Sand and Seashell Mirror for a Dull Corridor
Cheap DIY Restoration Hardware Mirror Knock-off
Cardboard Box to Mirror Frame
How to Make a Wall Mirror With a Tire
Pretty Sliding Barn Door. It Slides Behind a Dresser.
Create Mirrored Letters
How to Make an Easy Grid Mirror
Sunburst Mirror
Diy Anthropologie Inspired Mirror Using Redesign With Prima Products
Thrift Store Wood Slice Mirror Makeover
A New Way To Use Doormat As A Faux Mirror Wall Art
Sunflower/Sunburst Mirror Made With Cardstock
Ugly Niche? Cover It up (but Keep the Storage)
Personalizing a Mirror
Pampas Grass Mirror Diy
Mercury Effect a Vintage Leaded Glass Window