Hanging A Mirror Over Furniture
One way to add an elegant and distinctive touch of personality to any room in your home is to add a mirror. And when hung above furniture, mirrors can act as stunning yet simple wall decor. These are several tips to hang a mirror above furniture. Balance is essential in interior design, and an oversized mirror hung above a narrow lingerie chest throws the entire room off. The mirror should be two-thirds or three-quarters the width of the furniture below it to create visual balance; however, feel free to go wider, up to the width of the furniture, if it works in your space. Use this same method when grouping a mirror with other artwork or wall hangings, taking the entire width of the arrangement, including spacing between pieces, into account. Mirrors act as wall art when hung above furniture, but the reflection itself becomes a part of the decor. For this reason, take care when choosing a location for your mirror, it will reflect anything opposite, including a pile of clothes left in a bedroom, cable clutter surrounding a television and a laundry room off a dining area.
Secure installation is essential when hanging any mirror above furniture, and this is especially true when you put a mirror over seating or a bed. Always install the mirror directly via wall studs; when this isn’t possible, use heavy-load wall anchors instead. Heavy gauge mirror wire and a closed hook work for mirrors of less than 25 pounds. Use a French cleat bracket as hardware for anything heavier, ensuring that the mirror stays in place in any situation.