Everything you need to know about hanging a mirror

What piece of furniture or decor can do as much as a mirror? It makes small rooms bigger, dark rooms lighter, and (phew!) lets you know when you have lipstick on your teeth. But before it does any of that, you've got to get it up on the wall. We spoke with dfw art installation experts on how to hang a mirror (as well as where to do it, and when to bring in a pro) so that you can get it up with ease and grace and get to the best part quickly: Admiring your work. 

Before You Start

  • Some mirrors are not meant to be hung 
  • A cable wire hung across a single nail will not cut it! 
  • Consider a Tilt


  • In a living room with Southern exposure, you'll want to make the most of cozy afternoon light, so place the mirror on the wall opposite the window, advises Going. If it's a bedroom, or somewhere you want to capitalize on morning light, try the adjacent window.
  • The dining room is one of the most popular spaces for dramatic mirrors, especially if there's a beautiful chandelier to reflect. But, be mindful.
  • Both Going and Downs agree that an entry hall is one of the best places in the house for a mirror.

Tips And Tricks 

  • Tall rooms benefit from vertical mirrors, while long rooms do better with a horizontally-set mirror, advises Downs.
  • Think twice before installing a mirror on anything that has a lot of movement, says Downs. Another risky place that you shouldn't try on your own: Above the bed. If you're considering that, you should make sure to get a pro in to get the job done safely.
  • A bold move deserves bold execution: Downs often works with designers or clients to put a mirror over another mirror, accomplishing the idea by installing the front-most mirror on a cable system that can then be wrapped in rope, or other decorative materials.

Find A Professional

 When hiring professionals look for teams like DFW Art Installation with skills that are the perfect resource for art consultants, interior designers, businesses and homeowners.  You want a team to  have experience and expertise in transporting, arranging and installing home, gallery, and office collections.  

No matter where the placement of your art, the team should work with you and your surroundings to give your art the look and security it was intended.   Tools are important as well your team should have a wide range of secure hooks, anchors and brackets to use for installations that fit any location and style of art.  Whether it is one piece or one thousand pieces DFW Art Installation can assist with your home or business project.