The mirror is an indispensable item in your home and you probably have one or more hanging there. You check your hairdo in the mirror in the bathroom or the toilet, you check your outfit in the mirror in your bedroom or in the hallway and the mirror is a nice decorative object in the living room. By making clever use of mirrors, you can make your home look a lot roomier and brighter. However, hanging a mirror is not always an easy job. What is the best way to hang a mirror in your bathroom, bedroom or living room? We have some practical tips for you. Whether you need to hang a heavy mirror or want tips for hanging a mirror without drilling.
Hang a mirror at the right height
When hanging any mirror, it is important to hang it at the right height. There is a difference in the optimal height for a horizontal, vertical or round mirror. First of all, it is important to know the average height of the people who will use the mirror. A small mirror is best hung at eye level. Do you have a tall mirror? Then hang it a bit above the ground, so that someone can almost be completely in it. For instance, you can hang the mirror 25 centimetres above the ground.
Also take into account any light sources. This could be a lamp, but also the television or outside light. You don't want the mirror to reflect light that gets into your eyes when you are relaxing on the sofa. So test whether you want to hang the mirror at the right height before you actually attach it.
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Hanging a mirror without drilling
Nowadays, it is often not necessary to drill before you can hang a mirror. Among other things, it is possible to stick the mirror with a double-sided adhesive tape. In this case, you stick the tape in the corners of the mirror before pressing it against the wall. Before sticking a mirror, make sure the surface is free of grease. You do this by using a mixture of ammonia and water. Then take a sponge and clean the wall thoroughly.
Before gluing, mark the mirror corners on the wall with a pencil. This allows you to determine the exact position of the mirror, which makes gluing much easier. You can hang a light mirror with just tape. Are you going to hang a heavy mirror? Then choose a combination of tape and glue. In this case, the tape will keep the mirror in place while the glue is not yet dry. It is best to divide the tape into small pieces instead of applying one big strip.
Finally, glue the mirror to the wall. Press it on evenly and firmly and use a spirit level to check that the mirror hangs nice and straight. You still have about 2 minutes before the mirror is impossible to shift, so don't wait too long if it doesn't hang right at once!