How to hang a gym mirror

posted in Help and Advice by A Jenkins on October 22nd 2015

For commercial gyms we always recommend the thicker 6mm mirrors which can be fitted with J channels for a seamless, professional finish.

Aluminium J channels come in 3.66metre lengths and come with a top and bottom channel to make a set. The top channel has a larger rebate that allows you push the mirror in from the front and up into this rebate and lower the mirror down into the bottom channel while still being held in place in the top channel.

The channels can be cut to size on site using a basic hack saw. If the blade is sharp enough it should not leave any sharp edges but we recommend you check your edges before erection and sand them off if required.

Please ensure you use the correct screws for your wall type. (These are not supplied).

We recommend you start with your bottom channel and take a spirit level and mark where on the wall you wish to put the bottom channel ensuring it is level. Once this has been clearly identified you MUST check there is sufficient support to hold the channel. If going into a stud wall you must drill into the wall batons otherwise there will not be enough support to hold the mirrors.

Using a hand drill screw every 300mm into the channel ensuring the screws are supported. Once the bottom channel has been screwed into the wall take one mirror and mark where the top is. The using this marker identify and mark with a spirit level where the top channel should go. Check again you are happy the mirror will be able to go over the bottom lip when pushed into the top channel rebate. If you are happy with your measurements then repeat the process of drilling the top channel into your wall as you did with the bottom channel.

Once complete take your mirrors and carefully lift them into the top rebate and lower slowly into the bottom rebate. The majority of our customers have not had difficulty in doing this final process but a few customers have commented it can be difficult. If you wish you can buy some glass handling suckers from a local DIY store if you are in anyway concerned.

Here is a step by step tutorial on the best way to hang a large wall mirror.

When we were designing our home gym remodel we knew that a large mirror would be perfect for the space. We mounted two large mirrors that each measured 5 x 3 ft, weighed 31 lbs. and then we added a wood frame. For this post I will show you how we mounted the large mirrors. I will post in a few days How to Add a Wood Frame to a Large Mirror. How to hang a gym mirrorWhen we were in the process of hanging our large mirrors our research revealed that there are a few different options on how to go about this. When deciding which mounting hardware to use consider the weight and size of the mirror, type of wall material to be mounted too, function of the mirror, and a frameless or framed mirror.

Here is a quick description of five different ways to hang a mirror:

  • Mounting tape – double sided tape that mounts to the wall and the back of the item. No tools required. This mounting technique is reserve for smaller mirrors that weigh less than 10 lbs. and can be framed or unframed.
  • D rings and picture wire – the mirror must have a frame around it to hang a mirror this way. This requires attaching D – rings to the back perimeter of the mirror frame, wrapping wire around the D – ring and then attaching one or two hooks to the wall and hanging the mirror by the wire.
  • Mirror clips – use clips when you are mounting a frameless mirror. There are several different types of mirror clips made from plastic or steel. Several clips are required which attach to the wall at the top and bottom of the mirror and hold the mirror in place against the wall. You can add a frame to this type of mounted mirror after it is installed. 2
  • Mirror cleats – mirror cleats are metal mounting brackets that interlock for support of heavy items. One metal bracket attaches to the wall, one attaches to the back of the mirror and then they interlock.
  • Construction glue – construction glue is a strong adhesive that supports the weight of the mirror to stick to the wall. If the mirror is removed more than likely the drywall underneath will need to be replaced.

What is the proper height to hang a mirror?

In general the proper height is eye level at the middle of the mirror. This means that the middle of the mirror should hit between 57 – 65 inches. Keep in mind the function of the mirror could effect the height to hang it and if it will be above any furniture.

Since our mirrors were located in our home gym they would function for checking out my amazing six pack and massive biceps our form when lifting weights and doing exercise moves. So therefore placement was key to be able to see various high and low moves from multiple places in the gym. We placed our mirrors about 18 inches from the ground.

Due to the size and weight of our mirrors we opted to hang these in studs and not just use anchors in the dry wall. Also knowing that we were intending to place a wood frame around the mirror we wanted the least obtrusive clips we could find. We opted for these stainless steel ones from Ace Hardware.How to hang a gym mirrorWe bought a total of 12 and used 10.

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TOOLS FOR HANGING A LARGE MIRROR

  • Measuring tape
  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Drill

SUPPLIES FOR HANGING A LARGE MIRROR

  • Pencil
  • Mirror(s) – we used two of these mirrors from The Home Depot
  • Mirror clips – we bought ours at Ace Hardware but they are very similar to these
  • Screws

STEPS FOR HANGING A LARGE MIRROR

Step 1) We used a measuring tape to mark where we wanted the top and bottom of the mirrors to hang. We marked the studs using a stud finder. Then using a level we drew a line to reference the placement of the mirrors, screws and clips. Then we installed the clips. How to hang a gym mirror

How to hang a gym mirrorStep 2) We inserted one mirror into the bottom clips then slid the top clips down to lock in place over the top of the mirror. Then we repeated this step for the next mirror. It seems that the corners and edges are delicate and we cracked it in a couple of spots…oops.How to hang a gym mirrorLater we added a Wood Frame to the Mirror so it looks like this now (post will be up in a few days). How to hang a gym mirror

Getting the right mirrors for your Gym Mirrors is easy! Just follow a few simple steps and you’ll be on your way.

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Step 1: Measure Your Space

First, measure the width of the wall where you want to put your gym mirrors (horizontally, from corner to corner) using a measuring tape. Also measure your room from floor to ceiling – you’ll need this information later.

Example: In this example, the width of the wall where we want to install mirrors is 120 inches or 10 feet wide.

Step 2: Figure How Many Mirrors You Need

We offer some standard size mirrors that are appropriate for most home gyms. Here’s how to configure your mirrors:

We have standard widths of 36″ and 48″. You can choose any number of mirrors that will work in your room. This is a matter of personal preference. Below are two different examples of how you might do this.

Scenario 1: 48″ Mirrors

Divide the total width (in inches) of the room by 48 to find out how many 48″ mirrors will fit and how much space will be left over.

Example: In our example, 120 divided by 48 is 2.5.

Now, allow some space for borders along the outside edges of the mirrors – you don’t need the mirrors to be flush up against the adjacent walls. You’ll want an equal border on both sides.

Example: : In this scenario, we have an excess of half of a 48″ mirror to use, since you can’t buy half of a mirror. That means there is 24″ of space that can be used for the borders on the sides. For this example, divide the total border area by 2 and you’ll have your border size of 12″ each. If you leave 12″ borders on each side, and hang two 48″ mirrors side-by-side, you’ll have the maximum amount of coverage you can get using standard width mirrors. In this case, you’re using fewer mirrors (meaning fewer seams) but you’ll have a larger border.

Scenario 2: 36″ Mirrors

Divide the total width (in inches) of the room by 36 to find out how many 36″ mirrors will fit.

Example: In this second example, 120 divided by 36 is 3.33. That is 3 full 36″ mirrors and 1/3 of a mirror, or 12″. If you subtract the width of three 36″ mirrors from the width of the room (120-108), you’re left with 12″ for borders. You would want to create equal 6″ borders on the sides. In Scenario 2, you have smaller borders, but more seams because you would have more mirrors.

Which option you choose is your preference.

Step 3: Height of Mirrors

  1. Now decide the height of the mirrors for your room. The mirrors come in two standard heights: 72″ and 60″. Refer back to your measurement of the height of your ceilings. For most standard homes this is between 8′ and 10′ (96″ and 120″, respectively). For these heights, a 72″ high mirror is a good choice.
  2. Also, keep in mind that in most home gyms, you’ll hang your mirrors ABOVE 24″ from the floor if there are any outlets on that wall (outlets, by code, are installed with the tops at 24″).
  3. If you are going to be doing floor exercises like yoga, you might want your mirrors to be closer to the floor. However, you’ll still need to account for outlets, so you might need to configure your mirrors as shown in the example.
  • If your ceiling height is 7′ (84″), consider choosing a 60″ high mirror.
  • Step 4: Order Your Mirror Kit

    Our Mirror Kits come with hardware you need to install your mirrors yourself. Just choose a combination of the sizes that you need. For example, if you need four mirrors, you can order two of our 2 Gym Mirror Kits. If you need seven mirrors, you can order one of our 5 Gym Mirror Kits and one of our 2 Gym Mirror Kits.

    No matter which option you choose, MiraSafe Gym Mirrors ar e easy to handle yourself. Because they are shatterproof, you don’t have to worry about the danger of handling a standard mirror. Thanks to our Delivered Safe Guarantee, they’ll arrive in one piece and are easy to install with the installation items included in the kit.

    Do you want to change the old activity mirror? Are you thinking of installing the gym mirror for your workout sessions by yourself? A gym wall mirror not only enhances the space but also gives a professional look and helps you in your workout sessions. Installing a gym mirror by yourself is a tricky process, but it can save you lots of money. Here, I am going to discuss some important steps that help you in the installation process.

    Part 1 Gathering the Tools Required Before Installing Your Mirror

    Step #1 – Select a place
    Before doing anything, you should decide where you want to hang your mirror. An activity mirror comes in various sizes so that you can select the one that is suitable for you. 3 & 4 feet are the standard widths, and 6 & 7 feet are the standard lengths. A single kit can contain 1, 2,3,4,5 and 10 mirrors. Make sure you have left some space over your mirror for hanging clips.

    Step #2 – Gather Tools

    You need some tools for installing a gym wall mirror by yourself. If you are buying a brand new gym wall mirror, then you don’t have to buy any tool except for an electronic stud finder. The activity mirror kit comes up with all the necessary tools and items. If you are using a second-hand wall mirror, then you have to buy some tools such as

    • J bar
    • Mirror Glue
    • Mirror Clips
    • Drill Machine
    • Styrofoam padding
    • Electric stud finder
    • Some extra screws

    J bar or anchor screws give firm support to the bottom edges of the mirror. You need almost 2 mirror clips for the top edge of the mirror and anchor screws for installing them all. Make sure you are using high-quality mirror glue; otherwise, you will damage your new gym mirror.

    Step #3 – Cleaning of the Wall

    Before starting all the installation steps, make sure you have completely cleaned the wall with the cleaning agents. You can use wipes, alcohol and other cleaning products for this purpose.

    Part 2 Next Step to Install the J Bar

    The next move is to follow some steps for installing the J Bars at the right places.

    Step #1 – Identifying Studs

    The first and most important step is to find wall studs, and you can use an electric finder for this purpose. Slowly slide the electric stud finder along the wall where you are going to place your activity mirror. Whenever a stud finder indicates a stud, it glows red light. You can mark these spots with a pencil for remembering it. If you are not able to find wall studs even with the electric finder, then you can use special anchor screws. These screws are specially made up of this type of wall.

    Step #2 – Making of Guide Line for J Bar

    Mark the spots on the wall at the bottom edge. If you don’t want your activity mirror touches the floor, then make sure you are installing it 1ft up from the floor. For this purpose, use a measuring tape and mark the spots after every 6 inches. Remember to mark the end and beginning of the wall space. Use a wall level ruler and carefully connect all these marks. Make sure the level of your line is straight and use a light pencil to trace it. You can also make holes for the screws between the intervals of the straight line.

    Step #3 – Connect the Line of J Bar and Make Drill Holes

    After completing the wall mark session, your next step is to drill holes for J Bar screws in the wall. For placing the anchors in their place, you can use a hammer. Make sure you are using the drill that is the same size as your anchors. Hold the drill firmly in your hand and apply little pressure when you switch it on. Place the J Bar along with the guideline and the screws that you have already installed.

    Part #3 Installing Mirror

    • Carefully determine the space for clipping your activity mirror. And for this purpose, you can divide the width of the mirror into 3.
    • Carefully load the gym mirror into the J Bar and make marks for mirror clips.

    (Note: ask someone to hold the mirror for you as it is difficult to do this on your own)

    • Lift the mirror carefully out of the J-bar and install mirror clips. You can use a drill machine for this purpose
    • Always hold the drill machine little perpendicular to the wall. Make sure you are drilling the same size of clips as your anchor
    • This is an important step; carefully apply the mirror glue at the backside of the mirror. Make sure you do not have spread the glue near the edges of the mirror.
    • After applying glue, place the activity mirror back in the J Bar and screw the anchors in their places. Use the drill machine for this purpose and make sure you are holding the mirror in one place.

    Last Words

    This installation procedure of the gym mirror might look difficult, but it is not. The installation of the gym mirror is a little time-consuming task, just make sure you do it all with great care & patience.

    Mirrors are a great way to brighten a space and make it appear larger. It’s one decor accessory I absolutely love incorporating into any home!

    Whether it’s for decorative purposes or you need to take a glance at yourself before you head out the door, hanging a mirror correctly can make a big impact on how the room appears.

    From the dining room to your living space, this guide on how high to hang a mirror will help you get it right, every single time.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Where to Hang a Mirror

    A mirror adds a chic touch to your home, and there are several spaces that can benefit from this stylish wall accent. The dining room is a great place to add a mirror since it can make the standard small size of most dining rooms look much larger.

    Bedrooms, living rooms and entryways are also popular places to hang a mirror. Tabletop mirrors are the perfect accent to add to a fireplace mantel or a bookshelf, too.

    Mirrors can be used as a form of artwork, so you can mix and match them with your other wall décor. You can enhance a gallery wall by integrating a few small mirrors in between your favorite pieces.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Today’s mirrors come in an incredible range of designs with decorative frames to give them an artful touch. Look for mirrors with beveled edges for a glam, luxe aesthetic. Or, try a thin-rimmed mirror for a more minimalist feel.

    Dining Room Mirror Hanging Tips

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Hang your dining room mirror on the wall nearest to your table to give the room a brighter, more open look and feel.

    Like all mirrors in the house, you should hang it at eye level. For a rough idea, count on hanging your mirror approximately 57 to 65 inches off the floor.

    If you’re hanging the mirror over a buffet console, you may need to go a tad lower or higher, depending on your console’s height. Leave a gap of around four inches between the console and the mirror to create a visual break.

    How High to Hang a Mirror Over the Couch

    How to hang a gym mirror

    One of the most popular places to hang a mirror is directly over your living room couch. If you need to know how high to hang a mirror over the couch, around eight to 12 inches directly over the top of your couch is a good rule of thumb for standard sofas.

    If you have a larger sectional sofa or a couch with thick cushioning, consider hanging it slightly higher at approximately 10-12 inches above the top of sofa if you have tall ceilings.

    How High to Hang Full-Length Mirrors

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Full-length mirrors are perfect for the bedroom, closet, or bathroom to give you a full view of yourself when getting ready. But full-length mirrors aren’t just for vanity purposes! In fact, they’re a popular choice for décor since they can make small corners look brighter and bigger. So, how high should you hang your full-length mirror? Well, that depends on both the mirror and space.

    Many full-length mirrors are leaners, so they aren’t meant to be hung at all. These mirrors look great in cozy living room corners and really help brighten a space.

    For full-length mirrors that need to be hung, make sure you can see your entire body (whether you want to or not :>), shoes included, when hung. It shouldn’t be too high either; just make sure you can comfortably see yourself from a reasonable distance of a a few feet.

    Mirror Hanging Don’ts

    Once you’ve decided on the perfect mirror and know exactly where you want to hang it, there are a few important things to keep in mind. These “don’ts” will ensure that your mirror not only looks great but that it’s also hung correctly and stays in place.

    • Don’t use small nails or tacks to hang a mirror. Most mirrors are heavy and require quality mounting hardware to keep them secure.
    • Avoid hanging a mirror near your bed since the morning sunlight can reflect back, causing you to have interrupted sleep.
    • Try not to hang mirrors too high; they should be at eye-level like artwork
    • Don’t overdo it when it comes to mirrors. Choose a few that you really love and use them as accents rather than covering an entire wall with mirrors.
    • Don’t hang mirrors on the ceiling or in kid’s rooms where they may fall or break.

    Other Places to Hang Mirrors

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Another popular place to place a mirror is above an entryway or hallway console table.

    This mirror should be hung around six to eight inches higher than the table itself to create a small gap between your table decor and the mirror.

    Round mirrors, square mirrors and rectangular mirrors work best for above a console table.

    If you choose a smaller mirror, you could also hang it with artwork to create a mini gallery wall. Just be careful not to create something that’s overly crowded and cluttered looking as entryway consoles can already be quite busy with decor.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Where Not to Hang a Mirror

    It would seem like a mirror can be hung just about anywhere, but there are plenty of places you shouldn’t hang a mirror.

    A mirror facing the front door is considered bad feng shui. You should also avoid having mirrors that face other mirrors!

    We hope you found these mirror hanging tips helpful!

    Where are some of your favorite places to hang a mirror in your home? How to hang a gym mirror

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    Large Activity Gym Mirror Kit

    You can transform any room into a dance studio in minutes with a large activity gym mirror kit. In addition to your brand new dance mirror, you’ll receive everything you need to securely and safely install it yourself, including a special blend of adhesive designed for the weight and size of the large, flat mirror. Once you have the kit, all you’ll need is a level, a screwdriver, and a pencil to put it in place and start becoming more familiar with how your body moves. If you have a home gym, run a dance studio, or have any sort of business where people are performing physical activity, the mirror kit will help elevate the space to a new level of training effectiveness.

    How To Get Perfect Workout Mirror

    Installing gym wall mirrors is a low difficulty DIY project with one small trick to getting your mirror to sit exactly where you want it. Every wall mirror uses three methods to help them stay on the wall: a metal support structure known as a J-bar, clips screwed in above the mirror, and an ample amount of specially blended adhesive for dance mirror. The J-bar lays flat against the wall and holds the mirror in the extended through that gives the piece its name, so it adds less than a quarter of an inch of needed vertical space on the wall. The clips add on another half an inch of vertical height, meaning you should make sure that there is about an extra inch of vertical clearance wherever you intend to install your dance mirror or gym wall mirrors.

    Where To Buy Great Gym Mirror And Dance Studio Mirror

    Full-size workout mirror isn’t something you’ll find from your local store, so finding a business that sells mirrors for home gyms or dance mirrors can be difficult. Thanks to the wonders of the modern era, you can order home gym mirrors from Fab Glass and Mirror no matter where you are in the country. Once the mirror arrives at your home or business, you won’t have to hunt for an installer, either. All of the specialty equipment needed to install your dance mirror, including a special blend of adhesive, is included in the kit. The convenience and low price of the kit and DIY installation make ordering online from Fab Glass and Mirror the best place to buy a gym mirror.

    Safety And Packaging

    We always pay high attention to safety measures while packing mirrors so ordered items can reach to your doorstep without any damage. We also use high quality cardboard cartons and packing foams to make the shipment extra safe. However if your order damages during shipment then we can also offer a free replacement. Please note that you will have to claim your free replacement within 24 hours of receiving the order. Otherwise no claim will be accepted.

    Create Personal Home Gym/ Dance Studio

    Although we all know it’s one of the best things that we can do for our health, creating a habit of physical exercise is notoriously difficult. On top of the physical discomfort from tearing up your muscles to let the strongest fibers survive, you have to motivate yourself to get up, get dressed, go out, and workout in front of a horde of strangers. Even if you have the willpower to make it most days, all of those extra steps are just more obstacles between you and better fitness. You can bypass those steps by turning a spare bedroom or unused space in your home into a personal gym or dance studio. Once you clear out the room and add any equipment that you want, you may notice that it doesn’t quite feel like a real workout studio. The reason is that most gymnasiums and dance studios have large dance studio mirrors around the walls. These studio dance mirrors aren’t for vanity: they help you see how your body moves, letting you get just the right form for your lift or perform the dance routine for your next recital perfectly. You may expect to pay more than the cost of a new machine or flooring for a large gym wall mirror, but the activity mirror kit from Fab Glass and Mirror can transform your home studio quickly and inexpensively with perfect home gym mirrors. Pick out the walls which you want to have a mirror, measure the available space, and order your mirror kits from the website. When they arrive, each mirror can be installed in minutes with a minimal amount of DIY experience needed. If you are serious about adding a dance studio mirror or gym mirrors in your home, you need to have workout mirrors in the room to help you achieve your fitness goals.

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    You can combine beautiful metallic mirrors with canvas prints or metal prints on your wall or choose to have a stand-alone mirror to brighten up any room.

    Whether you will be using the mirror for styling yourself or for decoration purposes only, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before placing it:

    • How high do you need to hang a mirror?
    • Where will it be placed?
    • Will it be placed above any furniture?
    • Will it stand on it’s own or will you hang other items alongside?

    The key is balance. A small and delicate piece of furniture will look odd below a huge and overpowering mirror and a small, thin mirror over a large and heavy dresser will go unnoticed.

    How High To Hang a Mirror?

    How to hang a gym mirror

    The ideal space between a mirror and the furniture below it is six to eight inches if your furniture is approximately 35 inches high.

    If the height of your furniture is below 35 inches, then an eight to 12-inch space is ideal.

    If your piece of furniture is around the 40-inch high range, then you’ll only need about three to five inches between the bottom of the mirror to the top of your furniture piece.

    If you want to choose a mirror to go above your headboard, make sure there is a five to 10-inch space between the top of the headboard and the bottom of the mirror. You’ll also want to make sure that what is reflecting from the mirror is visually appealing as it will also serve as “art” above your headboard.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    If the mirror will be standing alone (without furniture beneath it) and is over 40 inches tall , you’ll want the top of the mirror to be 55 to 65 inches above the floor. Make sure you measure and tape the area for reference before you hang. This will ensure you are happy with the placement. The same goes for hanging a picture as well.

    Another option is to lean the tall mirror against the wall. This will make the room look twice as big and serve as an interesting decor piece.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Ideally, you’d never want to place a mirror above eye level as seen in the image above. It won’t serve any real purpose and it won’t look balanced on the wall or amongst other items.

    Also, keep in mind that when you isolate the mirror from the other pieces such as canvas prints or photos, they will act as two separate decor pieces.

    See our chart below for reference on how high to hang a mirror.

    How High to Hang Your Mirror Above Furniture

    Where to place a mirror

    When thinking of where to place your mirror, it’s best to figure out if it will be standing on its own or amongst other items on the wall. If you choose to position it amongst other items, there are several beautiful gallery wall ideas to choose from. However, it is important to make sure all the items go well together to create a cohesive look.

    Rectangular mirrors work best on their own depending on the width. You never want to have a mirror that is wider than the furniture below it because it will overpower the decor. Rectangular mirrors are best when they are placed in the center of the width of the furniture.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Circular mirrors tend to look great with other pieces of art amongst them. You can either center the mirror and have items around it or have the mirror off-center and keep items to the right or left of it.

    There is no wrong or right when it comes to the additional decor pieces around the mirror. Check out these living room wall decor ideas to find what works best for your space.

    Now that you’ve figured out how high to hang a mirror, you get to move on to the fun part: decorating! Choose from a variety of styles and unique color combinations for every room in your home and figure out ways to display your vintage or modern mirrors. The possibilities are endless.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Large floor mirrors offer a great way to enlarge a small space, since they reflect daylight and they’re relatively inexpensive compared to other decorative accessories for your walls. We had a challenge at our own UTR office, as the back entry is fairly narrow and small.

    We solved the feeling of being too cramped in that area by hanging a floor mirror to give the illusion of a larger space. Although leaning a mirror against the wall is quite trendy and we love the look, it wasn’t an option for us since the space is so small and is very high traffic, meaning a leaning mirror simply wouldn’t be safe.

    Here’s how we hung our mirror:

    We set the mirror on a 9″ stool, which lifted it high enough from the floor to give us the perfect hanging height. Everyone at the office could see their entire body, including the guys who are 6’3” or even taller.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    I found the center of the wall and the mirror and lined them up to ensure the mirror would be perfectly centered on the wall.

    How to hang a gym mirror How to hang a gym mirror

    With the mirror still resting on the stool, I hung the D-ring on the left side of the mirror onto the single button of Hang & Level.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    The tool was placed at an angle and worked perfectly to mark the spot for the location of our first screw.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    I did the same thing on the other side: using Hang & Level I marked the spot for the second screw while the mirror was still resting on the foot stool.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    I then removed the mirror from its location so I could place the screws.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    We used Déco Screws, which are a super strong screw and anchor in one that can hold up to 30 lbs. Our mirror weighed 20 lbs, making the screws more than adequate.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    I then had someone help me hang the mirror by placing the D-rings on the screws . I used a small level to make sure it was hanging perfectly straight before putting my tools away.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Ta da! Done! We love the look. In addition to enlarging the space it gives us (and our guests) the chance check ourselves out when entering or leaving the office.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    If you have any questions regarding this post or any other picture hanging questions, feel free to ask — I always love to help!

    I’m passionate about picture hanging and decorating (and I’m also the Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating)

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    You can combine beautiful metallic mirrors with canvas prints or metal prints on your wall or choose to have a stand-alone mirror to brighten up any room.

    Whether you will be using the mirror for styling yourself or for decoration purposes only, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before placing it:

    • How high do you need to hang a mirror?
    • Where will it be placed?
    • Will it be placed above any furniture?
    • Will it stand on it’s own or will you hang other items alongside?

    The key is balance. A small and delicate piece of furniture will look odd below a huge and overpowering mirror and a small, thin mirror over a large and heavy dresser will go unnoticed.

    How High To Hang a Mirror?

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    The ideal space between a mirror and the furniture below it is six to eight inches if your furniture is approximately 35 inches high.

    If the height of your furniture is below 35 inches, then an eight to 12-inch space is ideal.

    If your piece of furniture is around the 40-inch high range, then you’ll only need about three to five inches between the bottom of the mirror to the top of your furniture piece.

    If you want to choose a mirror to go above your headboard, make sure there is a five to 10-inch space between the top of the headboard and the bottom of the mirror. You’ll also want to make sure that what is reflecting from the mirror is visually appealing as it will also serve as “art” above your headboard.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    If the mirror will be standing alone (without furniture beneath it) and is over 40 inches tall , you’ll want the top of the mirror to be 55 to 65 inches above the floor. Make sure you measure and tape the area for reference before you hang. This will ensure you are happy with the placement. The same goes for hanging a picture as well.

    Another option is to lean the tall mirror against the wall. This will make the room look twice as big and serve as an interesting decor piece.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Ideally, you’d never want to place a mirror above eye level as seen in the image above. It won’t serve any real purpose and it won’t look balanced on the wall or amongst other items.

    Also, keep in mind that when you isolate the mirror from the other pieces such as canvas prints or photos, they will act as two separate decor pieces.

    See our chart below for reference on how high to hang a mirror.

    How High to Hang Your Mirror Above Furniture

    Where to place a mirror

    When thinking of where to place your mirror, it’s best to figure out if it will be standing on its own or amongst other items on the wall. If you choose to position it amongst other items, there are several beautiful gallery wall ideas to choose from. However, it is important to make sure all the items go well together to create a cohesive look.

    Rectangular mirrors work best on their own depending on the width. You never want to have a mirror that is wider than the furniture below it because it will overpower the decor. Rectangular mirrors are best when they are placed in the center of the width of the furniture.

    How to hang a gym mirror

    Circular mirrors tend to look great with other pieces of art amongst them. You can either center the mirror and have items around it or have the mirror off-center and keep items to the right or left of it.

    There is no wrong or right when it comes to the additional decor pieces around the mirror. Check out these living room wall decor ideas to find what works best for your space.

    Now that you’ve figured out how high to hang a mirror, you get to move on to the fun part: decorating! Choose from a variety of styles and unique color combinations for every room in your home and figure out ways to display your vintage or modern mirrors. The possibilities are endless.

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