Mirrors are famous for their ability to “open up” any room the the depth they create. To the eye, the “reflected” space looks just like the actual space, so mirrors can have a doubling effect.
Leaning mirrors are especially good at creating this depth, as their size creates more reflected space.
Below I’m going to show you a few of my favorite leaning mirrors, including antiqued mirrors, modern mirrors, and more.
Ready? Let’s go!
Interested in using a leaning mirror in your own home? Leaning mirrors can add instant chic without the fuss of installation. Even better, they can be moved anytime like any other piece of furniture without damaging your walls. Although they sound easy to work with, there are still a few tricks to decorating with leaning mirrors.
Below are 5 considerations you must make
1. Lean your mirrors on tables, bookshelves, or mantles. This has the benefit of adding life to the dull, unused space above your furnishings.
2. Mirrors reflect more than just you. Lean it in a place where it can also reflect something attractive and add dimension to a lifeless space. This includes furniture, accents, art, and even a window with a great view outside.
3. Lean and stack mirrors, artwork, and other wall décor on the floor to get a bohemian look to your room. Start with the largest piece in the back to the smallest out front. These need not be stacked evenly. Layer them so they overlap and each piece is peeking out. Not only will this occupy less real estate than hanging, but you can achieve an Avant Garde charm to boot.
4. Your leaning mirrors can slip easily on floors and carpet. To prevent this, slide something under the mirror’s frame like a door stopper. If you are leaning a larger piece, look for Dclips or hanging rings that can be used to anchor the mirror to the wall.
5. If you love the idea of a leaning mirror but want it more secured, you can still attach it to a wall. Mount your mirror’s top to the wall with a hook or clip. The bottom area remains on the floor. Of course, make sure the spot you’ve chosen works for you since it is at least a semi-permanent position and moving your mirror even if its technically a free-standing mirror will still take some work.
To keep a leaning mirror from sliding, there are a few simple tasks that will ensure success. When you have the mirror in the position you want it, then with a pencil make a mark at the top. Move the mirror and then make another mark two inches below the first mark.
Where you have made your second mark, screw your wall anchor in. Put your mirror back to where it was and secure the cable with the screw.
Very simple process and you have a timeless look.
When you want to clean your mirror and have no ugly streaks left over, assemble the following:
Microfiber cloth, rubbing alcohol, cotton pad and glass cleaner.
Where there is a lot of build up, use the cotton pad soaked with alcohol to clean the stubborn muck.
After spraying the mirror with your glass cleaner, take your cloth and starting at top left corner of the mirror, wipe from left to right, then swoop down and go from right to left. Repeat this s pattern until you reach the bottom of the mirror.
Make sure you have no streaks on your mirror and you are all done.
Best Leaning Mirrors
And a little about what makes each special…
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