A bedroom should always be your comfort place; there should be a touch of love and coziness to comfort you.
Though you can get your room designed by an interior designer, that would be more professional and beautiful, but it won’t make you feel as welcoming as your own designed room would. Also read closet door ideas to give your room a more aesthetic appearance.
The bed is the most comfortable place in a bedroom, so you should try making your bed more enchanting by using mirror above bed, indoor plants, lamps, etc.
A mirror above the bed makes your room look majestic and gives the illusion of a bigger space *when you have a wide-open window so the mirror can reflect the light getting in.
Some important tips for hanging the mirror above your bed.
Hanging a mirror is not a heavy task but hanging it with safety measures is sure a bit of work.
There are a lot of things you may need to consider such as placement, and lighting, which can play a significant role in enhancing or spoiling the look of the mirror above bed.
There are certain things you need to focus on before hanging a mirror above bed, such as lighting, so your mirror can enhance your room’s look instead of making it uncomfortable.
Most mirror comes with proper mounting hardware to make it easy and safe to hang the mirror. But if there is no mounting hardware included in your mirror box, then you’ll need to call a professional to do the job because just a cable wire hung across the nail won’t do the job.
For safety reasons, you must leave an ideal space of 8 to 10 inches between the mirror and the bed. The mirror shouldn’t be too heavy; it’s better if the mirror is lightweight.
The mirror should be leveled in order to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
You can go with different shapes and sizes to give a unique look to your bedroom.
Circular simple mirror
A circular mirror is forever classic and good to use. It would complement any type of interior, either modern or classical.
There are a lot of options in circular mirrors as well; you can go for different types of frames to enhance the mirror’s existence. It gives not only a minimalistic look but also a basic and elegant appearance; you can use it in any room with or without other decorative pieces, depending on the need for the interior.
Hanging a single mirror is quite normal and simple; though a lot of people prefer simplicity, some people like having something extra and unique.
You can try hanging paired mirrors in even or odd numbers, depending on the space you have. You can also go for an asymmetrical frame for an unorganized and spontaneous look.
Multiple mirrors give the illusion of depth in the room. These mirrors can either be of the same size or different sizes both ways; it would provide a diverse yet attractive look.
Mirror on the sides.
If you don’t want to hang a mirror right above your head, you can change the placement and place the mirror above bed but on the sides.
This way, you can maintain the mirror aesthetics and be safe from the constant paranoia of the mirror falling on you while sleeping.
Hanging mirrors on the sides also gives you the advantage of adding other complementing decorative pieces in between them, such as indoor plants, if it suits your bedroom’s interiors, or you can add a picture frame if you want to.
Minimal mirror look
If hanging a plain mirror makes you feel weird, you can pair it up with different things such as dream catcher, wall hangings, plants, etc.
There are many options available for indoor plants; you can use creepers and place them on a platform above the mirror as they grow up and join the mirror to enhance the overall setup.
This setup would look better if your bed is near a big window or balcony.
It gives a very minimal look to the room, and if you are going to hang a mirror this close to the bed, make sure it’s lightweight and properly hung.
Mirror with plant curtain
If you have enough space in your bedroom and love indoor plants, you should use this setup. You can place a mirror above bed and use creepers to hang on as curtains.
For the mirror shape, you can go for circular or rectangular, the same size as the width of your bed.
This setup would look majestic when you have a wall-sized open window that lets a lot of sunlight in.
You can either hang a mirror or just place it on the platform as in the picture, but do it safely.
This type of simple rectangular and basic framed mirror is best suited for modern-looking houses. If you want an essential yet elegant look, you can use this setup.
This size of mirrors can be heavy and includes the risk of falling if not hung properly. Use safety measures such as getting the job done by a professional instead of doing it on your own.
A big mirror creates a focal point in the room, concealing other minor decorative errors of your room.
If you are going to use a rectangular mirror, make sure to use a mirror as wide as the bed. You can increase the length but do not exceed the width as it won’t look very comforting.
Sharp edge mirror
This space is filled with sharp edges, clean lines, and an almost tangible mirror. It gives a posh feeling.
You can use it if you have a spacious room; this mirror would cover a wide area on the wall, not leaving space for any other decorative piece.
To be honest, you won’t need any other decorative item after hanging this mirror on.
You can use other glass decorative pieces in the room to complement the beauty of the mirror, such as a chandelier, glass wall-mounted lamps, etc.
It would look better if you’ll have a wide-open window, as lights will enhance the presence of the mirror and glass items in your room.
Avoid heavy mirrors
It may be a tough job to find a mirror that is heavily worked on and has lightweight, but it’s for your own safety. You can buy heavy mirrors as decorative pieces but avoid them if you buy a mirror to hang above your bed.
Mirrors are fragile, and they can include risks when it comes to hanging them on a drywall or plaster wall, as the mirror’s weight is not something these types of walls should handle.
Pros and cons of having a mirror above bed.
- Stylish– it sure looks stylish to have a pretty mirror above bed.
- The illusion of enlarged space– as mirrors reflect the imagery in front of it, we get to see the illusion of an enlarged room.
- Brighten the bedroom– the mirror reflects all the light that lands on to it, making the room brighter than normal.
- Falling hazard above the bed– if the mirror is not hung with proper safety measures, not leveled, or is too heavy, there are chances that it might eventually fall upon the bed and hurt someone. Though the situation can be avoided by using a lightweight mirror and placing it according to safety measures
- Possibly bad Feng- Shui– it is more of an astrological thing some might believe, and others might take it as a superstitious fact.
A bad Feng- Shui means the flow of positive or negative energy based on the placement of the objects.
It has very critical disciplines about placing a mirror above bed. It says to keep the mirror and light away from the bed to have peace and better sleep. Though it can be seen from scientific reasons as well, the light would disturb sleep, and the mirror can fall onto the bed accidentally.