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16 IKEA Mirror Hacks You’ll Actually Want to Make

by on Feb 8, 2023

Photo: Sorry Girls Industrial IKEA Hack

IKEA mirrors are an inexpensive way to add depth and interest to a wall. Mirrors reflect light and movement in a room, they’re eye-catching, and they can make a space appear bigger than it is.

If you know us here at Curbly, you know we LOVE a good IKEA hack. While mirrors serve their purpose, many people look for ways to hack and personalize mirrors to make them unique and more fitting for their individual tastes and needs.

gilded ikea mirror
Photo: Gilded IKEA Mirror DIY from Apartment Therapy

Whether in your entryway, bedroom, or bathroom, a mirror makes a great addition to any space. And luckily for everyone, hacking a one-of-a-kind mirror is easy, thanks to a simple IKEA mirror. Happy crafting!

Thumbtack mirror

DIY Thumb Tack Mirror from Curbly

Here we’ll create a unique mirror by transforming a cork trivet from IKEA into a wall mirror with thumbtacks. Read on to check out this impossibly simple process.   

industrial ikea mirror hack

Industrial IKEA Mirror Hack

This post features a creative and affordable solution for home decor enthusiasts looking to add a statement piece—a giant industrial mirror built using the IKEA LESS frames, plywood, wood trim, and black paint. Bonus points if you have a nail gun!

DIY antiqued mirror

A DIY Antiqued Mirror

This IKEA mirror hack goes back in time with an antiqued look. Believe it or not, to make this aged piece, you don’t need a mirror—it all starts with IKEA frames. 

Watercolor glass mirror

Abstract Watercolor Mirror

Add abstract interest to any IKEA mirror (or any glass, period!) by adding some watered-down glass paint work. Here they’re using an IKEA LANGESUND mirror (it costs $27.99), perfect for a small entryway.

ikea mirror hack from victoria cheng

West Elm Mirror Hack

In this post, Victoria walks us through, step-by-step, her process for making this gorgeous West Elm dupe by making an outer frame for this much less expensive IKEA Hovet mirror.

suspended mirror hack

Suspended Mirror Hack

This IKEA mirror hack idea doesn’t use an IKEA mirror at all—it’s the IKEA tray that’s the hacked piece, paired with a few other simple supplies.

HONEFOSS mirror inspiration


This one is less of an IKEA mirror hack, and more inspiration. Check out how these HONEFOSS mirror tiles are hung.

Note: these mirror tiles aren’t available in the US anymore, but you can purchase them on eBay.

HONEFOSS mirror ceiling inspiration


More HONEFOSS tile inspiration from Lauren’s Bold Chicago Apartment tour on Apartment Therapy. This time they’re adding height and interest to a dark ceiling. 

Note: these mirror tiles aren’t available in the US anymore, but you can purchase them on eBay.

Farmhouse faux window mirror

Farmhouse Window Mirror Hack

Check out this tutorial for transforming an IKEA floor-length mirror into a faux farmhouse window mirror on the cheap.

ikea gilded mirror hack

The Ultimate Gilded Mirror Hack

Donovan transforms a simple NISSEDAL IKEA mirror into a gilded thing of beauty using little more than some wood appliques applied to the edges and corners with wood glue and gold paint. Head over to Apartment Therapy for the details.

HEMNES mirror inlay project

DIY Mirrored Secretary Desk

There’s no need to limit reflection to walls—check out this DIY mirrored secretary desk using a HEMNES secretary desk and some overlays. This treatment could be applied to all kinds of IKEA pieces, from nightstands to the back of shelving.

DIY Organic Ikea Mirror Hack

DIY Organic Mirror

This organic mirror is one of the more creative IKEA mirror hacks we’ve found and it all comes together with a simple mirrored tile and a little cardboard and clay. Head over to Isoscella for all the details and buy them a coffee while you’re there!

Ikea MONGSTAD Faux Grasscloth Wallpaper Mirror

Ikea MONGSTAD Faux Grasscloth Wallpaper Mirror

Who would have thought coving a dark, drab mirror with a little wallpaper could completely transform a hallway from a black hole to a lighter and brighter space? In just a few hours, you could be there too.

Lighted Mirror With IKEA Nissedal

Lighted Mirror With IKEA Nissedal

Add a little ambient lighting to your space with this clever mirror project from IKEA Hackers.

Mirrored Table Cubes

Mirrored Table Cubes

No need to keep mirrors on the wall! Add some light to your living room with this project from Easy Interior.

Star mirror

Star Mirror Project

Sure, this may look expensive, but don’t be fooled! This hack only cost a few dollars. All you need is a mirror, some wooden dowels, and a can of spray paint.

IKEA mirror hacks roundup
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There are many different ways to hack and personalize IKEA mirrors to make them unique and fitting for your individual needs and tastes. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of glamour to your space, or simply create a functional and stylish element, these hacks are a great starting point. So, try out these ideas and get creative with your IKEA mirrors today!

Did we miss any IKEA mirror hacks we should know about? Let us know in the comments!

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