Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Which is Our Favorite IKEA Hack of them All?

by on Feb 4, 2021

IKEA Mirrors round-up - Hacked!
Photo via IKEA Hackers

Hanging a mirror is a painless 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. Today we’re reflecting (sorry!) on some of our favorite IKEA mirror hacks and transformations, all in uniquely awesome ways. Keep reading!        

Suspended mirror - IKEA mirror hacks
Source: Elsa Noblet

 1. Suspended mirror: This hack doesn’t use an IKEA mirror at all – it’s the tray that’s the hacked piece!


Hanging mirror - IKEA mirror hacks
Source: Farm Fresh Therapy

2. This IKEA mirror was hacked with rope and some eye hooks for a unique installation look. While this model mirror isn’t sold at IKEA anymore, there are plenty of round mirrors to substitute.


Thumbtack mirror
Source: Curbly

3. A few small mirrors – like this thumbtack mirror hack – can completely bring a wall to life when grouped together. This project was made using a small craft mirror, an IKEA HEAT trivet, and a slew of silver thumbtacks. 


Antique mirror
Source: Lonny

4. 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 a picture frame. 


Watercolor glass mirror
Source: HEJ Magazine, via The Spruce

5. Add abstract interest to any IKEA mirror (or any glass, period!) by adding watered-down glass paint.


HONEFOSS mirror inspiration
Source: Heimatbaum

6. This one is less of an IKEA mirror hack, and more so 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
Source: Apartment Therapy

7. More HONEFOSS tile inspiration! This time they’re adding height and interest to a dark ceiling. 


Farmhouse faux window
Source: Upright and Caffeinated

8. Check out this tutorial for transforming an IKEA floor mirror into a faux farmhouse window mirror (on the cheap!).


HEMNES mirror inlay project
Source: Hometalk

9. There’s no need to limit reflection to walls only – 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!


Hollywood vanity mirror project
Source:  Made 2 Style

10. This IKEA vanity mirror hack was created by combining an IKEA mirror, and IKEA wall lights. 


Selfie mirror DIY
Source: IKEA Hackers

11. If you’re forever chasing the perfect selfie, this IKEA mirror hack is for you.


IKEA mirror hack: Mean Girls mirror
Source:  Studio DIY

12. This Mean Girls’ inspired mirror would go great in your BFFs home. 


Star mirror
Source: IKEA Hackers

13. Sure, this IKEA mirror hack may look expensive, but don’t be fooled! This hack only cost a few dollars.


Tassel mirror
Source: Fall For DIY

14. Add a tassel to anything and it’s 1000% more awesome. This project doesn’t call out an IKEA mirror specifically, but you could easily craft it from any round mirror


IKEA mirror hack - rope mirror
Source: Apartment Therapy

15. For a nautical look, this homeowner hung their IKEA mirror from rope. Ahoy!


Rope mirror hack
Source: Off for the Season

16. And finally, this IKEA mirror got roped up for a fun rustic look.

IKEA mirror hacks roundup
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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 IKEA. Happy crafting!

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

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