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How high should a mirror be above a mantle?
Last Updated: 7th February, 2020
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Accordingly, how many inches should a mirror be above a buffet?
Ideal Hanging Height For furniture less than 30 inches high, hang the mirror as close to eye level as possible, which ranges from 57 to 65 inches from the center of the mirror to the floor. Go slightly lower than this when hanging a mirror over a buffet console in a dining room.
One may also ask, how do you hang a mirror over a mantle? When hanging a mirror above a fireplace mantel, leave a 4”- 6” gap between the bottom of the mirror and the top of the mantel, depending on the size of the frame and the shape of the mirror. When in doubt, always err on the side of hanging the mirror slightly lower on the wall.
Similarly one may ask, should I put a mirror above my fireplace?
"Just don't hang a mirror there. When placed over a fireplace, a mirror is too high to actually be used as a mirror. More importantlyit's going to reflect what is across from it. Placement over the fireplace means it could be reflecting a bare wall, a light fixture, a doorway.
How do you decorate a mantel with a large mirror?
Double Reflection. For a new take on the mirror-above-the-mantel look, try this unique fireplace mantel decorating idea: Layer a small mirror over a larger one. Hang a large, plain mirror above your mantel and then place a smaller, decorative mirror in front.