Some mirrors look really good when they’re hung on their own. They may not necessarily need a frame as some mirror’s finishes can be quite beautiful.

If you have a mirror that looks as though adding a frame could be an option, don’t worry. You do not have to build a frame from scratch if you do not wish to. There are easier options. Let’s take a look at a few tips that can help you to frame a mirror with ease.

Measure Your Mirror

The very first thing that you need to do is to measure your mirror. Finding a frame that fits well can be hard if you don’t measure your mirror first. So, take a tape measure and run it down the edge of your mirror. Then, do the top or bottom of the mirror. Measure these areas again so you know you got the measurements correct the first time.

You may even wish to measure the mirror diagonally. When you do this, you may find that searching for a frame is easy. Some frame manufacturers mention the size of the frame according to the diagonal measurements. Television manufacturers tend to do this as well.

Be sure to take the diagonal measurements twice so you know you measure correctly.

If you’re worried about breaking your mirror while handling it, keep it on a flat surface. Try not to pick the mirror up unless you really need to. If you do damage your mirror, don’t worry. Use an adhesive that has some unique properties and benefits, ensuring that your mirror is repaired quickly. Be sure to wipe away any excess adhesive for a cleaner finish.

Buy A Frame For Your Mirror

Now it’s time for you to buy a frame for your mirror. Be sure to make a note of the mirror’s measurements and take them with you. It would be a shame if you purchased a frame that was the incorrect size.

Opt for a frame that makes the mirror look good. Don’t forget to consider where you may be keeping your mirror. You need to make sure that the frame’s color and finish matches or even complements the room’s or hallway’s décor. You can choose a frame that makes the mirror stand out if you wish. However, you’ll need to be careful. You don’t want the frame to look bad.

Think about what the room looks like and try to work with the colors and patterns. When you do, you’re more likely to buy a frame that attracts the eyes toward it in a nice way.

Fit The Frame

Some frames will be relatively easy to fit. This is especially the case if you have purchased a photo frame. Make sure to push the glass into the frame carefully.

Ideally, you would have purchased a photo frame that has a lot of space for the glass. Some photo frames allow you to place multiple photographs into the slot. This is so that you can quickly and easily swap photographs should you need to.

If you have purchased a frame that opens and closes like a book, be careful. It’s likely that there will be plenty of space for your mirror but you don’t want to damage it. Take extra care when closing the frame. Try not to push on the glass too heavily. If you do, you could damage it.

Close the frame gently and see what it looks like. As previously mentioned, it’s likely that there will be plenty of space for your mirror. If the mirror fits nicely, be sure to hang it or stand it somewhere useful.

When it comes to hanging the mirror, please make sure it is hung safely regardless of the frame.

Use the above tips to help you to frame a mirror without having to make the frame yourself. With a little bit of work, you could have a mirror and a frame that look good.