Mirrors add style and definition to any room. Mirrors capture light and reflect it, making the room feel larger. Adding a frame around the mirror will make the mirror stand out and draw your guests’ attention. You can use the mirror to create a beautiful style and complete the décor of any room in your house.

You have limitless options of designs that you can use to frame your mirrors. You can use frames with different colors, shapes, and textures to create a bold piece.

This article will give you tips on all that you need to know to design and frame a mirror. In the end, you should be able to create a mirror frame like a pro. Let’s get started!

Ideas for mirror frames

When you think about a mirror, the most common room you will associate it with is the bathroom. While this is true, you can use mirrors to transform other areas in your house.

  • Decorative mirrors

Mirrors are versatile, and you can hang them almost anywhere in the house. You can put a framed mirror above the dining table or add lighting to dimly lit cabinets. A beautifully framed mirror above the couch, mantle, or in the hallway will enhance the house’s style. You can also place complementing mirrors on either side of a bookshelf. You can draw attention to the staircase by adding a sequence of different mirrors along the wall.

  • Bathroom

You install a bathroom mirror mainly for functional purposes. Adding a frame will make it look stylish and add style to your bathroom. Bathrooms can sometimes be dimly light. Adding a large mirror will enhance the lighting and make the room feel bigger.

  • Floor mirrors

 You can frame leaning floor mirrors to decorate a wall or corner in a room. They also make great statement pieces in your bedroom. You can also place a mirror opposite a window to reflect light and make the room feel larger.

  • Home gym

Framed gym mirrors will bring warmth to the room, add character and style and make your gym stand out.

Set up your workspace

The first step in any DIY project is preparation.  You should make sure that;

  1. Your workspace is clean from any debris that might damage your glass or frame.
  2. Gather all the tools you will need during the whole project to avoid unnecessary disruptions.
  3. Have a newspaper ready to wrap up all the debris. You can spread it out on the work table to catch excess paint, glue, or glitter.

Things you will need

  1. Craft tools such as a hot glue gun, paint, markers, colored pencils, and super strong glue.
  2. Decorations you will use on the frame include glitter, shells, jewelry, beads, and flowers.
  3. You will need a protectant or sealer to preserve your craft.
  4. A mirror glass, customized to your project needs.

There are several ways you can personalize your mirror frame. You have several style options for your DIY frames.

  • Rustic style – you can use twine, stained wood, or old wooden pegs.
  • Geometric style – you can use different geometric shapes for a unique frame.
  • Beach style – you can collect driftwood or seashells and glue them all around your frame.
  • Elegant classic style – you can use traditional simple frames for a simple but sleek look.
  • Country style – you can use weathered wood or glue on faux flowers for a chic country feel.

You now have an idea of the tools you need and styles. The following steps will help you design and build your frame.

  1. First, you should lay out or sketch the design to have a clear idea of how the final product should look. It would be best if you had a clear picture of the final look before you begin.
  2. It would help if you collected all the pieces you need for the frame. You could keep all the craft items nearby to make it easy for you to assemble the frame.
  3. You can build your frame with the sketch as a guide. You can also research design ideas online. Build your frame and add on all the decorations needed.
  4. The final step is completing the design. It would be best to spray the new frame with a glossy sealer to protect it and keep it looking shiny.
  5. It would be best to let the mirror frameset and dry thoroughly before hanging to avoid accidental damages.

Cleaning up

  • You should keep a waste bag near your workspace to dispose of the debris.
  • Dispose of anything damaged and unusable. You should save reusable items for future DIY projects.
  • Throw away the newspaper.
  • Remember to wash your hands well to remove glitter, paint or glue after you have completed the project.


You can use mirrors for more than functionality, and they add style to your home as well. Making a DIY mirror frame is a fun way to add personality and uniqueness to any room of your house. Mirror frame ideas are limited to your imagination.

You need good quality mirrors to make your project stand out. At Glassupply.com, we provide you with the highest quality mirror and glass products that are easy to clean for sparkling results. We have the best customer service and pocket-friendly prices. Our mirrors come in various designs and sizes, so you have a wide range of options. We will custom cut mirrors or glass to suit your design.

Contact our glass and mirror expert at Glassuply.com, and we will assist you in choosing and buying the perfect mirror for your house.