Your home should reflect your style and personality, and sometimes, a little bit of DIY work is necessary. What you find in stores may not immediately jive with your design preferences and what you do unearth might be far out of your budget. Thankfully, a few small tweaks or even an afternoon of crafting can yield the piece your space has been needing.
When you make a DIY mirror, your personality is reflected in your interior in more ways than one. Mirrors can transform a space, making rooms look bigger, adding depth to cramped quarters, and enlivening otherwise boring walls. That said, a bare-bones reflective surface might not totally fall in line with your style, which is why we suggest going the crafty route and having fun with paint, natural materials, and even a bit of fringe.
These mirror-decorating ideas require just a little bit of do-it-yourself magic, and in your space, they’ll have a major impact.
If You’re All About Crystal Healing
A smattering of amethyst crystals lend a positively magical effect to a simple round mirror, Design Love Fest proves. This piece could work just as well on a wall as it could as a tabletop tray.
If You Prefer Things a Bit More Graphic
It couldn’t be easier to work a little magic with spray paint, as Passionshake demonstrates with this eye-catching DIY. Pink and black make a satisfying high-contrast duo, but might we suggest also trying out the on-trend pairing of blue and orange?
If You’re Somewhere Between “Rustic” and “Nautical”
Embrace a beachy-meets-farmhouse vibe with this ultra-simple DIY from The Learner Observer. If you happen to have an old mirror that you’ve grown tired of, remove it from its frame and make a new one.
If You Want a Low-Effort, High-Reward Project
A Beautiful Mess’s geometric mirrors are especially eye-catching when positioned in a group of three. This DIY is easier than it looks too: Copper placemats make an impressive base that requires minimal effort on your part.
If You Could Always Use a Little Whimsy
A bit of fringe always puts a smile on our faces. Sugar and Cloth’s small-scale mirrors are perfect for clustering—we’re tempted to make a full rainbow.
If You Recently Watched the Minimalism Documentary
Sometimes, simple is best, especially when it comes to floor mirrors, as The Merrythought proves. A chunky yet sleek pine-board base makes this mirror easy to prop up anywhere.
If You’re Especially Excited for Rosé Season
A splash of pink can do a lot to invigorate a space. A Bubbly Life’s iridescent pink mirror is simple to craft at home—even DIY novices can re-create it.
If You’ve Thoroughly KonMari’d Your Life
A little extra shelving might just be what you need to stay your most organized self—might we suggest The Merrythought’s plywood floor mirror? Consider this your small-space savior.
If You Could Do With a Little Drama
Inspired by Ben and Aja Blanc’s half-moon mirror, Brittany Makes’s design is perfect for filling up a sad, blank wall. Ombre yarn makes for especially dynamic fringe in this DIY.
If You Want Your Perfectionism to Shine
Want to test your crafting skills? Try A Beautiful Mess’s easy intro to glass cutting. The resulting gem-like mirror is well worth your patience.
If You Have a Tall Stack of Books on Your Nightstand
Mirrors don’t have to be purely functional. Foxy Oxie’s quote mirror makes a compelling alternative to the text-based print you might already have your eye on.
If You Already Booked Your Next Beach Vacation
For a bohemian space, Dossier Blog’s raffia mirror lends just a touch of tropical flair. No complicated tools are necessary to create this impressive-looking craft.