How should I plae two or three large mirrors over my sofa?

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I have three large "square" mirrors that I love and don't know how to use them. I want to put them on an empty wall over my living room sofa. I don't know if two or three looks best. I know the rule of thumb is group in odd numbers, however, three large mirrors may be over kill. I'm thinking in this case two may be better. Would you hang them evenly, off center, diagonal, diamond shape, or square shape? I stress out and hate putting holes in my walls, Please Help!!!


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  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Feb 20, 2020

    Odd numbers always look best to the eye! If you do two, i'd do them evenly.

  • Scarlet Paolicchi Scarlet Paolicchi on Feb 20, 2020

    I'd measure your couch and your mirrors and draw it out on paper to scale so you can see if the three mirrors will fit and how it would look to have three mirrors over the couch. I would hang them evenly over the couch whether you do 2 or 3.

  • Em Em on Feb 20, 2020

    You have to keep in mind you will have to put in wall anchors or attach to studs which is the most secure way to hang them. Find out where your wall studs are first before you decide.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Feb 20, 2020

    Tinna: it really depends on how large they are... if their total width exceeds that of the couch, then go with only two. In either case, change them evenly.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 20, 2020

    Hello. Creating paper template cut outs—to the size of your mirrors can help you form an idea of how it would look. That might be a good suggestion to try to see what seems balanced and comfortable for the situation

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Feb 20, 2020

    I would hang them in a row, all three of them equal distance apart. that will be the most pleasing to the eye.

  • William William on Feb 20, 2020

    For three mirrors. Hang one centered on the sofa. Then hang the other two with even spacing between then. For two mirrors. Locate the center of the sofa. Then hang the mirrors on each side of the center with a space in between the two. The spacing is based on what looks good to your eye. You can use cardboard or newspaper on the wall same size as the mirrors as templates for where you want to hang the mirrors.

  • What is the size of each mirror? What is the length of your sofa? I did 3 mirrors over my sofa in the past and used three. Now I have some artwork with a mirror on each side. What a photo for a visual?

  • two could look fine. Try it out, take pictures and share with us

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 20, 2020

    Hi Tinna: I'd get some cardboard the same size as your mirrors, cover it with foil and then, using removable tape, tape them to the wall until you get the look you like. I like 3 in a straight row. But, if you want to zig zag them, the centre one should be about 1/2 the height of the other 2. Good luck

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 21, 2020

    What I would do is have friends or family hold the mirrors in place so you can see how they would look on the wall, it will only take a few minutes and you'll have your answer.

    I am with you all the way when it comes to putting nail holes in the wall, a major stress!

    Anyway, they have to be mounted into the studs or wall anchors so they won't fall.

    Have you considered framing the mirrors if they are not already framed? It really adds a nice touch to them.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Feb 27, 2020

    I would do them side by side centered above the sofa