Why and How to Hang Large Circular Mirrors with Wire Hangers

 BDDW Mirror. Photo courtesy of NYC&G

BDDW Mirror. Photo courtesy of NYC&G

You’ve always loved the round peg and resented the square hole. The apples of the cheeks over square jaws. Hot air balloons over barges. You, dear friend, are a circular mirror candidate. While you can find a lot of cool mirrors of all shapes and sizes online and in the aisles of mass retailers, some of the coolest finds of all are going to be at garage sales, thrift stores, antique shops, auctions, and other random places—maybe even the dumpster (we said it.)

The reason round mirrors are so cool is that they add a kind of flair to a room that other mirrors can’t. Whether you’re going for a fun nautical look, a contemporary look, or a midcentury modern look, round mirrors set your space apart from the rectangle and square mirror folks. You’re sending a message: I am not scared of things without angles!

Now, that might not sound like much of a statement, but when you look at the history of architecture and its male domination (sorry fellas) it’s easy to notice the scarcity of roundness. With the exception of archways—which are not exactly a monumental staple across all genres—curves and the femininity they bring are a welcome change of visual pace.

There are a lot of obvious places in the home for mirrors of the regular old right-angle variety—the bathroom and… the bathroom. Oh yes, and the guest bedroom. But when you hang a circular mirror as part of a larger interior decor theme, you can hang them in all kinds of places and they work to make the space appear roomier and, dare we say, eclectic.

Now then, the blight of the circular mirror: round heavy, and usually backed with a wire hanger. Often, these curvaceous beauties get passed up because their weight seems unsafe. But fear no more! The YOUHANGIT Sexy Metal Hooks can handle your curvy cutie, even if it weighs 100 pounds. Learning how to hang a wire picture hanger may seem easy, but here’s a hint: with added weight and a need for a more level look, use two hooks instead of one.

 The first and most important selfie ever. LXVI wants to let you know he's proud of your decor choices.

The first and most important selfie ever. LXVI wants to let you know he's proud of your decor choices.

That’s right, folks! And when you order now (or, um, ever) you’ll get enough The YHI Designer Kit, you'll get one 100-pound hook, one 50-pound hook, three 30-pound hooks, three 20-pound hooks, and four 10-pound hooks in addition to the YOULEVEL and six YOUHANGITs. You'll be peeling, sticking, leveling, and squishing round mirrors big enough to make Louis XVI jealous!