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How to Install Wall-Mounted Makeup Mirror

A wall-mounted mirror is undoubtedly among the wishlists of women who love to enjoy their makeup sessions from every possible angle.

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And of course, it’s a necessity for flawless makeup sessions and convenient dress-up assistance for those who won’t tolerate a fraction of error in their appearance. 

The installation involves attachment of a mounting plate to the wall before securing in the mirror on it. Since a poor installation job will give you nothing but a long-term headache, here I’ve come up with a step by step guide.

What will You Need For the Installation?

Before you begin the installation process, make sure you have the following tools ready.

  1. The Mirror
  2. A drill screwdriver for the final installation of the screws
  3. Anchors for the screws
  4. A hammer for installing the wall anchor
  5. A pencil or a nail for marking the holes
  6. A stud finder (if necessary)
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Once you have all of the items ready, follow the instructions as I’ve shown in the steps below. For this tutorial, I’ve used Pansonite B07KWBPGF2 Model as it is one of the top-rated wall-mounted makeup mirrors on the market.

First off, you should determine where and how you’ll use the mirror. The first thing to consider is the height above the makeup desk. You’ll want it as convenient as possible. Be sure to keep the placement a bit under your eye level.

In most cases, the right measurement is 54 to 60 inches above the finished floor, while for a seated person, the range of 37-44 inches should be good enough. But again, it’ll mostly depend on user preference.


Marking for Installing Wall-mounted Makeup Mirror

Now, make a mark on the backing where you’re supposed to attach your mirror using the pencil. For finding a suitable stud if necessary, you can use the stud finder. Remember to place the center of the mounting plate of the mirror on the mark.


After you’ve found and marked a suitable position for the mirror-base, you now need to mark where the holding screws are supposed to be.

Here’s a tip- use the mounting plate of your mirror as the template for marking the screw spots. Make as many marks as the number of potential connector screws.


Installing Holding Screws

Drill into the marked spots for pilot holes for the screws. Make sure you drill as deep as the screw’s length so that there remains no gap between the base of the mounting plate and the wall. Hammer down the anchors in place.


It’s time for the main job now. Attach your mirror’s mounting plate with the screws using the screwdriver. Make sure you do it carefully enough, so you don’t crush your drywall. Also, you need not overtighten the screws, for it can scrape off the wall for a loose attachment later on.


Attaching Wall-mounted Makeup Mirror

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Finally, after making sure that the mounting plate is seated firmly in place, you can now attach your mirror onto it. The mirrors mostly connect with the decorative nuts that come within the package. You can easily secure the mirror with them by your hand.

That’s it! You’re all done.

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Tips for Installation

Now, if you decide to go for an electrical makeup mirror instead of a regular one, you’ll find the process pretty similar. Only you’ll have to have the primary knowledge of making wire connections.

As for the required supplies, you don’t need much either. A screwdriver for tightening the screws and pliers for necessary wire adjustments should be enough.

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This type of mirror comes with an additional back panel that attaches to the wall before the mounting plate. So, what you’ll need to do here is to affix the electrical box panel with the given screws and wall anchors after step-2, and make the wire connections before proceeding to the steps that follow by.

And don’t worry if your mirror comes with a shorter cable that can’t reach the power outlet. An electrical cable extension of the necessary length will simply do the trick.

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Final Say

Hopefully, this simple installation guide will be helpful. If you have any further queries, let me know in the comments below.


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Reader Interactions


  1. Hi there,

    I am very pleased to read this piece of article. It’s amazing witting with just the right amount of explanation. The way you have explained every step of installing a wall mount mirror, “not so professional” like me also can hang up a mirror on her own. It’s a “gem” of writing- you made it a guide for beginners.

    After going thoroughly through this writing, I tried to mount my makeup mirror to the wall following the steps you have listed and to my utter surprise, the result is astonishing. I could really install the mirror without any help from anyone.

    Another praiseworthy aspect of this article is that it is very easy to read and easy to follow. You have packed this article with everything needed. It is really praise-worthy.

    Keep it up.

    My good wishes are with you.

    • Dear Quiana,

      Thank you very much for your kind words. We are overwhelmed with your response. We are also glad that you have learned to install your makeup mirror just by following the steps. We are extremely happy.

  2. I don’t like this piece of writing at all. It’s a piece of crap. You think that everything you try to feed t your readers is going to be a “hit”. Remember that your readers are not fools. They know the difference between good and bad.

    The description in every step is confusing. Even after adding pictures, you couldn’t make the concept clear. I wonder how people will learn to mount a mirror from this piece of crap.

    Try to write something that is reader-friendly and easy to read.

    • Dear Jessie,

      Thank you very much for taking the time and writing to us. We appreciate our readers’ feedback.

      And we are sorry that you didn’t like this article. We would keep your suggestion in mind and write accordingly in the future.

      • That’s the spirit. I like the fact that you guys are open to criticism and are willing to change according to your readers’ demands. This is a commendable quality.

  3. Hello,

    First of all, I would like to say that I like this article very much. I think it is super helpful, especially in this time of pandemic when no one would let others enter their house. This piece of writing would make it easier for beginners to hang their wall-mounted mirror without the help of any professionals. Love it.

    Now, I have a question. In “step 2” you have mentioned making the drill as deep as the screw’s length. How will I measure the screw’s length and also the hole? Is there any special technique?

    Please let me know. It would be very helpful to me.

    Thanks in advance and good luck.

    • Dear Emily,

      We would like to thank you for your kind and inspiring words. We are overwhelmed with your feedback.

      Secondly, unfortunately, there is no exact way to measure the screw’s length and the hole’s length other than your eye’s measurement.

      We hope that this would help you.


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