13 Wall Art Mirrors and Sheer Curtain Panel Pairings

Saffron Marigold - Updated: January 27, 2023

Handpainted mirrors are a popular home decor, gracing empty walls, mantels, and tables in their effortless way. In terms of home decor, mirrors are a staple: they enhance light in dark rooms, create the illusion of space in small rooms, and beautify bland spaces. But how to decorate with a mirror? To start, here are thirteen painted mirror and sheer curtain panel pairings to consider.

What are painted mirrors, and why decorate with one?

When you shop for a painted mirror online, you’ll come across two types: hand-painted frames, or mirror wall art painted with acrylic or other water-based enamel paints. The latter (a mirror art painting) is often reserved for purely decorative purposes, and look amazing on an empty wall or curated mantel. Those with hand-painted frames honor more traditional arts from countries like Mexico, Peru, and India.

1. A regal duo

A refined and delicate mirror like the gold-adorned mirror below is a match made in heaven for our Versailles curtain panel. The intertwined florals mimic the scrolling vines on the Versailles curtain print.

Greater Good

Golden Garden Unique Floral Wood Reverse Painted Art Glass Mirror

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Versailles ~ Yellow Gold Sheer Curtain Panel

2. A bewitching handpainted mirror

With Enchanted, a hand painted mirror with natural motifs will do best. This one, painted with colorful hummingbirds extracting sweet nectar from petite blossoms is a beautiful complement to our Enchanted print of tangled wildflowers and colorful thickets.

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Handcrafted Reverse Painted Glass Mirror ‘Garden of Joy’

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Enchanted – Blue ~ Floral Sheer Curtain Panel

3. A wonderful display of Indian craftsmanship

Wall art such as mirrors create a big impact when you coordinate with other decor elements like your window treatments. If you want to use Midnight Lotus, our dreamy flower print of white lotuses on blue waters, then a cultural mirror such as a handpainted Kharokha mirror will carry your theme throughout the room.


Indian Handpainted Kharokha Mirror

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Midnight Lotus ~ Blue Sheer Curtain Panel

4. A breath of fresh air

You can’t go wrong with a simple handpainted mirror, either. With a sheer curtain like Ivy Lace, your mirror should embody the same carefree, breezy attitude.


Mirror with hand-painted frame Dandelion / Pusteblume’ UNIKAT

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Ivy Lace ~ White Sheer Curtain Panel

5. Delicate chinoiserie

Vintage-inspired handpainted mirrors that depict nature scenes and landscapes are always capable of elevating your room. Pair with English Gardens, a blue and white chinoiserie print that looks incredible in a Grandmillennial, cottage, or traditional style home.


Madeline Wall Mirror

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English Gardens ~ Floral Blue and White Sheer Curtain Panel

6. A colorful Moroccan collection

When we think Moroccan mirror art paintings, our mind immediately goes to color. Naturally, we lean to one of our Moroccan print curtains to create that lively atmosphere you’re aiming for. Casablanca Blues (in white or blue) will serve you well!


Moroccan Handmade Wood Mirror

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Casablanca Blues ~ White – Moroccan Sheer Curtain Panel

7. A whimsical woodland theme

Like Enchanted, our Woodland Ferns collection is a celebration of nature. Incorporate a forest-inspired hand painted mirror like the one below to weave magic into your home decor, whether it’s your bedroom or living room.

Scully & Scully

Twig & Ivy with Cardinals Handpainted Mirror

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Woodland Ferns ~ Blue and Green Sheer Curtain Panel

8. A vintage-inspired farmhouse touch

Distressed decor is always a safe choice for farmhouse style homes. While a vintage painted mirror in this style may be tame, you can incorporate color with our French Country collection, Morning Dew.


Color-Washed Mirror by Mirror-Tique in Blue

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Morning Dew ~ French Country Pale yellow Curtain Panel

9. A tropical fiesta

We can’t think of a more perfect mirror wall art piece than a flower-shaped stunner like the one pictured below. It goes great with another big personality, our Tropical Garden sheer curtain panel. Also a nice departure from your usual rattans, mango wood, and hemp accents.


Handmade Emerald Whirlwid Reverse-Painted Glass Wall Accent Mirror

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Tropical Garden ~ Floral Red Sheer Curtain Panel

10. Elegant mid-century modern flair

Keep it modern retro with a hand painted mirror in a Mid-century style. Geometric shapes and motifs like a starburst mirror complements the Dahlia Daydreams complementary print well.


Idra Hand-Painted Gold Modern Mirror

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Dahlia Daydreams ~ Pink and White Sheer Curtain Panel

11. An extravagant pair in gold

When you use the Shimmering Goldstone curtain panel, you can’t settle for just any old painted mirror. Use this antique-style mirror as inspiration: more a painting on mirror glass than a functional mirror, it’s embellished with gold leaf to create an extraordinary nature scene.


Laurelin Mirrored Wall Art – Antique Gold

Shimmering Goldstone ~ Orange Gold Sari India Curtain Panel
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Shimmering Goldstone ~ Rust Orange Sheer Curtain Panel

12. A fantastical theme

If you’re a fan of spiritual motifs, a celestial mirror and curtain panel will reflect your personality perfectly. The color blue is a bonus—neutral, serene, and versatile.

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Blue Sun, Moon & Stars Mirror

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Celestial Emrabce ~ Indigo Blue Sheer Curtain Panel

13. A rustic coastal getaway

Design a chic coastal hideaway using a painted wooden mirror. Marine-inspired colors like blues, whites, brows, and greys will serve you best, alongside materials like rope or linen. Our Pacific Blue curtain panel is most suited for this style.

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Painted Nautical Rope Wood Framed Wall Mirror

Pacific Blue ~ Rustic Navy Ocean Asian Inspired Shower Curtain
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Pacific Blue ~ Indigo Rustic Sheer Curtain Panel

What are mirror curtains?

Mirror curtains are pieces of glass or glass-like materials strung together with beads, metal, or other materials. They are typically hung in doorways, entryways, and on ceilings where you want to separate one area from another.

Mirror curtains may also refer to fabric curtains that cover a mirror on a vanity or dressing table mirror. They help keep dust off of the mirror’s surface when not in use.

How to decorate around a mirror

There are many ways to make your painted mirror the focal point in a room or a great supporting piece to your existing decor.

  • Create a gallery wall using framed art or other mirrors.
  • Hang a matching mirror for a traditional look.
  • When placed on top of a mantel, surround with candles, vases, and photographs.
  • When placed in a bathroom, surround with floating shelves or medicine cabinets.
  • Install a sconce on either side.
  • Add a vase with flowers on one side, and a canvas with art work on the other.
  • In the entryway, set up a console desk under the mirror.
Photo: nadine Wuchenauer

How to hang wall mirrors

There are many ways to hang a wall mirror depending on the type of wall you have (drywal, plaster wall, brick/concrete/etc.) and how heavy your mirror is. Use medium to heavy duty hardware to ensure your mirror is secure.

  1. Wall hooks: Best for cumbersome wall mirrors and art.
  2. Anchor and screws: Good for drywalls.
  3. Metal cleats: Ideal for larger mirrors and heavy wooden items like cork boards.
  4. Nails: Last option, but may leave marks/holes.

How to arrange circle mirrors on a wall

To arrange circle mirrors on a wall, first think about whether you want to create a shape or more of an organic form. Spread out the mirrors uniformly, taking care to arrange the circle mirrors with different sizes next to each other.

Photo: Topolansky Fine Furniture

If you’re using mirrors of the same size, arrange them evenly vertically or horizontally.

Photo: Target