Thursday, April 18, 2024

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall:  Transformative Bathroom Mirror Ideas

Double vanity in a neutral bathroom with arched mirror and long sconces.

The bathroom mirror—an often-overlooked element of the room that you simply can’t do without. Bathroom mirrors are not just functional items; they can also serve as decorative elements that enhance the overall aesthetic of the space.  

With a simple mirror, you can set the tone for a modern-styled bathroom or add some much-needed storage. You can add task lighting right where it counts or even get the weather report. Here are some creative and stylish bathroom mirror ideas to consider. 

Frameless Mirrors 

A sleek and minimalist option that can give a modern and clean look to the bathroom, bathroom mirrors without frames take your design into the 21st century. Their lack of frame opens the vanity area creating a sense of space, so they make a great addition to the smaller bathroom. 

Large vanity with a single sink and large round mirror in a gold frame.

Round Mirrors 

Perfect for softening the sharp edges in a bathroom with many square or rectangular fixtures. They can add a touch of elegance and uniqueness. These can look especially nice with a distinctive frame or special mounting that draws attention to the shape.  

Alternatively, choose an arched or oval mirror to achieve the same effect. 

Oversized Mirrors 

Great for making a small bathroom appear larger and more spacious. An oversized mirror can also reflect more light, brightening up the space. Be sure to select a proportionate vanity. Double vanities are a great choice if you’re going the oversized route.  

Large square mirror with built in lights around the edges.

 Bathroom Mirrors with Lights 

These mirrors come with built-in LED lights around the edges or behind the mirror, providing optimal lighting for tasks like shaving or applying makeup. Not only do the give you light right where you need it, but they also amp up the ambiance of the bathroom, setting the tone for the design. 

Medicine Cabinet with Mirror 

A practical choice for storing toiletries and medications while also serving as a mirror. Bathroom mirrors with storage can be hung on the wall or recessed into the wall for a flush installation. Look at our broad selection of medicine cabinets.  

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Antique or Vintage Mirrors 

Perfect for vintage designs like cottagecore, grannychic, etc., these can add character and a sense of history to the bathroom. Look for ornate frames or unique shapes to make a statement. Aged mirrors with patina are a sure bet too. 

Multiple Mirrors 

Installing two or more mirrors can create a stylish and symmetrical look, especially in larger bathrooms. This can also allow for more than one person to use the mirror at the same time. Double and triple vanities are great opportunities to create individual spaces in the bathroom. 

Framed Mirrors 

Adding a decorative frame to a mirror can elevate its appearance and tie it in with the rest of the bathroom's design. Frames can be made from various materials such as wood, metal, or even tile. Creating a statement wall behind the mirror has the same effect. Wallpaper is a popular statement for the bathroom. 

Backlit Mirrors 

These mirrors have a strip of light behind them, providing a soft and subtle glow. This type of lighting can create a relaxing ambiance, perfect for a spa-like bathroom. It also adds light where it most counts for shaving or applying makeup.  

Large double vanity in warm wood with separate hexagonal black framed mirrors.

Unique Shapes

Consider mirrors in unconventional shapes like hexagonal, oval, or irregular geometrical forms. They can add visual interest and a contemporary flair to the bathroom. 

Floating Mirrors 

These mirrors appear to float off the wall, creating a modern and sophisticated look. They can be paired with floating vanities for a cohesive and minimalist design. 

Large rectangular mirror over a double vanity with smart technology.

Smart Tech Mirror 

Think about including some features in your mirror that take it to a whole new level. Defogging, telling time and temperature, electrical or USB outlets, audio and Bluetooth are just a few of the smart technology that’s now available as a part of your bathroom mirror. 

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Tips for Choosing the Right Bathroom Mirror 

Size: Be sure the mirror is proportionate to the sink and vanity. Generally, the mirror should not be wider than the vanity/sink area. 

Placement: Ideally, the mirror should be placed at eye level for most users. Consider the height of the tallest person using the bathroom when determining the placement. 

Functionality: Think about the primary uses of the mirror. For example, if it's for applying makeup, a mirror with good lighting is essential. 

Style and Décor: Choose a mirror that complements the overall style and color scheme of the bathroom. Whether it's modern, traditional, or transitional, the mirror should blend seamlessly with the rest of the space. 

Maintenance: Mirrors with anti-fog or easy-to-clean features can be beneficial, especially in bathrooms with high humidity. 

Remember, the bathroom mirror is a key element in the design of the space, so take your time to find the perfect mirror that not only serves its functional purpose but also enhances the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom. 

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