Mirror mirror on the wall… what’s the best bathroom mirror of them all?
When re-designing your bathroom, a lot of little details get overlooked: like what kind of bathroom mirror is perfect for your space. The bathroom mirror, while it may seem like an afterthought at first, can make a huge impact.
Older homes and rentals often have cookie cuter bathrooms that look
like every other bathroom you’ve been in. They’re bland, basic, and
boring. You’ve seen one bathroom, you’ve seen them all right? Wrong!
You can easily make your bathroom stand out without spending tons of
money with some know-how. And your bathroom mirror is a great place to
While there are thousands of mirror options to choose from and even more options when you consider custom mirrors, you might be thinking “so how on earth do I narrow down my choices and pick the right one?” We’re here to help.
Here are 5 things to consider when choosing bathroom mirrors that
flawlessly reflect your style and will make you look forward to being in
Geometric Minimalist Bathroom Mirrors
It’s pretty much safe to say that the minimalist design craze is not
going anywhere anytime soon. Minimalism is a tried and true design
aesthetic that ignores common trends and will stand the test of time.
There’s nothing worse than a painfully dated bathroom!
A simple, geometric mirror (think, round, square or rectangular) is a
great way to go for a minimalist vibe. If you have an out-dated opulent
mirror or one with unsightly engraved edges, replace it with a simple,
sleek modern mirror.
You can get a custom-cut geometric mirror that fits your space perfectly and complements your style. You can even combine multiple mirror cut-outs for an awesome statement mirror wall! Gallery walls are all the rage right now, and there’s no reason to leave mirrors out of it.
Have fun with different shapes and combinations — the possibilities are endless!
Go Big: The Mirror Wall
Bathroom mirror walls were a trend in 2018 for a reason: they make a huge impact and are super useful for a small bathroom. They can make even the tiniest bathroom feel roomy by doubling the visual size of the space.
Mirror walls are ones that cover the entirety (or most of) one wall.
Usually, it’s running the span of the wall that your vanity faces and
extends all the way on either side, sometimes to the ceiling. Think of
it as a mirror wall in a gym, where it visually doubles the space.
It’s also a great option for larger families or couples who need to share the bathroom in the morning at the same time. We all know that fight… Take the stress out of your morning routine with a large mirror wall that will have space for everyone.
A good rule of thumb: bathroom mirrors should always be tall enough for the tallest person in the home to see themselves clearly when standing.
Framed Bathroom Mirrors
Your personal style is unique to you and your home decor (yes, even in the bathroom!) should reflect that – pun intended!
A framed mirror in the bathroom is great if you’re going for a more elegant, refined look. You can also add rustic elements with exposed or reclaimed wood, or for a more luxurious feel with a finely engraved picture frame mirror.
A frame can transform a bland mirror into a work of art. They come in any shape and any color, with unlimited options. One advantage of a framed mirror is you don’t necessarily have to hang them directly on the wall. You can suspend them from the ceiling or lean them on the wall in front of the sink for a casual look.
Recessed lighting can accentuate a framed mirror even more!
An often overlooked luxury in the world of mirrors: verticle mirrors.
You don’t know how much you need a verticle mirror until you don’t have
one. They are useful for getting dressed in the morning so you never
have any embarrassing wardrobe mishaps.
Place one on the wall behind you when you’re getting ready, opposite
the bathroom vanity mirror. This will allow you to see yourself at all
Bathrooms are often dark places since there are usually very small
windows (or sometimes no windows at all!). Doubling up on mirrors can
not only add convenience to your dressing routine but will also make
space appear brighter and airier. By bouncing light around the room,
double mirrors can be a life-saver for dark, depressing bathrooms.
Ideally, hang mirrors opposite your window if you have one to maximize the amount of room light. You can also hang two identical mirrors side-by-side if you have a double vanity for an eye-catching, modern look.
Your farmhouse dreams can become a reality in your bathroom. Repurpose an old window frame or vintage door and turn the inner panels into a custom mirror! This can add loads of charm and set your bathroom apart from everyone else’s.
To do this, all you need is a little paint and some custom mirror panels!
While any redesign can be daunting, picking statement bathroom
mirrors doesn’t have to be. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different
styles here: there are no rules when it comes to expressing your style
Custom mirrors give you the flexibility to create the exact space you want without being limited to what’s on the market. Get in touch with us today and get started on your dream bathroom!