A mirror is made for looking at yourself. What’s funny is that very often the reflection – of oneself and of so many other things – takes precedence over the object itself, which is finally forgotten. Yet a good mirror is an essential element, especially in a bathroom.
When you look at your current bathroom mirror, do you really want to hammer it? This may not be the best idea. Save yourself seven years of bad luck. On the other hand, nothing prevents you from updating it. Seeing yourself in your best light with a properly sized, correctly placed and ideally lit bathroom mirror could be a good thing. There are many style, size and shape options to choose from. So let’s put things into perspective and see how to get the perfect bathroom mirror.
What is the style of your room?
Are you thinking about redoing your bathroom? That is. But what style do you want to give it, what atmosphere are you looking for? Obviously not all mirrors work with all atmospheres. You can opt for a frameless mirror for a more modern style or an unusually shaped mirror for a more quirky spot. Whichever you choose, think it over carefully because a mirror is central. Contrary to popular belief, even if the object is simple, its choice may not be.
What size mirror for your bathroom?
The size of your mirror is obviously important. You don’t want a huge mirror taking up all the space in your small bathroom. So be sure to measure your room well several times. Base the width of your mirror on the width of your sink. You don’t want it to be too small, but a mirror that’s too big will take over the wall and can throw your bathroom off balance. Also measure the height. Take all the dimensions carefully so as not to find yourself on the day of installation with a mirror that is far too large or, conversely, far too small.
How many mirrors for your bathroom?
If you have two sinks in your bathroom, ask yourself the question of a single large mirror or two twin mirrors. You can opt for a single large mirror that completely covers one of the walls and reaches the ceiling. It is ideal for perfectly reflecting the light and bringing homogeneity to the room. Or you can choose a simple mirror above your sink, which is what most people do. But nothing prevents you from being daring and installing a wall of mirrors. You can have these mirrors recessed, which adds modernity. Did you say “wow effect”? Yes, it can be very modern and elegant, but you still have to be ready to observe yourself in gear every morning when you enter your bathroom. The intermediate solution is to opt for a triptych, i.e. three mirrors juxtaposed horizontally or vertically.
What shape of mirror for your bathroom?
Oval mirrors are beautiful and unique. Rounds too. This shape leads to more wall space. Which means you can add good lighting or decorations that match the rest of your bathroom style. Curved mirrors are beautiful pieces that bring a certain zen to any space. The more traditional among you will opt for a rectangular mirror. This is the most common shape, but there are also many unique shapes to choose from. You can truly treat your mirror as a work of art, so don’t feel limited. Dare unusual shapes.
With or without frame?
The frameless mirror has several advantages: it saves space, it is modern and tends to be less expensive. It is suitable for those who seek minimalism. Framed mirrors are more traditional. They can quickly become standout pieces that catch the eye. If you like going to antique shops, you can find an original mirror that will give your bathroom all its character. If you don’t like ostentation, choose a mirror with a simple frame, it’s a good compromise. And if you choose a mirror with a frame, make sure its color coordinates with the rest of the bathroom. Many associate the frame with the color of their bathroom furniture, but you can have a little fun and choose a color that contrasts elegantly.
What lighting to accompany your bathroom mirror?
The lighting, if it is well chosen, can support the unique character of your mirror. Framing your mirror with sconces can add a touch of timeless style to your bathroom. Small spaces work great with lighted sconces and small mirrors. Find light elements that match the style of your room. Choose a mirror that is 60-70% the width of your vanity. This will give your sconces more space to frame your mirror nicely. Lighting is an important part of any bathroom. Don’t skimp on it!
Which installation for your bathroom mirror?
If the layout of your bathroom is a little special: if you have a badly placed window or an element that gets in the way, be aware that mirrors are not necessarily installed flat against a wall. They can be suspended from the ceiling or from a window frame, for example. Keep this in mind to open up new horizons!
As you can see, the choice of your mirror can have a huge effect on your bathroom design. Have fun looking for mirrors for your bathroom and remember that you are not limited to just a basic rectangular mirror.