Designing or re-designing a bathroom may seem like an easy task, but it turns out to be more complicated than it seems.
A great place to start is choosing the type of mirror that you would like in the bathroom, as this is the piece that will be in the center of it all.
There are many choices when choosing the perfect mirror for your bathroom, so it can seem like a daunting task. First, think about the size of your bathroom.
Do you want a small or large mirror? Once you have decided on the size, think about the shape. Would an oval mirror work best, or are you looking for a rectangular mirror?
Once you have solidified your decisions on the size and shape of the mirror, you can think about lighting options. Having good lighting is crucial so you can enjoy all the benefits of the mirror you just picked out.
You will need to decide if the ceiling lighting in your bathroom is enough light or if you would like to add additional lighting over top of the mirror.
If you decide you do need additional lighting, the choices continue. You need to choose between LED or traditional bulbs, and the type of fixture you will need.
These are stylistic bathroom mirror ideas should be tailored to the design of your bathroom.
Bathroom Mirror Galeries
Here are our favorite bathroom mirror ideas and themes:
Create a look that’s twice as stunning by duplicating the style two (or even three) times. This is most commonly done over double sinks, but multiple mirrors could be used over a long single-sink vanity as an alternative to one large mirror.
One of our favorite bathroom mirror ideas is choosing an unconventional shape is an easy and effective way to make a statement in any size or style bathroom. Many vintage styles offer interesting shapes and intricate designs. It’s the perfect way to add a statement piece to your bathroom without adding unnecessary accessories that clutter the room.
Mix and Match
Gather different sizes and/or styles of mirrors and hang them in a gallery-wall-style arrangement. Be sure to vary the mirrors so that they complement instead of competing against one another. Keep them all on one wall, or you’ll risk a funhouse effect.
Technically, most mirrors are hung on the wall. However, suspending the mirror from a visible rope or wire is a great way to add an element of interest. You can choose from a variety of materials to hang the mirror, such as a thick rope to create a nautical theme or wire for a more modern, industrial vibe — just be sure it’s secure.
A simple mirror can get a glamorous update with the addition of backlighting. You can purchase mirrors with built-in lights, or add them yourself to the mirror of your choosing. Illuminated mirrors are ideal for applying makeup and seeing your face in a detailed (but flattering) way. They’re great for bathrooms with low natural light. Just be sure that your lighting is soft, not harsh or fluorescent.
Not only do large mirrors look impressive, but they also help you bring in light. Depending on your space and style, you can try adding a frame around the mirror to give it a more polished appearance. Leaving it unframed works for more minimalistic spaces.
We hope you find these bathroom mirror ideas helpful. Did we miss any? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!