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‘The more mirror-minded you become, the more your home will reflect shining charm’- Dorothy Draper.
Bathroom accessories are important for your bathroom both in terms of making a style statement and for their practicality.
And one must-have bathroom accessories is a bathroom mirror. Over the years, decorative mirrors have been used by homeowners as décor in hallways, corridors, living rooms and bedrooms but their use in the bathroom has really been embraced widely.
While normal bathroom mirrors were used before, homeowners have gotten fancier and adopted more shapes and different frames of bathroom mirrors.
However, the hunt for the right mirror for your guest bathroom that is just right can be quite hectic but surely, designing your bathroom and adding the right collection of accessories can glam up your bathroom.
A bathroom mirror is a sleek bathroom accessory that enhances the modern aesthetic design of a bathroom. In short, it finishes the bathroom.
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But before you decide to invest in a bathroom mirror, here are some facts to keep in mind:
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- 1 Facts to keep in mind Before Getting a Bathroom Mirror
- 1.1 Quick Hack:
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- 2 Mirror Cabinets
- 3 Framed Mirrors
- 4 Illuminated and LED Mirrors
Facts to keep in mind Before Getting a Bathroom Mirror
1. Know the size of your space
Before you decide to buy the fanciest of mirrors, be sure to analyze the amount of space free to accommodate the stunning accessory.
Also, you can have a professional bathroom designer fix the bathroom mirror for you after they have analyzed your space accordingly.
If you would love to DIY your bathroom, you can take the measurements of your bathroom using a tape measure and bring them along when buying your mirror. That way, the seller will advise you of a good size.
2. Mind the height of the person using the mirror
This is vital! There is no exact height of fixing your bathroom mirror.
However, in case your bathroom will be used by kids or adults, then you must fix it at the right height. This height will depend on the shape and size of the mirror, the average height of the users and the height of your sink and faucets.
- Hang the mirror a few inches above the highest part of the faucet.
- Center the mirror in between the vanity lighting and the sink.
- Hang the mirror 5-10 inches above the sink.
3. The bathroom mirror creates a theme for your bathroom
I love themes! Even in the bathroom.
Good enough, there are so many designs of bathroom mirrors that will correctly blend in with your type of theme or aesthetic- whether sleek, modern, bohemian, grungy, antique or warm. There is something for everyone!
Take a photo of your bathroom and show it to the seller so that they can recommend the right type of mirror to fit in your bathroom.
But in case you have no theme or looking to remodel your bathroom, you can pick a mirror that interests you then accessorize your bathroom around it, ensuring all the pieces work together.
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4. A bathroom mirror takes away your extra storage
In case you have shelves and extra upper cabinets in your bathroom and you would like to remodel your bathroom and fit in a bathroom mirror, then you will have to do away with that space in case you have no free wall side to mount the mirror.
Anyway, if you have enough storage space in your bathroom, bring in that bathroom mirror ASAP!
It’s also important to note that some bathroom mirrors come as a bathroom vanity. Hence, if your bathroom is small, purchase a bathroom vanity that will have storage cabinets under the sink and the mirror atop.
5. Large bathroom mirrors minimize your lighting options
Large mirrors limit the space for adding vanity lights. Thus, you might be forced to go for smaller mirrors which might not be so efficient.
- Invest in a chandelier if you need more lights in your bathroom, especially during the night.
- Try smaller vanity light bulbs hanging around your bathroom mirror for enhanced visibility.
- Try a backlit mirror (this is your best bet) which provides even lighting thus casting no shadows and also, adds a sense of drama by romantically lighting up the space.
Now let’s get some inspiration! These bathroom mirror ideas will definitely add sparkle into your bathroom:
*These bathroom mirror cabinets are courtesy of KEUCO, a bathroom furnishing company based in Germany
These are one of the most popular bathroom cabinets owing to their concealed storage that helps store away cosmetics, medicines and other products while still allowing the use of the mirror.
A cabinet mirror will add an architectural statement of clarity in your bathroom without a doubt!
These mirrors have either a rectangular, square, circular or arch frame which creates a clean-cut and polished mirror design.
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Illuminated and LED Mirrors
An illuminated or LED mirror combines a mirror with light to create a decorative yet functional bathroom accessory.
These mirrors add a style edge to your bathroom and can really add value to your space due to their expensive aesthetic.
Well, what do you like about these bathroom mirrors? Is it the beautiful frames, illuminated light displays or their sleek designs in these bathrooms?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below…