Bathroom Mirrors

Bathroom mirrors are often an afterthought when redecorating, but they are an incremental component of your space. After all, you use them almost every day — they help you put on makeup and shave, or merely give you the chance to review your look before heading out the door. Bathroom vanity mirrors come in a wide range of styles, sizes and shapes, which ensures there's one for your style and budget preferences. When shopping for a bathroom mirror, be sure to review the following:

What bathroom vanity mirror works best for me?


Do you need it to double as storage with a bathroom cabinet, or are you looking for something more decorative? Your needs may change depending on which bathroom you’re looking to outfit. Is it the master bathroom, which will get a lot of use, or a guest bathroom, used only on occasion? Draw on these factors as a guide to help you make a decision.

What style should my bathroom mirrors be?


If you have a contemporary bathroom, consider sleek square designs or framed bathroom mirrors – perhaps one with a stainless steel frame or even no frame at all. If you’re going for a more eclectic look, add a mirrored face to an antique piece or choose a vintage-style Venetian option. Your walls should also help dictate your choice: are they tiled or painted? Panelled or wallpapered? Depending on your design style, your mirror frame can offer a bold contrast, or complement an already-there pattern or hue.

What size vanity mirrors should I consider?


This is based both on preference and available space in your bathroom. Generally, the larger the better, particularly if you have a double vanity with a shared mirror. This is also true for small spaces — if you have a tiny bathroom, a large, shiny surface will make the space seem larger and reflect more light. The size can also help reinforce style; if you have a smaller, more traditional vanity, you may prefer the look of a decorative option no wider than the sink. The key is to strike the balance with the piece and its surrounding elements while also achieving the function you desire.

Should I consider bathroom mirrors with lights?


Lighted mirrors are great because they don't require you to compromise on lighting. Overhead lighting can create shadows, so side-lit mirrors provide even distribution of light. For a trendier version of the side-lit approach, try backlit mirrors — they are more contemporary and make for an interesting bathroom focal point.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for vanity, makeup or bathroom wall mirrors, Houzz is bound to have the perfect bathroom mirror for your home.
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