It seems like bathroom mirrors are taken for granted. Sure, we invest plenty of time and thought into the countertops, faucets, and shower tile, but then we slap on the first mirror that catches our eye. You should take your time and choose the best mirrors for your bathroom needs and design preference. By thinking about your mirror and making strategic choices, you will enhance the overall appeal of your bathroom.
How to Choose the Best Mirrors for your Bathroom
Framed vs Frameless
One of the most fundamental decisions you’ll need to make is choosing whether you want a framed or frameless mirror. Framed mirrors have a few design benefits that some people prefer. First of all, they allow you to choose various decorative styles that can be matched to the theme of the bathroom or the home. (Of course, there are virtually limitless options for frames as well!) They also give you a chance to limit the mirrored space (and reflection of light) while still having the appearance of a larger mirror.
Frameless mirrors, on the other hand, are generally preferred for modern and minimalist styles. They are simple, straightforward, and versatile enough to match nearly any bathroom style. In many cases, they are glued to the wall to eliminate any visible hardware, such as hanging clamps and holders.
Choosing an Appropriate Size
In most cases, the width of your mirror will be determined by the size of your bathroom countertop. A general design principle is to leave the mirror two inches shorter than the countertop on both sides.
The height, of course, is determined by the distance between the bathroom countertop and the ceiling. Usually you’ll want the mirror to be at least four inches from the ceiling, leaving a small space above the top of the mirror. This helps maintain the free-floating appearance of the mirror.
Do You Need More Storage?
If your bathroom is already restricted for storage, you may want to consider having a cabinet with a mirrored front when you choose the best mirrors for your bathroom. This allows you to store medicine, makeup, toiletries, and other items that you’ll need in the bathroom without cramping floor space.
Take a Thoughtful Look at the Vanity Space
As a final note, we’d like to remind you that you can get a lot of inspiration from your vanity. What angles, colors, and designs does it use? If it has lots of soft angles, maybe a circular mirror would be fitting. If it has a decorative, flowery designs, perhaps you can repeat this style. Use the vanity as your bathroom-design North Star and you won’t go astray.
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