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  • Writer's pictureKirstin Adolfson

How to Choose the Right Bathroom Mirror

Mirrors add just as much value as the vanity or floors that you pick out for your bathroom. This feature can get overlooked often, but mirrors can create an entirely different look to a bathroom. I mean, they are used every day. Choosing the right mirror style can add a lot more character to a bathroom than you might think.

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Tip #1: Consider the Vanity Size:

If you have a small vanity, a large rectangle mirror will make it look even smaller. Keeping your mirror about two to three inches past the placement of your sink is a good rule of thumb to use. If you want to go big, make sure that the diameter of the mirror is smaller than the diameter of your vanity.

If you have a large vanity, think about hanging two mirrors or one large mirror. Two mirrors frequently get used for a double sink vanity and, large mirrors usually get used for large vanities with one sink. If you have a large vanity and decide to go with a large mirror, make sure that the mirror is the same diameter or 3-4 inches smaller than the diameter of your vanity. Going any smaller or bigger will throw off the proportions in your bathroom.

Tip #3: Framed or Frameless

Frameless mirrors can create a cleaner look in your bathroom. If you want your bathroom to have more of a spa or makeup room look, frameless mirrors or mirrors framed by light are the way to go. Adding a simple framed mirror to your bathroom can also create a minimalistic look. Colors that are trending right now are simple black and gold frames. These colors will create a sleek modern look. If you want something simple or you already have a lot going on in your bathroom, frameless and simple frames will be in your favor.

If you're looking to add more personality to your bathroom, a detailed frame can make this happen. Different types of frame styles that you can look into are sculptural mirrors, antique mirrors, gilded mirrors, Venetian mirrors, captain mirrors and ornate mirrors. There are tons of styles to choose from that can add the right amount of character to your bathroom. Don’t hesitate to step outside of your comfort zone; it's easier to switch out a mirror rather than the flooring or a vanity.

Tip #4: Shape:

Another choice that you will have to make is the shape of your mirror. The most common shaped mirrors are oval or rectangular. However, there are plenty of other shaped mirrors that get forgotten. If you want a modern look, mirrors with rounded corners or circle mirrors are great options. If an antique look is what you're looking for, vertical rectangle mirrors fit this style well. Mirrors with detailed edges can create a high-end look. Depending on what you are going for, the shape of a mirror can make a huge difference.

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