Choosing The Perfect Bathroom Mirror
Seems simple enough right? Well, you know what they say, some things are easier said than done.
Choosing the perfect bathroom mirror can actually be one of the biggest decisions of all.
Never fear – we got you!
Just like every other week, we’ll show you what’s trending, design hints, and also tips on how to choose your perfect bathroom mirror.
So you’ve picked the tapware, tiles, vanity, basin, tick! Feels like you’re almost at the finish line, but then, you realise that you haven’t picked the mirror.
No problemo…just jump online and find your local bathroom supplier and off you go – right??
Wrong! The bathroom mirror is such an important piece of your bathroom design, that you really want to invest some time to ensure you get it right.
Size, shape, style, price, there are quite a few things that go into choosing the perfect bathroom mirror.
So let’s get going!!
Storage for Days
Storage space is a premium, especially in the bathroom. We seem to need more and more products and gadgets when it comes to our daily rituals.
So it makes sense to include as much storage as possible in this high demand space. Overhead cabinetry is a huge bonus in the bathroom.
Not only can it look amazing, it provides additional storage at eye level, for those little bits and pieces we need each morning and night.
Having a mirrored cabinet is the way to go here. There are endless versions of the mirrored cabinets online, or if your budget allows, go for custom cabinetry.
Or course it will be more expensive than something off the shelf, but the results will amaze you. There are endless finishes, sizes, shapes and interior options, you may have a hard time choosing your final piece!
Get the Look – ABI Sara Basin Sink
Light It Up
A relatively new style of mirror currently on the market is the backlit mirror.
An ingenious innovation made specifically for the bathroom. This will do wonders for not only your daily bathroom routine, but also the look of your bathroom.
This mirror can be your new best friend, if your bathroom is on the dark and moody side. Providing a beautiful rim of ambient light can do amazing things in this space.
As well as being extremely functional, designers are getting creative with the overall look and finish of these mirrors also. You’re not just limited to a traditional square of rectangle piece, these gorgeous mirrors also come in round and other obscure shapes.
Design Tip – These mirrors generally need to be hard-wired into your bathroom. So make sure you allow for a qualified electrician to insert the power outlet at the ‘rough-in’ stage of your build
Get the Look – ABI Saanti Gunmetal LED Mirror
Okay, so you’re not going for a mirrored cabinet, or a backlit mirror, next stop – the standard wall hung mirror.
This is one of the easier options to choose. Just a couple of things to look for when you’re shopping around.
Size is one of the most important things to consider when choosing the mirror. Too big, and it can look out of proportion. Too small, and it will look unbalanced.
Large or oversized mirrors are actually on trend right now and there is a reason for that. Mirrors bounce light around the space, and can help to make your space appear bigger. So if you have a smaller bathroom, opt for the largest size mirror that looks in proportion with the space.
With that in mind, there are no hard and fast rules to say you need the biggest mirror you can fit. Take a look online, and once you have a size in mind, simply draw it with pencil onto the wall where you want to place it – you will know straight away if the size is right.
Get the Look – ABI Addison Timber Vanity
Keeping In Shape
Take a close look at all the other shapes going on in your bathroom. Do you have lots of angles, do you have a soft rounded bathtub, is your basin square or round?
These are all good questions to ask yourself, as this will help you to choose the shape of your mirror.
Say for example, you have lots of square shapes and angles, try opting for a round mirror just to soften up the space.
Alternatively if you have a rounded bathtub and round basin, you may want the square or oblong shape to balance up all the softness and create some structure.
These shapes can have a big impact on the overall look of your bathroom. So again, try simply drawing the shape of the mirror onto the wall, and you will see straight away if the shape and size are perfect.
Get the Look – ABI Elysian Mixer & Spout in Gunmetal
While the humble bathroom mirror can seem like a simple choice, you need to understand the space before you can make a final decision.
Create cohesion with the rest of the elements by considering the size, shape and style, and then go with your instincts.
Try to make sure you do spend some time in the planning stage, to ensure you get exactly what you want.
Big, small, round, square, backlit – we’d love to hear what you have chosen as your bathroom mirror!