3 Design Elements To Keep In Mind When Choosing A Mirror For Your Bathroom


If you are in the process of remodeling your bathroom, don't forget about the mirror. A new mirror can really change the overall look and feel of your bathroom. When choosing a new mirror, think about the type of the frame, the level of detail, and the shape and size of the mirror.

Type of Frame

The first thing you should consider when choosing bathroom mirrors is the type of frame you want, or if you want a frame at all. You can always go with an edgeless mirror that doesn't have a frame. Edgeless mirrors are usually smaller and designed to fill up the entire space on your wall. Edgeless mirrors do not have to be dull though; many edgeless mirrors have stylistic element to the glass, especially around the edge, that help frame the mirror and give it some personality.

Framed mirrors are wall-mounted. The glass sits inside a frame, and you can take the glass out and put it into another frame if you so choose. There are lots of different types of frames, from a thin and simple metal frame to an ornately carved wood frame. The key feature to a framed mirror is that the frame may draw more attention than the mirror itself.

Level of Detail

When looking at framed mirrors, you need to consider what level of detail you want your frame to have and how that detail fits with the overall feeling of your bathroom. For example, if you are going for a minimalist feeling in your bathroom, a mirror with a sleek metal frame would be a good fit. If you are trying to create a fancier bathroom, a wooden frame with lots of carved detail may be the way to go. If you want something colorful, a mosaic glass frame can add a lot of detail to your bathroom space.

Shape & Size

The final thing that you need to take into consideration is the shape and size of the mirror. Do you want the mirror to fill up the entire space above your sink, or do you want the mirror to be smaller and more ornate? Keep in mind that the reflective nature of a mirror can make your space feel larger, so a larger mirror can translate into your bathroom feeling like a larger space than it is.

Be sure to think about the size of your mirror as well. Your mirror can be the typical rectangular shape, but it doesn't have to be. An oval mirror or a round mirror can add interest to your bathroom. Depending on the setup of your bathroom, a square mirror could look great as well. Don't automatically assume that your mirror for your bathroom needs to be rectangular; consider the shape and feel of other sizes of mirrors as well.

When choosing a mirror for your bathroom, be sure to take into consideration if you want to go frameless or framed, what size and shape you want the mirror to be, and if you go for a frame, how detailed you want the frame to be. Keep in mind the overall feel and style of your bathroom when making these design decisions. 


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