A mirror is a very useful addition to your bathroom not only to check your make-up application or make your personal grooming ritual a lot easier, but also to reflect both natural and artificial light, making the room look brighter and bigger. It can also be a decorative or statement piece.
While some may not be paying too much attention to bathroom mirrors, selecting the right one for your bathroom is very important, both for its functionality and aesthetics. Here are some of the things you need to consider when buying a bathroom mirror:
The cost of a bathroom mirrors varies depending on the style and size. Make sure to set a budget before buying one. With the numerous bathroom mirrors available online and in showrooms nowadays, it is very easy to get carried away with buying what you want, so keep your price range in mind so you don’t overspend.
Measure the height and width of the space for the bathroom mirror. Make sure to leave a couple of inches of wall space on each side.
Get a bathroom mirror that is big enough to meet your requirements, but not too big for your vanity table. If space is an issue, you can get several mirrors and hang or mount them as a group. If you are in a showroom, measure the dimensions of the different mirrors so you can determine what size fits your bathroom.
There are circle, oval, and rectangle bathroom mirrors. These traditional shapes still work well but you can also experiment with different shapes. You will find that mirrors in different geometric shapes add a different look and character to a room.
Framed bathroom mirrors give more visual impact to the space. Frames can be made of wood, metal, glass or other materials. If your bathroom lacks color, you can buy a mirror with a brightly colored frame or with an intricate design. On the other hand, frameless mirrors are more effective in giving the illusion of more space.
Obviously, it is important that the bathroom mirror is consistent with the interior design. For modern bathrooms, you may want to buy a circular, unframed mirror. A mirror with wood or metal frame finish will work well for a bathroom with other wood elements.