What to Consider When Choosing a Bathroom Mirror
For generations, the humble bathroom mirror has been the steady companion of make-up users, serial posers, and zit poppers. Bathroom mirrors have seen it all, never once faltering in their purpose, except when the shower gets too steamy.
As a result, there is a lot that goes into choosing the correct mirror for your bathroom. Style, purpose, size, and you’re more comprehensive bathroom décor are significant factors to consider. However, making the choice of the perfect mirror for your bathroom isn't going to come down to whether it's the best mirror but whether it's the right mirror.
What is that right mirror? Well, we’re not sure, but by the end of today’s blog, we’ll know what to look out for! So, in today’s blog, we’re going to explore the best things to consider when choosing the perfect bathroom mirror.
Wall mirrors are available in various shapes and styles, though it can be challenging to know how any single style or shape will look in your bathroom.
As a guide, try thinking about your bathroom as a whole and the sort of décor you’ve already employed in the space. If you find that your bathroom has a consistent shape or detail throughout it, then it’s probably a good idea to use that as a reference for your mirror.
If your bathroom décor features many straight lines and sharp angles, then it might be best to stick with something rectangular or square. Conversely, a round mirror can more easily suit a bathroom with a lot of curved lines or softer edges.
Bathroom mirrors are meant to enhance the space, rather than dominate or stand out, so mixing and matching your décor and mirror styles is generally a bad idea.
On the topic of styling, you can gain a lot of good information about your next mirror from your surrounding décor, and that principle carries onto the color as well! Regardless of whether your mirror has the right kind of shape and styling as the rest of your bathroom décor, none of that will matter if you have your colors clashing in the process.
Going bold with your color is usually discouraged in this instance, and, as a rule of thumb, your bathroom mirror frame shouldn’t stray too far from neutral coloring. However, if you can’t help but maintain some glamour, then matching it to the color of your fittings can be an easy way to make your mirror stand out without seeming out of place.
The size of your bathroom mirror can be a hugely important factor in how it sits in the space. But, unlike other rooms in the house, sizing conventions are not something to stray from.
Simply put, your mirror should match the size of your bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, then purchase a small mirror to match. The same goes for larger bathrooms, where a more oversized mirror is appropriate.
As a guide, note the size of your sink and surrounding console; if your mirror exceeds the size of the console, then you’ve probably gone too big.
If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!