The bathroom mirror is an often overlooked but essential item. It plays a role in the balance, functionality, aesthetics and space of your bathroom. A properly sized and arranged, i.e. carefully placed and lighted bathroom mirror will really make a difference in your room. Plus, opting for a mirror is a relatively quick, easy, and affordable way to spruce up your bathroom without splurging or costly renovating your space. Here is the answer to some questions about bathroom mirrors.
Where should you place your bathroom mirror?
The most obvious and common place to place your bathroom mirror is over your vanity unit or sink. However, if you have an unusual bathroom layout, such as a badly placed window or a particular obstacle or if you just want to experiment with an original location, remember that mirrors should not be hung flat. It is better to hang them on a hook. Or opt for a full length mirror. You can also have an ultra-wide mirror that covers an entire wall or an entire wall.
How high to hang your bathroom mirror?
There is no standard rule for the hanging height of a bathroom mirror. The height at which you hang your bathroom mirror depends on various factors: the size and shape of the mirror, the height of your vanity unit, the height of your ceiling or your light sconces, and the size of the occupants of your bathroom. dwelling that use the bathroom. While there are no hard and fast rules on how to hang your bathroom mirror, here are some tips to follow:
- Hang your mirror so that it is at eye level for most people.
- Hang your mirror so that it is a few inches higher than the eye level of the tallest person in the house.
- Hang your mirror 10 to 20 centimeters inches above the basin or sink
- Hang your mirror a few inches above your faucet
- Hang the mirror 10 to 15 centimeters above the ground
- Center the mirror between the sink lighting and the basin
Evaluate all the space you have available and use these general guidelines to determine the optimum height for your mirror.
How wide should your bathroom mirror be?
It is important to find a bathroom mirror of the appropriate width for your vanity, as a mirror that is not to scale or proportional to the basin will look unbalanced. Find a mirror the same width as your washbasin or furniture. This is the most common, hassle-free approach that provides symmetry. Otherwise find a mirror that is about 70-80% as wide as your sink. If you leave room for wall sconces, find a mirror that is 60-70% of the width of the vanity so that the sconces have enough space. Of course, the easiest (but most expensive) option would be to create a custom mirror with the exact dimensions you need.
What should be the shape of your bathroom mirror?
Bathroom mirrors usually have round or circular shapes, square or rectangular shapes, and irregular geometric shapes. Choose a bathroom mirror that matches the ambiance and aesthetic of your bathroom, including the finish of the walls. Round mirrors bring an element of softness to the room. Rectangular mirrors have a more classic design, are great for a modern bathroom, and are slightly more functional.
Irregularly shaped mirrors provide visual interest and a decorative element.
With a frame or without?
Another thing to decide is if you want a framed mirror or a frameless mirror. A frameless mirror is easy to place in any space and goes well with any aesthetic. A framed mirror adds a decorative touch. You can either opt for an ornate, decorative frame or a simple and minimal frame. If you go for a framed mirror, consider what finish you want like brushed chrome, brushed nickel, brass, or matte black. Match the finish to the rest of your bathroom decor including lights, walls, and tile.
How many mirrors should you have? One or two ?
If you have space and a large enough vanity or even two sinks, you can use one or more mirrors. How many bathroom mirrors should you hang above your bathroom vanity? If you want your bathroom to have a vertical look (especially if you have high ceilings and want to showcase vertical space), go for two vertical length mirrors. If you want to highlight the width of your room or create the illusion of space in a small bathroom, go for a single large mirror. You can also use several mirrors even if there is only one basin.