It can be easy to overlook a mirror, but you shouldn’t neglect this essential part of your bathroom design. When selecting your best bathroom mirror, you have numerous sizes, styles, and shapes to choose from to create your ideal design. When you select your new mirror at WalterWorks Hardware, consider the following factors and options to determine which mirror design is best for your bathroom remodel.
Sizing Your Mirror
When choosing your mirror, consider both function and proportion. To create a balanced look, consider how your mirror will be sized compared to your vanity. Vanity mirrors are not typically wider than the vanity and, in fact, are most often exactly as wide. You may also choose a mirror that is 70-80% as wide as the vanity, so the mirror appears slightly smaller but not shrunken.
Single vs. Multiple Mirrors
If you have a wide vanity, or one with multiple sinks, you may install one large mirror or multiple mirrors of the same size. Adding a few tall, narrow mirrors can create a vertical style in your bathroom and elongate the height of the space. You may also add double mirrors to a single sink vanity to create a stylish and balanced look.
When you install a smaller mirror, you have room to add sconces on either side of your bathroom mirror. Placing the vanity lights on the side of your mirror ensures that you have plenty of light when grooming at the vanity. Your best bathroom mirror design will provide you with all of the visibility you require.
If you want to add a bold design element, ignore the size of the vanity and install a mirror to fill your whole wall. This gives you a larger mirror and also helps your bathroom feel much more spacious.
Framed vs. Frameless
When you choose your bathroom mirror, you will also have to consider whether you want a frame. Frameless mirrors are becoming increasingly popular because they can be less expensive and still stylish and modern. Mirrors with distinct frames tend to work best in traditional, more decorative spaces.
While most mirror designs are rectangular, there are other shapes you can explore – in particular, round mirrors. Round mirrors can bring some softness and relaxed appeal to a bathroom, which often has an abundance of sharp lines. This mirror design often works well with pedestal sinks.
If you need all the storage space you can get, you may consider installing a mirror-medicine cabinet combo. These are best and least intrusive when inset into your wall without a frame. Your medicine cabinet will provide accessible storage while the mirror blends in seamlessly.
Choose Your Home Hardware From WalterWorks
No matter what type of home hardware and decorative touches you choose, WalterWorks Hardware has the expertise and supplies you need. Residents throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the northern Virginia area love us for our fantastic hardware and unbeatable knowledge. For more information, please call us at (410) 263-9711 or contact us online. For more tips on choosing hardware for your home, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Pinterest.