Mirrors are a vital element in tying a bathroom together both aesthetically and functionally. They can serve both practical as well as stylish uses. It is quite uncommon for bathrooms to not have a mirror, and there are many kinds of bathroom mirrors that people can choose from when they are updating or building a new bathroom. Choices span medicine cabinets to vanity mirrors, and this article will hopefully give you a rundown on some options to consider.
It is a good idea to choose a mirror that will reflect the owners’ personal style and focus on the style of the specific bathroom that is being decorated or remodeled. There are many reasons for having a mirror in the bathroom and the buyer should consider these various reasons when selecting their mirror.
Many mirrors we install are permanent fixtures so making a choice that is both stylish and timeless can be important. However, if so the owner may wish to use a less permanent installation method. There are a variety of options available for that as well.
Kinds Of Mirrors
There are a variety of mirror types for bathrooms. Pivotal mirrors and Venetian mirrors as well as framed mirrors. Lighted mirrors are a great hit with the ladies and medicine cabinet mirrors are very useful if there is enough space. Captains mirrors or even shadow box mirrors ware also available for installation.
These mirrors offer an etched design in the glass. It typically has an ornate frame and will look great in a romantic themed bathroom.
These are perfect for the lady that likes to look at the back of her hair as well as the front. They are mounted on a two hinged pivot. They can tilt up or down and will work ideally in classically styled bathrooms.
Smaller sized bathrooms are ideal for this style mirror. They will fold back against the wall when not in use and thus save space. They are ideal to mount on an accordion mount and can be moved around for the best possible lighting for the task at hand.
These are ideal for those who need more light. They have a lighting system that is built in around the frame. It’s ideal for any darker bathroom but it is also vital to have these professionally installed by an electrician so that the lighting works properly and safely.
This is an ideal mirror for a bathroom that has plenty of countertop space. They work well and often have built-in lighting for more illumination when putting on makeup or putting in contacts. They are not often the main mirror in the bathroom but rather an auxiliary mirror.
Round and similar to a ship’s window, these are a great focal point in a bathroom. They hand form a strap on the wall and are easy to move around for the best lighting although they are most often used as a decorative element in a bathroom with a nautical theme.
Medicine Cabinet Mirrors
Hanging from a sink or near the sink, these are set up to hold anything from medications to other essentials in the bathroom. They are useful for bathrooms with minimal storage and can be found in a variety of designs and materials from woods to polished metals.
A lovely addition to any bath decor, framed mirrors can look classic, ornate, contemporary and a variety of other designs. Similar to a picture hanging on a wall these are perfect for a mid-sized bathroom that wants a great focal point.
Shadow Box Mirrors
Often referred to as a ledge mirror, shadowbox mirrors have a unique feature in that they offer a built-in ledge that can hold trinkets, bathroom items and more. For anyone who wishes to have soap or beauty products handy, this is an ideal choice. If the owner prefers an uncluttered look these may not work well due to the temptation to put things on the ledge.
If a floating on the wall look is desired, then this is the right mirror for that look. If one cannot be found many hardware stores will cut a larger mirror for this purpose. Perfect in a contemporary bathroom.
Many buyers are seeking a specific theme for a bathroom. Choosing the right mirror for the theme is a great way to accessorize without adding more to the walls of the room.
A seashore theme for example would be great with a mirror that has seashells around the frame as a focal point.
Contemporary buyers may opt for a frameless theme or a simple black, gold or silver frame.
Traditionalists may wish to choose from a shadow box for their decor.
Romantic themes may go for an oval mirror that has an ornate or curved frame.