Magical Bathroom Mirrors That Reflect the Real You
Choose wisely – a mirror can make or break this important room of the house
Joanna Tovia 9 May 2014
Houzz editorial team. Photojournalist specialising in design, travel and living well. Follow her photodocumentary about pets and the people who love them on Instagram @unfoldingtails
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Playful or purposeful, the right bathroom mirror can set off the other elements of your bathroom beautifully. But with so many designs to choose from, where do you start, and how do you select the right style for your room? See what leaps out at you from this star-studded collection of wall mirrors and the answer will come to you.
Vintage delight. Why stop at one fabulous mirror when you can have many of them? These mirrors give this modern bathroom a quirky edge.
Modern mastery. This practical design yields loads of storage space and makes use of the dead zone that usually hovers over the toilet. The mosaic tiles above and below the mirror make this bathroom anything but bland.
Out there. Your guests won’t know what hit them when they step into this amazing powder room. Guest bathrooms are the place to cut loose and show off your style when it comes to decorating. The freeform mirrors in this bathroom transform it from elegant to flat-out extraordinary.
Making magic. There’s something utterly irresistible about this round mirror. It sits perfectly in a modern space that’s big on shapes of a different kind. In this case, rectangles.
Natural light. If your bathroom has an abundance of windows, this out-of-the-ordinary approach could turn it into a work of art. We also love the modern take on handheld mirrors in those awesome wall-mounted lights above the vanities.
Retro glamour. This Art Deco mirror adds 1920s appeal to this funky bathroom. It would work just as well over a pedestal vanity from the same era.
Coastal chic. This driftwood-inspired mirror complements the beach theme of this bathroom nicely. A mirror like this can be useful when a standout feature is needed to bring something special to an otherwise fairly neutral design.
Creative licence. Surrounding a simple mirror with a decorative frame is a novel idea that could take on endless variations. Just choose a frame to suit your style and update it when you feel like a change.
Picture perfect. This framed mirror adds an elegant touch to this stately bathroom. Picture framers can create whatever size of frame you like and usually have a fantastic range of styles to choose from.
Snappy solution. The clean lines of this bathroom are continued in the simple but lovely mirror. A mirror like this also provides crucial storage space in a area where floor space is tight, or when you want a simple wall-mounted basin like this one instead of a vanity.
Sweet touch. This pretty mirror lends an air of whimsy to the bathroom, not to mention an element of surprise and delight.
Quiet moment. When a mirror faces an unadorned wall, but is otherwise surrounded by busyness, it can inject a welcome dose of calm into the space. The mirror tones down the daring tiles used in this bathroom to great effect.
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