21 bathroom mirror ideas for every style
There’s a lot to love about bathroom mirrors: unlike people, they always tell you if something green is stuck in your teeth, they never judge you for staring, and they provide endless style capacity. For all intents and purposes, let’s focus on the latter. In fact, a right-hand mirror can contribute to a feeling of spaciousness, enhance natural light (or play the role of a window when there isn’t one), and add loads of design games to walls. So let’s all take a good, serious look in the mirror with these twenty-one bathroom mirror ideas that are sure to elevate any space, no matter what size, shape, style or budget you’re working with.
full bleeding mirror
Materials like brick and stone add a lot of dimension, and in a small bathroom, the use of walls is essential to an expression of style. Also great in small bathrooms? Floor to ceiling wall mirror. This also doubles down on the gorgeous architectural elements (visually at least). Add color with accessories and the feel of polishing with luxurious soap, as in this space by design firm Arent & Pyke.
Who said mirrors are confined to the wall? In this bathroom, homeowners Christian Burch and John Frenchet chose a mirrored cabinet, which makes the room appear larger and also adds a touch of glamour.
folded corner mirror
We love the dramatic moments of bright pink, not to mention sticking with a monochromatic color scheme that will make things a lot easier during the design process. It is far from boring! London-based design firm 2LG Studio turns an awkward angle into something cool using a custom nightstand and mirror. Let’s call it the folded mirror angle effect.
Double sink, single mirror
Just because you have double sinks doesn’t mean you need double mirrors. Divide the symmetry with one mirror extending from one end of the vanity to the other. If there is a cabinet hidden behind the mirror, even better, as one large mirror will double the storage space. In this bathroom designed by Arent & Pyke, a simple bronze mirror frame accentuates other flashy details throughout, popping against taupe textured drawers and black sconces.
When you’re short on storage in the bathroom, the mirrored cabinet over the sink is a no-brainer. In this farmhouse-chic bathroom, rustic cabinetry and mirror blend effortlessly.
double angle mirrors
Double sinks require double mirrors. This frees up wall space for additional lighting between the two mirrors that you wouldn’t be able to get without a wall-to-wall exterior mirror. And if you love symmetry, this is the bathroom mirror idea for you.
The beautiful woman
For something more interesting, steer clear of the classic rectangular and round mirrors and try something with an interesting shape. In this powder room designed by Studio DB, a curved mirror complements the curvature of the sink’s surface. With the one-of-a-kind pink bulb right above, the space is a perfect blend of elegance and modernity.
window treatment mirror
Don’t let too many windows and not enough wall space keep you from staring at the mirror all day. If there is a narcissist, there is a way. I’m just kidding. But really, take note of this odd space and secure a mirror over the sink in front of the window. Then group drapes in the middle of the window for a visually interesting approach. This will ensure privacy, but it also keeps things stylistically interesting.
Child friendly side mirror
If you love to play with shape and switch up design fixtures, be sure to note this bathroom designed by Studio/Lifestyle. The side oval mirror is also placed low on the wall, making it kid-friendly and interesting.
Hanging mirrors spend a moment in the world of design. There is just something about them that feels fun and elegant yet easy going. In this bathroom in a family home designed by Chango & Co. A school sink, red stool, and sconce add to the contemporary farmhouse vibe.
Slim Vertical Mirror
When designing a small powder room, you will have a choice but to be creative. Here, the designer surrounded the sink with sconces and then added a narrow vertical mirror to perfectly fit the thin space between the window and the corner.
Full length tilted mirror
This is the easiest bathroom mirror idea because all you have to do is go into the room and then put it on the wall. However, it looks sophisticated and polished. Matte black finishes, luxe marble floors, and neutral colors throughout ensure a complete polished presence with a touch of whimsy in this bathroom designed by Hecker Guthrie.
oval double sinks
And here we are again with classic double mirrors over double sinks, but this time, it’s oval. Learning moment? Pick an idea and stick it on for a consistent aesthetic. In this case, 2LG Studio chose oval mirrors to reflect the circular washbasins and built-in components.
Even if your sink faces a wall-to-wall window, you can still enjoy the mirror moment. Try placing a small hand mirror on the shelf for easy access and fresh touches, and/or mount a retractable vanity mirror on the wall for those moments when you need to take your hands off.
dressing room mirror
If your bathroom is spacious enough, make it feel like a complete dressing room with a triple folding mirror. This will make it super easy to get ready in the morning and the foldable element adds dimension and depth.
Whether you’re looking for a gilded and glossy finish, bold and colorful, or embellished and elaborate, a unique bathroom mirror is the perfect way to add an extra touch of personal style. In this bathroom, a mirrored blue leather exterior is the perfect transition between formal elements, such as the intense vanity base, marble countertop, black walls, and playful wallpaper in the ceiling.
lack of mirror
From floor tiles to a sconce, marble vanity, and even a romantic bathrobe, this bathroom designed by Studio DB has strong Art Deco roots. Although inspired by retro, every detail features a fresh and modern interpretation. But let’s get to the point and ask those tough questions: Who needs a giant mirror when you can look at the gorgeous candlestick instead?
In a similar but truer vein, Hecker Guthrie hung a picture in the mirror’s place above the bathroom sink. The creepy silhouette is a loose interpretation of what you would actually see if there was a real mirror in there. A single, slim pendant lamp instead of going the typical symmetrical route and surrounding the sink area with sconces is also a subtle yet bold choice.
It is not necessary to ensure the presence of mirrors in the sink area. Create a little jewel book but cover all the walls with mirrors. This will make it appear larger than it actually is.
A plush stool and lighted mirror make makeup application easier and more elegant in this space designed by Studio DB. This light shines in a soft, gentle way – making your everyday glow perfect. So if space allows, add a nightstand and then hang a lighted mirror.
Avant Guard Mirror
Instead of bringing in flashy gold mirrors, Hecker Guthrie stacked two frameless round mirrors for a unique design. Likewise, they have opted for modern and artful lighting rather than overhead chandeliers. This allows us to focus on the real statement: that sculptural metal sink and red marble. Dark wood details and wall paneling also add a modest, nature-inspired feel of grain without dressing the entire space.