Mirror Mirror On The Wall…

What’s the best mirror option of all?

If you’re remodeling or redecorating your bathroom, you’ve no doubt noticed an almost infinite number of choices when it comes to checking out your reflection. From the old-school mirrored medicine cabinet to backlit modern versions with built-in LEDs, it can be tough to narrow down your choices.

Luckily, we’ve got helpful tips from Houzz (via Fox News) that will help you make the best decisions for your bath!

Size Matters

When choosing the size of your mirror, you should consider not just function, but also proportion. To create a balanced look, think about the size of your mirror relative to that of your vanity.

In general, bigger is better. A larger reflective surface adds light, and visually opens up a room, beyond just shining your own face back at you while you brush your teeth.

Look ‘Round

Not a-round. Round. As in, circular mirrors. While you get less reflective surface with a round mirror, they can be very complimentary if you have a pedestal sink, which often have curved lines.

A round mirror is also a great choice if you have an interesting wall finish to show off. It gives you enough mirror to see your face, but it leaves a bit more wall exposed, and the curved lines will pick up the organic shapes in a leafy or floral print.

Ye Olde Medicine Cabinet

Sure, they’ve fallen out of fashion a bit… But when you need storage, they really can’t be beat.

A cabinet with little or no frame will avoid feeling in-your-face, while adding some under-cabinet lighting… will bring a glow that cancels out any dark shadows and makes the whole sink area feel more open.


The last option we’re going to discuss is the wall-to-wall mirror.

This approach gives you a larger mirror, which can go a long way toward making a compact bathroom feel twice the size.

But resist the temptation to go around the corner and do a second wall. You’ll create an optical illusion of multiple yous… And regardless of what you’re doing in the bathroom, you’ll probably be uncomfortable doing it with an audience. Even if the audience is you.