Mirrors: Choosing the Right Size for Your Bathroom

Bathroom MirrorInstalling a mirror can make a big difference in the function and appearance of any bathroom. This doesn’t mean that you can install any kind of mirror you find, though. You have to look for the right style and size to make sure that this will complement everything inside the area. Here’s a short guide to help you:

Create a Mock-up

Bathroom mirrors come in different shapes and sizes. If you’re going to buy online, Bathroom International says it’s best to check the dimensions to know their exact size. Create a mock-up using a piece of cardboard, newspaper or anything you can use to see how it will look. You can do the opposite if you’re planning to shop locally. Measure the area you’re planning to install the mirrors and bring the mock-up — preferably made of paper, so it’s easy to bring — with you.

Limit to the Size of the Vanity

For households who are planning to install a mirror above the vanity and sink, it’s best to choose a smaller size. For instance, if you have a 50-inch vanity unit, then you should buy a mirror that’s 45 to 48 inches (including the frame). It’s acceptable to buy the same width, but don’t exceed. Experts suggest buying the vanity before the mirror because mirrors are easily customisable.

Promote Natural Light

Interior designers highly recommend installing large mirrors because these help make small bathrooms look more spacious. This is thanks to the natural light that reflects it. To maximise this benefit, you might want to buy a mirror that’s almost as a large as your windows. If you have the budget, you can install frameless mirrors that occupy an entire side of your bathroom.

The right mirror size can help make your bathrooms brighter and bigger. Don’t overlook this factor if you want to make the most of the mirrors you’re planning to install.