There’s a lot to think about when deciding on a bathroom mirror. There aren’t any really hard and fast rules, but here are a few guidelines to help you fit the mirror to the space you have.
- How much space do you have? Keep this in mind when choosing your mirror. If you don’t have much space and you pick a mirror with a wide frame, it could be difficult if you want to have more than one person using the mirror at the same time. You may want to go with a thinner frame, or even no frame at all.
- Measure the length of the vanity that you’re installing the mirror over. The mirror shouldn’t be any wider than the length of the vanity, otherwise it’s going to look awkward. Also, make sure that the mirror isn’t so tall that you have no space between the lower edge of the mirror and the top of the vanity.
- If you’re installing the mirror in a recessed space, it will look better if you choose one without a frame, since it will be naturally framed by the walls.
- Measure from the base of the vanity up to any existing lighting, and determine whether or not you want a gap between the top of the mirror and the lights or if you want them flush. To avoid water stains, consider sizing the mirror so that it starts about six inches above the vanity; however, this can be left to personal preference. This measurement will give you an idea as to your height options.
- Cut pieces of paper in the sizes of the mirrors you’re considering. You can tape them on the wall above the vanity and move them around to see how the mirror will look in various positions. This way, you can also see how it would look if you decided to install two mirrors instead of one over a long vanity or over dual vanities.
Now you know what you need to do. Have fun picking out a mirror!