5 Tips on Choosing the Best Mirror for Your Bathroom

In the bathroom, the mirror is always a central focal point. While some people overlook it for the sake of the cabinet storage or other elements, it’s something that should be on your list if you want to create the perfect look and function. Mirrors come in so many shapes, sizes, and styles that there is something for just about everyone. However, that can also make it difficult to narrow down what will be best, and especially when you can’t take them home and try them on.

Here are some tips to help you find better bathroom mirrors with less hassle.

1. Size the Mirror Carefully

There is something to be said for the size of your mirror. You don’t want it to overpower the space, but you also want to make sure that it gives you enough room to see what you need to see. It should be smaller than your vanity, as a rule of thumb, and should fit into the space appropriately. One of the best things you can do, if possible, is to use those online tools that allow you to see what an item will look like in your space before you buy it. Even if it’s not the actual mirror you want to buy, it can give you a better idea of sizing.

2. Consider the Placement

Like size, placement matters. The mirror should be directly above the vanity and should be centered on the sink to make it most useful to people. If you have double sinks, center it on the counter so that both sinks have mirror space.

3. What Shape Do You Like?

There are square mirrors, round mirrors, oval mirrors, and even odd-shaped mirrors that can be used as statement pieces or to create an artistic flair. Although the mirror in your bathroom should be usable, that doesn’t mean that it must be boring. You can stick with standard shapes if you prefer them, but it’s not required.

4. Do You Also Need Storage?

Some people will be fine putting up a mirror and leaving their storage to the cabinets or drawers under the sink. However, there are still some who may prefer a mirrored storage cabinet to a freestanding mirror. This will limit the styles and shapes of available mirrors, but it could be a great way to make more storage space. It’s not required, but if you need the storage you will need to choose accordingly.

5. Moisture Resistance Matters

Since mirrors are made of glass, they are typically moisture-resistant themselves. However, there are mirrors out there that come in wooden or composite frames and those frames might not be designed to withstand moisture build-up and the dampness that comes from being used in a bathroom space. Therefore, you want to make sure that you choose a mirror designed for the bathroom, or at least that offers moisture resistance.

Although there is no right or wrong way to buy your bathroom mirror, if you want to ensure that it fits the space, these are the tips that will help you get more out of your next purchase.