We’ve combed through our Livingetc magazine archives to pull together the most striking and inspiring bathroom mirror ideas. Whether you’re looking to make a dramatic statement, are looking for a neutral bathroom mirror to suit a more neutral scheme, or are looking for an unusually shaped mirror to fit an awkwardly shaped space or to solve a problem, you’re bound to find the perfect bathroom mirror idea here.
We say you can’t go wrong with an oversized round mirror with a simple thin frame, but we’re big fans of the below more unusual shaped bathroom mirror ideas too, including a triangular mirror for a loft space with sloped ceilings, and a hexagon shaped mirror to add interest to a calm space. There’s even a mirror with cut out sides to accommodate wall lights in a compact powder room space.
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Speaking of bathroom lighting, some of the bathroom mirror ideas below incorporate lights, for example wall lights fixed into a mirrored panel, or bulb lights framing a mirror in Hollywood dressing room style.
A pair of mirrors above his ‘n’ hers sinks means that you can both get ready in the mornings and evenings without fighting over the sink – or the mirror.
Want to really bounce light around? You could kit the whole bathroom out in foxed mirror, and overlap it with a framed mirror above the basin. A mirror placed over a mirrored wall is a strong look, and the centrally placed mirror acts as a frame or window of clear reflection. We also love the below design idea of hanging – and illuminating – an artwork overlaid on top of a mirror.
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Hanging a tall bathroom mirror that stretches right up to the ceiling will emphasise the height of the bathroom – perfect for tall, grand spaces. Or, if you tilt a high hanging mirror slightly towards you you’ll get a full body view – instead of a view of the empty wall behind you.
Steel framed mirrors will help give a bathroom a modern, urban edge. For something more traditional, a mirrored wall-mounted cabinet might not sound particularly chic, but below it’s given a chic vibe as the frame is made from aged brass.
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An artwork is beautifully displayed over the top of this bathroom mirror, illuminated by a smart wall light. The mirror essentially becomes a frame for the artwork, and makes it pop while also bouncing plenty of light around.
Get the look: This is the Ios Bath from Victoria + Albert Baths, price from £3,000 inc vat
Tilting a large mirror towards you means that you see more of you (and your outfit), and less of the empty wall behind you. Clever.
Get the look: Eske chandelier, Mullan Lighting.Disc and Spherewall light, Atelier Areti. Bath andtaps, Crosswater at Versatile Bathrooms + Tiles. Floor tiles, Romanesque range by Original Style at Richardsons Ceramics
Now here's an idea we've not seen before; A mirrored frame but with the wall left blank inside. We think it's rather calming – though perhaps not the best solution for doing make-up.
Get the look: The basin is from Kast Concrete Basins. Made.com sells this mirror.
Rather than have traditional wall lights above a mirror, this home bravely mounted wall lights through the mirror panels, so you can benefit from wall-to-wall reflection.
Get the look: Trapeze sconces by Apparatus. Taps from Specialty Hardware. Marble bath and vanity all available through Modul Marble.
Steel framed mirrors are inspired by Crittall's steel-framed glass doors and windows, and give this dark bathroom a modern, urban edge.
Get the look: The dark wall is painted in Thunder Blue emulsion by Sanderson. These are Kartell basins. The vanity unit was made bespoke and painted in Black Blue estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball. The vanity unit legs are by Swedish outfit Prettypegs.
Here a mirror is placed over a mirrored wall. The mirrored wall is foxed / antiqued, and the centrally placed mirror acts as a frame or window of clear reflection.
Get the look: Basin: Amalfi 55 Basin – Victoria + Albert (vvandabaths.com).
The cloakroom illustrates the same idea, with a framed mirror overlapping foxed mirror panels – but in a smaller space, and contrasted against a burst of bright, modern, zingy yellow.
This smart powder room features a mirror that stretches right to the ceiling, helping to emphasise the height of this chic powder room.
Get the look: These are the Paradise Arrow Negro tile from Porcelanose. Wall pendant by Allied Maker. Marble sink available through Modul Marble. Taps from Specialty Hardware, Los Angeles.
How's this for a mirror shape? The pitch of the roof made it too difficult to fit in regular designs so the owners had this mirror custom-made.
Get the look: Get a custom-made leather headboard like this one from The Headboard Workshop. Find other versions of this Traccia Bird Leg side table by Meret Oppenheim at 1stdibs. com. The large reproduction of a vintage sheep’s head painting is by The Dutch Touch Art Company.
This emerald green cloakroom features a mirror with cut-out sides to make space for two wall lights. Framing the mirror in this shape helps make it look deliberate.
Cloakrooms and powder rooms are the perfect small canvas for going for a bit more drama. The dramatic, sculptural mirror makes the biggest statement.
Get the look: Vanity Mirror by Noir | Wallpaper by Thibaut | Bathroom Faucet by Crosswater London | Sconces by Hudson Valley
The delicate black frame of this oversized mirror punctuates the calm palette and adds definition to this neutral space.
Both the hexagon mirror and the antique stone trough – converted into a basin – add wow factor to this neutral bathroom space.
Get the look The vanity unit and octagonal mirror are by Pippa Paton Design. The tap is from Hansgrohe.
In this bathroom design by Beata Heuman, an overmantel mirror was chosen to suit the width of the vanity, and to add grandeur.
A pair of mirrors means that you can both get ready in the mornings and evenings without fighting over the sink or mirror.
Here a mirror is raised, framed, and lit from behind.
Get the look: Wallpaper, Designer Wallcoverings. Mirror, HPS Design Interior. Lights, Atelier Areti.
Mirrors don't have to be single or even pairs, this bathroom shows three identical mirrors in a row; two above the sink, and one above the shower/bath.
Get the look: The Corian basin is by Freeman & Whitehouse.
A mirrored wall-mounted cabinet might not sound particularly chic, but here it's given a chic vibe as the frame is made from aged brass.
Timorous Beasties toile wallpaper and a blind in the same pattern envelope this bathroom, and were the inspiration behind the vintage Venetian mirror.
Foxed mirror panels lend an aged, historical appearance to this modern walk-in shower.
Get the look: The antique glass used as a splashback is from Dominic Schuster. The Carrara marble shower tray is from Alistair Mackintosh. The glass shower enclosure is from European Glass.
The bathroom is cladded floor to ceiling (including the ceiling) in marble tiles, with a marble trough-style basin. Sleek lighting is recessed and fitted behind the marble. The round mirror's thin frame adds to this bathroom's clean look.
A round, convex Fornasetti mirror adds a cool feature to this cloakroom space.
Get the look: Sconces from Currey and Company. Round Fornasetti Mirror from Barneys. Custom integrated stone sink in Donatella Stone. Waterworks Henry plumbing. Custom decorative painting by Katherine Jacobus.
The ornate plasterwork cornicing and ceiling rose in this bathroom are complemented by both classic and contemporary fixtures; a contemporary freestanding bath, with an antique chandelier and overmantel mirror.
Get the look The bath and fittings are from the Axor Starck collection by Philippe Starck for Hansgrohe. The Carrara marble fireplace and vintage chandelier are from Renaissance London. The Menagerie Gazelle ceramic on the mantelpiece is by Jonathan Adler.
Brass frames tie in with the brass wall lights and door knobs in this white bathroom.
Get the look: Vanity Mirrors by Mirror Image
If you can't decide on a frame or design you like, you could forego a frame altogether for a clean-cut look.
A nautical-inspired Porthole-style mirror was chosen to suit a coastal home's childrens' bathroom.
Get the look: The swirling cloud wallpaper pattern is from Hygge and West.
This small, circular mirror was chosen for it's copper frame to tie in with the copper-coloured grouting and the copper bathroom fixtures and fittings.
Bulb lights on and around the mirror creates a Hollywood dressing room effect.
Get the look: The Portuguese marble was sourced by Jon Loveday. These are Mackintosh shower fittings and basin taps by Lefroy Brooks. For a similar shower screen and mirrored wall cabinet, try CP Hart.
Mirrored cabinets stretch wall to wall in this tiled bathroom, providing ample storage.
Get the look: The bathroom cabinet was designed by Stephen Akehurst. Try CP Hart for similar. Head to Mandarin Stone for limestone floor tiles. The Jade lamp table (used as a stool) is by Wilhelmina McCarroll for Zuster in Melbourne. Try Objekten for similar.
Mirror panels are hung at shoulder height in the bathroom, and stretch up to the ceiling. So the top half of the wall is mirrored, and the bottom is not.
Get the look: For modern fittings like these, try CP Hart.