Bathroom mirror ideas: 30 chic and clever bathroom mirror ideas

We combed the archives of our Livingetc magazine to put together the most striking and inspiring bathroom mirror ideas. Whether you’re looking to make a dramatic statement, looking for a neutral bathroom mirror to fit a more neutral scheme, or looking for an unusually shaped mirror to fit an awkwardly shaped space or for solving a problem, you are bound to find the perfect bathroom mirror idea here.

We say you can’t go wrong with an oversized round mirror with a simple, slim frame, but we’re also big fans of the more unusual shaped bathroom mirror ideas below, including a triangular mirror for a loft space with sloping ceilings, and a hexagon shaped mirror to add interest to a quiet space. There’s even a mirror with cut out sides to accommodate wall sconces 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 sconces set in a mirrored panel, or light bulbs framing a mirror in the style of a mirror. Hollywood dressing room.

A pair of mirrors over her sink means you can both get ready in the morning and evening without arguing over the sink or mirror.

Do you really want to bounce the light? You can outfit the entire bathroom with a fox mirror and layer it with a framed mirror above the sink. A mirror placed on a mirrored wall is a strong look, and the mirror placed in the center acts as a frame or clear reflection window. We also love the design idea below of hanging – and lighting up – a piece of art layered above a mirror.

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Hanging a large bathroom mirror that extends to the ceiling will showcase the height of the bathroom – perfect for large spaces. Or, if you tilt a high hanging mirror towards you slightly, you’ll get a full body view – instead of a view of the empty wall behind you.

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Steel frame mirrors will help give a bathroom a modern, urban touch. For something more traditional, a mirrored wall cabinet may not look particularly chic, but underneath it gives a chic vibe as the frame is made from aged brass.

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Artistic setting

A work of art is beautifully displayed on top of this bathroom mirror, illuminated by a smart wall sconce. The mirror essentially becomes a frame for the artwork and makes it stand out while bouncing a lot of light. Get the look: this is the Ios bath from Victoria + Albert Baths, prices start at £ 3,000 incl.

Inclined

Tilting a large mirror towards you means you see more of yourself (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. Tub and faucets, Crosswater at Versatile Bathrooms + Tiles. Floor tiles, Romanesque range by Original Style at Richardsons Ceramics

Mirror frame

Now here’s an idea we’ve never seen before; A mirrored frame but with the wall left blank inside. We think it’s pretty calming – although it might not be the best way to put on makeup. Get the look: the basin is from Kast Concrete Basins. Made.com sells this mirror.

Wall lights

Rather than having traditional wall sconces above a mirror, this home bravely mounted wall sconces through the mirror panels, so you can benefit from wall-to-wall reflection. Get the look: trapeze sconces by Apparatus. Specialized hardware faucets. Marble tub and vanity all available from Modul Marble.

Steel frame

The steel framed mirrors are inspired by Crittall’s steel framed glass doors and windows and give this dark bathroom a modern, urban feel. Get the look: The dark wall is painted in Thunder Blue emulsion by Sanderson. These are Kartell pools. The vanity unit was custom made and painted in Black Blue eggshell by Farrow & Ball. The feet of the vanity unit are from the Swedish brand Prettypegs.

Double act

Here a mirror is placed on a mirrored wall. The mirrored wall is aged / aged and the mirror placed in the center acts as a frame or clear reflection window. Get the look: Pool: Amalfi Basin 55 – Victoria + Albert (vvandabaths.com).

Overlap

The dressing room exemplifies the same idea, with a framed mirror overlapping fox mirror panels – but in a smaller space, and contrasting with an explosion of bright, modern, tangy yellow.

on the ceiling

This sleek powder room features a mirror that extends to the ceiling, helping to emphasize the height of this chic powder room. Get the look: this is the Paradise Arrow Negro tile by Porcelanose. Wall hanging by Allied Maker. Marble sink available through Modul Marble. Specialty Hardware faucets, Los Angeles.

Triangle

How’s that for a mirror shape? The slope of the roof made it too difficult to fit into regular designs, so the owners had this mirror custom made. Get the Look: Get a bespoke 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. Large reproduction of a vintage sheep’s head painting is from The Dutch Touch Art Company.

Cut

This emerald green cloakroom has a mirror with cut-out sides to make room for two appliques. Framing the mirror in this shape helps make it look deliberate.

Sculptural

Locker rooms and powder rooms are the perfect little canvas to go for a little more drama. The dramatic and sculptural mirror makes the biggest statement. Get the Look: Vanity Mirror by Noir | Wallpaper by Thibaut | Bathroom faucet by Crosswater London | Wall lights by Hudson Valley

Black frame

The delicate black frame of this oversized mirror punctuates the calm palette and adds definition to this neutral space.

Black frame

The delicate black frame of this oversized mirror punctuates the calm palette and adds definition to this neutral space.

hexagon

The hexagonal mirror and antique stone vessel sink – converted to a sink – add a 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.

trumeau

In this Beata Heuman bathroom design, a trumeau mirror was chosen to fit the width of the vanity and to add grandeur.

Twice like the night

A pair of mirrors means you can both get ready in the morning and evening without fighting over the sink or mirror.

Backlight

Here a mirror is raised, framed and lit from behind. Get the look: wallpaper, designer wall coverings. Mirror, HPS Interior Design. Lights, Atelier Areti.

Trio

Mirrors don’t need to be single or even in pairs, this bathroom shows three identical mirrors in a row; two above the sink and one above the shower / tub. Get the look: The Corian basin is from Freeman & Whitehouse.

Mirror cabinet

A mirrored wall cabinet may not look particularly chic, but here it gives a chic vibe as the frame is made from aged brass.

Venetian

Timorous Beasties canvas wallpaper and a blind in the same pattern envelop this bathroom and inspired the vintage Venetian mirror.

Red

Foxed mirror panels give an old and historic look to this modern walk-in shower. Get the look: The antique glass used as a splashback is by Dominic Schuster. The Carrara marble shower tray is by Alistair Mackintosh. The glass shower enclosure is from European Glass.

Tower

The bathroom is covered from floor to ceiling (ceiling included) in marble tiles, with a marble vanity-style vanity unit. Elegant lighting is recessed and installed behind the marble. The slim frame of the round mirror adds to the clean look of this bathroom.

Convex

A round and convex Fornasetti mirror adds a cool touch to this dressing room space. Get the look: Appliques from Currey and Company. Barneys round Fornasetti mirror. Built-in stone sink made to measure in Donatella Stone. Henry Aqueduct plumbing. Custom decorative painting by Katherine Jacobus.

Antique

The plastered cornice and ceiling rose in this bathroom are complemented by classic and contemporary lighting; a contemporary freestanding bathtub, with an antique chandelier and a trumeau mirror. Get the look The bathtub and accessories are from the Axor Starck collection by Philippe Starck for Hansgrohe. The Carrara marble fireplace and vintage chandelier are by Renaissance London. The ceramic from the Menagerie Gazelle on the fireplace is by Jonathan Adler.

Brass accents

Brass frames coordinate with the brass wall sconces and door handles in this white bathroom. Get the Look: Vanity Mirrors by Mirror Image

Without frame

If you can’t choose a frame or design that you like, you can forgo a frame altogether for a clean look.

Porthole

A nautical-inspired porthole-style mirror was chosen to suit the children’s bathroom in a coastal home. Get the Look: Swirling Cloud Wallpaper Pattern is from Hygge and West.

Copper frame

This small circular mirror was chosen for its copper frame to bind with the copper colored grouting and copper bathroom accessories and fittings.

Hollywood

The light bulbs on and around the mirror create a Hollywood wardrobe effect. Get the look: Portuguese marble was bought by Jon Loveday. These are the Lefroy Brooks Mackintosh Shower Faucets and Lavatory Faucets. For a similar mirrored shower screen and wall cabinet, try CP Hart.

Wall to wall

Mirrored cabinets extend from wall to wall in this tiled bathroom, providing ample storage space. Get the look: The bathroom cabinet was designed by Stephen Akehurst. Try CP Hart for the same. Head to Mandarin Stone for the limestone floor tiles. The Jade table lamp (used as a stool) is by Wilhelmina McCarroll for Zuster in Melbourne. Try Objekten for the same.

Panels

Mirror panels hang at shoulder height in the bathroom and extend to the ceiling. So the top half of the wall is mirrored, and the bottom is not. Get the look: For modern accessories like these, try CP Hart.