The bathroom mirror is a classic fixture, but you don’t have to stick with classic square, oval, or rectangle shapes in a simple metal frame. Instead, you can transform your entire bathroom with a creative mirror that shows off your personality.
Choosing a mirror with an unusual shape is a surefire way to create a different look in your bathroom. For a modern touch, choose an asymmetrical mirror or one in an elongated or jagged shape. A fun shape, such as a star or cartoon character silhouette, can add extra excitement to a child’s bathroom. You can also find mirrors to match any hobby or interest, from those shaped like skateboards or basketball nets to those that resemble kittens or the outline of your favorite country.
A mirror doesn’t have to have an unusual shape to make a big impression. Etching or other designs on the mirror surface itself can help draw attention and change the look of your bathroom. Mirrors with a purposefully cracked or crackled surface give a strong impression that instantly adds drama to your bathroom. A cracked mirror with attached lighting that shines through the cracks can be an even more impressive option. For a sci-fi feel, opt for a mirror that also includes a touch screen able to pull up weather information and radio or mp3 player controls.
When you want something truly unique, a custom mirror might fit the bill. Custom mirrors are the ideal option for placing in an unusual location, such as inside walk in bathtubs or showers. A long, thin mirror to place lengthwise over a pair of double bathroom vanities may be difficult to find at a standard bathroom supply store, but you can have one custom made to suit your bathroom perfectly. One big benefit of choosing a custom bathroom mirror is that you can tweak the colors, edging, and frame to be exactly as you like them. You can even experiment with blending your creative custom mirror directly into the architecture by insetting it into the wall above your sink or into your shower.
Making Your Mirror Work
To make your creative mirror work, you need to coordinate it with all of your other bathroom decor. If your mirror is modern and sleek, you will want to have stylish contemporary bathroom accessories, a single-color shower curtain, and simple yet modern towels. A quirky mirror calls for a more eclectic decorating scheme and can work well with colorful patterned decor. Alternately, you can use your bathroom mirror to add an element of the unexpected to a classic or traditional bathroom design. Keep an eye on whatever you place opposite your mirror, since you want the reflection to add to the room’s overall look, not take away from it.
No matter what type of mirror you choose, you can rest assured that by choosing a creative mirror you have made your bathroom more appealing and interesting. A fun and unusual mirror also brightens up your bathroom and adds dimension to this important room. If you really want to have fun with mirrors, try adding two or more to your bathroom and explore the possibilities of multiple reflective surfaces.
Miguel Salcido is an avid blogger, father of 2, and recent proud homeowner. He loves studying architecture, home design and decor and plans to one day buy a custom house plan to build his dream home.