A Quick Guide to the Different Bathroom Mirrors

Imagine going to a friend's house for the first time, and going into the powder room for a quick checkup of your face and teeth. When you get there, you see that the bathroom has no mirror! Not even a small one.

It would be quite surprising, wouldn't it? It seems like bathroom mirrors are as ubiquitous as bathrooms themselves in today's day and age. If you are renovating your home and bathroom right now and looking for some new modern bathroom mirror types to get your creative juices flowing, keep reading our article below.

1. Framed Mirrors

You have probably seen this type of mirror in a lot of the bathrooms you've visited. It's quite common with a wide array of styles and designs to choose from. The frames can be ornate or simple, and everything in between. 

If you are happy with simple bathroom mirrors, then you can't go wrong with this choice. 

2. Lighted Mirrors

If you have a small bathroom that could do with extra lighting, or you like to have a clear view of your face when taking your Instagram pictures, then having a bathroom mirror with LED backlighting is ideal. The lightbulbs in this kind of person are attached to the mirror itself. It does require a bit of extra handiwork when installing, but it looks great when completed. 

3. Vanity Mirrors

Are you a makeup fiend? Or do you like to peruse your face pores closely with a magnifying mirror to ensure that things are fine?

Whatever your hobbies might be, a vanity mirror (also called a makeup mirror) can help you with that. It's a small mirror that's mounted on a pedestal with a magnifying mirror on one side, and it sits on the bathroom counter or your dresser. 

If you don't have enough space for a full-on bathroom mirror, or you would like a mirror that you can carry around with you or move around, then a vanity mirror is perfect for that.

4. Extension Mirrors

If you have a tiny cramped bathroom with not enough space on the bathroom counter for a vanity mirror to sit on, then consider adding an extension mirror (also called swing arm mirrors) to your bathroom. These bathroom mirror types are attached to the wall on an accordion mount. Thus, you can easily extend or contract the mirror from the wall. 

It allows you to save space, but still, be able to see what's going on with your face or beard when needed. It can also be used for shaving purposes.

5. Medicine Cabinet Mirrors

You've also probably seen lots of these kinds of mirrors. They are a basic mirror, but very useful, especially if you have a lot of medicines, lotions, makeup tools, and other items to store in your bathroom. It won't all fit on your bathroom counter or under the sink, but you can put it into the medicine cabinet mirror if you have one. 

The multifunctionality of this mirror makes it quite useful for all those people who are struggling to keep their bathrooms and lives organized.

6. Ledge Mirrors

These mirrors aren't as common as the medicine cabinet mirror, but they are another way to have additional space to store bathroom essentials, as the ledge of the mirror doubles up as a storage area. They are also known as shadow boxes. 

7. Venetian Mirrors

If you like to include little touchpoints of beauty in your home, then a Venetian mirror is a great way to add a feminine flair to your powder room or bathroom. This mirror has beautiful designs etched onto the frame of the mirror (or the border of the mirror), making it a great focal point for your bathroom.

8. Captain’s Mirrors

This is an unusual one, and maybe you haven't seen one of these before. But if you have a love for all things nautical, a Captain's mirror, which is a round mirror that hangs from a strap against the wall is a great option. It reminds you of times gone by where romance was in the air and pirates created havoc on the seas. 

It's also a great option for a small bathroom or a vanity area. It will also create a great talking point for when guests inquire about the unusualness of your interior decorating choices.

9. Frameless Mirrors

Many modern homeowners are going for the minimalist Scandinavian look for their homes. If that's the case for you, then consider getting a frameless mirror that has a buffed edge and goes all the way across one wall of your bathroom.

Some homes even have entire walls in a bathroom covered with a frameless mirror, which creates the illusion of a bigger bathroom and gives you a full-length mirror to admire yourself in. 

10. Pivot Mirrors

This is another unusual choice that's not very well known. This mirror is mounted to the wall on two hinge points which allows you to tilt the mirror as needed. It's quite a flexible option as you can check out your entire outfit by moving the mirror. 

If you can't have a full-length mirror in your bathroom, having a pivot mirror is the next best choice. 

Purchase Bathroom Mirrors Online in Sydney, Australia

With all the choices laid out above, you will need a moment or two to collect your thoughts. Once you are collected and ready though, check out Mirror City and their collection of bathroom mirrors to buy the perfect bathroom mirror for your home. 

A bathroom mirror can truly bring a bathroom together without much effort. It could end up being the highest ROI interior decorating purchase you have ever made. Get your bathroom mirror delivered all over Australia from this bathroom mirrors store today.

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