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Buying Guide To The Perfect Bathroom Mirror

by Globo 20 Dec 2022 0 Comments
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Often individuals don't give their bathroom mirrors much consideration. They serve as an ornamental element that in most cases is underappreciated. However, given that they are used daily, more individuals ought to take a closer look at their bathroom mirrors. A mirror for the bathroom not only assists the users in routine grooming, but the correct mirror can also give a bathroom more personality and character.

Installing a new mirror is also simpler than replacing a sink, toilet, or shower. A bathroom mirror may enhance other furnishings to provide more of your preferred style. It can also be subtler, allowing a feature like wallpaper or a sink to stand out. Whichever route you decide to take, this bathroom mirror buying guide will assist you in selecting the ideal bathroom mirror

How Important Are Bathroom Mirrors

Bathroom mirrors are essential for grooming and applying cosmetics, but their significance extends far beyond. Beyond its practical use, a mirror is an excellent addition to your bathroom since it can provide the impression of more space, add light and flair, concealed storage space and much more!

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Makes your bathroom seem larger than it is

The bathroom, especially the guest bath, is frequently a compact space in many homes. But placing a mirror over the sink may really help give the room more depth. In fact, a huge mirror may give the impression that a room is nearly twice as vast as it actually is. Just a suggestion, mounting the mirror on the wall opposite the window in the bathroom can really make the room feel deeper. Even without a window, a mirror still contributes to the good impact of making the space feel bigger.

Makes a statement in terms of fashion and style

In particular, mirrors are useful for boosting the look and feel of any place, particularly the bathroom. Mirrors come in a wide range of designs, including modern, classic, antique, contemporary, and more. You may be sure to discover a mirror that complements the aesthetic of your bathroom, improving the area and tying the whole scheme together.

To add visual appeal and more charm to your bathroom, make attractive bathroom mirrors a part of your bathroom.  Some mirrors significantly transform the look of a room and give the illusion of more space.

Illuminated bathroom mirrors can improve and brighten any bathroom, regardless of its size or design, especially when placed strategically. Furthermore, there are countless possibilities to tailor the mirror choices to suit your design preferences because there are so many different styles and sizes of mirrors.

Browse the ultimate collection of bathroom mirrors at Tapron so you can find the best one for your ensuite in no time!

Brightens up the bathroom

By placing a mirror next to a light source, you shall allow the light to bounce back into the area. This boosts the light across your room, giving the impression that it is larger, airier, and less crowded while making it seem more pleasant.

Tapron Brightens up the bathroom

By hanging a mirror that may reflect more light and liven up a dull bathroom corner, you can add interest to the environment. When you add a mirror or mirrors to the room, that tiny alcove that conceals your toilet or that modest wall near the shower can become much brighter.

Adds more appeal to the bathroom space

Finding art that goes with your bathroom might be challenging. If you are fortunate enough to have a mirror in the bathroom, you may truly give the appearance of art by placing it on the wall opposite from a window. 

A mirror may also act as its own piece of art and balance the room by establishing symmetry. This is particularly true if you select a mirror with a fancy frame. You could even make an art mural in the bathroom using a number of little mirrors in interesting frames.

The use of a huge mirror on the wall or above the vanity may create a majestic impact by filling the room and, via its reflections, nearly generating an optical illusion.

Additional storage area

A mirrored wall cabinet is a great choice if your bathroom is tiny and lacks storage space. You will have access to storage space behind the mirror in addition to the typical advantages of a bathroom mirror. You may get a pre-made mirrored cabinet that will fit in most bathrooms or have one made to your exact requirements for size and functionality.

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For instance, you could want to have the mirrored cabinet specially made so that the shelves can accommodate sanitary goods of various shapes and sizes.

How to Choose a Right Bathroom Mirror

1. Bathroom Style

Almost every element of your bathroom, including the lighting, hardware, colours, and textures, adds to its overall design. Depending on how these elements are selected, they might combine to produce a particular bathroom design, such as a modern, luxury, Venetian-inspired, or minimalistic one. When selecting the ideal mirror for your space, keep in mind that every bathroom mirror can be combined with one or more bathroom types.

You have a greater range of options and décor styles if you are starting over with a totally new bathroom makeover. There may be some option restrictions in effect if you are trying to replicate an existing style. The last thing you want in your lovely bathroom environment is for your mirror to stand out like a sore thumb.

2. Wall Space

You could be compelled to purchase a little bathroom mirror if you don't have much wall space. On the other hand, if there are no fittings or wall fixtures in the way, even a tiny bathroom may accommodate a wall-to-wall vanity mirror. The amount of wall space you have above your vanity must thus be taken into account, as well as how much of it can hold a mirror without being cluttered.

3. Additional Features

As we already discussed, mirrors are helpful in enlarging bathroom rooms while still fulfilling their primary role of offering usefulness. Your decision on the height and width of the bathroom mirror will be based on the viewing angles you want to achieve for self-grooming and to reflect more light in the room.

If you have a strict budget, you could opt to get a simple mirror that merely functions as a reflection. If you have the money, it's generally worthwhile to get a mirror with additional features. Long-term, this will save you both time and money.

led bathroom mirror with bluetooth speaker

If shaving or applying cosmetics is your main use of the mirror for grooming, lights are very crucial. For people who require a closer look at their faces, a magnifying mirror may be quite helpful. A mirror cabinet with shaver socket will be a lifesaver for your bathroom if it is cramped. The extra storage will be useful to you, and it will keep your bathroom organised.

Consider installing a modern bathroom mirror with lights that shall not only be helpful but shall stand as a trendsetting item in your bathroom!

4. Bathroom Space

When selecting the ideal mirror size for the bathroom, it's necessary to keep in mind the aforementioned considerations as well as the size of the room and the available space in there. You must carefully consider what you want to do with the mirror since your option can either work or fail. 

For instance, if you want to give the appearance of more space, choose a huge bathroom mirror to expand the area. If your ceiling is low, it's also a good idea to install a horizontal mirror that is installed at an equal distance from the
sink and the ceiling. In general, the bathroom's size should be appropriate to the mirror's size.

Ideal Size for A Bathroom Mirror

There is no such thing as a universal bathroom mirror. Every bathroom is different, much like every person's preference and creative ideas.

Prior to visiting the shop, either physically or online, measure the length of your vanity countertop and sink area. The ideal amount of room to leave on either side is a few inches. The size of the mirror you select is mostly determined by how long your bathroom countertop is. It is also possible to purchase a mirror that is about 80% the width of your vanity unit or basin.

Having a large bathroom mirror that extends the whole length of the countertop is an option, or you may choose to keep it to the length of the sink. It would be possible to install lighting fixtures on either side with this choice.

What Are the Different Shapes in Bathroom Mirrors?

You have a lot of creative freedom in the type of mirror you pick because they come in a variety of sizes, styles, and finishes. The most conventional choice will be circular or rectangular with a design that matches the overall décor. To exactly fit a place, mirrors can also be manufactured to order.

Do you like contemporary houses? A simple, modern mirror can be the best option for you. Many of these mirrors also have amenities like built-in lights or displays that show the temperature and time. When selecting the style of mirror that looks best in your bathroom, you'll also need to consider whether you prefer the appearance of a framed or frameless mirror.

Round and Oval Mirrors

So far, we've focused on plain rectangular mirrors, although there are obviously many more forms as well. A bathroom, which frequently has a lot of harsh surfaces and clean lines, might benefit greatly from the softness and relaxed appeal that round mirrors can add.

A mirror like this one, which is suspended from a central peg by a strap or chain, exudes casualness and adds some glam.

Tapron black round bathroom mirror with light

Pedestal sinks pair well with circular mirrors since they frequently feature curved lines themselves. Pedestal basins leave some negative space around the pedestal base, similarly oval and round mirrors typically leave more negative space at the corners than a rectangular mirror would.

If you want to highlight a distinctive wall finish, like this lovely, exotic wallpaper design, a circular mirror is also a terrific option. The curving lines will pick up the organic shapes in a leafy or flowery design, and it provides you with enough mirror to view your face while leaving a little more wall exposed.

Square Mirrors

Obvious by the name, square mirrors have a square form. They are available in various sizes and may be mounted on the wall, set on a tabletop, or stored on a shelf. In comparison to other bathroom mirror styles, square mirrors offer a more contemporary appearance, making them perfect for modern bathrooms.
Wider angles, such as those seen in square mirrors, reflect more light. They provide greater usefulness and improve space openings in bathrooms. Sharply framed bathroom mirrors come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes, making it simpler to match them with different interior design aesthetics.

Rectangular Mirrors

If you have a free, empty wall in your bathroom that has a greater width or height due to which the bathroom seems bare, you can always pick a rectangular mirror of your choice to fill that space up and brighten your ensuite!

Rectangular Mirrors

                                        Rectangular Illuminated Bathroom Mirror

In addition, if you have a bathroom with a low ceiling, go in for a rectangular tall mirror and see the instant transformation in the overall vibe and looks of your bathroom as this tall mirror shall give an illusion of a higher ceiling making it look larger than it is!

Other Unique Shapes

Many people like using the shape of the bathroom mirror they select to showcase their unique personalities. Similar to that, some of us just like to think creatively and choose unusual mirror forms for a bathroom area.

Different Types of Bathroom Mirrors

It is a fantastic way to give your bathroom more flair and a statement piece at the same time. On the other hand, ornate mirrors have distinctive forms and (usually) extravagant frame patterns. They are frequently utilised in vintage bathroom settings with fixtures and hardware that have an antique look.

What Are the Different Types of Bathroom Mirrors?

1. Wall Mirrors

lthough bathroom wall mirrors are available in a wide range of sizes and forms, the two most common types are rectangular and round mirrors.

Wall mirrors are the most basic and affordable alternative for bathroom mirrors. But because of their universal designs, wall mirrors are simple to install, come with their own installation instructions, and come in a wide variety of alternatives to complement every kind of decor.

2. Illuminated Bathroom Mirrors

LED lights that can brighten the whole bathroom and even simulate natural sunshine are incorporated into illuminated bathroom mirrors.

For the best illumination for shaving and doing cosmetics, lights are placed on the top or around the sides of the mirror. Because LED lighting is so much more cost-effective than conventional lighting, it will aid in cost containment.

Illuminated Mirror with Heated Pad and Touch Switch

There are two types of illuminated mirrors: ones that connect into the wall for mains power and ones that use batteries. They are particularly helpful in bathrooms that lack a window or other source of natural light, such those that are part of an addition. The natural-looking light that lit mirrors provide makes a room appear bright.

Many illuminated bathroom mirrors also come with heated demister pads. This feature is especially useful on a chilly day when a steamy shower makes it difficult to see in the mirror. Built-in heated pads minimise huge spots of steam on your mirror, freeing you from having to wipe it clean with a towel and enabling you to go about your everyday activities.
Tapron has one of the best collections of illuminated bathroom mirrors that one must not miss!

3. Demister Bathroom Mirrors

We've all experienced the annoyance caused due to a fogged up mirror; the cause of this is heated steam from the shower coming into contact with the cool mirror surface. The ultimate solution for this issue is getting demister mirrors for your bathrooms.

led bathroom mirror with demister

What distinguishes the demister mirrors from the usual mirrors are the inbuilt heated/demister pads. The demister pads are compact devices designed to inhibit the post-shower steam and vapour from building up on the bathroom mirrors. 

For best results, put the demister pads on at work before you step into the shower to attain a clear mirror free of vapour streaks. The fine wires of the heated pads behind the surface of the mirror get heated up on switching the divide on thereby making all the accumulated steam evaporate from the mirror surface leaving them steam-free. 

You may experience the comfort of a hot shower and a mirror free of fog when the mirror emits this moderate heat, which implies that the mirror's surface is no longer cooler than the air in the room.
Explore the demister mirrors at Tapron and make your bathroom look exquisite!

4. Mirrors With Shaver Socket

A bathroom mirror with a shaving socket can be exactly what you need if you're looking for a mirror with several uses.

The cleverly designed plug found in bathroom mirrors with shaving outlets enables you to recharge your toothbrush or even your electric shaver.
All plug sockets must adhere to industry safety regulations, and this is particularly important in a moist setting like a bathroom.

Mirror cabinet with shaver socket Tapron

A mirror cabinet with shaver socket incorporated with extra storage shelves or drawers in addition to a mirror. These cabinets are perfect for small bathrooms since they offer plenty of storage space for accessories and other goods. By reflecting light throughout the area, mirrored cabinets may also aid in expanding the appearance of the room.

5. Bathroom Mirror Cabinets

Mirrored cabinets are a fashionable and useful solution for any bathroom since they integrate storage and a mirror into one space saving design. Some of the bathroom mirror cabinets also come with additional features such as led lights, heated demister pad, touch sensor, bluetooth speaker and shaver sockets.


The greatest area to install a bathroom mirror cabinet is above the sink, where you can store your toiletries and beauty supplies securely tucked away but yet within easy reach to maintain an organised and clutter-free bathroom.

White, grey, and stainless steel are among the most popular finishes available. With other white bathroom fixtures like the sink, bath, and toilet, a white bathroom mirror cabinet blends in effortlessly. A grey bathroom mirror cabinet is a fantastic choice for achieving a trendy design and complements other grey furniture pieces. You can't go wrong with a stainless steel mirrored bathroom cabinet for a chic, contemporary appearance. These are available in a variety of sizes and patterns and go well with modern bathroom décor.

To meet your storage needs with style, you may purchase cabinets in a variety of finishes and door configurations, including single, double, and triple doors. A triple mirror cabinet is perfect for a family bathroom since it has lots of storage space. 

However, for a tidy finish and a minimalist aesthetic, you might go for a corner mirror cabinet or a recessed mirror cabinet if your bathroom or ensuite is extremely small on space. Bring a stylish touch to your bathroom with our exclusive collection of bathroom mirror cabinets

6. Bluetooth Mirrors

Who wouldn't love listening to your personal music collection while taking a warm relaxing shower? This is now a reality thanks to Bluetooth mirrors.

Bluetooth Mirror Cabinet

Bathroom mirrors with bluetooth speakers are cutting-edge music accessories. To securely listen to your favourite music or podcasts, you may wirelessly connect your bluetooth bathroom mirrors to a laptop or mobile device. Additionally, you have the choice of using streaming applications like Apple Music and Spotify.

These bluetooth mirrors are protected from water damage and offer you high-quality music. By using this bathroom accessory, you may avoid the headache of installing an audio system in your bathroom and save space.

Where Do You Place a Bathroom Mirror?

It may be customary to place a bathroom mirror over your vanity or sink, but there are many situations where this isn't feasible, including when a window is directly behind your sink. The best course of action in this circumstance may be to place your bathroom mirror on the other wall from your basin, if it is in a corner.

Placing the bathroom mirror over your bath is a possible placement that you might not have considered. However, placing a landscape mirror over a chic freestanding bath may make a true statement element in your bathroom. If you have a regular shower bath, this is probably not practicable. A mirror over the bath, used almost like a picture, may have the same traditional appeal as a piece of wall art over your fireplace.


                                     LED Mirror with an Additional Magnifying Mirror

The weight of the mirror should always be supported by your wall; the last thing you want is for the wall to collapse under the weight of the mirror. Additionally, be sure that your preferred position is not directly behind any pipes or cables. It might be preferable to hire a professional if you're installing a mirror with an electrical outlet that connects to the mains.

How To Clean Your Bathroom Mirror?

It doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming to clean the bathroom mirror. Simply adhere to our best advice for a spotlessly clean, streak-free mirror.

1. To remove toothpaste and filth on the spot, use white vinegar and a soft cloth.

2. Use vinegar, cotton buds, or an old toothbrush to clean the edges.

3. Spray the solution directly onto the mirror or onto a soft cloth by combining four parts water and one part vinegar in a spray bottle.

4. Never use a circular motion while wiping the mirror; always go from side to side.

5. The mirror should be streak-free and gleaming when you dry it with a clean cloth using the same side-to-side motion.

6. Use lemon or lime juice, white vinegar, or both to get rid of limescale from a bathroom mirror.

Shop Bathroom Mirrors at Tapron

Mirrors are among the wisest purchases you can make for your bathrooms since they produce immediate results—the look of your bathrooms is drastically changed. In this purchasing guide for mirrors, we have looked at the many types of mirrors, such as plain or ones that provide additional storage, framed or frameless, lights or no lights, and inexpensive or costly. Find the ideal mirror for your bathroom by exploring our collection of premium quality bathroom mirrors now!

Tapron provides a range of well crafted bathroom supplies . We recognise that using the restroom gives you a chance to unwind and forget about the outside world. If you need anything for your bathroom, browse our luxury and premium bathroom collection or contact us via email: or call us on: 020 3129 9903.

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