A chic mirror is the easiest way to upgrade your bathroom—no renovation required. Rather than sticking with a basic vanity mirror, consider switching it up. From minimal to ornate, round to rectangular, antique to modern, and everything in between, the bathroom mirror possibilities are endless. Which mirror is the fairest of them all? Scroll for 24 inspiring bathroom mirror ideas.
You Can’t Go Wrong with Round
A round mirror is always a good idea—it's a classic. It's even better, though, when mixed with geometric shapes. This bathroom showcases an expert balance of angles and curves, which is pretty much exactly what we're looking for.
Keep Everything White
There's no reason the clean, minimal appeal of an all-white interior can't extend to the bathroom space. The white finishes on this bathroom vanity, mirror, and lighting set a simple, relaxing tone. The round mirror provides a shapely contrast to the hexagonal tile and linear wood ceiling patterns, but we're mostly obsessing over the perfect proportion play between all the elements.
Make It Art
Looking for something to admire beyond your own reflection? Try treating your bathroom mirror as wall art to strike a balance between fashion and function. This mirror's three-dimensional illusion is a playful nod to Op Art, and you can't help but smile when you look into it.
Twinning Is Winning
When it comes to bathroom mirrors, two is better than one—for the simple reason that multiple people can use them simultaneously. A double-mirror moment like this one is ideal for couples who like to get ready together, but still value a little bit of personal space.
What do you call a bathroom that has two vanities with large round mirrors flanking a bathtub? Goals. The symmetry of the entire room, the colors, and the chic pendant above the tub all seem secondary to the mirrors hanging on the wall. Let's be honest: We'd gladly invest in a little extra Windex in order to double down on round mirrors any day of the week.
Keep It Simple
All the elements of this double-mirror moment mix together seamlessly: the natural wood finishes, the chic modern chandelier, and the overall simplicity of the décor. That's when bathroom mirrors work best—when beautiful design and flattering lighting give you a perfect daily glow.
Old Is New Again
When renovating almost any room in the home, it's chic to antique. And bathrooms are no different. We love to mix and match pieces to create an old-meets-new vibe, and an antique bathroom mirror makes for a stunning statement piece. When you look in a mirror like this one, it's hard not to feel like a well-framed work of art.
Antique mirrors are not without practical features; this brass mirror incorporates a shelf and hooks to bridge the gap between fashion and function in this bathroom. We know that bathroom storage often comes at a premium, so we're all about a mirror with a little bit of built-in versatility.
Bright whites always look a little more crisp with an element or two of contrast. An antique mirror does just the trick in a more rustic take on a white bathroom, giving the space texture and warmth while maintaining that fresh, clean feeling.
Take It Teardropped
Sometimes the best approach for a bathroom design is to build personality into your morning and nighttime routine. This bathroom is a lesson in building energy through pattern mixing between the tiled floors and wallpaper, but one feature in particular stands out: a teardrop-shaped bathroom mirror. We simply love a space that embraces unique shapes.
An oval provides a fresh twist on the round bathroom mirror trend. The slimmer curved shape leaves plenty of room for chic geometric sconces, along with enough open space for shibori-inspired wallpaper to shine. Consider us sold on this shape.
It’s sad how many of us settle for contractor-grade mirrors from the bathroom aisle at the local hardware store. By choosing a mirror with a little more personality and getting clever with storage, you’ll elevate your space to something far from basic.
If double mirrors aren't for you, choose a mirror that spans the width of your vanity. That way, it'll make an impact on the wall, and if two people are using that vanity at once, you'll both have ample mirror space.
Minimalism is always chic, and particularly handy in small bathrooms. Opt for a small, simple, no-frills mirror to add to the clean aesthetic.
Add a Mirror to Built-Ins
If you have built-ins in your bathroom, consider finding a mirror to fit in the space behind shelves. It won't take away wall space (ideal if you're lacking in it), and it creates a cozy alcove for putting on make-up or getting ready.
No space? No problem. In this petite powder room, Studio DB added in a tiny mirror. It's just enough to get the job done, but doesn't overpower the room.
Accent with Picture Frames
An oversize mirror is a dream for getting ready, but it can take up all your wall space, leaving little room for other décor. You don't have to sacrifice your artwork, though. Instead, lean framed prints against your mirror. It looks chic and helps add unique character to your space.
Go For Form and Function
While mirrors will always be an essential part of any bathroom, it helps to consider how to double its purpose. Having a mirror on the front of a medicine cabinet will not only dress things up but will disguise the place you keep all your medical and personal items. It's a classic nod to a vintage concept, but still looks lovely in the present.
Get Playful With Patterns
Going bold or playful with your wall color or wallpaper can make all the difference with your bathroom mirror. Glamourous designs like this classic black and white allow an understated mirror to stand out in a way it might not with a simple white backdrop.
Gold is always a godsend in our book—it can take any room from casual to elegant in a snap. Using a gold-framed mirror is a perfect example of enhancing the charm you already have, especially if you have other gold accents involved. Pair it with a neutral or white color scheme to get the full glamorous effect.
Go Bold With Black
Never underestimate the power of a moody color scheme. A black frame mirror is just the beginning in a room with matching black walls and sink. The mirror effortlessly blends into the walls, making the small space appear seamless—it's marvelously monochromatic.
Consider an Arched Style
Arched mirrors can fit within a wide variety of styles. The shape typically compliments solo vanities well and tends to add a level of elegance. Add a touch of gold and watch how the space lights up.