Whether you’ve just moved into a new home and you’re starting from scratch with your furniture, or you’re looking to redecorate your bathroom in line with recent interior trends, mirrors are a must. These stylish yet essential furniture items are what can complete your bathroom, offering homeowners with a useful accessory in their bathroom.
Finding that perfect bathroom mirror for your home is more than just a trip to your local homeware store. With so many things to consider such as style, practicality and exciting features that make day to day life easier, mirrors need a little extra thought.
Here at Mood Living, we’re experts on bathroom mirrors. We have years of experience sourcing all kinds of bathroom mirrors, each one offering homeowners with different styles and functionalities. We’re here to help you find the perfect bathroom mirror for your home with our useful bathroom mirror shopping guide.
1. Consider the Size of Your Bathroom
Let’s start off with the more logical side. Before you invest in a bathroom mirror, you first need to consider the size of your bathroom and evaluate the available wall space. Since all bathroom mirrors are different shapes and sizes, you need to make sure you’re choosing a mirror that will not only look great on your bathroom wall, but actually fit!
Usually, bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the home. This means your options can be limited. However, we’ve made sure to create a range of bathroom mirrors in convenient sizes and orientations. For a larger bathroom, experiment with a larger, landscape bathroom mirror to fill empty space. For those snug guest bathrooms or en-suites, a smaller, vertical bathroom mirror is the ideal choice.
If you’re really struggling with a smaller sized bathroom, you can create the illusion of more space whilst still finding that perfect bathroom mirror. How? With mirrored bathroom cabinets! These cabinets feature the same high quality glass as all our other bathroom mirrors, whilst offering you with ample storage space. This means you can get rid of bulky drawers and replace them with a sleek, more stylish and space-effective furniture option.
2. Illuminated or Classic Mirror?
Next, you should consider whether you want an illuminated bathroom mirror or a classic bathroom mirror. This is completely down to personal preference and the style you wish to achieve for your bathroom. Illuminated mirrors can offer you with everyday practicality. For example, if you’re struggling to get ready on dull mornings, an illuminated mirror can be the perfect addition to your bathroom!
Complete with high quality and bright LED lights, our illuminated bathroom mirrors can provide you with a great source of light to help you in your morning routine. They can also provide some ambient lighting for a relaxing bath in the evening.
Classic mirrors will forever remain a chic, stylish and minimalistic option. They can still provide you with some fantastic benefits and are an absolute essential for any bathroom. If you’re looking for something simplistic yet effective, a classic bathroom mirror is the perfect choice for you.
3. What’s Your Preferred Interior Style?
Since we have such a large choice of bathroom mirrors, you can pick a style that perfectly reflects your interior tastes. Whether you like to live a glamorous life or you consider yourself to be more laid back in terms of your style, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re after glamour and luxury, then a Hollywood bathroom mirror is the mirror for you. Just like classic dressing room mirrors seen in Broadway theatres, these Hollywood mirrors come with all the trimmings you’d expect. Shiny, high quality mirrors complete with round, classic bulbs and a large surface area. These Hollywood mirrors will light up every corner of your face, perfect for applying that airbrush makeup look.
If you’re after something a little more subtle to seamlessly fit into your chic bathroom, choose a bathroom mirror with softer, rounded edges. We think this style of bathroom mirror offers a soft yet stylish appearance and with the ambient lighting, it can help to create a soothing, calming atmosphere.
4. Think About Extra Features
Nowadays, a bathroom mirror offers you with more than just a reflection. We’ve already mentioned illuminated bathroom mirrors, but did you know there are more exciting and useful features you can have in your bathroom mirrors?
For example, at Mood Living, we have a selection of bathroom mirrors that feature incredible extra features that are integrated into the mirrors such as:
- Motion sensor switch on some models
- Touch switch - simply press the button to turn the illumination on & off
- USB ports - safely charge your phone whilst getting ready!!
- Plug sockets - a convenient place to plug in hair tools such as straighteners
- shaver/recharger socket - can be used for electric toothbrushes too
- Demister pads - enjoy steam-free viewing!
- Colour changing LED lights - opt for warm or cool-toned lighting
If your current bathroom mirror isn’t providing you with useful features, it could be time to upgrade!
5. Always Opt for High Quality
Finally, it's always important to consider the quality of mirror you’re buying. You may be thinking that all mirrors are the same, however, there is a huge difference between cheap mirrors and high quality bathroom mirrors.
For example, cheaper bathroom mirrors are made from poorer quality materials. This is why they’re so low on price! The cheaper materials used can offer you with a poor quality or warped reflection, problems with the mirror steaming up or even water marks showing quicker than you’d expect.
If you opt for a higher quality bathroom mirror, you can not only enjoy greater features and a crystal clear reflection, but you can also expect your chosen bathroom mirror to have a longer lifespan.
It's Time to Find Your Perfect Bathroom Mirror!
Now you know all the important steps involved with buying a bathroom mirror, you can now easily and happily browse our wide range of bathroom mirrors to find the perfect one for you.
If you still have some questions about our range of bathroom mirrors, please feel free to get in touch! Our helpful and friendly team will be able to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on your purchase.