Choosing the Right Bathroom Mirror

The finishing touches are what make a bathroom, so it is vital that you choose the correct bathroom mirror, and this helpful guide will help you do just that!

The finishing touches are what make a bathroom, so choosing the right fixtures and fittings is vital to the overall look. A well-placed bathroom mirror will add style and class to the room, along with opening up the space you have and offering extra functionality. We have put together a few ideas of what different bathroom mirrors may be suited to you.

Whether you're an interior designer making over a bathroom or a DIY enthusiast carrying out home improvements, choosing the right bathroom mirror is essential to completing any bathroom theme.
Your bathroom is a very important room in your house. You'll spend a good majority of time in there every day, so it makes sense to ensure that the room meets your needs, looks good and is a great place to be.


Why is it a good idea to add a mirror to your bathroom?

A large clear mirror with black surrounding furniture

Mirrors in bathrooms area great idea in order to:

  • Accentuate the space available

  • Reflect light and create the illusion of a bigger room

  • Make a small room feel bright and airy

  • Make getting ready easy, fun and enjoyable if they contain some of the newest features (clock, radio, music player etc).

There's lots of styles and designs available. If you've got bright, bold colours in your bathroom, it'll be a good idea to offset them with funky coloured glass mosaics and patterns. For a muted, calm feel in neutral rooms, frosted glass edgings and sandblasted designs give your mirror, along with your bathroom, a unique and luxurious look.

Want to create a quirky and different look? Mirror tiles give you the flexibility to create your own designs and shapes, and are perfect for setting up large mirrored surfaces in small rooms.

Brighten up your Bathroom with an Illuminated Mirror

A large mirror complimenting it's surroundings

A great way to bring light into the bathroom, and to get a clearer reflection from your mirror, is to choose a backlit, fluorescent, or LED backlit mirror unit. Not only does the lighting look fantastic, but you'll have perfect lighting for when you look in the mirror – ideal for close shaving, applying makeup, doing your hair and making sure those eyebrows are on fleek.

Light-up mirrors are also ideal for commercial bathrooms in restaurants, clubs and bars. The illuminated effect is stylish and modern, and creates a touch of class and elegance in any room.

Take a look at:

Premier Enigma Touch Sensor LED Backlit Mirror Cabinet

Shop our full range of illuminated mirror cabinets here


Safe, Reliable Electrical Connections

A useful shaver socket with an electric toothbrush, both can be plugged in.

Getting ready in the morning couldn't be simpler, thanks to the wide range of illuminated bathroom mirrors on the market that incorporate power points for shavers and electric toothbrushes, straight into the units themselves.

Carefully designed for maximum protection from shocks, these innovative mirrors give you the freedom to place the mirror in a location that suits you - instead of being tied to one spot by the power socket.

You won't need to splash out on costly electrical work to relocate your wiring either.


Take a look at:

HIB Spectrum LED Illuminated Mirror Cabinet with Shaver Socket

Shop our range of cabinets with shaver sockets here


Sick of Steamed up Mirrors?

Shave properly in a clear mirror

A demister mirror, is carefully designed to repel condensation and retain clarity, so that you can use your mirror even in damp environments. These mirrors are ideal in all-in-one bathrooms and washrooms, such as in a wet-room or in changing rooms and locker rooms. These clever mirrors also look great, so you can blend function with style and enjoy use of your mirror whenever you need it.

Take a look at:

Phoenix Down Lighter Mirror with Demister Pad

Shop our full range of demister bathroom mirrors here


Up Close and Personal with Magnifying Mirrors

Get those eye brows on fleek with a magnifying mirror

Magnifying mirrors are the ideal tool for close-up personal grooming such as shaving, plucking your eyebrows or applying makeup, as they give you a much clearer look at your reflection. They are also extremely useful for designers and home improvement enthusiasts looking to make the most of a bathroom's available space.

A magnifying mirror can make a large room look cosier and more intimate, or can project light across a small, dark room to create the illusion of space. You can produce some very unique looks with careful placement of magnifying mirrors.

Take a look at:

HIB Libra Magnifying LED Illuminated Mirror

Shop our full range of magnifying mirrors here


High-tech Extras to Transform your Bathroom

A spotless mirror, emphasising the space in your room.

If you want to bring your bathroom into the 21st Century, you can get mirrors with built in features such as radios and clocks, helping to make your morning that little bit easier. Enjoy your favourite songs while you shower, keep an eye on the clock while you prepare for work, and add a touch of elegance and luxury to your bathroom.

Feature inclusion is no longer limited to the novelty end of the market, and designers are bringing some great extras into their units.

Take a look at:

Roper Rhodes Tune LED Illuminated Bluetooth Mirror Cabinet with Stereo Speakers

Shop our full range of high-tech mirrors here


However you've designed your bathroom, a mirror is a vital inclusion and should be considered not only in terms of function, but as a style element too. There's some beautiful products on the market, in colours, sizes and shapes that will transform any room.

A Final Word…

We hope you found this article helpful in gaining some idea as to what the perfect mirror for you is. If you have any feedback or questions, please comment on this article or our Facebook page and we’ll get back to you ASAP. If you'd like to speak to one of our staff, please call us on 01202 556655 or email and our customer service staff will be there to help.

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