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!

A well-placed bathroom mirror will add style and class to any 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?

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 (Bluetooth speakers, demister pads, and oh so much more...)

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 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 your teeth are pearly white!

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.
 

The mirror  shown above is the captivating Harbour Glow Round LED Bathroom Mirror with Demister Pad (600mm). This stunning illuminated mirror boasts two settings warm white and bright white, alongside an easy touch sensor and heated demister pad. With all of this and its sleek, contemporary style, what more could you ask for in a bathroom mirror?

Nevertheless, if the Harbour Glow doesn't quite tickle your fancy, take a peek at our full range of illuminated mirrors.

Safe, Reliable Electrical Connections

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.

Above is the luxurious Harbour Glow LED Bluetooth Mirror with Demister Pad & Shaver Socket (500 x 700mm) which is available for the shockingly good price of £244.99

Of course, that's not all we have when it comes to mirrors with shaver sockets and other astonishing technology, browse our full range of bathroom mirrors with shaver sockets here.

Sick of Steamed up Mirrors?

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.

Many of our mirrors come with this fabulous demister purpose, including the Harbour Glow mirror we talked about before! If you're after a bathroom mirror a demister feature, take a look at our full range here

Up Close and Personal with Magnifying Mirrors

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.

We've chosen two fabulous designs (above) to show you just how beautiful (and different) magnifying mirrors can be. On the left we have the Vellamo LED Illuminated Matt Black Round Magnifying Wall Mirror which is not only the perfect magnifying mirror for the contemporary bathroom, but its also compact in size and double sided with two different magnifications on each side.

So there's what you might see as the "traditional" style of magnifying mirror, after which we have the Vellamo LED Illuminated Bathroom Magnifying Mirror with Demister Pad & Shaver Socket which is a little less conventional in its design - but if anything, more practical! The circular area in the bottom right of the mirror provides a magnified area for those perfect finishing touches, whilst the remainder is a standard mirror. Not only is this great if you're looking to save space, but it's also just a really neat design that we love here at Tap Warehouse.

High-tech Extras to Transform your Bathroom

If you want to bring your bathroom into the 21st Century, you can get mirrors with built in features such as Bluetooth speakers, helping to make your morning that little bit easier. Enjoy your favourite songs while you shower 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 the two stunning Bluetooth mirrors we have above. The Roper Rhodes Encore Steam Free LED Illuminated Bluetooth Mirror with Stereo Speakers (left) boasts a sleek modern design alongside superior integrated stereo speakers for listening to music whilst getting yourself ready - mornings will certainly improve! Of course the Vellamo LED Mirror with Touch Sensor & Bluetooth (right) is just as luxurious; this gorgeous bathroom mirror is also highly modern with  touch sensor, back-lit LED lighting, and of course built in Bluetooth speakers!

If these innovative Bluetooth radiators just aren't the ones for you, never fear! We have a full range of Bluetooth bathroom mirrors right here so do check it out!

A Final Word…

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.

We hope you found this article helpful in finding the perfect bathroom mirror. We'd love to hear from you so feel free to contact us by calling us on 01202 556655 or emailing help@tapwarehouse.com. We pride ourselves on being as friendly and helpful as possible so a member of the Tap Warehouse team will get back to you as soon as possible!