Are you renovating your bathroom or simply looking to update your interior? One of the most important elements you shouldn't overlook is a bathroom mirror.

A well-chosen mirror not only enhances the functionality of the space but also elevates its overall look and feel. With a wide range of mirror sizes and styles available, selecting the perfect one can be a daunting task. But fear not! In this Granite Lane mirror guide, we'll walk you through the key considerations to ensure you make the right choice.

1. Size Matters
Start by assessing the size of your bathroom. In a smaller bathroom, opt for a compact mirror to avoid overwhelming the space. This creates an illusion of more room while maintaining an intimate atmosphere. On the other hand, a larger bathroom can accommodate a grander mirror, filling the space and adding a touch of luxury.

2. Proportional Perfection
For a balanced look, consider the size of your vanity in relation to the mirror. Ideally, the mirror's width should match that of the vanity. Custom-sized mirrors can be an excellent solution if you can't find a pre-made one in the exact width. Alternatively, aim for the mirror's width to be around 70 to 80 per cent of the vanity width for a proportionally pleasing appearance.

3. The Right Height
Functionality plays a vital role in determining the mirror's height. The mirror should extend about 30 centimetres above and below the eye line of the users. However, if possible, go for more height to provide better viewing angles and create a more spacious atmosphere. Aim for at least 1.2 to 2 meters above the floor for optimal results.

4. Single vs. Multiple:
If you have a wide vanity or multiple sinks, you have the option of using a single large mirror or multiple mirrors. A large mirror spanning the width emphasizes openness, while multiple tall and skinny mirrors accentuate the height of the space, making it ideal for rooms with high ceilings. The choice between single and multiple mirrors is a matter of personal preference and style.

5. Sconces Space
Vanity lighting is essential, and if you plan to install sconces on either side of the mirror, leave enough space for them to sit comfortably. A mirror that is 60 to 70 percent of the vanity width (divided by the number of mirrors, if using multiple) ensures the sconces fit above the vanity without overhanging.

Selecting the perfect bathroom mirror is a significant decision that can impact your daily routine and the bathroom's overall aesthetic.

By considering the size of the bathroom and vanity, mirror height, and the style you prefer, you can confidently choose the ideal mirror that complements your space and elevates its allure.

We are so proud of our exclusive bathroom mirrors that cater to every bathroom space and style. Shop the range here.

July 31, 2023