When it comes to renovating your bathroom, choosing the right mirror is an important decision that can significantly impact the overall design and functionality of the space. A bathroom mirror not only serves practical purposes like checking your appearance and grooming but also acts as a decorative element that can enhance the focal point of your vanity.

At Granite Lane, we understand the importance of selecting the perfect mirror size for your bathroom.

In this guide, we will provide you with expert advice on how to choose the ideal size mirror for your bathroom.

  1. Vanity Dimensions: Start by assessing the size of your bathroom vanity. As a general rule, the mirror should be slightly narrower than the vanity countertop. Typically, it is recommended to choose a mirror that is 10 to 20cm smaller in width on each side than the vanity. This ensures a balanced and proportional look, creating a cohesive aesthetic in your bathroom.

  2. Room Size: Take into account the overall dimensions of your bathroom. For smaller bathrooms, you may opt for a compact mirror that doesn't overwhelm the space. In larger bathrooms, you have more flexibility to choose a mirror with a larger size. However, be mindful of not going overboard, as an excessively large mirror may make the room feel soulless. Strive to strike the right balance between functionality and aesthetics.

  3. Height Considerations: The height of the mirror is another crucial factor to contemplate. A typical rectangular bathroom mirror is around 75cm tall, with the base positioned approximately 120cm from the floor to align with the vanity. However, these measurements can vary depending on the height of your vanity, basin, and individual preferences. If you have high ceilings, opting for a taller mirror can maintain proper proportions and add visual interest to the room.

  4. Double Mirrors: If you have a double vanity, hanging mirrors over each sink can enhance symmetry and create a cohesive design. In this case, the combined height and width of the two mirrors should be proportionate to the size of the vanity and the height of the ceiling. Strive for visual balance and harmony within the space.

  5. Hanging Height and Frame Shape: Consider the hanging height of the mirror about the backsplash and faucet above the basin. Typically, it is advisable to position the mirror approximately 10cm above the top of the backsplash. This allows for a clear reflection and ensures that the mirror is centrally placed.

Don't be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to the shape of your mirror. Circular mirrors can add a touch of softness and contrast to the crisp angles of the vanity. Experiment with different shapes, including organic to create a unique and dramatic focal point in your bathroom.

A well-chosen mirror can elevate the entire aesthetic of your bathroom while providing practical benefits.

If you're feeling stuck and need expert advice on choosing the right size bathroom mirror, Granite Lane's styling team is here to assist you. By sharing your bathroom pictures and measurements with us at hello@granitelane.com.au, the team will provide personalised recommendations, taking into account your unique requirements and design aspirations.

July 13, 2023