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Big Mirror, Big Style
Large or small, mirrors are a big part of a bathroom's decor. But even in the smallest bathroom spaces, you can use a big mirror successfully. They give the impression of a larger space and they reflect lots of light, making dark, dank bathrooms seem bright and cheery.
Large mirrors can come framed or unframed. For a seamless look, going unframed is the best solution: these mirrors harmonize easily with whatever background you have and don't bring attention to themselves, instead of reflecting whatever element you have in your bathroom.
Framed mirrors are more decorative and can serve as the focal point of your bathroom space. Frames go from simple and clean to large and ornate, and everything in between. Just remember that the more ornate the mirror, the heavier it will look. These mirrors are best used in spaces where they will be the main visual attraction.
In the above space by SHED Architecture & Design, a large frameless mirror stands over a double vanity, with light sconces directly reflecting into it. This smaller space seems expansive, thanks to the wall-to-wall mirror.Continue to 2 of 13 below.
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Clean Bathroom With Large Framed Mirror
Black and off-white make a stark contrast in this bathroom by Dowling Kimm Studios. The large mirror with a wide, black frame serves as a central focal point for an otherwise neutral and understated decor. The wall-mounted sink appears very light and airy, and that lightness is balanced by the heavier shadow of the mirror.Continue to 3 of 13 below.
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Contemporary Bathroom With Mirror Set in Marble
The large mirror really defines the space in this bathroom by Patterson Custom Homes. Note how the mirror goes under the floating vanity, which adds to the expansive impression we get from the whole. The large, frameless mirror is itself set into a marble wall, which gives it extra weight and impact.Continue to 4 of 13 below.
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Traditional Bathroom With Large Round Mirror
This traditional style bathroom by Perkinson Homes features a stylish round beveled mirror that contrasts the square angles of the vanity. Round sconces also subtly enhance the contrast between curves and angles and highlights the interplay between black vanity and white marble countertop. Mirror shape, just like mirror size, can have different effects on a bathroom's decor.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Transitional Powder Room With Wall-To-Wall Mirror
A small powder room is made to look much larger by an unframed, wall-to-wall mirror sitting behind the vanity and toilet. This space, by Randy Heller Design, shows how to maximize any small space you may have with a judiciously chosen mirror. Here, it sits between the wall and crown moldings, making it seem like an inherent part of the bathroom.Continue to 6 of 13 below.
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French-Style Bathroom With Backlit Ornate Mirror
Everything shines and gleams in this bathroom by Direct Interiors. The mirrored vanity, chandelier, and of course the backlit ornate mirror bring lots of light and make the space look luxurious and glamorous. The rest of the room is simple and unassuming, leaving all the visual space for the decorative elements that really attract the eye.Continue to 7 of 13 below.
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Traditional Bathroom With Large Framed Mirror
This bright, delicate and feminine bathroom by Maker Girl features a large framed mirror under the alcove ceiling. The frame is painted the same shade as the custom vanity, which integrates the mirror into the whole of the look. The pastel paint shades reflect very well into the mirror, adding lots of brightness and light. This feels like the perfect space to get ready for the day!Continue to 8 of 13 below.
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Bathroom With Brass-Framed Round Mirror and Blue Wallpaper
Brass is back, and it is stunning as a mirror frame and light fixtures in this bathroom by Shannon Eddings Interiors. The golden color is perfect against the patterned blue wallpaper. A traditional white and grey vanity keeps the back wall as the focus of the space, which gives the mirror all the space it needs to shine.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Large Mirror in Elegant Contemporary Bathroom
A frameless mirror perfectly suits this ultra-minimalist bathroom by Veronica Martin Design Studio. Black is not a common bathroom color, but with a white ceiling, floating stone vanity, and flooring, it adds drama and contrast without being oppressive. Note the crown moldings, which stand in stark contrast to the clean, unembellished lines of the rest of the bathroom.Continue to 10 of 13 below.
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Chic Contemporary Bathroom With Triptych Framed Mirror
Marble and bronze work really well together. This bathroom design, by Chango & Co, uses the retro style of bronze paired with the chic, contemporary cleanness of marble. The floor tile is especially interesting in its shape and pattern and recalls the vanity countertop with the same soft veining. Instead of a wall-to-wall, frameless mirror, the designer here preferred a triptych style, which adds some structure and visual interest.Continue to 11 of 13 below.
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Contemporary Bathroom With LED-Lit Mirrors
This very wide vanity uses several large mirrors broken up with some LED lighting and framed by glass tile. The design, by CRS Interiors, uses quite a number of features that all work together: the mosaic glass tile, the rich brown wood vanity, the white vessel sinks, and the dappled concrete floor. Mirrors this large could easily be imposing, but breaking them up with some LED fixtures brings them back to scale and provides needed light.Continue to 12 of 13 below.
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Minimal Bathroom With Sunburst Mirror
It's not so much the reflective surface as much as the frame that makes the bathroom mirror stand out in this space by McIntosh Moorman Interior Design. A long wooden vanity that's open and airy ends with a large silver sunburst mirror. Along with the large window at the back and the hidden tank toilet, all the elements here work together to make the mirror the star of the show... literally.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Transitional Bathroom With Triptych Mirror
Soft porcelain tile, a walk-in shower and light fixtures mounted under the mirror show how you can have a large mirrored cabinet and not add too much weight to your space. This bathroom design, by LOOK Design Group, adds the perfect amount of light to make sure that a thick cabinet doesn't take over the wall space. A big help for that is the high triptych mirror with just enough of a frame to bring structure, but not enough to weigh it down.