Here are some images of my top 3 selections for decorative mirrors. There are two main types of mirrors, decorative and functional, and should be selected depending on its main purpose and desired look. Mirrors whose main function is aesthetic are selected based on the frame’s design, material and shape. Bathroom mirrors are primarily functional and should be able to repel moisture, be backlit, and fog free whenever possible. Often decorative mirrors are used in powder rooms where moisture isn’t an issue.
Finding the right mirror can be a time consuming task, especially if it is going to be the centerpiece of a living room or the first accessory you see when entering the space. If the space is filled with linear elements and clean, straight lines, round or oval mirrors are a way to offset the rectangular or square shapes. Mirrors are increasingly being used in sets similar to how designers are using sets of pendant lights more and more. The first and second images illustrate sets of mirrors which offer flexibility in creating a layout that fits a certain wall. Often it can be tricky finding a single mirror which is the perfect size for a large wall. These sets can be used in bigger open areas without feeling too small.
Following up on my earlier post on using dark colors in bathrooms, here are several more inspiration images which incorporate different palettes. The first bathroom utilizes a color palette ranging from dark gray to lighter gray. This gives the bathroom a feel of warmth and balance and the cabinetry surrounding the sinks functions almost as an accent wall. The design feels rustic, clean and could be incorporated into several different styles. The designer was able to add nine cabinets without it feeling too dark or cluttered. It was important to select a neutral color for the floor that was lighter than the cabinets and gorgeous white bath also reflects the incoming light.
The second bathroom features an even mix of grays with the ceiling being slightly darker and the sink lighter. The sliding door is wide so enough to illuminate the space which is almost entirely dark and without a window. A large bright light is necessary to offset the darker colors as well. The 3rd design also has enough natural light to offset the colors, which get progressively darker. The white chair, mirror and sink function as accents.