No bathroom is complete without a mirror, but what if you want to go beyond the functional aspect a mirror provides and use them as a design element? Before you do that, you'll need to know how to decorate the bathroom wall with mirrors.
There are a few ways you can use mirrors to decorate your bathroom. We're going to share some of our favorites and provide resources you can use to transform your bathroom.
Keep reading to find out more about what the addition of mirrors on the walls can do for your bathroom, and how to decorate with them.
Mirrors are a great design element to include in any area of your home, but they're particularly suited for bathrooms. Let's take a quick glance at why you'd want to add mirrors to your bathroom walls.
First of all, mirrors brighten up a room because they reflect light. So, if you have a dim light in your bathroom, adding mirrors is an easy way to make it brighter.
The other way mirrors help in bathrooms is by changing your perception of depth and size. A full-wall mirror, for example, will make a space appear to be twice as big since it reflects the existing space. This is especially useful in small bathrooms that can feel a bit too cramped at times.
DIY or Professional Installation?
When considering adding mirrors to your bathroom, an important question to consider is whether to do it yourself (DIY) or hire a professional to take care of it.
Framed mirrors only need to be hung on a nail, so anyone can do those. Some that we've included are wall decals with adhesive backs so you can stick those yourself, too.
However, some of the mirrors are huge or don't come with a way to attach them to the wall. With these, you may want to get help from a professional. The last thing you want is for your mirrors to unexpectedly fall off the wall and shatter.
Mirror Decor Ideas for Bathrooms
Now we're going to take a look at six ways you can use mirrors to decorate the walls of your bathroom. As you'll see, there's a style for everyone and every bathroom.
1. Single Large Mirror
If you've ever been jealous of the amount of mirror space public bathrooms have, this is the design concept for you. All you have to do is get one mirror that's big enough to cover most of one wall and you're good to go! What's really nice about this idea is there's no need to worry about frames.
Here's an example of this concept in action:
Here are a couple of large mirrors that you can buy to install in your home. They both have the option of expert installation so you don't have to try to get them in place yourself.
Although designed for dance studios and gyms, there's no reason why you couldn't get this 48" x 60" mirror for your bathroom.
Not as large as the other one, this 30" x 40" mirror also has beveled edges which make it a beautiful addition to any bathroom.
2. Dual Mirrors
Adding a second mirror is a great way to increase the feeling of space and the amount of light in your bathroom. What's great about this is that you don't have to have a large wall for this element. Instead, you just need a corner in which you can place matched mirrors.
These can also be framed or unframed, and you can use nearly any type of mirror to match the style of the rest of your bathroom. This provides a lot of flexibility when choosing this design.
Here's an example of this in practice:
Here are a couple of mirrors that could work to create this effect in your home:
This is another beveled glass mirror that looks great in any setting. It will help bring out the other elements of your bathroom because it lacks a frame.
For a style that matches the one pictured above, you'll want to go with this LED-backlit mirror. It has adjustable settings and an anti-fog function so you don't have to worry about steaming your mirror.
3. Mirror Collection
Why stop at just two mirrors? If you want a decorative element that adds light, color, texture, and lines all at once, consider adding several mismatched mirrors to your bathroom.
Depending on the size of the mirrors, you may want them as a design element only, not something that you'll have to use to get ready in the morning. If you have enough space over your sink, however, you certainly could have a small cluster of mirrors that are both decorative and functional.
It's not a bathroom, but this is what we're talking about:
Now, let's look at a few mirrors you could choose for your own bathroom to create a mirror collection that's sure to impress your guests.
This round mirror is simple with a black frame which makes it great for adding to any cluster of mirrors.
With tiny hexagons making up the frame, this rectangular mirror makes a statement on its own or when in a group.
If you want to add a splash of color to your collection of mirrors, try the Bohemium Rainbow Rhapsody mirror. The colors are fun but still subtle enough that it'll go with anything.
A wooden-framed mirror works well in rustic-themed bathrooms, but it's also elegant enough to go with any decor. This one is made with reclaimed wood, so it's also great for the environment.
This small vintage oval mirror works well in a mirror cluster because of its fun and ornate frame. If you want to paint the frame, you can ensure it matches any decor or adds a touch of color to a wall.
Another frame with an elegant feel, this gold Baroque-inspired mirror has a unique shape which makes it ideal for a mixed mirror group.
4. Fitted Square Mirrors
By putting a bunch of square mirrors close together, you can take up as much or as little of your wall space as possible to get the look you're going for. You can also choose to put them with their edges parallel to the floor or on an angle for jagged sides to your mirror collage.
Another option to use this style would be to slightly offset the mirrors to form a brick-like pattern. You may also choose to frame the mirrors although this tends to look better without frames.
Here's what we're talking about. It's not in a bathroom, but you get the idea.
Here are a couple of mirrors you can order to achieve this look in your bathroom:
Although designed to work as a centerpiece, there's no reason you couldn't mount a bunch of these 12" square mirrors on the wall to create your own mirror masterpiece.
If you have a larger bathroom, you may want to use this 24" square mirror to decorate your wall. It also comes with an installation service so you don't have to try to mount it yourself if you don't have the tools or ability.
5. Small Scattered Mirrors
This look would be perfect for an accent wall in a bathroom. You can use any shape or even combine shapes to create this look. Circles would be particularly great in the bathroom to resemble bubbles floating along your wall.
Another great aspect of this design element is you can use mirrors that are all the same size or combine sizes of the same shape for an eye-catching mirror cluster. The possibilities are endless so you're sure to find the right option if this is the look you want in your bathroom.
Here's an example of this look in action with diamonds:
Here are a couple of mirror options to choose from to decorate your own bathroom with this style:
These assorted circle mirrors are tiny so you may need a few packages, but it could also be just what your bathroom needs. You'll also want to pick up some heavy duty glue so you can secure them to your wall.
Whimsical bathroom themes will benefit from the addition of these cloud-shaped mirrors. This is particularly true if you have blue walls since it'll make you feel like you're outside.
You may also consider trying these heart-shaped wall stickers. Keep in mind that these are made of plastic and not super high quality, but it may be worth trying if you want something fun and unique in your bathroom.
6. Full Mirror Wall
If you want your bathroom to feel twice as large, you'll want to fill an entire wall with mirrors. This can be a big undertaking if you like to "DIY" projects, but it's certainly worth it.
There are a few ways you can go about this. You can use mirrors like tiles and tuck them close together, or use large panels of mirrors like what you'd find in a dance studio or gym. What you choose will depend on personal preferences.
This is what we're talking about here. As you can see, this bathroom is long and narrow but looks much larger thanks to the mirror wall.
The largest mirror we could find, this will cover nearly any bathroom wall completely. It's 7 feet high and 4 feet wide. Plus, you can add professional installation to have it quickly and safely installed in your home.
These 10" x 10" mirrors are perfect for covering a bathroom wall. The only drawback is that they're meant for decorating tables so you'll need to also use mirror clips to mount them to your wall.
This is another wall sticker that might work for your bathroom. They're cheap and easy to install since all you have to do is stick them where you want them. However, read the reviews carefully as some buyers have reported they distort images and don't stick well.
Want More Bathroom Wall Ideas?
Now you have six ideas for how you can decorate your bathroom walls with mirrors. As you can see, there are plenty of options so you're sure to find one that matches your style, preferences, and budget.
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