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I’m currently obsessed by all things bathroom. It’s finally time for us to say bye bye to the carpeted bath (yes you read that right) and hello shiny new sink and dreamy freestanding bath. I’ve almost gone blind from hours spent on Pinterest researching the perfect fixtures and fitting, tiles and towels.

I’m currently searching for the right mirror so todays guest post from Pebble Grey Bathroom Mirrors couldn’t have come at a better time. Read on to find out about different mirrors and the effects they can create to help you get the most out of your bathroom.

Mirrors can often be overlooked when it comes to styling your bathroom. Instead, they are just used to serve the purpose of helping us each day apply makeup, comb our hair, or brush our teeth. However, different mirrors can be used to create different effects, from accentuating room size and space to emphasising features to acting as set pieces to bring a bathroom to life.

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Long and rectangular, oval and arched

Different mirrors shapes can create different effects in your bathroom and add to the overall feel of the space. A long, rectangular mirror can create the illusion of height and add size to the room. For instance, it could emphasise the length of a striking shower curtain, a frosted-glass shower cubicle, or a colourful abstract painting.

Without the sharp corners of a rectangular design, an oval shape can soften the edges of a mirror. They don’t tend to take up too much room, so can work well when your wall space is limited. Oval mirrors also fit well with antique or vintage fittings and furniture when, for instance, paired with a large Victorian frame. Arched designs can create the effects that both oval and rectangular designs bring; softening edges, complementing styles, while accentuating size.

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Matching and multi mirrors

If you have the wall space in your bathroom, using more than one mirror can be a good way to add some striking style to the space. One option is to select matching mirrors so that two identical mirrors are placed alongside each other, with some space in between. This can emphasise wall size and draw attention to striking backdrops. It can work well when matching mirrors are positioned above and at either side of a single vanity unit and wash basin, a double sink, or across a feature wall.

Taking the idea of using more than one mirror up a notch, you could consider filling a bathroom wall with multiple mirrors. These could be arranged to create an artistic abstract effect, or they could be placed next to each other to give the impression of a mirrored wall. Using multiple mirrors is also a clever way to create the illusion of space and bring more light and colour into a room, as lighting, fixtures and fittings are all reflected in the glass.

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Floating and unframed

If you have the space and you’re feeling daring and ambitious, fitting a floating mirror can provide a stunning set piece for your bathroom. A floating mirror is when the mirror doesn’t hang from a wall, but is instead suspended away from it. For instance, in a bathroom, the mirror could hang from the ceiling above a vanity unit that’s positioned in the centre of the room. This style can open up the space around it and bring a significantly striking stylish approach to a bathroom.

Alternatively, a frameless mirror can create a similar effect. For instance, when fitted slightly away from the wall with ornamental clips, this style can create the impression that the mirror is floating, giving a space impact. Frameless mirrors can bring a small bathroom to life. They can also work well with particular styles, like a rustic effect or an exposed brick wall, effectively drawing attention to such striking backdrops.

I think you’ll agree there is some really helpful advice here. We are going for an oval shaped mirror I think to keep with the 1920’s style of bathroom and house. Do check out what Pebble and Grey have to offer, I love their magnifying mirrors, definitely have one of these on my shopping list!

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