I don’t like frameless mirrors in a bathroom. To me it feels like a missed opportunity. I do agree that sometimes, because of the modern design of certain bathrooms it might be the best solution. Unfortunately many people see the mirror just for it’s functional value and not as a focal point or a design statement. The best place to be wild and adventurous (yes, those are emotions that good design brings out in me!) is your powder room. Show your guests you have personality. Make them wonder what the rest of your house looks like and make them think: Wow, I wish I could see the rest of the bathrooms in this house! Bathrooms are expensive and a lot of the cost goes into expensive taps, tiles or basins. Don’t forget that mirrors could be cheaper and easy to replace when you’re ready for a new feature in your bathroom, without having to rip out the tiles.
Here are a few examples how mirrors can instantly add to the design style of your bathroom and become the focal point and hero of your room. Take the challenge and decide for yourself if the rooms below would change/have less impact if the mirrors were removed and replaced by frameless, safe, square bathroom mirrors?
These French and Provincial mirrors definitely add to the overall character of the bathrooms. I love the fact they they are almost oversized too.
If you replace the mirrors above with ordinary mirrors, these bathroom will loose their character. In fact, by changing the mirrors you might even change the total design style of each one.
The Art Deco Style is known for it’s interesting, strong mirrors. These mirrors are almost like artworks themselves. Well, the “bling” bathroom, not really my taste. I definitely don’t want to see even more of my after-baby figure at once.
Scandinavian & Modern styles are known for their simplicity. Do not confuse this for simple… Look how these “ordinary” mirrors do add to the feeling of the bathrooms, because they are still strong statements in their own right.
So be wild and adventurous and take a critical look at your existing bathroom mirrors. Is there any way you can update them and totally transform your bathroom this way?
(* Images from: INDUSTRIAL, COUNTRY, FRENCH, PROVINCIAL, ART DECO, BLING, SCANDINAVIAN, MODERN)