Clever use of mirrors in your bathroom will create the illusion of more space, which is a great tip for small bathrooms and cloakrooms. Here is our lowdown on the best bathroom mirrors, from snazzy illuminated options, to the more simple, minimalist mirrors.
LED mirrors are a stylish and environmentally efficient addition to a bathroom. The use of small LEDs within the mirror means that you can have attractive and practical lighting without the large energy bills. Because of the inherent economy of LED lighting, you will even find some LED mirrors that are battery operated, meaning no hefty bills to have them installed. Illuminated mirrors are a great option for bathrooms lacking in natural light, as they provide ample vibrancy to prevent any dark and shadowed spaces.
Fluorescent Backlit Mirrors
The backlit mirror is one of the most popular mirror types. Using fluorescent lighting tubes that sit behind the mirror teamed with etched glass to allow the light through, backlit mirrors give off a subtle but sufficient light that makes it easier to shave, apply make-up or complete any task which requires a well-lit reflection.
Becoming more popular in recent years are Bluetooth™ mirrors, which combine generous LED lighting with built in speakers that can play your music whilst your phone is safely dry in another room. It can often be a chore to set up your phone or speaker in a safe spot when having a shower or bath, but a Bluetooth™ mirror is the perfect solution to play music, podcasts or relaxing sounds during a bath!
Shaving Socket Mirrors
Shaving socket mirrors include a built in shaver socket for use of an electric shaver or an electric toothbrush. This makes them a great 2 in 1 option as they provide ample lighting for carrying out bathroom tasks and avoid the need to install a separate socket.
Heated Demister Mirrors
We’ve all been in a situation where you’ve stepped out of your bath or shower and your mirror is instantly unusable because of a swirling cloud of steam! Demister mirrors are a practical solution to this common problem. A thin demisting heat pad is placed behind the mirror which stops steam and condensation from building up.
Simple and elegant styles are often a great choice for minimalist and contemporary bathrooms. If you'd rather not have LED or fluorescent lights attached to your mirror, a cheaper option is to go for a mirror without lights. They are available in a wide array of shapes and sizes, and some have integrated shelving which creates more space for your bathroom essentials.
Vanity Bathroom Mirrors
Vanity mirrors usually have some form of extendable ‘scissor’ arm that makes it easy to position exactly where it is required. They come in varying degrees of magnification, making them ideal for when you need a close-up view.
Mirrored Bathroom Cabinets
A feature cabinet will not only add a modern touch to your bathroom, but functionality is the main selling point of a mirrored bathroom cabinet. Small bathrooms will benefit from the ample storage space provided by a mirrored cabinet as it saves wall space. Take it one step further and go for an illuminated mirrored bathroom cabinet to level up your bathroom design.