How to Pick the Perfect Powder Room Mirror

studia 54 bathroom powder room mirror

Choosing the perfect mirror for your powder room should be one of your top priorities when decorating this area of your home. The mirror will make a statement about the overall look and feel of this often small space. By taking the time to find the perfect mirror, you can be sure your choice will be just the right finishing touch for your bathroom. One that reflects your style and makes a bold decorative statement.

This article will show you how to pick the perfect powder room mirror by showing you some examples and providing valuable tips that make choosing the right one even easier.

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Powder Room Mirror

1. Size matters.

Place a full-length mirror in your powder room to create the illusion of space. A small powder room will appear larger. However, if your powder room is large and rectangular, the mirror will take up too much space and make the room feel smaller than it is.

Once you’ve determined whether a full-length mirror is right for you or not, figure out if you need a floor mirror or a wall mirror. Floor mirrors can be a great addition to your bathroom if you like seeing yourself while getting ready at your sink, but they can sometimes look out of place if the decorations in your bathroom don’t complement each other.

If you have a powder room with limited space, consider a vanity with drawers that open when pulled forward. Another option is to add a smaller version directly above them, so they don’t block a part of your reflection when opened.

2. Look for a wide frame.

When selecting a powder room mirror, the frame is one of the most important factors. A wide frame makes small mirrors appear larger, which is flattering in a small space.

A mirror with a wide frame will make the room appear larger, which is more calming to the eye. Large mirrors give off a more welcoming impression and also contribute to an aesthetic balance that is both attractive and calming.

Interior of HH Prince Khalid Al Saud's Villa by Jensen Interior Design (Photo by Mark Luscombe-Whyte)
Interior of HH Prince Khalid Al Saud’s Villa by Jensen Interior Design (Photo by Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

3. Go for a shapely mirror with character.

When choosing a frame, it is helpful to keep in mind that the shape of the picture determines how it will fit into a given space. A round or square frame will fit in most spaces, but try an oval, rectangular, or irregular mirror for a more attractive look.

4. Consider a mirror that can double as a statement piece of art.

Choose your décor carefully for an aesthetically pleasing powder room. An interesting piece of art, a candle with a pleasant scent, or even some natural plants hanging on the wall can make a room more inviting. Pay attention to the details of your powder room, and make sure to add matching towels and toiletries; it will make a huge difference in how it looks. 

Interior by Neutypechic
Interior by Neutypechic

Mirrors are a great way to make a powder room look more open and spacious. Try mounting a decorative mirror on the wall to add some personality to your space. The gold-framed mirror in the example above is a nice touch for this elegant space.

5. Carefully consider the lighting.

A properly lit powder room can create a relaxing atmosphere. A single surface-mounted light fixture above the mirror is a common mistake when designing a powder room. This is ineffective because it doesn’t provide cross-illumination. Use two fixtures that flank the mirror over the sink to achieve this cross illumination. The best technique to create cross illumination is to wall-mount two translucent fixtures on either side of the sink at eye level. These lights can be placed directly on a full wall mirror or beside a hanging mirror.

Interior by @kurilovdesign featuring sconces by KOKET


You might be tired of looking at the same old powder room mirror. A new one can bring a fresh look to your bathroom and make it feel new again. If you’re ready for a change, consider these tips for choosing the perfect powder room mirror for your space.

Feature Image: Powder Room design by Studia 54

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