20 Design-Forward Mirrors to Majorly Upgrade Your Bathroom

Think outside the plain glass box.

By Caitlin Clark

Anyone who has logged time in an apartment complex knows the absolute white noise that is most bathroom mirrors. They’re just there… all function and no flair. But if you’re here searching for inspiration, then you’re one of the lucky ones. You have bathroom mirror freedom—the opportunity to make something beautiful of necessity. So, no matter your style, we’ve gathered an assemblage of excellent bathroom mirror ideas to complement your space.

Whether you’re a French Country fan or a devout Scandi minimalist, these 20 ideas add equal parts design and dimension to your bathroom.

Featured imaged by Michelle Nash.

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Glam Bathroom Mirror Ideas

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#1: Try the Triptych Treatment

If you have the opportunity to place your mirror on a surface (and have the space), a vintage-inspired paneled mirror is a true showstopper.    

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#2: Flank It With Sconces

Frame your mirror with complementary sconces or vanity lights.  

#3: A Moroccan-Inspired Mirror

If your look is a touch more bohemian, the gilded arch of a Moroccan-inspired frame makes a statement with a simple silhouette.

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Modern Bathroom Mirror Ideas

#4: Put the Midcentury in Modern

Go oversized with a circular mirror or flank a simple frame with opal white globes. Surround it with a handsome wooden vanity or cabinets for an effortless retro feel.   

#5: Go Frameless

Let bright bathroom tile or punchy wallpaper remain the bathroom’s main attraction. 

#6: Clean-Lined Minimalism

Have white bathroom walls? Throw in some bold dark lines for no frills, eye-catching dimension.

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Country French Bathroom Mirror Ideas

#7: Prioritize Patina

A great Country French mirror looks like it was discovered in the back of some charming European antique shop—or on… we won’t tell.

#8: The Full Rococo

If a vintage Trumeau mirror from Chairish isn’t in the budget, there’s a bevy of tutorials for DIY-ing a Marie Antoinette-style treasure of your own.

#9: Go for Baroque

Live out your Beauty and the Beast fantasies with the ornate oval mirror to end all ornate oval mirrors.

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Ultra Feminine Bathroom Mirror Ideas

#10: Etched in Glass

Simple and subtle with a timeless vintage appeal, etched mirrors are a reminder that it’s all in the details.

#11: A Flower Crown Mirror

A charming touch that’s always in bloom.

#12: Flights of Fancy

We’ll see your pretty gilded mirror and raise you one gilded butterfly mirror for a fanciful accent.

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Nautical Bathroom Mirror Ideas

#13: Hang Some Jute

Just as a sisal rug always adds texture and warmth, a well-crafted jute mirror serves as a superior wall hanging.

#14: Dreamy Driftwood

For a more natural, rustic take on beachy bathrooms.

#15: Shell Shocked

Though it can err on kitschy, when done right, a shell wall mirror is a sun-drenched vision.

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Irregular Bathroom Mirror Ideas

#16: A “Butterfly” Mirror

If literal butterflies aren’t your thing, this uniquely shaped mirror offers a more subtle winged effect.

#17: An Asymmetrical Mirror

Think outside the box with this simple, asymmetrical design. Opt for two in different sizes to complete the unique look.

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Multifunctional Bathroom Mirror Ideas

#18: A Mirror Gallery Wall

Maximize your space (and make it feel bigger) with uniquely framed mirrors that double as works of art.

#19: A Mirror-Slash-Plant-Holder-Slash-Towel Holder

Never underestimate your mirror’s potential.

#20: A Bathroom Mirror Medicine Cabinet

A seamless space saver.