How big should a mirror be in the bathroom?

No bathroom is complete without a mirror for visual effect.  The bathroom mirror plays a key part in our daily grooming like shaving, applying makeup, and styling our hair, and its one of the last things we look at before going out.  Here are a few suggestions to help you choose the right sized mirror for your bathroom.

The size of your bathroom mirror is affected by several factors.  They include:

  • The size of your vanity
  • The height of your ceilings
  • The size of your room


Size of the vanity

A general rule is to not have a mirror the exact size of your vanity, but a few inches inside your vanity.  A bathroom mirror fitting your vanity’s size will create two long straight lines on both sides which is not recommended.  If you go inside, make sure the mirrors frame does not finish to close to your sink.  For a large vanity with two sinks, you may choose 2 regular sized bathroom mirrors either rectangular, oval or round.


Height of the Ceiling 

The height of your ceilings will also determine the size of your mirror.  Using larger mirrors in bathrooms with taller ceilings help to create more fluid lines.  A strategically sized bathroom mirror can make the smallest vanity space look quite open and spacious.


Room Size

It is very important to choose a mirror that not only compliments your vanity but also the size of your entire bathroom.  Bigger is not always better, you don’t want your bathroom mirror to overpower the vanity or the surrounding walls.  So it is important to consider the overall size of your bathroom when determining the size of your bathroom mirror.


Another important consideration when choosing your mirror is the lighting, consider when lighting is placed to ensure there is good lighting over the mirror or choose a backlit LED mirror which enhances the whole feel of the room whilst been functional and attractive.