Decor Tip: Bathroom Mirror Upgrade

One of the easiest ways to give your bathrooms a luxe look is to address the mirror.  So many houses have that basic, oversized rectangle of a mirror affixed directly to the wall.  I even see them in fancy houses!  Spend an afternoon and give yours a makeover - it's a great upgrade. :)  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Tip 1: Frame It

Sometimes the simple approach is best - just give that mirror a frame!  You can just use new or recycled molding (I've even seen peel-n-stick options!).  If you have space around the mirror you can attach the molding to the wall; if not, use liquid nails to attach directly to the mirror.  PRO TIP: a fun option is to use thicker boards and mount them on their edges to make a box around the mirror.  Now you have a "shadow box" with a shelf for decor!  Just make sure your depth isn't more than the reach of your vanity light, or your mirror will be in a shadow.

Tip 2: Replace It

There are so many fun mirrors out there - if you can get the one you have off the wall without too much damage, you can just swap it out.  Be prepared with spackle and paint - contractors love to use lots of adhesive behind mirrors!  PRO TIP: Don't be afraid to think outside the box.  Depending on your style, you can hang a mirror from sliding barn door hardware, or lean a large fancy one up against the wall - no hanging required!

Tip 3: Layer It

I've seen some stunning bathrooms where smaller mirrors are simply hung over the top of the existing mirrors (thank goodness for command hooks!).  It's a great way to showcase a vintage mirror or one that may not be sizeable enough on its own.  PRO TIP: Making a collage of mirrors and art over your large wall mirror is a trendy new take on the Bohemian layered look.  Just choose one mirror to place at "face height" and group the other pieces around it.  It's a fun look!

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