Interior Design Tips – Upgrade Your Basic Frameless Bathroom Mirror on a Budget
The classic, frameless, builder grade mirror. It’s one of your biggest bathroom features, and also one of the least special. Here’s the good news. If you have one of these very common mirrors, there are tons of ways you can upgrade them on a budget.
Tip 1 – Frame It!
The quintessential budget way to enhance your mirror is to frame what you already have, using either wooden boards or inexpensive molding, depending on the look you want. Once the basic frame is up, you can go a step further with paint to add a little contrast, depth and texture.
Tip 2 – Try a shelf
You can convert the frame idea into pulling double duty as a display by turning the frame on it’s side. This is a great idea if you lack counter space! Installing a shelf over the mirror can break up a mirror that is too large for a space or provide warm contrast against cool glass.
Tip 3 – A frame without a frame
You can also frame your mirror without a frame! Try tiling from the vanity top to the base of the mirror for an interesting vignette. Tiling such a small area is easy on the wallet but looks like a million bucks. Or, add a thin, low-profile shelf directly below the mirror. This shelf not only adds storage, but also anchors the glass and makes the entire bathroom feel more custom.
Tip 4 – Decorate the mirror
Moving away from wooden frames, try decorating the mirror itself. Look around at gilded mirrors for inspiration, and decorate the edges of the mirror. Or, experiement with with vinyl. Create a pattern and spray it with gold paint to create these crisp lines. (Hint: use a glass marker to try it out first. If you don’t like it, just wipe the mirror clean and start over.)
Need some new ideas for your bathroom. Contact the design team at Designs of the Interior Westlake Village today.