Rooms and Spaces
Transformative Ideas: What To Put Between Two Bathroom Mirrors

Transformative Ideas: What To Put Between Two Bathroom Mirrors

Picture of the owner of Birkes BuildersDavid Birkes
Owner | General Contractor & Builder
Birkes Builders
Published On:
August 15, 2023
Last updated:
August 15, 2023
a bathroom with two sinks and two mirrors


The Magic of Mirrors: Unveiling the Unseen

Mirrors. Ah, those bewitching glass panes that offer us a glimpse into our own realities. Those illustrious windows that reveal to us our true countenance coated in morning drowsiness or the delicate swishes of mascara.

But these reflective surfaces are not mere accessories to our vanity; they are mystical portals with an arsenal potent enough to transform mundane spaces into intriguing enclaves. In their enigmatic silence, mirrors possess a magical power -the power to create, amplify and enhance.

They can morph small spaces into vast arenas, dark corners into illuminated alcoves and dull rooms into dynamic spaces. The magic trickles down from their surface right onto your bathroom floors, siding like molten silver through your interiors, bewitching every inch of space it touches.

The Power of Reflections: Creating Depth and Dimension in Bathrooms

But why stop at one when two can perpetuate a cycle of illusionary infinity? Consider this: two mirrors facing each other in a bathroom is not just an aesthetic choice--it's an architectural strategy.

And I'm not just talking about doubling up on mirror space for those who share bathrooms; I'm implying something far more sophisticated here. When rightly positioned opposite each other in the confined sanctity of bathrooms, mirrors hold the potential to magnify dimensions and depth exponentially.

It's like stepping into an Alice-in-Wonderland-esque world every time you wander into your bathroom--endless corridors formed by repeated reflections--a surreal charm that haunts your senses endlessly! The interplay between light and reflections adds yet another layer to this visual banquet as it bounces off surfaces creating intricate patterns and shadows--transforming your humble bathroom from plain Jane territory to avant-garde masterpiece.

The Artistic Approach: Infusing Bathroom Spaces with Elegance and Creativity

Paintings and Prints: Adding a Splash of Color and Class

Who says paintings and prints have no place in the bathroom? They certainly do! It's high time we cast aside these antiquated notions of decorum that chain our creative instincts.

Now, choosing the right art piece for your bathroom is a task that requires taste, intuition and an adventurous spirit. Whether it's a Van Gogh reproduction or a print from your local artist, matching the tones to your bathroom's color palette can emanate an aesthetic appeal that is utterly captivating.

Strive for pieces that promote tranquility with soft colors or inject vibrancy with bold hues. Nature-themed art often makes for calming compositions, while abstract pieces can introduce an avant-garde feel.

How to Properly Hang Art Between Two Mirrors: A Conjuring Act of Balance and Proportion

When it comes down to hanging this masterpiece between two mirrors, precision takes precedence over spontaneity. Aligning the center of the painting at eye level creates symmetry -- an unspoken language of balance understood universally. But remember!

The size also matters significantly here - too diminutive, and you risk belittling its impact; too grandiose might make it feel overwhelmingly imposing. Aim for dimensions which fill up about two-thirds to three-quarters of the available space between mirrors for optimal visual comfort.

Sculptures and Installations: Bringing a Third Dimension to Your Reflective Realm

If you still think sculptures are solely reserved for museums or grand lobbies, let me shake you free from such misconceptions. Sculptures can add depth - quite literally - between two mirrors in your bathroom! They provide tactile beauty that transcends beyond mere visuals into realms of touch.

Selecting the perfect sculpture demands courage -- dare to step outside conventionality's comfort zone. A bronze figure might introduce timeless elegance; driftwood formations could spark coastal vibes; glass elements may lend contemporary chicness; ceramic pieces may embody earthy warmth.

Installation Tips and Tricks: Ensuring Your Masterpieces Steal Limelight without Stealing Space

Installing these sculptures though requires careful forethought -- plan meticulously so as not to obstruct functionality. Ensure they aren't placed too close to water outlets or where they could potentially collide with regular movements.

Contrary-wise, avoid shoving them in unnoticed corners where their charm fades into oblivion either! The key is creating visual attraction without compromising on practicality - maintaining harmony between form and function all throughout!

Lighting Solutions: Illuminating Aesthetics and Functionality

Sconces: Illuminating with Style

Let me tell you, there's nothing quite like the soft, ambient glow of well-placed sconces to elevate the aesthetic appeal of a bathroom. Ranging from vintage torch-like designs to sleek modern interpretations, sconces are the unsung heroes of lighting decor that often get overlooked in favor of more flashy options. Their versatility is truly commendable; whether your bathroom exudes a contemporary vibe or a classic charm, there's always a sconce that seamlessly melds into your decor.

When it comes to positioning them for optimal lighting and reflection, I cannot emphasize enough on meticulous placement. Too high or too low, too close or too far from the mirror-- any miscalculation can lead to either unflattering shadows or an unpleasant glare.

Ideally speaking, the bulb of your sconce should be at eye level or approximately 66 inches from the floor. This creates an evenly distributed light that flatters everyone and doesn't cast annoying shadows on their reflections.

Pendant Lights: Dangling Delights in Design

And now, let's delve into another lighting spectacle - pendant lights! This particular feature has become increasingly popular among interior design enthusiasts for its modern allure and statement-making potential.

Perfectly suspended between mirrors, these dangling delights can transform any ordinary bathroom into an extraordinary oasis with their matchless charm. With styles ranging from sleek polished chrome orbs to rustic lantern-inspired pieces with a raw aesthetic appeal - you're bound to find one that caters to your personal taste!

However, despite their undeniable allure they come with their own set of rules - The Dos and Don'ts if you will. First things first -- height is crucial when installing pendant lights since they dangle down taking up vertical space.

They should hover at least 80-85 inches above your floor level so they won't interfere with anyone's movements while still emanating enough light where it's needed most without causing lens flare issues in mirrors! And whatever you do remember- never place them directly over sink areas as water splashes can cause serious safety concerns.

The Green Touch

Plants as Bathroom Decoratives: Nature's Own Mirror Complement

I am stumped, utterly flabbergasted, at the audacity of those who fail to recognize the enriching potential of indoor vegetation in a bathroom setting. The lush texture and vivacious hues that plants inject into the space between two mirrors are not only refreshing but also aesthetically enchanting.

It's like having your own miniature rainforest reflecting ad infinitum, creating an atmosphere that is tranquil yet teeming with life. Gallantly, they stand there filling voids with their presence while their shadows dance merrily on polished mirror surfaces.

They soften the harsh edges, balance out the mirror's coldness and bring forth a newfound sense of harmony that is too precious to overlook! Mirrors and plants together are an unbeatable duo; it's high time you took note.

Choosing the Right Indoor Plants for Your Bathroom Environment

This convergence of glass and greenery is not without its complexities though; it's an art you have to master. Not every plant can endure the humidity often present in bathrooms. So, you can't just plunk your favorite geranium between your mirrors and call it a day!

No sirree! You need something resilient yet elegant; think along lines of ferns like Boston or Kimberly Queen or tropical ones such as Pothos or ZZ plant.

For those with naturally well-lit bathrooms blessed by generous sunlight streaming through windows, succulents would be a divine choice! Trust me when I say this - nothing beats seeing a healthy Echeveria or Aloe Vera basking in natural light surrounded by mirrored reflections.

But remember! It's not just about what catches your eye at first glance -- considering each plant's requirements and matching them to your bathroom conditions is paramount!

Maintenance Tips for Bathroom Plants

And let me tell you something else - plants are not ornaments meant only for display; they demand attention and care too! All these budding bathroom botanists need to understand that maintenance plays a crucial role here -- dare I say even more than selection itself?

Watering excessively could lead your beloved foliage straight to Plant Heaven whilst forgetting about them altogether might shrivel them up quicker than you can imagine! An intimate understanding of each plant's watering requirements becomes essential here -- some thrive in misty environments whilst others prefer dry periods between watering sessions.

Also crucial is regular pruning for aesthetic appeal -- nobody wants an overgrown jungle obscuring their reflection now do we? If you're going to embrace this burgeoning trend, do yourself a favor: research thoroughly before diving headfirst into it!

Functional Yet Stylish Elements

Shelves & Storage Units: Maximizing Space Between Mirrors

Let's talk about an unsung hero of bathroom decor, a cornerstone of functional yet stylish elements - shelves. Superbly versatile and unfairly overlooked, shelves serenely serve as the embodiment of utility meeting style. They provide a platform for your aesthetic showpieces, and also a storage option for your practical necessities.

Don't underestimate the difference they can make between those two mirrors in your bathroom. The key to harnessing the power of these handy structures lies in selecting designs that complement your mirror arrangements.

Consider glass shelves if you're striving for a minimalist or modern look. They maintain the reflective theme while providing ample space for decorative or practical items.

If rustic is more your speed, reclaimed wood shelves radiate warmth and character. Regardless of style preference, remember that balance is key when placing these components between mirrors.

Organizing Your Shelves to Enhance Visual Appeal

The next critical step after installation is organization - an art in itself! Are you just going to throw everything up there willy-nilly?

Heavens no! It's time to master the game of 'shelfie' aesthetics; arranging items with intent and purpose on every level.

Title your head this way: think about varying heights when arranging items on your shelf; it creates dynamic visual interest. Consider grouping items together based on similarity or theme and don't be afraid to use empty space as part of your design scheme; it can bring balance and prevent cluttering between those mirrors.

Towel Racks & Hooks: Practicality Meets Elegance

Moving onto our next element - towel racks & hooks! Who said functionality has to compromise sophistication?

No one ever became enraged by an elegantly placed towel rack or hook. These fixtures are not only functional but can be instrumental in maintaining the aesthetic harmony in any bathroom setting.

Selecting towel racks that blend seamlessly with your bathroom theme is crucial; it's like finding that missing puzzle piece! For example, a sleek stainless steel rack radiates contemporary elegance whereas an antique brass bar imparts a vintage charm--choose wisely!

Installation Guide to Ensure Sturdy Towel Holders

A word of caution before we proceed! The installation phase demands meticulous attention - no shortcuts here! Ensure sturdy holders by investing time into screw placement planning, accurate drilling, and secure fixture attachment because nobody wants their towels hitting the deck due to subpar installations!

The distance from the floor, height from countertop surfaces--if used--and position relative to surrounding elements must all be taken into consideration during this process; keep those measuring tapes handy folks! Remember, precision installs breed lasting performance so let's get it right at first shot!

The Outlandish and the Unconventional: Bathroom Decor for the Fearless

For those of you who just can't bear to be ordinary, there are ways to ensure your bathroom space is as unique as your eccentric spirit. An old-fashioned ornamental bird cage, for instance, might seem like an odd choice but trust me, it works. Hang it between the mirrors and fill it with anything - colourful baubles, a small plant or even scented candles - and voila!

You've got yourself a conversation starter. I've also seen folks use vintage vinyl records or antique picture frames in this space.

And why not? It's high time we break free from the shackles of conventional design!

I say let's champion our uniqueness and express our individuality openly! Why should bathrooms be any different than living rooms in reflecting one's personality?

Final Reflections: The Mirror Does Not Lie

My dear readers, remember that what you place between two mirrors is more than just mere decoration. It articulates volumes about who you are - your taste, your style, your life journey.

From art pieces that reflect sophistication to greenery that speaks of an eco-friendly ethos; from functional elements signifying practicality to quirky additions echoing creativity - each choice is a mirror of your persona. So go forth into the world (or at least as far as your local home decor store) with newfound wisdom.

Return home victorious with that perfect piece that strikes a balance between aesthetic appeal and personal resonance. May every reflection in your bathroom mirror be a testament to the beautiful individuality that lies within.

Share On:

Related Blogs