The bathroom mirror is a feature that immediately catches the eye. It is set at eye level and reflects some or all of the movement in your bathroom. A plain bathroom mirror contributes to a sterile environment in the bathroom. When you want to give your bathroom some visual contrast, start by decorating the mirror.
If you have a smaller bathroom mirror, take it down, frame it and hang it back up. Elaborate frames are found at garage sales and thrift stores, and you can use them to give your bathroom an elegant or Victorian aesthetic. Even looking for a simple streamlined frame and painting it in a bright color can enhance the visual appeal of your bathroom mirror. For a false wood frame on a large mounted mirror, glue strips of wood siding to the borders of the mirror itself. You can stain the wood or leave it raw, depending on your preferences.
When you are interested in creating a busier and more elaborate look for your bathroom, add false plants to your mirror. Use hot glue to attach the false plants or simply wedge them behind the mirror's frame. Some examples include silk flowers placed at the corners of your bathroom mirror or ivy hung up around the frame.
Use cup hooks secured to the corners of your mirror to hang up swags of fabric. Choose fabric that matches the décor of your bathroom, and hang them up to soften the edges of an unframed mirror. Gather the swags of fabric with ribbons and bows for an elaborate look. For a simpler look, choose fabric that is a single solid color but which complements the color of your towels and your tiles. Choose fabric that is easily washed. By choosing bargain fabrics, you receive a number of choices for a small amount of money, and you can switch them out as the mood takes you.
Hang a smaller mirror on the wall opposite your main mirror. A smaller mirror helps to open up the space and make it appear larger. For a more varied effect, choose a number of small mirrors and hang them on a wall opposite a larger mirror.
Use enamel paint to create a border of flowers or curvy shapes in the mirror. Paint a design freehand or use stencils purchased from the craft store to get a sharp clear image on the mirror.
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