Interior Trends: Leaning Mirrors


As part of our remodel, we were able to add a new powder bathroom off the common living and kitchen. Currently (pre-remodel), my bathroom (husband and I don’t share because the master is so tiny) also serves guests. It’s a huge pain, because I am forced to keep it clean and tiny, which is not a strength of mine. What a waste of time it is to put away my blow dryer and hair straightener! Anyways, once the remodel is finished, I won’t have to share anymore.

I’m really excited about designing the small bathroom space and have been trying to think of some design elements that will set it apart. I noticed recently that I was pinning a lot of images that had off-set, leaning mirrors. I love this concept! Who said the mirror had to sit right over the sink? Who said it has to be large? And who said it has to hang on the wall? No one, that’s who. I love removing the mirror as the focus of the bathroom. Whether I go simple or glam (considering a bold, patterned wallpaper or some amazing tile), a low-key, casually leaning mirror might be the way to go.

// Image Credits
1. Australian Interior Design Awards
2. The Satyagraha House
3. Pufkit Homes
4. House & Home
5. EM Interiors

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  • lainey

    Actually, the offset tall & skinny mirror in 4 is my favorite! I don’t like symmetry or tiny bathrooms–this adds great height and light and fools the eye!

  • http://twitter.com/afewaffections Heylee Heep

    love this idea as well. i hope you post photos of the finished product…i’d love to see!

  • Jennifer Klee

    I love how you pick up on stuff like this that isn’t so obvious! We just re-did our bathroom and went from a huge mirror to a much smaller mirror and I like it so much better. It’s much more peaceful and more civilized feeling. Also- it feels bigger- even though “they” say mirrors enlarge a space. Not so in this instance.

    • http://modern-eve.com Katie Anderson

      Such a sweet compliment, thank you Jennifer! I totally agree on the smaller mirror.