Are you thinking of updating that old bathroom mirror but just don’t know what to do with it?
It’s natural to be undecided about a huge project such as a bathroom makeover but it shouldn’t be that hard to replace or update an old mirror. There are thousands of different mirror sizes, shapes, and styles to choose from. But before you buy a new one, let’s see if you can do some updates to your current mirror before spending lots of money. So to help you get the job done, here are a few ingenious ways to jazz up your old mirror.
Add a Wide Frame
Placing a wide frame over your mirror will make it look more updated and definitely better than before. Even an old mirror that has been on the wall for decades will look new and lively with a thick frame. You may choose to place a single color frame, a combination of colors or a splash of colors! Your frame may also be made of wood or metal, any material will actually do for as long as it is durable and easy to clean.
Add Lighting around the Edges
Place lighting along the edges of your mirror or even behind the mirrror. Lighting will make the mirror more interesting and dramatic. Inexpensive track lighting can be set up along the sides. Or you can place a row of warm-toned bulbs. You will not just have a totally new mirror, but you will also have a cool way to check your face in the bathroom!
Add natural materials
Natural materials will help you bring the outside in and of course will make your new mirror more outstanding. Natural materials such as hardwood, bamboo, natural stones and shells will definitely make your bathroom mirror a standout. Simply add your natural material of choice along the edges of your mirror using hot glue or bolt them around the sides. This could be an easy weekend project!
Clean your Mirror
Sometimes an old mirror does not need updating at all! You simply have to clean it! How do you remove ugly dirt and stains on a mirror anyway? The best way is to use a sponge dipped in lemon juice or apple cider vinegar; simply wipe the area clean using firm circular strokes. Finish off with a dry cloth and voila! It’s like having a totally new mirror!
Getting a new mirror is your last alternative. If you think it’s time to replace your old bathroom mirror then by all means do it. It is not that expensive to purchase a new one anyway.
You can purchase mirrors in different shapes, sizes and frames that will suit your taste online. Your budget is not a problem either; you can find an affordable one if you search smart online and offline.
I have found a super resource for bathroom mirror ideas called Decor Snob. They have so many bathroom idea photos that it will be hard to choose from all the great looking mirrors.