Bathroom Vanity Mirrors are an integral component of the bathroom vanity. Mirrors are often included in vanity sets. The most frequently asked question when purchasing a mirror for a bathroom vanity is: should it be a medicine cabinet as well? Clearly this depends on where the bathroom is located and how it will be used. However if a medicine cabinet is required, a home designer does not have to compromise style or aesthetic lines. Today’s market is filled with options that hide hinges, fixtures, handles and metal edges. Glass Medicine cabinets, for example, are an elegant inclusion to any designer’s plans. One popular option in shoreline homes is the rust proof anodized aluminum interior. A mirror that doubles as a cabinet can be visually pleasing as well as functional and sturdy.
A distinctive mirror with elegance and charm, either contemporary or traditional, can be easily acquired regardless of cost. A fine example of a more traditional mirror might be a French decorative wall mirror with original gilt finish and glass. This mirror would include a typical French decoration with a central maiden’s head and ribbon and swag decoration, c.1870. If you purchase an antique mirror you may want to replace the glass, as old glass tends to be cloudy and specked. Antique mirror designs come in a wide array of sizes and shapes combining artistry and craftsmanship of times past, and adding warmth, interest and drama to any bathroom vanity.