The Gameplan: Round Mirror in the Bathroom

You may have forgotten what my bathroom looks like because it’s been so long since I chatted about it!
bathroomREAL TALK: I don’t mind the look of our only bathroom and realize it could be A LOT worse, but in a perfect world, I would definitely want to personalize this space by adding a vanity, tile and decor that I chose rather than what came with the house. I love penny tile, am obsessed with a classic black & white bathroom, and would love a chance to gut and design a bathroom from scratch. #agirlcandream

Unfortunately, I’m not sure if this bathroom is the one that will make this dream a reality for me. Our bathroom is nice, new-ish, clean, and not necessarily worth me putting big bucks into (as in…. I don’t think the value of our house would increase if we spent some big bucks to gut this already nice bathroom). So as much as I would love to change this bathroom to align with what I LOVE, I’m making the economical choice to make the most of what we have by incorporating decor that will make it feel a little more “me”.
bathroom cabinetAs you can probably tell by now, I love light and bright…. everything. Some of my friends pull off dark, rich decor and it looks AMAZING in their spaces. But for me, I love living with more light and bright decor, and I don’t feel like our bathroom reflects this style.
bathroom lightsThe vanity is not going anywhere since that would mean major renovation, BUT I never really thought about switching out the mirror until Casey suggested it. Ughh…. GENIUS?! Why didn’t I think of that…. 3 years ago?! <—- Thank goodness I have her!

Just like the vanity, the mirror is also dark and not necessarily aligned with my light and bright style. It came with the house and honestly, I never really thought about swapping it out for something a little less “matchy-matchy”.

bathroomWhen Casey and I chatted about options to replace this mirror with, she mentioned that maybe I should try a round mirror to make this space a little less heavy/dark/matchy-matchy. Once again, GENIUS! (Thanks Case!!).

I always love the look of a round mirror in the bathroom when I see inspiration photos on Instagram or Pinterest, but once again, never really thought to incorporate it into this small space. I mean, how gorgeous are these inspiration spaces?!

bathroom_inspiration-001Inspiration via Kirsten Marie Interiors

bathroom_inspiration2-001Inspiration via Oracle Fox

bathroom_inspiration3-001Inspiration via CM Studio

bathroom-refresh31-001Inspiration via Sarah Sherman Samuel 

I’m bookmarking all of these gorgeous bathrooms for my future bathroom renovation dreams  but for now, I’m just taking the design inspiration from the round mirrors and incorporating this design into my own space.

bathroom_mirror_painters_tapeTo make sure I would love the look, I removed the existing mirror and added painter’s tape to visualize what a round mirror would look like in this space. Before I even put the last piece of tape up…. I was already loving this idea!

Mirrors.25 AMOne // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six // Seven // Eight (too small) // Nine 

Here are some of the mirrors I have my eye on. Since I have a chrome faucet and hardware in this small bathroom, I feel like I probably have to go with something silver even though the bronze/gold options are stunning (adding a gold/bronze round mirror to our future bathroom renovation wishlist). And based on my measurements I need a 30-33″ diameter mirror, which definitely narrows down the options. I’ll keep you updated on the process but I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Which mirror is your favorite?! Do you have a round mirror in your bathroom? If so, anything I should consider before buying one?!
Bridget Signature

P.S. Did you hear that Casey’s home is a finalist in the #GGatHome tour contest on Glitter Guide?! We are excited & we’d love you forever if you took 10 seconds to give her home a vote right here

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  • Stefanie

    Definitely number two! I’ve been eyeing that Threshold mirror since it hit the shelves. Love it!

    • It’s soo good, isn’t it?! I actually just added it above our bed in the bedroom I love it that much! Plus, such a good price.

  • Stefanie

    Definitely number two! I’ve been eyeing that Threshold mirror since it hit the shelves. Love it!

    • It’s soo good, isn’t it?! I actually just added it above our bed in the bedroom I love it that much! Plus, such a good price.

  • shawnna griffin

    Hey Bridget- I really like #3!

  • shawnna griffin

    Hey Bridget- I really like #3!

  • H Buchanan

    I really like the first one with the color-blocking! It’s so unique! I don’t know if the color sections would bug me in the morning though when I was trying to get ready. I also really love 9 as well.

    • Agreed…it’s super cool! But yea…the color has made me a little hesitant. Could be really cool…or slightly distracting.

  • H Buchanan

    I really like the first one with the color-blocking! It’s so unique! I don’t know if the color sections would bug me in the morning though when I was trying to get ready. I also really love 9 as well.

    • Agreed…it’s super cool! But yea…the color has made me a little hesitant. Could be really cool…or slightly distracting.

  • Erin

    i would choose 3, then 7! i think those will brighten up the space so much!

    • Thanks for the insight Erin! Those are favorites of mine too

  • Erin

    i would choose 3, then 7! i think those will brighten up the space so much!

    • Thanks for the insight Erin! Those are favorites of mine too

  • Heather

    Loving 3!! I am in the same boat as you are with my bathroom: too new to make major changes but totally not my style. Can’t wait to see what changes you make to lighten up your space

    • Happy to hear I’m not alone, Heather! I like #3 too!

  • Heather

    Loving 3!! I am in the same boat as you are with my bathroom: too new to make major changes but totally not my style. Can’t wait to see what changes you make to lighten up your space

    • Happy to hear I’m not alone, Heather! I like #3 too!

  • Girlfriend this round mirror situation is a must!! I am in the same boat too (bathroom is nice-ish but not at all my style). Love the idea of swapping out your mirror, especially for a gold or brass. It will instantly elevate the space! Cant wait to see how it turns out 😉

    xo,
    Kira | http://www.theimperfectionistblog.com

    • So happy to hear your support Kira! Crazy how I didn’t think of swapping it out until now! I think it will totally transform the space and make it look much more high-end. Thanks!

    • Totally!! And just for the record, #9 is my favorite but I think #3 would look best in the space! Can’t wait to see the after 😉

  • Girlfriend this round mirror situation is a must!! I am in the same boat too (bathroom is nice-ish but not at all my style). Love the idea of swapping out your mirror, especially for a gold or brass. It will instantly elevate the space! Cant wait to see how it turns out 😉

    xo,
    Kira | http://www.theimperfectionistblog.com

    • So happy to hear your support Kira! Crazy how I didn’t think of swapping it out until now! I think it will totally transform the space and make it look much more high-end. Thanks!

    • Totally!! And just for the record, #9 is my favorite but I think #3 would look best in the space! Can’t wait to see the after 😉

  • Shelby&LunaBay

    I think #2 allows a wee bit of color opportunity, i.e., change-able flowers, towels, shower curtain, as the mirror itself is already “chrome-ish”. And it kinda goes with the color of the vanity.

  • Shelby&LunaBay

    I think #2 allows a wee bit of color opportunity, i.e., change-able flowers, towels, shower curtain, as the mirror itself is already “chrome-ish”. And it kinda goes with the color of the vanity.