Posted on May 23, 2018 by the Pebble Grey Team
Mirror Buying Guide
A bathroom mirror is both a functional and decorative feature that can have many uses as well as being able to emphasise a bathroom’s aesthetics. There is a large range of bathroom mirrors in different shapes, sizes and styles, with a range of features, but which one is the right one for you?
Consider how much wall space you have and factor in things like doors, windows and wall sockets.
Consider the wall the mirror will be hung on. A heavy mirror will be unsafe on a stud wall, it may not even fix to the wall. Similarly, it is very important to ensure the mirror is fitted properly.
Read about how to place a mirror to create the illusion that your bathroom is bigger, here.
When considering mirror height, place the centre at eye level (or the average eye level of those using the mirror) as a guide.
Shape and Size
Mirrors are designed in many different shapes and sizes; the most suitable one for your bathroom will depend on the size of your wall space. Allow enough room for an effective use of negative space.
The shape and size of the mirror can be used to complement other shapes in your space, to make a room appear more spacious or to be featured as a statement piece.
Square/Rectangle – This classical shape is the shape of most of our mirrors and is a very popular choice. Particularly popular in bathrooms, this shape brilliantly complements a tiled wall and square suites.
Round – For a slightly more contemporary look, circular mirrors are also a great option. Whilst some feel clean and simplistic, others provide a nautical theme due to their porthole resemblance – a creative choice for a bathroom.
Unique – To add a touch of originality to your bathroom, try opting for a more unique shape, such as one with rounded corners or asymmetrical edges.
The best mirrors provide convenience as well as an attractive design, which is why many of the mirrors at Pebble Grey come with extra features.
Demister Pad – Many of our mirrors are fitted with a demister pad. It warms the surface upon activation to combat the mist. Not only is this convenient for when you want to use the mirror straight after showering, but it also reduces the danger of mildew growing in your bathroom.
Shaver Socket – Having a shaver socket attached to your mirror is the ultimate convenient feature. Pebble Grey’s shaver mirrors eliminate the stress of finding a suitable outlet for both an electric shaver and an electric toothbrush.
Magnifier – Perfect for both shaving and makeup application, having a magnifying mirror can introduces a whole new experience to these tasks. This feature aims to add ease to your routine.
Bluetooth Audio – The dangers of water mixing with electricity can prevent the use of music in a bathroom, however, thanks to Bluetooth, you can now play music completely wirelessly. Several of our mirrors have this capability and will add enjoyment to your bathroom routine.
Digital Clock – Keeping an eye on the clock is always a necessary habit, especially in a morning! At Pebble Grey, we have a range of mirrors that feature a digital clock installed within the screen – you will never have an excuse for being late to work again!
Motion Sensor – Whilst added features make mirror ownership more enjoyable, controlling them can be awkward, especially in the bathroom where surfaces are often germ-ridden or wet. However, our mirrors include an infra-red motion sensor, allowing you to control your mirror without touch.
Many of our mirrors at Pebble Grey have beautiful LED designs as an additional functionality. However, there are multiple different styles of lighting implemented throughout our range, leaving you with a tough choice to make!
Illuminated – Our illuminated mirrors are perfect for lighting up your space, making them particularly useful for windowless bathrooms. Regardless, these mirrors look spectacular wherever they are placed and have a truly modern feel.
Diffused – If you want to use your mirror as a light source but find the usual illuminated mirrors too dazzling, diffused mirrors may be the solution for you. Whilst they still emit a glow, it is diffused through frosted glass, creating more of an ambience. This style of mirror is perfect for creating a relaxed atmosphere for those who use their bathrooms to soak and unwind.
LED Dot – Our LED dot mirrors light up with interesting designs, as demonstrated by our range of LED dot mirrors. If you are looking for something a little more decorative than the average mirror, these can give you what you want.
Colour Changing – Be bold! These mirrors are perfect for implementing a pop of colour into your bathroom, brightening up your space and creating a unique setting. Mirrors with this feature are supplied with a remote control that allows you to choose and swap between the pre-set colours, making it impossible for it not to match your colour scheme!
Infinity – For the ultimate statement piece, an infinity mirror is an incredible choice. Using multiple mirrors paired with LED lights, an amazing effect of never-ending light is created. If you want your space to look as eye-catching as possible, this is the mirror for you.
Hollywood – To create the glamorous aesthetic of a 1950’s dressing room, the retro Hollywood mirrors can truly make a statement. This look is created by outlining the edges of a mirror with oversized bulbs, indicative of the Marilyn and Audrey era.
Non-Illuminated – If you are searching for something a little more understated, Pebble Grey also has a beautiful range of mirrors without lights. These are likely to be more appropriate for you if your bathroom is traditionally styled, and will add a touch of elegance to your space.
If you have opted for a mirror with lights or one of our many available features, a power source will be necessary. A mirror from Pebble Grey will either need to be connected to a mains power supply or will operate on batteries, so make sure to check how your mirror will work before purchasing.
Mains – If your mirror is to be used with a mains power supply, it is likely that you will need to hire an electrician to help you with the installation. 240V are required to power a Pebble Grey mirror, so make sure that you can supply this to avoid disappointment.
Battery – Many consider this to be a more convenient option as there is no need to hire an electrician. Our battery powered mirrors all require 8 x AA batteries, which are not included with the product so make sure to stock up before delivery! You can even power these mirrors with rechargeable batteries to make the process even easier.
Taking this guide into consideration, shop now and find the right mirror for you!