Lighted mirrors often bring to mind the image of a movie starlet fixing her rigorous hairstyle and makeup with a halo of light bulbs around her. For those of you with a romantic bent or movie star aspirations, this type of makeup mirror may be a perfect design option for your bathroom.
‘Lighted Mirror / Makeup Mirror at a Maybelline Show Backstage’ (via)
If you like to apply makeup everyday but do not want to go through the extravagance of paying for each and every light bulb, a large vanity mirror could be perfect for you. There is nothing more uncomfortable for ladies than putting on daily make up using only a small hand mirror. A lighted mirror helps in the process.
‘Kenroy Lattice Traditional Vanity Oval Mirror’ (via)
If you have no dresser and do your makeup on the bed, now is the time to create that space for yourself. Invest in a tiny dresser at least 1 ½ to 2 feet wide. A spot near a window or skylight is the perfect place to place it.
A lighted make up mirror should help if you have trouble finding natural light at your place. Use a comfortable chair where you can see yourself from the torso up. Storage issues? No problem. Hunt around for plastic caddies that you can use as storage. You may also want to buy some standing makeup mirrors to place on the dresser itself.
You may also want to think of placing small shelves next to your vanity for convenient storage. You could mount a lighted mirror that extends out from the wall to save on space. Are you part of a couple? You could buy two lighted mirrors for each side of the mirror.
‘Kenroy Rifletta Contemporary Vanity Mirror’ (via)
Another way to comfortably use the lighted mirror is as a shaving mirror for the guys. Mounting lighted mirrors (especially extending ones) over the sink for daily shaving rituals is another clever way to overcome limited space. This is also an option for you if your room or bathroom is tiny. Again, think about placing tiny shelves near the mirror for easy access.
If you have the budget, why not spring for multiple lighted make up mirrors and set them up at angles to each other? Do not fret about space! Lighted mirrors can also be hung inside closets or behind doors.
If you have a larger space to use, consider buying a lighted mirror that you can mount on a wall. A lighted mirror is designed to magnify more than ordinary mirrors so this gives you the added bonus of the illusion of space.
‘Quoizel Yuma Transitional Rectangular Mirror’ (via)
You can also choose to use one large lighted mirror vanity and a smaller round one magnifying mirror for double duty or for finer make up detail. Another option is to position a make up mirror in front of a lamp to simulate the lighted effect.
Some lighted make up mirrors actually have the bulbs built into the frame, which can save you a lot of hassle. Lighted mirrors come in different designs, from modern stainless steel frames to classic wooden and antique frames. Keep your personal taste in mind. Lighted make up mirrors are also great options for above the sink and in smaller bathrooms.
A lighted mirror is a tasteful way to add detail to your bathroom or bedroom. It does not matter what design you choose.