What Bathroom Mirror Frame for Modern House Should I Choose?

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Bathroom mirrors are an integral part of the bathroom. A mirror is a practical addition to any room, helping to make the space look brighter, or even a little bigger, while complementing the overall décor. For some designers and homeowners in America, bathroom mirror frame for modern house is actually one of the most important design elements in a bathroom.

There are so many types of mirrors for homeowners to choose from. Like the mirrors with storage space, the unframed mirrors, the common framed mirrors, etc.


To make things a little easier


It might be a good idea to choose between a framed and frameless bathroom mirror, and then move on to other factors.


This blog will conclude with the following topics:


Different Types of Bathroom Mirror Frame for Modern House You may Want to Know

There are so many different types of the fame --- modern style, European classical style, rustic style, Chinese style, Mediterranean style, Southeast Asian style, high-tech style, etc.

I will cover all the frames below. Then you can choose the suitable bathroom mirror frame for your modern house.


Let’s get started:


Lighted Frame

A lighted frame is a band of lights around the edge of the mirror for added illumination. Usually these strips are covered with a frosted translucent glass so that it does not affect the eyesight, making the light softer.

The location of the light is not necessarily a full circle, but also can be on both sides or the upper and lower parts of a mirror.

This kind of frame will be suitable for low light bathrooms, as well as for makeup and cleaning.

In other words,

this is a good choice for bathroom mirror frame for your modern house.


round lighted frame bathroom mirror with touch sensor

round lighted frame bathroom mirror with touch sensor


Wooden Frame

The wooden bathroom mirror frame is sophisticated and looks both elegant and vintage, which makes it well suited for classically styled decoration. They are available in a range of surface styles, from simple natural wood styles to metallic and tasteful matte styles.

They make a great focal point in any room. Larger wood framed mirrors placed in a room impress those who see them and can create a wonderful combination of space and light. From simple wooden frames to more detailed mirror designs, there are many beautiful styles to choose from and they will make a great long term investment accessory piece for furniture.


wooden frame bathroom mirror


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There are also some disadvantages of wooden frames need to be borne by the owners.

disadvantages of wooden frames:

  • Because of the surface design, with pattern, uneven, the wooden frame will be easy to accumulate dust. If you do not maintain the wood properly, it is easy to be corroded, resulting in a shorter service life.
  • The solid wood bathroom mirror frame will also be heavy; please find a good load-bearing wall to support it.

We need to maintain our wooden framed mirrors as well as we care for our other wooden furniture. It can be kept clean by regular dusting and careful cleaning with a wood furniture polish.


Aluminum Alloy Frame

Aluminum bathroom mirror frame for modern house not only has many styles, but also has many advantages that traditional wood does not have.


aluminum framed bathroom mirror



  • low density

It means lightweight.

  • high strength

It means high hardness, so it is not easy to be deformed.

  • good corrosion resistance

The surface of aluminum is easy to naturally produce a dense and firm protective film, which can well protect the substrate from corrosion.

  • easy processed
  • beautiful appearance

It has a good decorative effect.


Let's compare to the wooden bathroom mirror frame mentioned above.

The wooden bathroom mirror frame will be heavier than the aluminum alloy one, easily deformed by the temperature and humidity, and the corrosion resistance is not strong enough.


Stone Frame

Stone is one of the most beautiful bathroom materials that can be used. It can also be used to decorate mirrors. Stone can be used in a variety of unique natural styles, and different stones offer a variety of stylistic elements to the design. Flat stone that has been cut is popular for designers, but other more intricate designs, such as mosaics, are also an option for stone frames.


But pay attention


This kind of bathroom mirror frame for modern house is very heavy, so it is important to ensure that this particular frame is installed in a proper and secure location by a professional.


stone frame mirror

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Glass Frame

Bathroom Mirrors with glass frames have many benefits.

They look chic, and stylish, and can add a modern touch to a room. Glass bathroom mirror frame for modern house can be cut into a range of different shapes, which means they work well for creating light reflections, as well as making unique art decor mirrors.


ice flower froted frame bathroom mirror

ice flower froted frame bathroom mirror



Glass framed mirrors are suitable for any type of room, which makes them very versatile.

With proper maintenance, they are easy to clean and will be a long-term investment.

Glass bathroom mirror frame for modern house is very easy to pattern. Depending on the style of the room decor, it can be designed with a cloud pattern, ice pattern, shell pattern, etc.


Imagine this


If you used the shell pattern glass-framed mirror in a special marine-style bathroom for your children, isn't it very cute and suitable?

see this →

shell pattern glass frame bathroom mirror

shell pattern glass framed led bathroom mirror for modern house


P.S. Glass mirrors can be cleaned regularly with a window cleaning solution or a special mirror cleaning product.


Beveled Frame

People cut beveled edges at certain angles around the mirror. Any edge less than 90 degrees can be called a beveled edge, and beveled mirrors reflect different angles for decorative purposes.

Looking in the mirror at the range of beveled mirrors will distort the portrait and the effect is somewhat comical.


Those who like frame-less and neat style can choose this bathroom mirror frame for modern house.

beveled frame bathroom mirror


Acrylic Frame

Many American homes prefer acrylic mirror frames, because acrylic-framed bathroom mirrors (for modern house) are a great way to add style and function to your bathroom. These mirrors are made with high quality acrylic that is durable and long-lasting. They come in a variety of styles and designs, so you can find the perfect one to match your décor.



Acrylic is also known as Plexiglas, it has a high light transmission rate. Compared to glass, it is less fragile, and not easy to deform.

In addition to protecting the mirror, it can also bring a good decorative effect.


There are usually two options, luminous, and non-luminous acrylic bathroom mirror frames for modern house.


Non-luminous acrylic mirror frame :

It is usually pure clear decoration. There will be some small decoration on the outer frame. Suitable for young people who like simple decorations. Of course, there is the exaggerated design of the acrylic frame, looks a little too fancy.

This type of mirror is usually used in the living room as a facelift mirror, and is not suitable for use in the bathroom.


acrylic mirror frame for modern house

via. shadesoflight


luminous acrylic mirror frame:

It is more practical, usually installed in the bathroom and bedroom, and used as a makeup mirror. This kind of bathroom mirror frame can also be very good to cover the led strip, to prevent the light source to hurt your eyes and protect your eyesight. People will make it a soft frosted style, very durable and good touch.

So I highly recommend it to be used as your bathroom mirror frame for modern house.

Acrylic bathroom mirror frame

luminous Acrylic bathroom mirror frame


Acrylic bathroom mirror frame for modern house is also very easy to clean, so you can keep your mirror looking its best.


Copper or Bronze Frame

Copper or Bronze is a metallic style finish that will add a mysterious glamor to any of your living spaces. These metals are perfect for use with existing furniture and accessories to give a rockin' industrial or gothic look.

The copper and bronze trend has become increasingly popular as finishes have made the shift to become warmer and softer tones. And these finishes are able to create a striking focal point anywhere.


copper frame mirror


But these mirror frames are typically used in communal settings for decorative purposes but are not suitable for private bathrooms. Examples include private parlors, hallways, guest bathrooms, bars, hotel lobbies, etc.


Chrome Frame

Chrome frame refers to chromium plating. It is the act of plating chromium as a coating onto other metals. Chromium is a silvery-white metal with a slight blue tinge.

Chrome Frame mirror for modern house

Seven Advantages of the Oval Mirror Chrome Frame

It is no secret that the oval mirror chrome frame enjoys a certain level of popularity among American homeowners. While some debate its merits, others have already reaped the benefits of this type of mirror frame. Here are seven advantages to consider if you are on the fence about using an oval mirror chrome frame in your home.

Color and texture:

Metallic chromium is extremely easy to passivated in the air and a very thin passivation film is formed on the surface, thus showing the nature of precious metals.

So its appearance gives people a noble feeling.


Chrome framed mirrors are usually round and oval, with a few square with rounded corners. It is very rare to have a square chrome frame.


The chrome plating layer has a high hardness. Depending on the composition of the plating solution and the process conditions, the hardness can be varied in a wide range of 400 to 1200 HV.

This means that the mirror's outer frame will not be crushed or bent during transportation. It is not easily scratched during use.

Heat resistance:

The chrome-plated layer also has good heat resistance. Even if it is put outside in the sun, it will not be deformed for a long time.

Protective and decorative:

This process method is commonly known as decorative chrome. It has a very thin, shiny and beautiful chrome plating. It is often used as the outermost layer of a multi-layer plating for protection purposes. The decorative chrome outer frame does not tarnish in the atmosphere for a long time.

Reflective appearance:

The polished decorative chrome layer is highly reflective of light and has a mirror-like appearance.

Corrosion resistance:

High corrosion resistance decorative chrome plating is a special process to change the structure of the chrome plating layer, so as to improve the corrosion resistance of the plating. This plating is suitable for outdoor conditions requiring harsh occasions.


All of these advantages cannot be achieved with wooden borders.


DIY frame

Looking for a way to add some personality to your bathroom mirror frame? Why not try framing it with DIY materials?  


There are some advantages to doing this.

  •  For one, it's a relatively cheap way to add some flair to your décor. All you need are a few simple supplies and you're good to go.
  • Secondly, it's a great DIY project for beginners. If you've never tried your hand at DIY before, this is a great place to start.
  • Finally, it's a great way to personalize your bathroom. No one else is going to have a mirror frame like yours!


So if you're looking for a quick and easy way to add some personality to your bathroom mirror frame, consider DIY framing. You won't regret it!

 diy mirror frame

via jaimecostiglio.com



It is very simple,

look at the picture below you will know what is a frameless mirror.


round frameless led bathroom mirror with touch sensor

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There is no frame surrounding the mirror; it gives the appearance that the mirror is "floating" in space. This style of mirror can be especially beneficial in small bathrooms, as it helps to make the room appear larger.


But wait, there’s more!


Frame-less bathroom mirrors can be found in a variety of different sizes and shapes, so you can find the perfect one to fit your specific needs.


oval shape frameless led bathroom mirror

Oval frameless led bathroom mirror

square shape frameless led bathroom mirror

square frameless led bathroom mirror


Additionally, frame-less mirrors are typically more affordable than traditional framed mirrors. If you're looking for a sleek, minimalist look for your bathroom, a frame-less mirror is the perfect option!


Now, you might be wondering


How to Choose a Right Bathroom Mirror Frame for Modern House?

Most homes in America are now opting for a modern, minimalist and stylish decorating style, so I'm focusing on the bathroom mirror fame for modern houses.


Consider your bathroom decor

There are a few things to consider when choosing your bathroom mirror frame. The first consideration is the style of your bathroom. If your bathroom has a traditional or antique style, you'll want to choose a frame that matches that style. If your bathroom is more modern, you can choose a frame that's more contemporary.


Insist on uniform colors

One way to approach interior design is to start with a color scheme. You start by setting one primary color for your bathroom and one or two other accent colors. As an accent item, your bathroom mirror frame will be one of your secondary colors. The frame doesn't have to be the exact color on your palette --- it can be the same shade, darker or brighter.

Many people match the bathroom mirror frame to the color of their vanity cabinets. That's the essence of uniform color.

But you can also choose a clashing color, a color that contrasts with the color of your bathroom so it has a sense of impact.


Strive for balance

When you decorate, your arrangements should have a sense of balance, which comes from their proportions. Therefore, the frame should have a balanced proportion to the rest of the piece. For example, a big frame can be a good balance to another visually heavy piece, such as a vanity.


hollywood mirror


Frameless vs Framed Bathroom Mirror

Pros and Cons of the Frame-less Mirrors

In terms of ease to use and maintenance, frameless bathroom mirrors are better than framed styles, because the bathroom is often in a humid state. Wood, leather, and other frame materials are prone to change after a long time.


But from an aesthetic point of view, framed bathroom mirrors have advantages over frameless mirrors. But the quality of the frame materials have high requirements for moisture. We should pay attention to the coating of the frame when buying.


Frameless mirrors


  • Easy to maintain.   
Do not worry about the mirror frame will be deformed or corroded, and do not worry about clean problems.
  • Makes small spaces bigger.   
It can reflect the light of the bathroom, making the space brighter and it looks bigger.
  • Appealing to the modern sense.


    • Edges May Chip.
    Since the edges of mirrors are touched and moved frequently, the edges may be prone to cracking or shattering. When condensation adheres to the edge of the mirror, it may also chip over time.
    • Limited style options.


    Framed mirrors


    • Can match different styles.
    • Available in many materials & Many style options to choose from.
    • Can be hung on uneven walls.
    • Protect the mirror well, have a longer lifespan.


    • Installation may take longer.
    • Hard to maintain.
    Special materials need specific cleaning agents to maintain in order to keep the outer frame in good condition and extend its service life.
    • Higher price.



    Should I Choose the Frameless Mirrors?

    Frame-less mirrors are a popular choice for many American homeowners. They are easy to maintain and do not take up a lot of space. 

    After reading the above comprehensive introduction, you may have your own answer. Make a trade-off by referring to the advantages and disadvantages of frameless mirrors!


    32*24 inch rectangular frameless lighted bathroom mirror


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    After reading the above introduction, which kind of bathroom mirror frame do you prefer? What bathroom mirror frame for modern house is your first choice?Can you share your opinion?


    What else would you like to know about? Tell me in the comment section!


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