They say fads come in 10 year waves. I know the look of layering mirrors has been around for a long time, but it’s really starting to become popular. I hate to call it a “fad” but I’m seeing the look everywhere! As a matter of fact, some of my favorite mantel scenes have included layered mirrors. All that to say, if layering bathroom mirrors is a new fad, I’m loving it!
Like I said above, I love the look of layered mirrors on top of a mantel. A new look that I also love is layered mirrors in the bathroom!
Maybe the layered bathroom mirror look has been around a while, but I haven’t seen it until recently.
I’ll be honest, at first I didn’t know what to think of it.
But gosh, I’m hooked now!
One of the cool things about layering bathroom mirrors is that you can really jazz up an old builder grade slab of mirror by just hanging a smaller one on top of it.
Wow I wish I had thought of this years ago. We have certainly gone through the trouble of removing quite a few of those builder grade mirrors. They are a pain to remove! If you’ve ever removed one you know what I mean.
Enough talk, it’s time to share some layered bathroom mirror inspiration!
First, though, I want to share where this whole idea came from (to me at least).
My mom recently added a small skinny mirror to the middle of her large builder grade mirror. I was shocked at how a simple smaller mirror can really transform the look of that huge bulky slab.
Here is her bathroom mirror below. The smaller skinny mirror really breaks up the space and divides the counter top area so it seems like two totally separate sink areas now.
Let me show you a few more bathrooms that share the layered mirror look.
This traditional bathroom below is pretty, but not so much my style. Still it’s a good idea of what layering two chunky mirrors over a vanity would look like.
I love this look below with the layered beveled mirror against a flat one. I wouldn’t have thought to put two frameless mirrors on top of each other, but the bevel really does a good job of breaking it up.
Layering a flat mirror against another beveled edge mirror without a frame looks great!
Let’s talk about this next image below. Or should I say swoon over the next image. WOW this is a statement for sure. I have to say I do love it. The chandelier at the top really completes it!
I could soak in this tub every night for sure!
The next bathroom is a good example of layering an ornate mirror over a simple mirror slab. What do you think about it?
This bathroom picture below is a little more my style. They’ve mixed some natural textures and added a few botanical prints.
Is it just me or does layering mirrors give visual interest to an area?
Are y’all ready to hop on this new fad? If you are or you already have drop me a note below and let me know where you decorate with layered mirrors.
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Now the question is how do you attach a mirror to another mirror?
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The safest and strongest method (rather permanent too) is to use a glue made specifically for mirrors. Check out THIS STUFF called mirror mastic. I’ve used it before and it works great.
Another option is to buy a mirror with a string attached (like the first picture I shared in this post) and attach it to the wall above the mirror.
I hesitate to share this option because it might not be totally secure. That being said, I’ve heard of people using the 3M Command strips successfully. I would only think of using these for a really small and lightweight mirror.
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Thanks for stopping by friends.
Thursday 2nd of December 2021
Hi Lindsey, Several hours ago I was wondering what I would do with my old large square vanity mirror when I replaced it with a new one. I want to use a large round one. My solution was to layer the old with the new but thought was a crazy idea. I’ve never heard of that. Then just a few minutes ago I saw your blog. Is that crazy or what?? I guess not. Thanks for validating my idea. Gail
Friday 3rd of December 2021
I love the look of layered mirrors! I hope yours turns out great.
Saturday 14th of September 2019
I don't object to the look, but attaching a mirror (heavy) could be a real problem, plus, in the examples, most of the slab mirrors have sconces installed IN the slabs beside the added mirror, which certainly isn't normally done by contractors. To have a real designer look would take much more than just hanging one mirror over another. Interesting post, though.
Saturday 14th of September 2019
Great question. I might need to add to that blog post. The safest most secure way to do it is with this stuff......https://amzn.to/2ZUsjXH Or if your mirror has a string on it, like in the first image I shared, you can hang it to the wall above the mirror. If it's a smaller lighter mirror, I've heard people use the heavy duty 3M command strips, but I would be worried they would fail. I hope this helps.