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Layering Bathroom Mirrors for the Win

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.

layering bathroom mirrors

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.


layering bathroom mirrors

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!


layered mirror over mirror

The next bathroom is a good example of layering an ornate mirror over a simple mirror slab. I also don’t mind all the mixed metals! It’s a lot of “mirrored furniture” but I still think this space works. What do you think?


layering bathroom mirrors

This bathroom picture below is a little more of my style. They’ve mixed some natural textures and added a few botanical prints. It’s got a more “cottage vibe.”


layering bathroom mirrors

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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how to layer bathroom mirrors

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How do you attach a mirror to another mirror?

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.

Want to see more bathroom update inspiration from me? Check out this quick and easy and “free” builder grade bathroom light fixture update.

Also check out how I painted the vanity and added some faux marble contact paper to give this bathroom space a huge facelift for only $100!

Thanks for stopping by friends.


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  1. Gail says:

    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

  2. Pat M. says:

    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.

  3. Great question. I might need to add to that blog post. The safest most secure way to do it is with this stuff……
    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.