Preventative Measures: Keeping Black Mirror Edges at Bay

fog causing black mirror edges

If you’re a mirror owner, you’ve likely had your fair share of black edges creep up along the outskirts of your bathroom’s focal point. This can quickly downgrade the aesthetic of your bathroom and leave you wondering how this happened in the first place, and of course, how you can go about fixing it. Believe it or not, this is simply a chemical reaction that often occurs as a result of your bathrooms most common companion: moisture. So, how can you try to prevent this from damaging your mirror? Invest in the right action steps! Read More

Say Goodbye to Drab Bathroom Walls

wallpaper with ostriches

While wallpaper and ornate wall decor may harken back to the glory days of over-the-top florals, current trends are showing more and more detailed wall design. One of the greatest things about going with a patterned wall is that it allows you to keep your other decor items understated. Towels and shower curtains no longer need to be the stars of the show! What’s the key to keeping it stylish rather than tacky? Take a look at these elegantly decorated walls!

If you want to go for a more neutral color scheme, look to simple and delicate designs like these ostriches:

wallpaper with ostriches
Photo: Emily May

On the other hand, if you want to create a lush look, go for these deep green tones:

 

funky green bathroom wallpaper
Photo: charlotte holmes

If you’re not ready to commit to patterns, there’s still a way to add design to your walls. If you’re not ready for wallpaper, you may be ready for wall art. While the color palette stays muted, your eye still jumps to the unique shapes and distinguished style on these bathroom walls.

 

bathroom wall designs
Photo: MyWallArt

Take the leap and welcome a little pop of design in your bathroom!

Keeping it Light: Decor Tips for Small Spaces

mirrored coffee table

Decorating a small room or space can come along with a variety of constraints. Many times you’ll find it difficult to cram all of your style into such a limiting square footage, but this can be mitigated by making a few sound design choices. While there are endless elements to consider, it’s best to start with the basics.

 

  1. Enhancing and utilizing light.
  2. Opting for neutrals with pops of color.
  3. Creating eye-grabbing focal points.

 


mirrored coffee table


This set-up is a great example of small space design done right. Even if you don’t have a lot of windows (which in a small room is quite common), mirrors are an incredible way to capture light. While one might first think of mirrors for wall decor, this is far too limiting. Whether it’s a mirrored coffee table in your living room or a dresser in your bedroom, this little addition will bring light and reflection into your space.

By going with a neutral couch and pops of color in the pillows, this living room will have just enough personality without becoming overwhelming. By adding a few special touches to the coffee table, shells in this case, your eye is able to focus on something decorative rather than the small space at hand.

Happy decorating!

A Frame for Any Style: Our Inspiration & Top Picks

Picking the perfect theme and tying in the details can be one of the most challenging aspects of designing your home, and especially your bathroom. Depending on the size and style of your bathroom, your mirror should serve to perfectly complement your overall interior design inspiration. At Frame My Mirror, we try to make this a little easier for you by categorizing our frames in a variety of ways, from categories to color schemes. If you’re just getting started, it’s easiest to explore by category so that you can find the perfect fit for your mirror. Let’s take a peek at some of our favorite curated frames based on some of our recent bathroom and art inspiration!

 

TRADITIONAL
No art, no problem. This unique way of framing a naturally beautiful brick fireplace is a great example of creative decorating. If your decoration inspiration is more in line with classically beautiful frames such as these, you’ll likely find something to fit your bathroom style from our Traditional Collection. We suggest our Camden Reverse in Nickel or Navarro in Gold.
traditional gold frame on brick

 

CONTEMPORARY
While a common theme for contemporary bathrooms is understated and polished decor, your bathroom may still look incomplete with just a basic mirror above your sink. This bathroom mirror is the perfect example of a much-needed modern frame. With light wood taking over as a coveted style, we suggest our Weston in Oak. On the other hand, going with a metallic is always a great choice to complement simple design, which you can find in our Edgecomb in Silver.
modern
Source: Flickr – Polygon Realty Limited
License: Creative Commons

ORNATE
If your home is full of whimsical, unique design, you’ll likely gravitate towards our Ornate Collection. With a variety of special curvatures and color palettes, this collection will appeal to art lovers and elegant design fans. Who knew your bathroom mirror could compete with your framed art? We suggest our Val Verde in Venetian Bronze or Le Flore in American Pewter.
ornate

 

RUSTIC
We can’t help but get excited about this repurposed wood turned eye-grabbing art. With the DIY craze upon us and a clear trend towards rustic, eclectic design, we offer a great way to integrate this style into your bathroom. Our Rustic Collection keeps in mind that you’ll want your accent pieces to mesh well with your framed mirror. As such, we suggest our rustic lovers take a look at Upton in Driftwood Texture or Berkshire in Silver.
rustic
Source: Flickr – www.hbfotografic.com
License: Creative Commons

Finding Inspiration in an Unlikely Place: Top Bathroom Reads to Keep Guests “Occupied”

bathroom reading books

It may seem counterintuitive, but some of our greatest thoughts might just come to us while we’re in the bathroom. Whether it’s chalking up a to-do list in the shower or gaining some insight from a bathroom read, there’s something to be said for a little time alone to just think. If you’re going to be spending some time in the bathroom, you might as well be learning a thing or two about the world or about yourself. Take a dive into some of the best books to stack in your boudoir.

Famous Quotes: Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese by Kathryn & Ross Petras

Chock-full of quotes from history’s brightest minds, from Buddha to Fred Astaire, you’ll find just the inspiration or giggle you’re looking for when it comes to aging with grace, or at least with a sense of humor. With this read conveniently in your bathroom, you might just leave the room a better person.

Stories & Revelations: O’s Little Book of Happiness by O, The Oprah Magazine

Featuring some of the best works dug out of fifteen years of O archives, you’ll find lessons on asking for what you want, Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s universal wisdom, and other enriching stories told by some of the greatest writers to date. Don’t worry, no one will judge you for staying in the bathroom just a little bit longer.

Self-Help: Better than Before: Mastering The Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin

Not only testing her theories on herself, but on family and friends, Rubin breaks down habit formation and why it can lead to a happier, more productive life for all of us. From discovering which habits you should keep and which you should ditch, to why it’s just so hard to make them, you’ll be better for reading this. At least you’ll feel better knowing you’ve mastered one habit: bathroom breaks.

Must-Have: Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi

As self-explanatory as need be in its title, this humorous take on something we all do sets a great tone for any bathroom guest. From young to old, anyone flipping through these pages will have to get a grin on their face.

baby reading a book in the bathroom

Happy Reading!