Yesterday, I finally finished the large mirror for J & A’s master bathroom, and got all of the mirrors hung. Actually, the large mirror still needs polyurethane, which is why it still has tape on it, but you can image what it will look like once the tape is removed and the mirror is cleaned.
|Small mirrors made from large builder’s plate glass mirrors.
Again, here’s what it looked like before. I think it’s pretty amazing what framed mirrors can do to a bathroom! They can really take the space from boring builder’s grade to customized.
But I do have one issue with these new mirrors, and this is where I need your input.
You see, I love symmetry, to the point that when I walk into a room and something is “off” just a little, I’ll straighten it, whether it’s my own room or someone else’s. When designing rooms, I generally get out a measuring tape to be sure that a bed is perfectly centered on a wall, or two chairs are exactly the same distance from the wall, or an occasional table is sitting perfectly equidistant between two chairs. Yes, I’m a little OCD in that area.
So when I think something should be symmetrical, but for some reason it can’t be symmetrical, it drives me a little crazy. And that’s what I’ve run into with these mirrors. Because of the configuration of the sinks, the distance between the left mirror and the center mirror is smaller than the distance between the right mirror and the center mirror. Can you tell?
But, had I made three different sizes of mirrors, that would have just sent me right over the edge. No, it had to be two smaller mirrors the same size, and then one larger mirror.
So the question is, how would you deal with this? Hang something decorative in that space between the large mirror and the right mirror? Put a tall arrangement in a vase in that area to further create intentional asymmetry? Or just leave it alone and ignore it?
Psstt…This bathroom is finished now! Want to see the completed bathroom makeover? Click here to see the whole before and after.
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.