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Need to make your bathroom feel bigger and brighter so you can see the room (and yourself) when you’re getting ready for a night out? Mirrors will do the trick – here’s how to hang our top 10

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1 Reflect light in

Got a gloomy room? Let the maximum amount of natural daylight in by placing a large mirror at right angles to a window. A square or rectangular one that mimics the shape of the window is ideal.

Our favourite: The Nash mirror in white

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2 Get hotel style

Hanging identical mirrors opposite each other is a classic hotel trick for making a windowless bathroom seem larger and lighter. Trying this at home? Don’t hang one opposite the loo!

Our favourite: The Wagner mirror 

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3 Create a focal point

Putting a large feature mirror on the longest wall of your bathroom, opposite the door to the room, will create a feature that draws the eye. On a chimney breast is dreamy, behind a bath is fabulous and over the sink is, well, a must.

Our favourite: The Davis mosaic mirror 

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4 Big up a small space

For a really narrow space, keep the frames narrow or non-existent – and if the room is really tiny, buy one with built-in storage shelving, where you can stash everything from make up to toothbrushes.

Our favourite: The Sangallo mirror 

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5 Light up

If the room is really dark – or windowless – it makes sense to pick an illuminated mirror. Perfect for adding atmosphere to a small, dark space, it’s helpful if you have to squint to put on eyeliner, too.

Our favourite: The Cubitt illuminated mirror 

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6 Make it pretty

It’s not just you that needs to look attractive – picking a pretty mirror can make a big difference to a plain room, so choose one with a frame that’s high on style.

Our favourite: The Labrouste mirror

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7 Reflect the room

Want to inspect more than your eyebrows in the mirror? If you have the wall space, why not get yourself a really big mirror – or fit lots of mirror tiles together to create a wall of mirrors? That way, you can check yourself out from top to toe before you go…

Our favourite: Devey mirror tiles

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8 Group outing

In a really boxy, featureless bathroom, a group of mirrors on the focal wall – or above the basin – can play with and enhance the room’s proportions. Choose up to five curvaceous, unmatching mirrors and hang them close together for best effect.

Our favourite: The Mercado mirror 

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9 Show off your best features

Not yours… we mean your bathroom’s. If you’ve got a beautiful light fitting, a gorgeous painting or a good looking freestanding bath, show off by reflecting them in a large mirror. That way you can enjoy them twice.

Our favourite: Nash mirror in light oak 

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10 Clear the room

Need lots of room to hide away your vast collection of lipsticks, hair products and perfumes? Not to mention your other half’s razor… Get yourself an all-singing, all-dancing mirrored, illuminated bathroom cabinet.

Our favourite: The Herrera illuminated bathroom cabinet 

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