This marble vanity stands within a bay window, and the mirror was designed to be suspended in front of the window. What an impressive and luxurious space. The window here is definitely a feature of the bathroom, and functionality is handled beautifully.
This long, horizontal window running above the entire counter area lets abundant light into the bathroom while mirrors are placed at intervals in front of it. Fluorescent lights inset into the mirrors provide lighting at face level.
This round mirror is held in place by a metal post attached to both sides of the window. In the morning, you would have wonderful natural light illuminating your face from all around, so you can see yourself while enjoying the view, too.
These mirrors are attached above and below between the top of the backsplash and a custom header. Notice that the electrical has been run through the header, and wall sconces are suspended from it between the mirrors. So, they have abundant natural light during the day and extra lighting around the face level whenever it's needed.
There's something to be said for the most simple and low-tech approach. A freestanding makeup mirror keeps this window entirely unobstructed for sunshine and the view. What a cheerful spot to start the morning.
A large freestanding mirror solves the problem by standing right behind the vessel sink. The faucet is offset to the right.
This simple swing-arm mirror is easy to pull into place when it's needed. And it can be pushed out of the way when you're more interested in gazing off into the distance during your morning ablutions.
Attached to the side wall, this mirror does double duty as a functional piece and sculptural accent. Oh, I would love standing there looking out at the greenery.
Hanging a framed mirror from the ceiling is befitting the traditional style and Old-World charm of this bathroom vanity.
This bathroom is safely tucked into one of my own inspiration ideabooks for favorite bathrooms. A huge area of glass block lets in abundant light while preserving privacy. Flat metal bars running from backsplash to ceiling hold the mirrors in place.
In front of the glass block in this bathroom, medicine cabinets with mirrored doors and lights are attached to a metal frame at the ceiling and counter. Not only do you have the light and mirror, but your toiletries are within handy reach too.
Shoji screens softly filter light into this modern Asian-style bathroom. The mirror is set within the window frame, and pendant lights suspended from the ceiling put the light right where it's needed to either side of the mirror.
Here's another great example of a traditional bath with an oval mirror hung in front of the window. Simple is good.