Bottom of large mirror looks disconnected from backsplash/counter.

by Sue2190780
We just installed a huge to the ceiling on wall over newly made vanity and pebbled counter. The two look very disconnected. I can't lower the mirror as it is glued to wall. Weighs 40 lbs. any help would be appreciated.
Mirror goes to ceiling. Love effect of pebbles but my eyes just go towards the disconnected space between backsplash and mirror.
  15 answers
  • Pat Ritchie Pat Ritchie on Sep 04, 2015
    You might paint that space the darker color from the tiles. It looks quite pretty the way it is, however!
  • Barbara Webb Barbara Webb on Sep 04, 2015
    Maybe put a frame around it?
  • Joanne Costello Joanne Costello on Sep 04, 2015
    I'd add a small shelf
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 04, 2015
    Ir is very pretty but I agree something is off. Maybe pick a color out of your backsplash and make that one wall an accent..It may than tone it down.
  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Sep 04, 2015
    Sadly, and too late to drop down, the mirror was installed too high for the space. To give the illusion of it being in the right place, you might create a frame around it, of which the bottom space is wider than the other 3 sides. Perhaps a layering of wood framing would remedy your dilemma. I would keep it a similar color to the rest of the decor. Otherwise you risk drawing unnecessary attention to the space.
  • The Redesign Habit The Redesign Habit on Sep 04, 2015
    Did you install your backsplash? Can you add on to that and build it up a little more to bring it closer to the bottom of the mirror so there isn't such a big gap there? If you can't do that, I would opt for pulling a darker color out of the colors of your pebbles and painting that whole wall with a mirror as an accent wall. It will look less disconnected that way...good luck. Let us know what you decide to do!
  • LeighJC LeighJC on Sep 04, 2015
    You are going to have an awkward space no matter what is done because of the uneven natural line of the backsplash. However, adding a shelf, something the width of the mirror but not very deep, and no brackets, would help. Check out Ikeas selection of floating shelves. You said the mirror goes to the ceiling, and it goes to the wall on the right, but does it hit a wall on the left? The mirror is part of the problem in looking unfinished without definition. If at all possible, add framing to match the shelf.
  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Sep 04, 2015
    I would carry the backspash up to the bottom of the mirror. You will have two choices for the top edge-do a lot of cutting to get a straight line, or top the edge of the tile with a piece of moulding.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 04, 2015
    honestly I think a shelf would make it more obvious. Why not try the paint first and see if you like it better. later on if you don't add more backsplash but what would you do with the other wall? It may look worse to add the tile.
  • Carole Carole on Sep 04, 2015
    I would put a frame around the mirror to draw the eye to the mirror more. I think the problem is that the backsplash is fancy and the wall/mirror is plain so there is a disconnect between the two. You can glue with liquid nails or similar some timber to edge the mirror or maybe add a pebble effect frame to the mirror to marry the two together. Fancy pebble edge and raw plain mirror edge is the problem I think rather than the gap itself.
  • Ja Ka Smith Ja Ka Smith on Sep 04, 2015
    I agree with Carole. A frame would look great and would add character to the mirror.
  • CK CK on Sep 05, 2015
    If possible I'd extend the backsplash up to the bottom of the mirror. If it's not a straight line (the tiles appear to be free form design) even getting it closer to the mirror will help alleviate that 'open space'.
  • Denise Denise on Sep 05, 2015
    A frame and a pretty tile backsplash to match the countertop would look great
  • DianaMarie DianaMarie on Sep 05, 2015
    Depending on the style of your bathroom.... a rustic frame around the sides and top with a narrow floating shelf to anchor the bottom. I'm thinking driftwood or a 2" thick irregular shaped piece of raw cut lumber sanded smooth on top.
  • Holly Prim Holly Prim on Sep 05, 2015
    I used inexpensive trim from an Overstock warehouse to frame the huge mirrors in our bathroom and I love it. As far a making the backsplash seem more connected, depends on how much work you're willing to put in. I would either move the mirror down, closer to your backsplash and add a trim to cover the seams, or buy a larger trim or molding to make the transition from the backsplash to mirror more cohesive. Depending on the distance between the bottom of your mirror and the tile you may be able to find a 1x6 or 1x8 to fill the gap then frame the mirror with an inexpensive trim that fits your style. Again, just depends on how much work you're willing to put in.