“ Brand: Ikea / Type: Mirror „
This IKEA Tranby mirror is fitted as standard in the flat that I bought, which I have now moved in to. It is in the bathroom above the sink. It fits in well with the design of the bathroom, and is not to big or to small.
It looks a bit crafty if you know what I mean, in that it has a surround made from small pieces of mirror glued to a board of some kind giving a mirrored tile or mosaic effect.
It costs £11 to buy from IKEA, unless it is on sale.
It is 50 cm diameter in total and the actual plain mirror part is 33 cm in diameter.
The round IKEA mirror is just the right size for my bathroom, as the outside edges are level with either side of my sink. It is about one foot above it and the sink is standard size, so this mirror would go well in most bathrooms. That may be why it has been chosen and fitted for this flat.
I am not great at choosing and designing, I find it hard work and am glad this was already here. I can see my whole face and head in it, which may or may not be a good thing, first thing in the morning I tend to just glance at it!
There are a few of the small pieces of tiled mirror that have gone rusty and chipped after a few years of use. This may be due to steam in the bathroom, a there is no window, and the extractor fan broke, but I thought I should mention it.
Apart from that the mirror is pretty good, it isn't tinted or magnified like some I have bought without realising, so you just get the bit in the middle ( about two thirds ) which is plain mirror and the outside part , ( one third ) which is tiled pieces.
This mirror was a gift of sorts from my Mother. It had been hanging in her room for about a year when she decided to change it for a different style. This one was bound for the charity shop before I said that I'd always liked it and would she mind If I took it for my Boyfriend's house. She was happy for me to have it and it's now hanging proudly in our bedroom.
Design & Quality
The design of Ikea's Tranby mirror has a mosaic quality about it. Surrounding a circular glass central mirror are lots of small square mirror tiles. These catch the light and give a pretty shimmering effect. There is no colouration, just a plain mirrored surface
The mirror is around 5 mm thick, 50 cm in diameter and weighs about 2 kg. It has a picture hanging fixture on the back so you can suspend it from a nail and a small rectangular block further down so it sits parallel to the wall.
It looks very attractive and the design, whilst simple, is very pleasing and goes with any colour scheme. While it's not suitable for all décor styles I feel it compliments all modern looks and some older and retro designs as there is a somewhat Deco look to this mirror.
It's a fairly sturdy mirror but has some flex in it when picked up. I would say it needs to be supported with both hands when lifted as if it bent the small tiles may come away or it could crack/shatter. The small tiles have sharp edges too so be careful when handling.
This mirror currently retails for £11 both in Ikea stores and on their website.
I love this mirror as it's pretty, a good size and gives a clear and accurate reflection. One of the problems I have is finding mirrors with a frame to match the rest of the furniture but that isn't an issue here. When moving it I did nick my thumb on one of the glass tiles as the edges and corners are quite sharp. Luckily a plaster took care of the tiny cut and some glass cleaner worked well on the mirror.
I personally like the mirror in it's plain reflective finish but I have seen pictures of them with the outer tiles coloured with glass paints. A particularly attractive version used shades of blue and turquoise which would look lovely in a bathroom, so that's a simple up-cycling project!
Yes, I would recommend this mirror as it's attractive, versatile and very affordable. However maybe not for a child's room as the sharp tiles may be a hazard.
During moving flats recently I was very upset when I broke this mirror. It was a mirror I had up in my old flat and wanted to put up in my new flat however I was going to go simply replace it but thought out with the old and in with the new and actually didn't re buy this and bought something completely different, however I had owned this mirror and been very happy with it for a couple of years!
I originally bought this mirror in an Ikea store of course when it usually retailed at £10.00 however it was a sale item for some reason or another when I laid my mitts on it and I think I paid more like £6.00 for mine however now at its full price it still retails at a very fair £11.00.
The reason I bought this mirror in the first place is for its unique design, no one I knew owned this type of thing at the time though now I have spotted them in lots of places so one of the reasons I didn't replace my broken one is just cos its become rather commonplace and I do like unique things!
Its 50cm in size and round in shape. The mirror itself takes up the majority of the round space and its a real mirror and then you get small squares creating a mosaic effect around that mirror which is actually handmade and you get four rows of those squares around the actual mirror in a round effect. I think this mirror is lovely and interesting to look at and always had mine in my lounge. The backing of it it grey with two large hooped pieces to which you can pop string through or whatever to hang the mirror with, again this is something that I did do and I secured it well to my wall.
To clean it I simply used a clean cloth and a bit of window cleaner and it was absolutely fine, never dulled or anything else adverse and people used to comment on my lovely mirror all the time! Its a fine looking piece and its fully functional too which I really appreciated about it!
Like I say the one of the main reasons I didn't repurchase this is simply because so many places and people I knew started to buy them, if you don't mind that then this really is a lovely item and very brilliant quality and worth the money in my humble opinion!
Only available from Ikea stores.
I had spotted what I thought were lovely mirrors in the toilets of a conference centre and remarked to my companion how nice I thought they were. I was amazed when she told me that these were Ikea mirrors and were only £10 each since I thought they looked far more expensive. When I decorated my bathroom, I needed some finishing touches to go with the blue and chrome colour scheme so headed through to Ikea where these mirrors were just £10 each, they now cost £11 which is still a bargain.
The mirror has a central mirror where you view your reflection and is surrounded by four rows of mirrored tiles. The total diameter of the mirror is 50cm which gives you a good sized space for viewing your head and hair in order to put on make up or style your hair in the morning. The mirror is perfect, obviously made of good quality glass and gives a clear and undistorted image.
The mirror did feel a bit cheap when I picked it up since it is simply the mirror affixed onto the backing, but I am glad I bought it because it has proved to be fine in use and looks good when on the wall. There is a fixing bracket on the back of the mirror which I hung onto an existing screw on my bathroom wall. There is also a pad affixed onto the mirror to make sure there is no gap between the bottom of the mirror and the wall.
Cleaning the mirror has proved to be slightly fiddly because of the slight gaps between the mirrored tiles. I just spray the surface with glass cleaner and use a cloth to bring it up to a shine. The cloth can get caught between the gaps in the mirrors sometimes and pull slightly. I was worried that the tiles might fall off with repeated cleaning but they have all stayed put. Another worry was that the gaps between tiles would end up collecting dirt and looking grotty but this has not happened.
Despite my initial reservations about the Tranby mirror, it has proved perfect for my needs. Apart from the slight niggles with cleaning it is a great decorative item and great value for money.
When we bought the new house, it comes with a lot of nice furniture. However, the previous owner of my room seems to love hanging up pictures because when I came to decorate my room I found quite a few holes where they used to be hanging nails for picture frames. I managed to make the walls in the room look nice by hanging some paintings and posters, but I don't like to clutter the walls because it gives a somewhat claustrophobic feeling. However, I was at a lost of what to hang on the wall at the foot of my bed because the width of the wall itself is quite narrow due to the windows taking up most of the space. Then my mum suggested hanging a small, nice looking mirror to fill up the empty screw/nail holes, which was a good advice as I don't have a mirror in my room.
Mirrors tend to be expensive and, therefore, when I found this Ikea Tranby mirror being retailed for £11.00, I thought it would make a good addiction to my room decoration. I bought this mirror from a Ikea showroom; the packaging was quite light and easy to remove. Ikea advertised these mirrors as being 'each one is hand made'. Each mirror comes with components for mount fitting so it was really convenient, and feels like I've got my money's worth.
From the first expression, the mirror has great reflection and the mosaic are of good quality. The mosaic pieces are clear and cut nicely. The diameter of the whole mirror is 50 cm, which is a very good size and fits nicely on the narrow wall space at the foot of my bed. Note that Ikea also advertised this as being able to be used in 'high humidity' areas, so it would be suitable for bathrooms as well. However, since I hang this mirror in the room, it doesn't really apply to me. It is very easy to clean the mirror; most of the time, I used the dust cloth with special microfibres (or something) to wipe away the dust without leaving any residue. I have to be careful when cleaning the ridges between the mosaics because the edges of the small mirror pieces are a bit sharp and can catch on the cloth.
Overall, I believe Idea does it again by delivering good products at very affordable prices. I noticed a few other decorative mirrors whilst I was browsing at the Ikea showroom. I will be on the look-out for more nice pieces like this for the hallway the next time I visit Ikea. At £11 a piece, this wonderful mirror gives my room a modern edge with its sleek finish.
Thank you very much for reading and reviewing. :) x
When I moved into my new home with my husband in December 2011 it was very much a 'doer upper' - that is, every single room needed gutting and starting over. This included the bathroom. We needed to spend money on fittings and fixtures and plumbers and electricians, so I tried to save some money on the 'dressing' of the rooms.
Our bathroom was done out in white tiles, with a blue mosaic feature wall over the sink and in the shower. I wanted a mirror which looked impressive and suited the mosaic look but which wasn't too expensive. I was so pleased, therefore, to find the Ikea Tranby Mirror for an amazing £10.50 in my local IKEA.
The Ikea Tranby Mirror is so pretty; it's a large circular mirror with three rows of mirror tiles around the edge. It's lovely to look at and looks far more expensive than it is, and it matches the mosaic look of my bathroom very well, and would suit most bathrooms with it's practical size and pretty, sparkling mirror tiles. You can also buy the Ikea Tranby Mirror with an orange and red tile outer, and a blue and green tile outer, so you can really suit them to whatever your decor is - and they're not only suitable for a bathroom, I can easily see these being used in bedrooms too due to their decorative features.
The Ikea Tranby Mirror comes with a hook for hanging and a wall mount and screws, which means it's easy to get up on the wall and it's very safely hung once it's up there, too. The thin profile means it suits a small space, too, as it's only 1/2 cm away from the wall.
Overall I am so happy with my Ikea Tranby Mirror not just for it's pretty looks and it's ease of use but for the amazing price - I'd easily pay three times the price for it. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a decorative mirror on a budget. I should think the Ikea Tranby Mirror will last us some time yet and it would make a lovely housewarming gift, too.
Five stars out of five for a gorgeous mirror at an amazing price.
We have this Tranby mirror from Ikea in our bathroom. I actually only bought it initially as a short term solution mirror as I couldn't find a bathroom mirror that I really wanted, however it's now been up in our bathroom for over a year now and I've decided that it's here to stay as I really do like it.
This was just £10 from Ikea just over a year ago, however it now retails for £11, hardly expensive at £11 though. It's a circular mirror and it's 50 cm in diameter.
It's a really funky design as it has a regular circular mirror in the middle, which is then surrounded by lots of little mosaic square mirror tiles. Ikea state that each mirror is handmade and so is therefore unique, by this I guess that they mean that the mosaic tiles are stuck on by hand and so no two mirrors will be the same.
I think that the design of this mirror lends itself really well to positioning in a bathroom due to the tiled effect on the mirror which is reminiscent of bathroom tiles. This works especially well in our bathroom as we do have a border of small mosaic bathroom tiles in various shades of grey running around the bathroom, and so I think that the mosaic tiled mirror compliments the bathroom mosaic tiles perfectly.
Ikea do state that this mirror is suitable to use in high humidity areas, i.e. the bathroom, and we've had no problems at all with our mirror. I did wonder if the small mirrored mosaic tiles may fall off over time, with regular cleaning, and with the damp and the condensation in a bathroom, but they haven't, in fact the mirror still looks as good as new.
This is easy enough to keep clean, I just wipe it over with a damp cloth and glass cleaner. Even the small mirrored mosaic tiles are easy to clean this way, as long as I don't use a cloth or a duster that 'sheds' then just a quick wipe over is sufficient. If I've used a cloth or duster that 'sheds', or if I've used a tissue or kitchen roll over the mosaic tiles then the edges of the tiles can catch and pick up fibres from the cloth or tissue and so I'll need to wipe it over again and sometimes actually pick out the fibres individually. So the moral of the story here be careful which cloth you choose to wipe the mirror over with.
Our only real problem with this mirror was actually deciding at what height to hang this above the bathroom sink. This really only stemmed from our total differences in height though; I'm 5'4''-5'5'', and my husband is 6'4''. Only the middle portion of the mirror is the usable portion of the mirror and so we struggled with positioning the mirror at a height where the middle portion of the mirror was suitable for both of us to use; i.e. I wouldn't be up on my tip toes to look in the mirror, and my husband wouldn't be bent double to see in the mirror! If the whole of the mirror had been usable then we wouldn't have struggled so much trying to position it at a usable height for both of us. As it is, it's actually a compromise for both of us, I have to rise up a bit and there's lots of empty space way above my head in the mirror, and my husband does have to duck slightly. It's not the end of the world though and it does work well enough for both of us.