Statement Mirrors: Beyond the Basic Rectangle

Written on June 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm , by

I often get asked to offer a quick design tip for the home of a friend or a reader, and a common piece of advice I give is to replace a plain rectangular mirror on the wall with a larger one of more stature, one with an interesting shape, or framed with an unexpected or alluring texture.

Mirrors pull more light into a space, expanding it and reflecting the elements in the room, and it can be a missed opportunity to not use a statement mirror as a focal point, like the three dramatic versions seen below.

 

golden headboard mirror bhg

sunburst mirror above bed bhg

 

sunburst mirror dining room bhg

 

Here are twelve of my favorite mirrors in various textures and colors that make a much bigger impact in a space when compared with a basic square frame.

bhg statement mirrors

From top left: Modern Sunburst, Wisteria, $749; Italian Mantel Mirror, Clayton Gray Home, $2,195;  Bahaman Sea Blue by Stray Dog (various colors), Outer Banks, $440;  French Honeycomb, Wisteria, $218; Shell Mirror, Pottery Barn, $599; Marrakesh Mirror, Z Gallerie, $299;  Berkley Wood Mirror, Ballard Designs, $338;  Anita Black Mirror, Wayfair, $451; Sazerac by Currey and Co. Capitol Lighting, $871;  Porcupine Quill Mirror, Horchow, $699;  Eloquence Lyon Mirror, Layla Grace, $1,500; Lisette Mirror, Zinc Door, $878.

 

 

Do you have a favorite focal point mirror in your home?

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3 Responses to “Statement Mirrors: Beyond the Basic Rectangle”

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  2. Oh my gosh I love that first picture with the gold mirror!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE those mirrors!