Great Home Accents: Antiqued Mirrors
Add a little Old-World refinement to your surroundings with a mirror that wears its patina proudly
Houzz Contributor. Fresh out of journalism school, I fell into decorating media and immediately discovered a new passion. An Atlanta native, I spent several years as an editor for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine before making the leap to national publications and websites such as Houzz, Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Accents. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, with my husband and son, who’ve gotten used to coming home and finding the furniture rearranged. When I'm not dragging case goods across the floor, I enjoy good food and wine, college football, music of all kinds, and traveling.
Houzz Contributor. Fresh out of journalism school, I fell into decorating... More »
Whether they acquire their distinctive mottled finish through age or artful distressing, antiqued mirrors offer a sense of history and worldly sophistication. Here are 8 great ways to integrate them into a room.
Everything about this room says "lush" (don't you want to run a hand over those velvet chairs?). The scale and shape of the mirrored niche call to mind a grand European salon.
Antiqued insets on an armoire both blend and contrast with the mirrored vanity table.
The panes of these arched door frames visually expand a narrow corridor.
An antiqued-mirror backsplash in this kitchen is a welcome change of pace from tile.
Here's another take on the backsplash idea. The stainless-steel range hood doesn't stop the eye at the mirrored focal point.
Only the frame of this bathroom mirror is antiqued — a great solution if you like the look but want to preserve reflectivity.
A heavily antiqued screen anchors an otherwise subtle dining room.
Ideabook published on Jan. 3, 2012.
"It's the Flickr of design idea sites"
"The online equivalent of clipping decor inspiration from magazines"
"A digital look book for interior-decorating ideas"
"So long scrapbooks and online bookmarks! ...it can be hard to stop. Consider yourself warned."
"One of the most comprehensive collections of home design images"
"One of Home and Living's favorite websites"
"Just click on the image you like and save it to your own Ideabook... It's quite an addictive site"
What are you working on?
News From Our Partners
People found the photos in this ideabook after searching for: