Great Home Accents: Antiqued Mirrors
Add a little Old-World refinement to your surroundings with a mirror that wears its patina proudly
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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.