20 ways to use antique mirrors

styles and placements you’ll love, courtesy of Instagram.

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Mirrors of all kinds are fun to decorate with. Round, square, frame, or no frame—we love ‘em all. But lately, we’ve been crushing on a more specific style: antique mirrors. Even if they’re actually brand new, the ornate detailing and vintage feel adds an extra special touch to any room. Read on to see 20 different styles and placements to try.


The deep wood accents and scattered succulents on this dresser top is the epitome of modern sophisticattion.


Have you ever seen a prettier entryway table? Replicate this look by collecting glass bottles and adding a small handfuls of your favorite flowers.


Hang a similar style mirror over a larger, leaning floor mirror for an unexpected wall.


A beveled mirror will add a modern touch to any chic bar stand.


Add sophistication to your nightstand with a small, leaning mirror.


Mirror accents don’t have to steal the spotlight. This tiny, round mirror is proof.


Go bold by hanging a gold mirror on a stark, black wall. This particular snake design adds an alluring element.


Adding an ornate mirror to a glitter wall in a small space (like this bathroom) sounds like a recipe for disaster—but the result is a gorgeous, in a daring way.


Spice up your mid-century modern living room by adding a large mirror to the mantle.


Writing your menu or wedding program on a chalkboard is nice, but if you’re looking for something a bit more permanent, you’ve found it.


There’s no denying this living room is the ultimate bohemian dream.


The thick frame on this bathroom mirror is giving us major design envy.


Opt for a bold, statement mirror for a living room with clean lines and a royal feel.


We love the way this bronze mirror frame accents the deep wood of the table beneath it. Add accessories like straw hats, candles, and tiny potted plants for a casual, modern vibe.


The painted white brick paired with the rustic white frame is monochrome decorating we can get behind.


Fill up empty wall space with dainty, feminine mirrors.


This mirror was meant for the shallow ledge in this expertly decorated living room.


These mix-and-match mirrors lend this already special staircase an air of fascination.


Accent an otherwise light and airy room with a thick-framed (but still very girly) mirror to add a bolder vintage touch.

Alyssa Clough


Alyssa is a Brooklyn-based maximalist and vintage addict who is always on the hunt for something—a new piece of collage art, more plant babies, yet another ceramic vessel, you get the picture. Obsessions include bold accent walls, living a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle, and supporting female artists and makers. Find her on Instagram ignoring her phone’s screen time alerts.