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Decorating with Antique Mirrors

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. The ornate detailing and vintage feel adds an extra special touch to any room.

All that glitters might be a tarnish-veined, dazzling antique mirror parked center stage in your home. On the wall or on a tabletop, an old mirror has one-of-a-kind character to reflect period decor or just your sophisticated taste.

A small vintage mirror with a silver filigree frame makes an elegant vanity tray for cut crystal perfume bottles or pretty cosmetics cases.

Bring some light into a loft bedroom or create a privacy screen with panels of antique mirrors reframed.

Vintage mirrors are the answer to a dim and drab entryway or the guest bathroom under the stairs. Collect various shapes and sizes of old mirrors to arrange on both walls of a foyer that is too shadowed to be welcoming.

Lean an old pier glass against the wall in a bedroom or dressing room for an elegant atelier. A pier glass is a large mirror, designed to hang over a fireplace mantel. Vintage pier glass from a parlor floor or a grand, high-ceilinged room is tall enough for a head-to-toe view and is usually encased in an equally fabulous vintage frame.