I love antique mirrors. In fact, they are one of my favorite antiques to own. And in a bathroom, they are particularly wonderful! Especially in an all-white or neutral bath.
It’s amazing how with all the hard surfaces, straight edges, and cool colors of a bathroom, introducing an antique mirror (usually gold) can add so much warmth and character. It keeps a white bathroom from looking too antiseptic and cold. The gold warms up the space, and the contrast of a chippy antique against all that crisp, white newness is fabulous!
And antique mirrors can be found inexpensively, too. You don’t need to buy a valuable antique to get the look. Pretty vintage gold mirrors are easily found at flea markets, garage sales, or even on Ebay. And they add a unique look that really can’t be gotten with something store bought.
I love the gilt mirror mixed with the nickel finish on the hardware. By designer Mary Jo Donohoe via Traditional Home.
Via House Beautiful.
I have a reproduction gilt mirror in my downstairs powder room now, but if I ever find a real antique one that will work, I’m definitely changing it out! Also, if you’re interested, I’ve found a few below (some are amazing prices!) as well as a couple of pretty repros!
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