As far as home décor goes, mirrors lead the pack on the functionality front. Besides their obvious purpose, they also contribute an artful element to your home and even add depth to a room.
While there are tons of styles out there, ornate-looking designs have taken the design world by storm. They’re the ideal counterpart to a fireplace mantel and just the piece to hang in the entry by the door. And while they certainly have a Victorian and Parisian-esque vibe, the style is fairly versatile and can be impactful in any room.
Here, the best ornate mirrors you can shop now.
Arhaus Amelie Dresser Mirror
With its antiqued metallic finish, Arhaus’s Amelie Dresser Mirror is designed with traditional French style in mind. The intertwined detailing of florals and vines elevates the arched iron frame, which channels a vintage feel that can cater to a wide variety of decorative aesthetics.
While the piece is available in five unique shapes and finishes—including a massive floor version—this horizontal option is made to go atop the fireplace mantel. Style it with a neutral ceramic vase and a pair of candle holders for good measure.
Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose Mirror
Anthropologie's Gleaming Primrose Mirror is the mirror that started it all. You've probably seen it on social media, and we can confirm that it's worth all the hype. The linear details of its rectangular form are cleverly disguised by an intricate array of baroque accents that, in turn, give the frame a bold dose of character and style. Pair it with an empty stretch of wall space and watch your square footage double in size—albeit visually, but we’ll take it. Seal the deal with a towering potted plant right next to it.
Pottery Barn Teen Ornate Filigree Mirror
Full-length mirrors make a statement in any space, and this PB Teen style is proof. The decorative mirror features a brass finish that adds an elegant, vintage feel to any space, and comes in two sizes: a full-length version and a standard version. It's the perfect addition to a bedroom, living room, or dining room, and regardless of where it's placed, it'll make any space feel larger.
Lulu and Georgia Tulca Mirror
With a flat bottom edge and traditional scroll detailing at the top, Lulu and Georgia's Tulca Mirror perfectly combines traditional and contemporary style. Thanks to that sharp bottom, it's the ideal accent piece to place above a mantel, although it would look equally charming leaning on top of a dresser or credenza. It's available in three finishes (gold, silver, and oil-rubbed bronze), each of which gives the mirror its own unique vibe.
World Market Round Metal Vintage Style Mirror
Looking for a round mirror that has vintage vibes? Look no further than this simple yet sophisticated find from World Market, which also happens to be relatively affordable as well. Available in either bronze or brass, this mirror has a scrolling floral detail that'll add some extra flair to your space. Place it in an otherwise boring bathroom or dark entryway to add some drama, or hang it in your bedroom or living room to make a subtle yet effective statement.
Kelly Clarkson Home Modern & Contemporary Accent Mirror
Purchasing an ornate mirror shouldn’t have to mean using up your entire budget. If you're looking for a vintage look without breaking the bank, check out this mirror from Kelly Clarkson's Wayfair collection.
Made from a blend of engineered wood and resin and coupled with a metallic gold finish, this style is a touch more subdued than other options out there. However, it still manages to retain an opulent effect thanks to its subtly curved frame. The best part? You can display it both vertically and horizontally, so you can always change up the look wherever you place it.
Horchow Sophia Rectangular Dressing Mirror
You know when you have an exceptionally skinny stretch of wall space and nothing to do with it? A mirror is just the decorative accent to complete it with, especially if you’re working with a narrow hallway. This beautifully detailed piece features an antiqued golden frame with a rich array of whimsical floral motifs, making it really look like a piece of art.
Hang this mirror at the far end of the room and allow it to visually expand the tight parameters of the area. You can even take it to the next level by installing a pendant lamp a few feet away, allowing the light to play into the illusion as well.
CB2 Nouveau Floor Mirror
This Art Deco-meets-French Nouveau CB2 mirror is ideal for anyone who wants to try out the trend without having to commit to an overly opulent style. Featuring a jeweled ornament at the top, this piece has a curved frame that softens its near-linear composition, inviting a sense of movement. The vintage-inspired piece comes in a brass-lacquered iron frame, and given its relatively lengthy dimensions it makes for an ideal accent for the entry or bedroom.
What to Look for in an Ornate Mirror
Ornate is a style within itself, but there are actually a few other factors to consider when it comes to the look of a mirror. For starters, consider exactly how ornate of a mirror you want. Some styles lean into ornate details a bit more, while others have a more minimal, subtle look. Regardless, there are tons out there to fit various design aesthetics. There are also a few different shapes—round, rectangular, and square—to consider as well.
It's also worth noting which finish works best in your home as some mirrors will be offered in various colors. While most come in a brass finish, others offer silver, black, gold, and other colors.
The price of mirrors really runs the gamut, but that's not to say you can't find a style you'll love that also fits your budget. Vintage mirrors tend to be a bit more of an investment, but if they work in your price range you're sure to get a rare, unique piece. If you want a more wallet-friendly design, consider larger retailers with a wider assortment—you'll be able to be a bit more specific with style, color, and size so you can find a stylish mirror that works best for your needs.
When it comes to ornate mirrors, the two most common mirror sizes tend to be either a mantel style or floor-length design. They do vary in width or length, however, so you should measure the space you're planning to put the mirror in beforehand. While vintage mirrors tend to be more one-of-a-kind pieces, larger retailers will have a wider selection of sizes to choose from.
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This article was written by Anna Kocharian, a freelance writer who specializes in interior design. To write this article, she considered each mirror's style, price, and size, and took care to include mirrors that are available in a variety of different finishes and sizes. She has written for MyDomaine since 2021.