Too much of a good thing can lead to exhaustion. Just like one too many margaritas on a Thursday night might have you reconsider your love for tequila, too many midcentury dressers and chairs might make you want to write off the décor style forever. But here's the thing. The 1950s were also the birthplace of many wonderful things: circular fireplaces, sunken living rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a myriad of furniture designs we still love today.
There's another thing we still love from modern 20th-century days: midcentury-modern mirrors. Whether you are looking at original pieces or reproductions, modernist designers had a knack for turning a functionalist object into a work of art—and mirrors were no exception. What's more, a majority of their mirrors were round, something we still appreciate today. Featuring sunburst branches, bamboo petals, or lacquered frames, here are our favorite midcentury-modern mirrors.
Get the midcentury Mediterranean coastal look with this rattan sunburst mirror hailing from Spain.
This midcentury sunburst mirror reimagined for modern times is under $100, which is hard to beat.
This midcentury-modern rattan mirror will give your space a relaxed beachy look.
This French bamboo sunburst mirror will channel French Riviera vibes in your space.
This unusual modern gloss white wall mirror is ideal to re-create a midcentury vanity for today's age.
Burl wood was huge in the 1950s, but we're still loving it today for its intricate organic pattern.
Josef Frank was known for his quirky designs, and this shines through with this squiggly mirror.
We love West Elm's line of asymmetrical midcentury mirrors. The floor-length one is our favorite.
French modernist Jacques Adnet designed this mirror in 1946—and it's still being produced today.
This hand-carved, scalloped mirror by Spanish cabinet maker Francisco Hurtado is beautifully unique.
We love the gold and bronze double-metal look on this midcentury-modern round mirror.
Part wall sculpture, part mirror, this sunburst wall accent is perfect to channel the sunny Palm Springs vibes.
This white lacquered mirror stems from the 1960s but would look right at home in a 2018 space.
Rattan sunburst mirrors were all the rage in the '50s and '60s, but this one has a fun tortoiseshell effect we love.
Inspired by the bamboo and rattan mirrors popular in the 1950s, Serena & Lily created this Lanai mirror.
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