This Mirror Trend Makes Every Day Feel a Little Fancier

Ornate mirror on top of white mantle.

Lauren Zillinger for Laura Metzler Photography

You know those special pieces of décor that haunt you over and over again? For me, that was the Anthropologie Primrose Mirror, which for so long was on my lust list—and everyone else’s, so it seemed. It often felt like I couldn’t scroll through Instagram or Pinterest without being confronted by photos of the beautiful mirror, which costs a pretty penny, but is just so darn gorgeous.

Even as a serial redecorator, I’ve long believed that this piece is truly a keeper, as it can be used in so many different spaces, ranging from the entryway to the bedroom. And while the mirror truly does look lovely in a number of places, I always envisioned purchasing one to eventually display on a mantel for major Parisian vibes.

Gleaming Primrose Mirror
Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose Mirror $500
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Of course, my current apartment lacks that kind of architectural detail, so I figured I’d have to wait awhile to fulfill my vision. But that all changed when I scooped up a faux fireplace on Facebook Marketplace over the summer, and it was finally time for me to welcome the beloved Primose Mirror into my life. 

I was fortunate enough that my local Anthropologie store happened to have a Primrose Mirror in the three-foot size I desired in stock due to an online return—and it was marked down a significant amount, too. My splurgey purchase suddenly became a no-brainer, and I have happily displayed the piece in my living room ever since.

Gold mirror and other gold accessories on mantle.

Lauren Zillinger for Laura Metzler Photography

While Anthropologie runs a handful of major sales throughout the year, there are plenty of other routes to explore if you’d like to welcome such a piece into your home without spending quite so much money. Lulu & Georgia’s new Tulca Mirror is absolutely stunning, and I have it leaning in my bedroom. It’s also an excellent option for those who desire more of a simple look versus a piece that’s super ornate.

Tulca Mirror.
Lulu & Georgia Tulca Mirror $348
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Additionally, exploring antique stores, thrift shops, and secondhand sites ranging from Craigslist to eBay is also a great strategy when it comes to mirror shopping. I’ve come across many an oversized piece on such sites, and oftentimes they’re vintage, too. Many people I know admire the Anthropologie mirror but are looking for something a little less ubiquitous, and I always suggest that they take the secondhand route. 

Though decorating trends will always come and go, I’m confident that oversized gold mirrors will remain en vogue for years to come. Now excuse me while I go swoon over the seven-foot styles.

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