"I found an old paned window at a salvage yard and cut it down to fit the opening between this home's entry and dining room. It not only looks cool, but it cuts down on drafts," says Emily Jones, graphic designer and owner of Jones Design Company, Seattle, Washington.
The next time you go to a yard sale or thrift shop, look for a mirror that you can clean up and use as your budget-friendly focal point above the fireplace. Keep your eye out for unexpected accessories, such as a horse or animal sculpture. You also can layer the mantel with another smaller mirror, like designer Rachel Greathouse did in an Atlanta home.
This neutral home exterior features multiple wooden entrances, including garage doors and a gated walkway. Mirrored windows reveal the surrounding landscape, while tropical plants decorate the front yard. A gray tin roof completes the look.
With their unusual shape, these gold-trimmed mirrors almost resemble the windows in a cathedral. The candelabra accent below further drives this idea home and speaks to the owners' love of Gothic style.
Windows frame the large mirror over this vanity adding natural light and atmosphere to the space. His and hers sinks are fixed into the neutral countertop between fluorescent bulbs on the vertical sides of the mirror. Wood cabinetry creates a sleek floating vanity base and concealed storage.
A clever way to decorate a mantel combines hanging a mirror, then leaning a clock with an interesting face against it, like Michelle Mentzer of Miles Design Group did in this metro Atlanta home. To get a steal on vintage mirrors and clocks, hunt through ones that are stacked up at flea markets and antique stores, or booths at local antiques stores frequently drop prices on all items by 20 percent or more.
This bold eclectic living room has a tiger print sofa, modern white and gold coffee table with artistic accessories, teal green grasscloth wallpaper, and magenta curtains alongside mirrored window accents.
This modern eclectic living room embraces color and pattern with a tiger striped loveseat with colorful accent pillows, magenta curtains and mirror window accents, teal green grasscloth wallpaper, and modern white and gold coffee table.
An angled roof opens up this contemporary bathroom space. A black floating vanity base extends over one wall with individual mirrors and sconces creating a double vanity set up. A window lets in natural light to brighten the room over a sleek contemporary free standing bathtub.
A large frosted glass window creates a bright and calm background for this modern asian vanity design. A rectangular mirror hangs above the floating vanity framed by a pair of pendant lights. Vases are the only countertop decoration leaving the space uncluttered.
Large earth-toned slate tiles are used on the floor, in the shower and on the vanity countertop to create a visual flow throughout this Craftsman bathroom. Simple sconces frame the mirror and window above rustic wood vanity.
The dressing area, within close proximity to the kid’s bedroom at HGTV Green Home 2010, includes a mobile storage shelf and a vanity mirror. The window, flanked by two bulkhead lights, provides a picturesque view of the east lawn.