Designed by: Williams-Sonoma
Mirrors have long been a staple in our homes, gracing foyers, bedrooms and mantels with style and function. But now mirrors are making their way into the kitchen, one tile, light fixture and decorative accent at a time. This popular design element will bring reflective light and the feeling of extra space to your kitchen, while adding on-trend style to any interior design. So, if you're looking for an easy way to improve and update the look of your kitchen space, these creative tips for incorporating mirrored style into every interior will help you achieve just the look you're going for.
1. Mirror Collections
Rhona Round Gilt Mirror from Pottery Barn.
Displaying a design feature as a cluster or collection, instead of as a solo piece, allows smaller elements that would otherwise be overshadowed by grander statements to serve as a collective focal point. Mixing various textures, such as this Rhona Round Gilt Mirror from Pottery Barn, with a variety of other mirror styles will create a collaborative design statement that allows you to mix aesthetics, so you can combine a variety of mirrors styles (both new or vintage) in your kitchen.
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2. Statement Mirrors
Hand Carved Starburst Mirror from Williams-Sonoma.
From bold designs to subtle statement pieces, embellishing a kitchen or eating area with a mirror is a quick and simple way to give a space a modern makeover. For a bigger impact, look for a mirror frame with extra depth and height — this will help accent (not take away from) your kitchen's overall design. For larger mirrors, we love the neutral accents of this Hand Carved Starburst Mirror from Williams-Sonoma. For a bolder wood-and-mirror option, and for those looking to embrace the trend while staying true to traditional design, the Garden Lattice Mirror from Pottery Barn is bold and classic with a modern twist.
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3. Mirrored Frames
Loft Frames from west elm.
Accent the unexpected with mirrored frames in your kitchen. Whether it be small, hand-held frames for family photos and keepsakes, or magnificent gestures for larger works of art, mirrored frames are the simplest application of this popular trend. These Loft Frames from west elm allow you to create your own mirrored wall gallery. They'll also help you personalize your kitchen as each frame is monogrammable.
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4. Mirrored Lighting
Winfield Sconce from Pottery Barn.
Coupling light and mirrors allows light to bounce and glisten, so experiment with mirrored fixtures to add layers of illumination to your kitchen and dining spaces. Lovers of industrial and neo-classical kitchen designs will love the antique mirrored wall sconces from west elm for their delicate finish, while the rustic charm of these Winnfield Mirror Sconces from Pottery Barn complete the look of a more traditional country kitchen.
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5. Mirrored Shelving
Mirrored Ledge from Pottery Barn.
Mirrored furniture like occasional tables and shelving are becoming more commonplace throughout the home, making it a natural progression to find kitchen furniture and shelving embracing this trend as well. Accenting a kitchen with mirrors that add both function and style, like this Mirrored Ledge from Pottery Barn, allows you to play with the mirror trend beyond simple accents.
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6. Mirrored Finishes & Furniture
Parsons Mirror Console by west elm
From mirrored cabinets doors (a cool alternative to glass-front designs) to modern backsplashes boasting reflective tiles, there are plenty of ways to incorporate mirrored style into your kitchen's finishes and furniture. Even reflective range hoods offer eye-catching appeal, allowing lovers of this trend to embrace the look without compromising their style.
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