Decor Double Take: A High & Low Cost Version of a Super Trendy Mirror


Some trends come and go, while others come, stay, and leaving us saying, “wait, why wasn’t this always a thing?”. With a simplicity and softness that feels timeless in its appeal, we think trendy round mirrors are here to stay. If you’ve been on the fence about “rounding out” your mirror collection, here are two nearly identical round brass-framed mirrors in two not-so-identical price points ($50 vs. $250) that make these lovely looking glasses accessible to all.

High:

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 30″ diameter x 1.4″ deep
  • Frame: Metal
  • Mount: Wall
  • Finish: Four available (above is Antique Brass; also in rose gold, brushed nickel, and metal base)

Pros:

  • High quality without being astronomically expensive
  • Four finishes to choose from
  • Slightly more substantial in size than the “low” version

Cons:

  • (Spoiler ) More expensive

It’s hard to do “California cool” without a round brass wall mirror. This dining room by designer Natalie Myers (featured on Style Me Pretty) contrasts the sharp, clean lines found in a mid-century modern dining set with a soft, round West Elm mirror for maxed out cool California vibes.

This polished bedroom is the result of a collaboration between Australian blogger Josie Barber and West Elm. It’s clean and minimal without sacrificing cozy textures, making our “high” West Elm mirror the perfect, understated solution for a chic vanity mirror.

Here, blogger Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess spruced up her bright and cheery dining room with the West Elm mirror. With an intricate-patterned wallpaper and colorful accents, the softness of a round mirror helps balance out the busyness.

Low:

Specs:

  • Dimensions: 28″ diameter x .47″ deep
  • Frame: Metal
  • Mount: Wall mount
  • Finish: Brass

Pros

Cons:

  • 2″ smaller in diameter and about 1″ narrower in depth (this could be a “pro”, depending on the size of your space)
  • Only one finish available (brass)

Wisconsonite Megan Schlachtenhaufen and her husband affectionately dubbed their home “the money pit”. Seeing each room as a DIY challenge, it’s no surprise they opted for our “low” round Target mirror for their shimmery eclectic living room featured on Glitter Guide.

You can’t talk about Target home style without mentioning designer Emily Henderson. A master of peppering in Target goods amongst high-end and vintage pieces, Emily wins at high/low design. Here, our “low” round Target mirror is centered above a clean white mantel and accessorized with an eclectic variety of beautiful baubles.

Like our first “high” example from Natalie Myers, the owners of this Michigan home use the softness of a round mirror to contrast with the sharp, cleans, lines found in the rest of their midcentury modern furniture. Here, our “low” Target mirror proves it can pull-off the same well-rounded look at less than a quarter of the price.

Remember, whether you’ve saved up for a quality shopping splurge, or are on a strict budget, with a little creativity, there’s always an option to achieve the look you love at any price point!

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