Designer Picks: Funky Curved Mirrors

The Jonathan Adler Queen Anne Mirror via Layla GraceWhen decorating  or remodeling a space, it’s important to mix shapes and textures for a well-balanced look. Modern spaces in particular can become too hard-edged when everything is sleek, square and white. Curved mirrors will soften up any living or dining space and this collection is sure to add not only softness but a decidedly funky vibe as well.

Krabb Mirror from Ikea: The Krabb Mirrors from Ikea are wild and wavy mirrors that can be hung vertically or horizontally.  Mirror segments are 63” x 7” and would add a lot of sparkle and funk to a small entrance hall or dining area.  $14.99 for packs of two.

Boja Mirror from Ikea: The curvy shape of the square Boja mirror takes this basic bathroom mirror and amps it up a notch. This isn’t your average over vanity mirror and the shape will soften a usually hard-lined bathroom. $29.99

Atoll Mirror from Ballard Design: While the overall shape is a standard rectangle, the scalloped edges of the Atoll Mirror add a romantic flair to a basic wall mirror. At 36” x 25”, this larger mirror can be hung vertically or horizontally and would work well in a living room over a sofa or over a bedroom dresser. $199.00

Ribbon Mirror from Johnston Casuals: The Ribbon Mirror is full of life and whimsy, yet at 68” x 55”, it large enough to qualify as a wall sculpture. The mirror comes in several different colors and finish options and would be a focal point in any modern interior. $750.00

Oriel Silver Blush Ribbon Mirror from Enid Hutt GalleryThe Oriel Silver Blush Ribbon Mirror is elegant enough to fit in the most traditional of interiors yet it will add a modern twist to liven things up. At 34” x 49”, this piece would look fantastic over a mantle or bed.   £199

Queen Anne Mirror by Jonathan Adler: Ceramicist and designer Jonathan Adler sets a funky vibe with his modern take on the classic Queen Anne mirror. The simple flat shape mimics the more ornate mirrors of the past, bringing this piece squarely into the 21st century. $595.00

Flower Power Mirrors by RoomMates: These cute little peel and stick Flower Power mirrors will add a mod 60’s vibe to a little girls room, or a bigger girl’s first apartment. They will look sweet on a pink or lavender wall, or take on a funky edge when accenting a deep purple or black accent wall.


PVC Pipe Mirror DIY Project: This project, a mirror frame made from PVC piping, is a popular DIY project on the DIY decor blogs. In expensive white PVC pipe is cut into circles and attached to create a modern, bubbly frame around a simple circle mirror. You have complete control over the size and shape and can easily customize it for your available space. You can even spray paint the pipe for added customization. 

Linda Merrill writes articles like this for Networx and occasionally writes about Boston-area painters.

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