The Revival Of Mirrored Furniture In Today’s Interior Designs

Maybe you’ve noticed that mirrored furniture has started being popular again. Its recent revival allows it to stand out again, after its memorable popularity during the 1920s and ’30s. These days mirrored furniture is a symbol of glamour and is being used in small doses. The style is a very special one which applies to pretty much everything, from coffee tables to nightstands and cabinets. These accent pieces are not just glamorous but also eye-catching in an abstract way.

Mirrored coffee tables

The coffee table is the perfect element to focus on if you want to introduce an eye-catching detail into the room. As a result, a mirrored coffee table can successfully serve as a focal point for a living room without even trying. Its role is to stand out by blending in and by reflecting everything that surrounds it. There are no limitations in terms of style. A mirrored coffee table can look glamorous in just about any living room, whether it’s contemporary, rustic, eclectic or even traditional.

The mirrored top accentuates the items placed on the table such as vases or centerpiecesView in gallery
The mirrored top accentuates the items placed on the table such as vases or centerpieces
This coffee table pair looks really classy, especially with all the other details around it such as the stripesView in gallery
This coffee table pair looks really classy, especially with all the other details around it such as the stripes
It can be interesting to pair a mirrored table with a patterned area rug so it can reflect itView in gallery
It can be interesting to pair a mirrored table with a patterned area rug so it can reflect it
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A mirror as a top for a table can be an element of surprise and also balance for a simple decor
This is a table split in three, with interior edges that reveal a touch of gold which complements the mirrored topView in gallery
This is a table split in three, with interior edges that reveal a touch of gold which complements the mirrored top

Kitchen islands

The island is almost always the focal point of the kitchen. A lot of times it doubles as a divider between the kitchen and the dining area or the lounge space as well as a bar. There’s usually some amount of free space around it but the feeling of openness and spaciousness can definitely be increased with mirrors that reflect everything around them.

The area rug is reflected onto the sides of this gorgeous mirrored island, creating an eye-catching effectView in gallery
The area rug is reflected onto the sides of this gorgeous mirrored island, creating an eye-catching effect
This is a simple and stylish way of elevating a kitchen and making it look more refined without compromising on functionalityView in gallery
This is a simple and stylish way of elevating a kitchen and making it look more refined without compromising on functionality

Cabinets and consoles

Cabinets and console tables are not usually the center of attention, that role being reserved for other furniture pieces. Still, that doesn’t mean they can’t look interesting or that they can’t stand out in exquisite ways. It’s actually pretty easy for them to do that when they have mirrored fronts or details. They’re furniture pieces but they’re also mirrors. They’re mirror furniture.

Small cabinets with mirrored fronts are big on style and they need little else to stand outView in gallery
Small cabinets with mirrored fronts are big on style and they need little else to stand out
The sculptural nature of this console's design emphasizes its glamorous look, being reminiscent of diamondsView in gallery
The sculptural nature of this console’s design emphasizes its glamorous look, being reminiscent of diamonds
This design has a lot of depth. For a moment, it seemed as if this was a hollow structureView in gallery
This design has a lot of depth. For a moment, it seemed as if this was a hollow structure
Here's a nice design trick: add a mirrored console table to a dark hallway to make it look more openView in gallery
Here’s a nice design trick: add a mirrored console table to a dark hallway to make it look more open
This design gives us an idea: you could cut out mirror sections and use them to give an old cabinet a makeoverView in gallery
This design gives us an idea: you could cut out mirror sections and use them to give an old cabinet a makeover
A mirrored surface can reflect the light of a chandelier or of a table lamp for added glamourView in gallery
A mirrored surface can reflect the light of a chandelier or of a table lamp for added glamour
There's a lot going on here. Between the carved out details, the patterns and the mirrored surface we can't decide what's most importantView in gallery
There’s a lot going on here. Between the carved out details, the patterns and the mirrored surface we can’t decide what’s most important
A media unit or a low cabinet with mirrored front panels is able to reflect the floor and rugView in gallery
A media unit or a low cabinet with mirrored front panels is able to reflect the floor and rug
Mirrors and, by extension, mirrored furniture can be used strategically to look lightweight and less robustView in gallery
Mirrors and, by extension, mirrored furniture can be used strategically to look lightweight and less robust

Desks and vanities

Desks are not really meant to stand out or to be eye-catching and, unless they’re in an office, they prefer to blend in, being addition to spaces like living rooms or bedrooms. Considering all that, a mirrored desk can be a pretty interesting choice. It would stand out but in a way that highlights the decor and furniture surround it rather than the desk itself. Vanities are quite similar in this sense. In fact, mirrored bedroom furniture in general is interesting in a similar way.

Pair a mirrored desk with a matching stool for a unified lookView in gallery
Pair a mirrored desk with a matching stool for a unified look
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In the right setting, a mirrored desk can almost disappear into the decor
Makeup vanities are glamorous by nature and they're pretty similar to console tables, often being mistaken this wayView in gallery
Makeup vanities are glamorous by nature and they’re pretty similar to console tables, often being mistaken this way

Nightstands

Obviously, the bed is the biggest and most important piece of furniture in a bedroom but that doesn’t necessarily make it a focal point. In fact, the nightstands often take on this role. Mirrored nightstands are a great way of making a bedroom look chic and glamorous without interfering with its color palette.

A mirrored nightstand can be pretty large without looking big or robustView in gallery
A mirrored nightstand can be pretty large without looking big or robust
The nightstand adds a touch of Hollywood-inspired glamour to this bedroomView in gallery
The nightstand adds a touch of Hollywood-inspired glamour to this bedroom

Mirrored tub

In a way, a mirrored tub makes total sense. The tub is often a must-have in the bathroom but its size can be problematic. A design like this one can partially solve the issue. The mirrored frame that surrounds the tub suddenly makes it seem less big and a lot more presentable.

The chandelier is a really nice touch in this bathroom. It goes well with the tubView in gallery
The chandelier is a really nice touch in this bathroom. It goes well with the tub

Side tables

The role of a side table is not always defined very well. Sometimes it’s just there to complete the room, other times it’s a surface on which to put a lamp or a vase and in certain cases it’s actually used to hold things like drinks, snacks, trays, laptops, etc. One thing, however, is certain: a side table is a perfect opportunity to add some color to a room or to introduce other interesting elements. It’s also small enough to be mirrored and not opulent.

This side table reflects the decor around it through a green filterView in gallery
This side table reflects the decor around it through a green filter

Chairs and stools

A lot of times these things are overlooked. They’re definitely important but they don’t always stand out or impress in any way. It’s also tricky to turn them into focal point but it’s equally easy to take advantage of their versatility. For these reasons and several others, mirrored stools and chairs are able to be the stars of the decor without overpowering it.

These stools are simple and versatile enough to look beautiful in almost any room of the houseView in gallery
These stools are simple and versatile enough to look beautiful in almost any room of the house
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These chairs look more than sculptures than actual furniture you can sit in and that’s part of their charm