I've wanted to replace the mirror over my fireplace for a long time, but never really actively looked for a new one until recently. I'm excited to decorate my living room now that I have new sofas and I just couldn't wait any longer to get started. If you remember, I had this round black mirror.
It's not horrible by any means, but it never felt quite right. I do like the shape of it and knew I'd like another round mirror. Another problem with this room is that it's starting to feel a little too Pottery Barn-ish. I love Pottery Barn, but I don't want my living room to feel like I bought everything off the showroom floor. I was in my local store recently and was floored when I saw a display similar to this one.
They must read my blog. ;) Just kidding. The funny thing is I almost bought some blue glass spheres the other day at Pier1 just like the one in this picture.
I immediately went home and dug out an old pillow cover in a sea green that was not from Pottery Barn and started thinking of ways I could inject a little transitional style into my room. I started looking for a new mirror. Do you know how expensive mirrors have gotten?! It took me a few weeks of some major browsing, but I finally found one that was under $100 at Garden Ridge. It was the last place I thought of and was pleasantly surprised at their selection. Here it is!
I didn't have the heart to move Mario off the sofa. I'm also playing around with accessories. I don't love the hurricanes there, but they look the best out of what I have on-hand right now. I think I want to keep my mantel simple with just two vases since I have the bookcase with lots of stuff in it right next to the fireplace. I moved the mercury glass candlesticks and I do love the way they look on the black coffee table (just like PB's, sigh).
There are a few other changes I'd like to make. Even though I absolultely love the window trim and wouldn't want to cover it up, I feel like some curtains in the corners would soften up the room. I immediately thought of this fabric.
Isn't it pretty? Well, after pricing it out I'm now looking for the knock-off version. I'm sure I'll find something similar to give me the look I'm after. For a while, I thought I'd never find a mirror for under $100 that didn't look like it was under $100. It does take longer to finish a room on a budget, but it's possible with a little patience!