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My living room rose gold mirrors
My living room rose gold mirrors

These mirrors hang in my living room. Before that, they hung together in my flat and before that, three of them belonged to my friend Debbie – who sold them to me when she moved back to Australia. I found two others in a charity shop and now they all live happily ever after.

I’ll never get rid of them, mainly because I love them, but also because I LOVE the way they form an instant art collection, make a wall statement  and are really useful all at the same time.

Mirrors are one of the easiest things to make a collection of – plus you can pick up really cheap ones in charity shops or antique fairs.

With any collection, start off by laying them down on the floor until you get a configuration you’re happy with. Or invest in multiple small shelves (Ikea’s picture rails are great).

There’s perhaps a fine line between being ultra chic and slightly OCD (some of those on Pinterest are a bit out there – a stairway filled with vintage rug beaters anyone?!), but here are some that have caught my design eye.

Cameras on Ikea shelves Image: Altfordamerne.dk
Cameras on Ikea shelves
Image: Altfordamerne.dk
Straw hats add a beach house air Image: Flickr
Straw hats add a beach house air
Image: Flickr
Colour coded toys Image: Kid Space Stuff
Colour coded toys
Image: Kid Space Stuff
Globes and white china Image: BHG.com
Globes and white china
Image: BHG.com
Wooden spoons. Even the most mundane can make a display. Image: Homeedit
Wooden spoons. Even the most mundane can make a display.
Image: Homedit
Typewriters! Image: Apartment Therapy
Typewriters!
Image: Apartment Therapy

Do you have a collection of things? Would love to see…

 

  • Comments ( 3 )

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    School Gate Style

    Oh I love your mirror collection – that’s inspired me to do something similar with a bare wall I have in my lounge. Regarding the other pics – I’m digging the camera one (though conscious of the dusting issue) but that wooden spoon one is putting the fear of god in me – I’m sure my mother had something similar to choose from when punishment was being doled out in our house – no joke – wooden spoons were the weapon of choice for all Irish mammies!! X

    • avatar
      Erica

      Ha! Oh no Avril, hope this post hasn’t scarred you!!

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