This Is a Fun, Unexpected Feature to Decorate in Your Bathroom, and You Can Get It at IKEA

published Oct 12, 2021
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There are many different ways to design and decorate a bathroom to fit your personal design style. For some, finding sleek storage may be a top priority. For others, it’s all about maximizing the decor. If you find your bathroom in need of a refresh though, one solution for adding more decorative touches involves using your bathroom mirror, just like Peter Quinn and Caitlin Dawson did, but it has to be a specific size and style to work… and more on that below.

For a little bit of background first, Quinn and Dawson share a 1074-square-foot Spanish-style home in Los Angeles that’s filled with floral and greenery and was recently featured on AT in one of our House Calls. Their style’s warm and eclectic — what they consider, in their own words, “bohemian and Southwestern, with a little bit California Modern, with some mid-century elements.” When styling their home, this creative couple chose a neutral palette with pops of color throughout, typically with green and orange accents. 

According to Quinn and Dawson, you don’t need to spend a ton of money to give an old space a new look. Just take their bathroom mirror from IKEA as an example, which illustrates this concept and showcases one way they play with pops of color. Instead of sticking with a frameless option or choosing something with picture molding for over their sink and vanity, they went with a modern circular design that cost less than $155 and has a secret: the lip on the frame provides the perfect spot for displaying a dried, deconstructed bouquet. “This mirror got a face-lift using dried flowers from old bouquets,” they said. “It’s an ever-changing arrangement, depending on what we have available. ”

For so many, this spot may have gone unnoticed and completely untouched. That’s exactly what makes this idea so cool! Now, every time someone steps up to this particular sink, hand-washing will be just a little more enjoyable due to the beautiful dried florals sitting here. This idea is good for your personal bathroom and would make a really nice, welcoming touch in a guest bathroom or powder room, too. This trick isn’t limited to a given season either because you can find something festive for any holiday or time of year. It’s also a great, low-cost idea for giving your bouquets an even longer life. Honestly, now I think I need this mirror for this exact reason! IKEA, here I come!