At Real Homes, we love a good investment piece, but we also love a good budget-friendly alternative. Fortunately, IKEA has done it again, pulling off another fabulous dupe of a high-end product we'd been gushing over, but had kept a wary distance from because of the expensive price point.
If you've been looking to update your mirror ideas and also had your eye on the Anthropologie Primrose mirror, the Råmebo Mirror (opens in new tab) from IKEA is equally stunning and a lot more affordable.
Adorned with detachable gold ornaments, the Råmebo mirror is vintage but chic, classic but trendy. Choose between a smaller option that can be propped on top of a vanity or hung to a wall, or a grand floor-length fixture that would be the centerpiece of any room. IKEA isn't the only brand that has crafted a pretty statement mirror. Aside from the Swedish brand's option, we found three other mirrors that are perfectly suitable alternatives to Anthropologie's hailing from The Home Depot and Amazon.
For the smaller size (still an impressive fixture with a width of 24" and a height of 35"), the Råmebo mirror is $129.99, compared with Anthropolgie's lowest asking price in the Primrose collection of $548.
The leap in price isn't matched by the differences between the mirrors, which are much more subtle. Both have a grandiose appearance and an antique flair. We like the fact that the ornaments can be detached from the Råmebo piece, so you can still enjoy the mirror's beautiful size, shape, and color if the decorative elements aren't to your taste.
The longer version of the Råmebo mirror has a width of 29" and a height of 66", and comes in at $199.99. It would be a fabulous hallway mirror idea or suit a bedroom. You'll likely be too busy marveling at the metalwork to remember to check your outfit of the day.
The Amazon and The Home Depot mirror are perfect alternatives for the shorter mirrors in Anthropologie's Primrose collection. Though they're available in different dimensions, they're perfectly suited for sitting atop a front entryway table, hanging from a wall, or sitting on top of your dresser or vanity.
Anthropologie Primrose mirror
The floor-length mirrors in the Primrose collection from Anthropologie are priced at $1,098 and $1,598. They are huge and stunning, but understandably a little over budget for some, as can often be the case with Anthropologie products.
The higher price point reflects the quality of the frames in the Primrose collection, made from a combination of handcrafted resin, iron, and engineered hardwood. The Råmebo has a more simple aluminum frame, but the beautiful gold color and decorative ornaments mean it looks anything but cheap.
It's safe to say that we're impressed with IKEA, Amazon, and The Home Depot for once again providing us with a more affordable route to creating a dreamy aesthetic inside our homes. That being said, if you're set on investing in a gorgeous mirror, it's hard to look past Anthro's Primrose collection.