IKEA has a budget-friendly swap for this gorg Anthropologie mirror, and it's $400 cheaper

Looking luxe on a budget

Gold IKEA mirror
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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 buy a new mirror for your place and also had your eye on the Anthropologie Primrose mirror, the Råmebo Mirror 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 other potentials, including a dead-ringer for the Gleaming Primrose mirror from Wayfair.

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.

The new IKEA Ramebo mirror styled

Image credit: IKEA

(Image credit: IKEA)

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.

Katie Sims

Katie has recently joined Future's Ecommerce writing cohort after exploring different forms of digital writing in her Media and Journalism MA. Her love for being at home and creating an environment that is at once cozy, stylish, and practical means she's constantly browsing home decor sites online. Her current favorites are Anthropologie and H&M Home. For her next interior endeavor, she's looking to become a plant mom, in the hope that some greenery will refresh her home in time for spring.