Since we had our living room painted (I know, I still need to share pictures!) our mantel has remained bare.
OPTION #1: Mixture of light and dark wood
I liked this one because it ties in the lighter wood in the kitchen with the darker wood in the family room.
OPTION #2: Medium wood tones
This wood most closely coordinated with the wood in the living room. It's the most cohesive, but is it too boring? Just like with the first one, I like the symmetrical roundness of it.
OPTION #3: Grey-wash sunburst
This mirror that I saw on Olioboard is what first inspired me to go with a wooden mirror. Gray is the primary color used in the family room, but is it too much gray? Blend too much with the walls? The sunburst edges give it some fun interest.
OPTION #4: Brown-tone sunburst
This mirror combines the medium wood tones I like in #2 with the interesting edges of #3. My worry is that I will get sick of the sunburst style. Is it just a trend or will it last through the years?
So now you can see why I need your help. Let me know which mirror you like best!