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There has been a gradual increase in popularity for convex mirrors. Most take on the form of traditional ships mirrors with thick wooden frames.
With variations available everywhere and in different sizes, now is the time to explore the appeal of a convex mirror.
Some think that a mirror should be practical and in many ways we agree, but with the shape of a convex the clear view is distorted with a fish eye effect, and we love it.
This shape creates a wider view of the room and helps reflect light from windows more than a flat mirror. You can still see a clear reflection straight on, but from different angles you gain so much more.
We should all give a convex mirror a home.
Top row – laredoute.co.uk [ £74 ] abigailahern.com [from £750 ] grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £18 ],
Middle row – maisondumonde.com [ £230 ], limelace.co.uk [ £34.95 ], reidandwright.london
Bottom row – zarahome.com [ £49.99 ] bandsglass.co.uk, rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £80 ]
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With new arrivals upon us H&M has gone all art deco, with lots of gold accessories including these fun mirrors.
These affordable mirrors are perfect for adding a bit of glamour and interest to a hallway, bedroom or living room.
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There’s a whole lot of loveliness ‘new in‘ at Rose & Grey but our favourite pick is the midcentury modern styled bamboo mirror.
Great shape, texture and style to add to an interior and make a statement in a room.
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We’ve spotted this gorgeous collection of mirrors at Rose & Grey. These new arrivals ooze style and would really make a statement in any room. Our favourites include the gold feathers and bamboo sunburst.
Head to roseandgrey.co.uk to shop the new arrivals
Clockwise from top left: gold feather [ £85 ], bamboo sunburst [ from £135 ], bronze leaf [ £69 ], egg [ £55 ], bamboo eye [ £65 ]
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Gone are the days when you simply put a mirror up in your bathroom, bedroom or hallway just for it’s practical purpose. Mirrors in the home now are seen as design statements and decorative objects.
The variety of designs available in stores and online offer you a great selection to choose from.
We’ve picked some of the popular on trend styles and our favourites.
One of the biggest trends this year is bringing mixed metal finishes on mirror frames – copper, brass and gold – often with a strong industrial feel. Rounded edge square and rectangular mirrors work great in achieving this look.
Another popular choice is the round hanging mirror. Get the simple scandinavian feel with the mix of wood and leather.
1. Sun mirror / urbanoutfitters.com [ £19 ]
2. Set of 2 mirrors / wayfair.co.uk [ £52.12 ]
3. Copper mirror / anthropologie.com [ £98 ]
4. Wall mirror with shelf / rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £99 ]
5. Brass mirror / made.com [ £129 ]
Bring colour and texture into your room with a bright frame or subtle blocks of metallic and pastels. The popular geometric trend continues to grow and works really well in mirrors – we love the ferm living wonder mirror, combining a hexagonal design with different woods, doubling up as a shelf for displaying objects.
Mirrors don’t always need to be flat either. Go bold with a 3D inspired design, bringing a strong focal point to a living room or bedroom.
6. Shelf mirror / fermliving.com [ £199 ]
7. Round mirror / johnlewis.com [ £150 ]
8. Round mirror / habitat.co.uk [ £45 ]
9. Colourblock mirror / westelm.co.uk [ £99 ]
10. Oblique mirror / dwell.co.uk [ £249 ]
Get a vintage look with a hanging art deco inspired mirror. Rather than going for a modern feel with leather or rope hanging element, pick a thin delicate chain. This combined with a more ornate shape will give a strong decorative statement.
For a bigger statement go for a retro sunburst mirror. This popular mid century design is having a resurgence in homes and works really well in a modern inspired room. The gold or brass finish sits really well with dark walls of grey or navy.
With wooden framed mirrors avoid light colours and opt for dark wood veneers like walnut or mango.
11. Hanging mirror / hm.com [ £12.99 ]
12. Walnut vaneer mirror / ikea.com [ £60 ]
13. Art deco mirror / oliverbonas.com [ £28 ]
14. Sun burst mirror / grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £195 ]
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This week we have fallen for these West Elm colour wash mirrors. New for Spring they come in diamond, triangle and hexagon shapes with varying colours of white, green and blue.
Place one individualy on a small wall, or group together to create a feature. [ mix with photos and art in similar shaped frames ]
Ticking the box for the Shape trend we featured a few weeks back, they are available now from westelm.co.uk [ £59 ]