Bare white walls need little more than loopy lines and sinuous silhouettes to ring the changes
Featuring curves, loopy lines, scallop shapes and asymmetrical circles, the new-season drop of wall mirrors are doing anything but playing it straight.
Sitting at the smaller and more decorative end of the spectrum, some of our favourite pieces are all about natural materials including bamboo, rattan, and steam bent wood, with new designs from Tom Raffield, Madam Stoltz, Bloomingville, Oliver Bonas and Habitat.
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Think of these pieces as small but mighty finishing touches, designed to jostle with your favourite prints on gallery walls, line hallways, sit above dressers in bedrooms or even work as bathroom mirrors.
At the higher end, interesting shapes are key. Always one to bring a sense of playfulness to its pieces, Ligne Roset’s Wall Jewellery mirror has been made in the image of a necklace, strung with differently sized discs on a bent steel wire.
William Yeoward, meanwhile, is nodding to the ever-popular scallop-shape with its Keste Mirror – a striking design finished in antiqued silver.
And for the Scandi-school of design, it’s all about asymmetry; Ferm Living’s Pond Mirror reflects the soft shapes of the waters edge while Danish designer Kristina Dam’s design, with its optional leather cord, is part mobile, part mirror.
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When you have picked and purchased your favourite, take care to keep it looking out-of-the-box stylish. An excess of moisture can damage a mirror, particularly if it’s a wood or natural fibre construction, so it’s important to keep the room it hangs in well ventilated.
Take care when hanging your mirror, too. A plaster or drywall won’t necessarily take the weight of a heavier mirror, so it’s best to screw it into support beams, or failing that, use wall plugs, to ensure it stays in place.
Now let’s introduce our best wall mirrors. Which is your fairest of them all?
Scandi-fave Ferm Living masters lovely, loopy lines on its new season mirrors.
This double-sided piece from Nordic designer Kristina Dam can be suspended in space or wall-hung and is finished with solid brass detail.
Channel the vibrant colours of South America with this joyful number from Columbian studio Ames.
An antique silver finish and scallop-shaped frame make this number from William Yeoward an all-out winner.
A teardrop shape forged from bamboo adds curve appeal on this small but perfectly formed piece.
Of-the-moment rattan gets the go ahead on Habitat’s sun-beam effect wall mirror.
Approach decorating your walls like getting dressed and add that extra special something with Ligne Roset’s jewellery mirror, designed by Jutta Werner.
Opt for asymmetry with this playful but oh-so-pretty design from Red Edition.