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?

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