We speak a lot about mirrors’ ability to impact your home décor and style. But if there’s something that we feel never gets enough attention is the outdoors.
Sure, there are plenty of style guides and articles on how to make the best of your patio or outdoor area, but rarely do these ever mention how effective a well-placed mirror can be at making an outdoor space feel that bit more luxurious.
Outdoor mirrors are funny because there isn’t really such a thing as an outdoor mirror. There mirrors and just mirrors; where you place them is up to you, meaning that it’s just as easy to make a sophisticated space outside as it is inside.
Nooks for Introspection
For many people, the outdoor space in their home can often be a tranquil sanctuary designed to make the best of the fresh air and calm surroundings. For these settings, a mirror that can mimic that sense of tranquility can be a tremendous asset and help make a space as comfortable and encouraging as possible.
How does one do that? Well, by using a carefully selected round rattan or boho mirror. The simple circular designs of these mirrors are fantastic from a design perspective and can make the most of any space they are placed in.
Even better, our selection of boho and rattan mirrors all come in frames using natural and ethically sourced materials, making them even more suited to outdoor spaces or in homes that make a point to be environmentally conscious.
Situate any one of our designer mirrors amongst a gorgeous setting of a classic backyard nook, and you’ll be trying to find any reason to escape to it.
Make it a Double
If you’re an avid gardener or take pride in your latest botanical additions, then a designer mirror can often be the perfect addition to make the most of your greenery.
More oversized mirrors, such as arched window-style mirrors and French mirrors, can be a fantastic way to ensure your outdoor plants and garden are seen from their best angle. This can also significantly affect small gardens, with a large enough mirror being able to double the perceived surface area of your foliage with ease.
If you’re a stickler for consistency and like to have a clear theme throughout your home, then a well-placed mirror can be the missing link between the exterior and interior of your home.
Wood-framed mirrors with key design elements have an incredible amount of potential when used as a repeating theme in your home. This works best with antique styles and can be a subtle yet effective way to introduce visitors to your home and style that creates a comfortable transition between the outdoors and indoors.
If you find yourself using old or rusted mirrors, this can be a fantastic alternative to throwing them out and giving your older pieces a second life as exclusively outdoor décor.
If you would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, then don't be afraid to give our team at West Mirrors a call. Our friendly group of experts would be more than happy to provide some advice and recommendations!