Using Antique Mirrors Outside
For the most part, mirrors are fundamental “inside” pieces and don’t typically thrive in outside conditions. While this belief is primarily correct, the reality is that mirrors have been around for a very long time and have been used in outdoor settings almost as much as indoors.
For the patio owner that needs a little more space, or the garden owner looking to maximize their outdoor relaxation space, this guide will be the one for you! Mirrors are essentially the best tools for expanding space through visual trickery or pushing more light into a room without adding a second light source.
The above reasons are perfect for outside décor and make mirrors exceptionally well suited to the rigors of roughing it outside. In this guide, we’re going to go through some of our favorite techniques and show you how to take your patio, front porch, or garden to another level using designer mirrors!
Good design for a home is usually about maintaining as much consistency through the design as possible, it’s a simple rule but a good one. A well-placed designer mirror is excellent for defining a space and its corresponding style. As a result, an antique-style mirror can be the missing link between the exterior and interior of your home.
Wood-framed mirrors have an incredible amount of potential when used as a repeating theme in your home, owing to their ability to retain a consistent theme in the home. These mirrors work best in antique styles and can be an effective way to introduce visitors to your home and style by creating a comfortable transition between the outdoors and indoors.
Wooden antique-style mirrors can be a fantastic addition to the home as they grow increasingly worn over time. Instead of throwing them out try giving your older pieces a second life as exclusively outdoor décor, where their worn-out textures will be appreciated once more.
All About the Inspo
Mirror are incredible mimics of space and vibe. To that end, having a mirror in an outdoor space you have reserved for meditation or mindfulness exercises can help make a space as comfortable and encouraging as possible by reflecting the tranquility.
For the best result try 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.
Increase Your Greens
A mirror’s talents with a tranquil or creative space cannot be understated, and that ability to enhance a space is especially useful in a garden.
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 would like some more help choosing the perfect mirror for your home, 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!