Mirrors are an age-old item we encounter every day. In the home, they’re both useful and striking, whether it’s an understated frame above your vanity in the powder room; a bold decorative hanging above the mantle; or simple wall piece that casts light down your hallway. Added bonus? Mirrors create the illusion of more space. Here are six options in a range of sizes, materials and styles, which will please the eye no matter the reflection.
The Reflect Mirror (Small), RRP $199
A square shape softened by round edges, this piece is reminiscent of the iconic Italian brass mirrors of the 1950s – google Gio Ponti. At a fraction of the price, you can have this mirror from up-and-coming Danish brand 101 Copenhagen.
Setting Sun Mirror, RRP $199
This frameless semi-circle references a setting sun. It looks best placed on top of a would-be horizon, such as a sideboard or mantle. Position other objects in the foreground and the still life will create a lovely reflection. It’s available in three tints – rust, blush and silver – in a new collection by Sydney-based Sarah Ellison.
Adnet Mirror, RRP $1049
There have been many imitations but the Adnet is one of our favourite leather-bound mirrors, ideal for your powder room or elevating the interior space just beyond your front door. It has a strong equestrian vibe with its saddle-like, earthy-coloured leather detailing, and is available at Luke Furniture.
Ikornnes Standing Mirror, RRP $169
The only free standing, full-length mirror in the line-up, this minimal IKEA design is a classic addition to any bedroom. With a subtle beech wood frame, large mirror surface and hanging rail at the back, it meets a range of aesthetic, practical and financial demands.
Darkly Brass Mirror, RRP $900
This mirror has the clean lines and slick surface of a luxury sportscar – it’s James Bond meets The Royal Navy. Beautiful and seamless, the circle appears to hover off the wall. Stocked at the Cool Hunter, of course.
Bamboo Mirror (Flower or Round), RRP $159
This retro-style mirror harks back to the design mood of the mid-20th Century – think California in the 1960s. The bent bamboo frame will add spirit to any relaxed, eclectic interior. This mirror (and its sibling, with wood battens instead of loops) is available from the perpetually cool Safari Living. The Flower mirror is currently sold out online, but will come back into stock – you can register to be notified when it comes back in. Or simply pop into the Hawksburn store.
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