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Trend: Garden Mirrors

The trend for taking interior style outdoors continues to grow and garden mirrors are the next BIG thing. Here's how to get it right!

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the finest garden of them all? Well, if you’re embracing the growing trend for gorgeous looking garden mirrors then it could well be you (and I’m so verrry jealous – just call me Charlize Theron).

We have such a large emphasis on our outdoor life today and our gardens have become so much more part of our living space. So perhaps it’s no surprise that along with outdoor furniture and cushions, garden mirrors are the next most popular way to add character to an outdoor living area.

With the power to transform any space, mirrors are especially useful in small courtyard gardens, on roof terraces and balconies to add an extra dimension and reflect light into more shady spots.

We love the reclaimed vintage antique home and garden mirrors from local Kent company, Aldgate Home.

They source and restore architectural and industrial mirrors – and are very particular on the quality of their pieces, always looking for the original details and working features.

Each piece is passionately restored and completed with their own hand-antiqued glass mirror which totally complements the age of the frames and brings a subtle tone to each piece rather than the cold gleam of new glass mirror. (Clever, eh?)

They uniquely restore their decorative mirrors to a preserved rustic finish for interior and exterior display. (See images above and below).

5 Golden Mirror Rules

1. Think about what will be reflecting – don’t place your mirror opposite a wall with drain pipes or rubbish bins.

2. Aim for reflecting the leafy or floral interest in your garden.

3. Don’t place mirrors too high up or anywhere they are likely to impact bird flight.

4. Go for quality, specialist garden mirrors, like the rustic heritage pieces from Aldgate Home – and avoid faux, cheaper versions (you don’t want your garden to look like a child’s soft play area).

5. Don’t use mirrors in hot countries, and be especially careful to check where they are reflecting in the summer (even in the UK) so that they do not become a fire hazard.

Like what you see? Shop them here at Aldgate Home.

2 comments on “Trend: Garden Mirrors”

  • Lin A. March 17, 2021

    All garden mirrors are confusing and dangerous for birds, who will fly into them at full speed believing it to be open space. This can cause serious injury.

    • aliagnew March 18, 2021

      Thank you for sharing this concern! We definitely don’t want that. I know garden mirror experts can advise on the placement and height of mirrors to avoid this happening – close to ground level I have heard is best. x


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