Take inspiration from one of fashion's most iconic tastemakers, Yves Saint Laurent, and accessorise every room with a mirror. From statement mirrors with bold and dramatic frames to subtle contemporary and modern mirror designs, ensure that you open up your space with reflections.
"I can't live in a room without a mirror, another space, another dimension. When there isn't one, the room is dead."
- Yves Saint Laurent
Our curated collection of designer mirrors transition from the traditional to the opulent to the minimalistic, each piece carefully thought out and considered from an interior designer's point of view. From brands like RV Astley and Eichholtz to Pavilion Chic and Calligaris, we have modern mirror designs to suit all tastes and interior styles.
Mirrors are for much more than simply function. Decorative modern mirror designs are being seen increasingly on the market, combining function and form to make a statement in our homes.
Sharp Lines to Create Dimension
Unique in shape, geometric wall mirrors often combine decoration with function. From quatrefoils and hexagon mirrors to simplistic frames with diverse linear structures, geometric shaped mirrors come in a range of shapes to suit any style of interior. These dramatic and eye-catching designs certainly won't go unnoticed, especially when highlighted with bronze, copper or gold tones.
As our Interior Designer, Nicole, told us in her helpful mirror buying guide, convex and concave mirrors are chosen more for decoration than function. They bounce light around the room and can be used to break up artwork pieces. For best effect, style different sized decorative convex mirrors together in pairs or threes to create a stylish and interesting wall feature, choosing a frame colour to complement existing elements of your interior.
A Dramatic Focal Point
Starburst mirrors (also known as sunburst mirrors) are eye-catching and dramatic, adding immediate interest to empty interior walls. You will often find these mirrors finished in metallic colours of silver and gold, replicating the warm and iridescent tones of the beaming sun and twinkling starlight. Great for placement in hallways and cubbyhole nooks, large starburst mirrors will add flair to otherwise simple spaces, while making an interior feel larger and luxurious. Style as the sole piece above console tables to enhance the look.
Window Style Mirrors
An Architectural Illusion
Window mirrors are hugely decorative and can be styled to either match or contrast the existing windows in your home. While more modern houses and apartments will likely find themselves with square or rectangular windows, an older property might have large windows with dramatic arches and curves. So, if you're seeking a more traditional look for a modern property, an arched window mirror can create a period feel. Window mirrors aren't limited to rectangular and arched forms however. They also explore nautical portholes, round frames and antique mirror glass to create a magnificent illusion!
Ornate Designs Inspired by 17th Century Europe
Baroque mirrors take inspiration from an artistic style that was prominent in Europe throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. Inspiring architecture, dance, music and sculpture, baroque style was famed for its dynamic approach to emotion and movement. Characterised by their ornate front detail, baroque style mirrors are a popular choice in modern homes, particularly in leaner and floor-length forms. They create a casual and relaxed look that encompasses an essence of European history. Gold, silver and bronze colours create a luxe look while variations of off-white, cream and black have been designed to better suit the colours of contemporary interiors.
A Touch of Elegance
Ornate mirrors have frames that are beautifully decorated, often with florals, finials and motifs that reflect styles of past eras like Baroque or the French Renaissance. Pairing function with elegant decoration, large ornate mirrors are favoured for their exquisite designs and attention to detail. Designs can be used to complement traditional schemes or add an elegant focal point to contemporary living spaces.
Mirrored Wall Art
Mirrors For Decorative Intentions
Whereas some mirrors are simply for function, others are chosen just for decorative purposes. Modern mirrored wall art and mirror art wall decor pair the spacial and illuminative properties of mirror glass with decorative and innovative design features that make statement pieces of wall decor. Like a convex mirror, these mirrors can be used intentionally to break up wall art or highlight a particular wall, creating a play on light that will transform a room. Artistic designs by Eichholtz create a series of striking distortions while ornately decorated mirrored wall art by Theodore Alexander is simply stunning.
Framed with Beautiful Texture
Shagreen - or faux shagreen - is a leather type material with a rich and diverse texture that replicates the appearance of stingray or reptile skin. When used to frame mirrors, the effect is truly luxurious, offering a beautiful balance of high-end design and intricate texture. Shagreen mirrors make a striking feature on interior walls but can also be styled alongside shagreen and faux shagreen furniture in matching shades to create beautiful sets.
Casual & Stylish Decor
Wall hanging mirrors bring a slightly different dimension to a space that a classic wall-mounted mirror can't quite achieve. These mirrors drape elegantly from a variety of hangers such as leather straps, intricate chain links or natural rope. A style often seen in nautical interiors, hanging mirrors in this way can create a casual look that and adds a different dimension to a living space. This style will make a great bathroom mirror in the smaller home but can also be styled in pairs or threes to create a feature in other interior spaces.
An Echo of a Past Life
If your signature style is all vintage, then you will be needing a vintage mirror that's in-keeping with your interior design. Vintage style mirrors on the market come in a range of sizes and styles with weathered finishes and distressed frames that give these mirrors an aged character that echoes a past life. Vintage mirrors with panes of antique mirror glass work beautifully to enhance the aged and characteristic appeal.
Warm & Natural
Rustic mirrors and scandi mirrors are all about simplicity. Made from different types of wood, these minimalistic designs place prominence on natural materials and warm wood textures in carefully balanced designs that don't overcomplicate. Rustic mirrors made using materials like rattan and bamboo create an organic, almost bohemian feel, while scandi mirrors made using light and washed woods make use of subtle textures in the woodgrain for a little style.
Industrial Style Mirrors
Striking Metal Masterpieces
Industrial mirrors are characterised by their striking designs in metal such as wrought iron and stainless steel. These mirrors beautifully complement industrial style spaces such as city apartments and quayside properties but can also be used to instil an industrial essence in contemporary living spaces. Large metal and wire mirrors with great window panes resembling the mighty windows of industrial buildings create the illusion of an industrial home. Bronze and copper tones across industrial wall mirrors really add to the overall effect, especially when applied with distressed finishes to give a raw and unfinished look.
Dramatic Forms & Abstract Designs
Contemporary mirrors are for those seeking something a little different from their home decor. Often, contemporary mirrors encompass abstract and innovative forms that are designed to stand out. From multi circle mirrors and dramatic arches to intentional overlaps, modern contemporary mirrors will certainly be noticed within your interior scheme. Calligaris is a brand that shows great examples of the diversity of contemporary mirrors. They offer creative designs and illusions that make statements in more ways than one, playing with light, colour and dimension.