9 Australian Designer Mirrors that’ll Maximise Style & Space
Give your home the refined polish of a statement mirror with one of our elegant, Australian picks
Mirrors have long been more than just a surface for a mere reflection to check there’s no lipstick on your teeth. They can be a design tool in themselves. A strategically placed mirror has the power to make a space feel bigger, bouncing light and adding a sense of airiness to even the pokiest of spaces with just a shaft of light. A mirror can also serve to extend an interior scheme to bring even more cohesion to a space, particularly connecting open-plan zones. A vignette of feature furniture framed within a mirror for instance can create an artwork of sorts seen from the kitchen island. There are plenty of options out there to reflect your home style. Here are a few of our favourites.
A must in any bathroom, powder room or ensuite is a mirror above a vanity and instead of going with the traditional mirrored cabinet, why not try to make more of a statement. This geometrically pleasing Pill Mirror is simple with its chic curves and you can choose from several frame colours to suit your bathing zone. We, of course, love the pink, but consider a finish that complements your tapware – black with matt black fixtures, or brass with burnished brass tapware.
Combining a cane frame with glass, McMullin & Co. has crafted an arched full-length mirror with an easy coastal appeal but with a refined quality. The arch shape is a classic mirror form so will serve as a practical piece in a main bedroom or bathroom, while it would also work beautifully in an open-plan living area, leaning against a wall to add a further sense of space.
Long-time Sitchu style favourite Lucy Montgomery has brought her impeccable eye for detail to this mirror named for the iconic Positano hotel that has inspired its en pointe wavy border. Wavy forms have really had a style moment but this take of the trend adds timeless white and plaster finish literally to the frame for a fluid silhouette that is incredibly versatile. Available in four different sizes and shapes means this shapely beauty is equally at home above a console or fireplace and in a main bedroom or at the end of a hallway.
One for contemporary and minimalist interior schemes, this organically shaped mirror with sleek gunmetal edging is the ideal finishing touch. Available in three different sizes, we can see this piece above a mantelpiece or in the hallway or on a living area wall acting as an elegant art installation of its own.
With its bronze, baubled frame and circular mirror surface, this piece would sit beautifully above a marble fireplace within a timeless minimalist living space with organically shaped sofas and polished feature furniture. There’s a timeless quality to this investment mirror that will hold you in good stead.
For a slimline take on the wavy trend, you can’t go past Middle of Nowhere’s Artemis Mirror. The added bonus here is that it’s also available in different sizes and frame finishes, which again gives you flexibility to place it in a living area, bedroom or hallway. This Melbourne-based design studio offers plenty of other mirror options too, so it’s perusing its range to find the ideal one for your space.
A casual lean of this rattan framed mirror makes it a chic choice to elevate a relaxed beachy look. The straight mirror forms contrasts beautifully with the bent rattan element at the base and would pair beautifully with a jute rug in a main bedroom or living area or even at the end of a hallway.
Another option for a bathroom or above a console or set of drawers is this terrazzo-framed mirror. Terrazzo has proven to be a contemporary style staple and this is an easy way to bring the speckled, organic colour into your home without having to commit to a whole floor or benchtop.
The nifty carved Indian marble accent shelf of this arched mirror gives this piece an extra element of functionality. It’s our prime mirror candidate positioned at the entryway to catch your keys and wallet, and for final make-up checks before you leave for your next dinner party.
That mirror on the wall will prove to be the fairest of them all if you take a look at our selection of chic mirror options. Mirrors are a brilliant and easy way to add a sense of space and light to any corner of your home. To add more decorative elements that work double-time, check out our fresh pick of striking statement vases to house fresh blooms and learn even more ways to make your space feel bigger with these clever living area ideas.
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