Round mirrors have been a love of mine for over a year now but who is counting the days? The interior love for this item just keeps getting stronger every day. When you look at inspiring pictures to help you decide on a new room theme, one item that just keeps appearing is the round mirror.

It has appeal with its familiar shape we all love and is easy on the eye. Because of its shape, it means it can transform the most humble of corners and I for one am loving the fact that we are still talking about this. When you have a room with lots of straight lines and angular shapes like the bathroom, adding a round mirror will enhance that space. It will add contrast and offer a visual statement as well as being on trend.  If you have a small area like the hallway adding a huge round mirror will make that space seem so much bigger. This is something to bear in mind when you are wanting to create a spacious look. More than ever I am seeing lots of photos and inspiring pictures of rooms with round mirrors in them. The best thing is that there are so many on the high street now for all kinds of budgets so you have no excuse but to rush out and buy one!

Last week I was taking my enormous tree to the recycling centre and they have a shop there where you can buy items people have donated rather than throw away. I found a lovely round mirror and can’t wait to add this to my room. Being such a versatile piece it means I could place it in one of many rooms. Still undecided at the moment and thinking of maybe adding to my bedroom or the hallway to add depth. My hallway looks quite plain at the moment so will be nice to add a feature wall there. Maybe a gallery wall and finally get around to putting up all of my pictures!

What I love about the choice out there to buy at the moment is you can choose a black edge which could compliment black fittings in your bathroom. Or you could choose a huge size to add drama to your living room. You could choose a smaller size to just bring alive a small area that would otherwise be lost in your home.

There is so much choice to choose from. Which metal and whether you buy a large one with no border or one hanging from a rope. Decisions, decisions. Well, let me help you by sharing the ones I am loving at the moment.

 

Here is my top picks for the round mirrors I love and since last checked all in stock

Firstly Habitat patsy for £145.00

John Lewis is doing this style for just £50 which has lovely detail on it.

Dunelm have this one with a black frame and reduced to £16.00

If I was being asked now to design a room, I would definitely be thinking about a round mirror and probably that would be the first thing I put in a room with everything else falling in line to accommodate it 🙂 Unless I was designing a kitchen then of course that wouldn’t be the case!

There is a new exhibition on at the National Gallery which shows how round mirrors reflects our history. In this article by the Daily Mail, it shows that round mirrors are more popular than ever and that our love of them goes way back in time. If you want to go to the exhibition it is on until the 2nd April 2018

The word mirror derives from the French “mirour,” from the Latin “mirari”—to admire. Mirrors were used by ancient Egyptians and convex glass mirrors have been found in archaeological digs dating to the 3rd century­. The earliest of mirrors to be known to be unearthed was dating back as early as 2000BCE. It is truly remarkable to think that an interior item we love, cherish and want to add to our homes can have been around for as long as that.

All photos via Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. Sarah Bailey

    January 16, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I had no idea round mirrors were on trend, but I have to admit I think I am loving it! They offer something so very different from the normal, now where could I put one.

  2. melissa major

    January 16, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    I don’t have any round mirrors buy wow they look so stylish! I need one in my house

  3. Ali Rost

    January 17, 2018 at 6:31 am

    My parents have a round mirror and while I think it’s very cool, it never occurred to me that there might be a history associated with them. Wouldn’t it be fun to visit the National Gallery and see for ourselves how we grew to love them? And your fun facts about mirrors was so interesting. Who knew the earliest of mirrors to be unearthed, dated back as early as 2000BCE? x

  4. Rhian Westbury

    January 17, 2018 at 10:18 am

    I quite like the idea of round mirrors, I have a rounded edge rectangular in my bedroom as this works well for me x

  5. Yeah Lifestyle

    January 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Never realised all the points about a round mirror till you pointed it out, it does make sense as its pleasing to the eye and very stylish as well

  6. Emily Leary

    January 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I love the look of a round mirror, they really help to create a statement within a room. I might just have to invest in one too!

  7. Kara

    January 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I have a boring rectangular mirror but wish I had a round one now

  8. Joanna

    January 17, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    I didn’t think of getting a round mirror for my own house. They do look great though and if you place them in the right spot, they can definitely give your home personality.

  9. Mayah Camara

    January 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I have a thing for mirrors, they really make rooms look bigger and can help add light to small spaces. I’ve rarely seen round ones. These look lush, love the decor! Thanks for such an insightful post hun x

  10. Sarah Ann

    January 17, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    It wasn’t until I read your post I realised how on trend round mirrors are and you’re so right! I don’t have any round mirrors currently but I think one would look lovely about the fireplace.

  11. Laura Dove

    January 17, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Ooh I didn’t know round mirrors were on trend either although we do have a few throughout the house! Who knew, Im the height of fashion!

  12. hannah

    January 18, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Looks like there are a good choice available. I don’t have any round mirrors

  13. Danasia Fantastic

    January 18, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Your choice in mirrors fit so well with your home, and I didn’t know having different shapes of mirrors was a thing, but I’m now into it.

  14. Nichola - Globalmouse

    January 18, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    YES! I absolutely love the look of round mirrors. We’re hoping to move this year and it’s one of the things I really want to get to revamp our living space so I loved reading this, thank you!

  15. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    January 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Oh I’m loving this trend! Mirrors add such depth and light to a room 🙂

  16. emma white

    January 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    oh yes I have seen round mirrors everywhere recently and really want a large one for my entrance hall

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