Mirror image: 9 ways to work looking-glass chic

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  • Be it an island, headboard or splashback, mirroring is a space-creating device that's an on-trend, super-stylish and a true reflection of your taste (mirrored ceilings being the exception!)

    If you need to up the glam factor or give a poky pad the illusion of spaciousness, mirrored surfaces are the way to go. From églomisé glass splashbacks to disco balls – yes, really – here’s how to ensure your home reflects well on you…

    1 Mirrored wall

    The back wall of this edgy, industrial-chic kitchen-diner is clad in antiqued mirror, which not only enhances the room’s proportions, but is just the spot for checking all that hard work hasn’t made your hair frizz or make-up run when you’re cooking up a storm for a dinner party.

    2 Mirrored splashback

    With its gorgeous unique golden hue, this églomisé mirror splashback bathes the cooks and washer-uppers in an extremely flattering hue. The shade is cleverly picked up in the onyx island, metal drawer pulls and kick boards, which makes for one seriously glamorous, unified space.

    3 Mirrored island

    In another unusual touch, bronze – rather than silver – mirrored glass has been used on one side of this luxe marble island. And the smoky hue ties in nicely with the ultra-modern space’s overall neutral scheme.

    4 Mirrored shower enclosure

    If you’re a bit nervous about catching sight of your naked self from every angle after one too many Easter eggs, you can rest assured your modesty will remain intact in this epic shower enclosure. Fashioned from über-flattering antique mirror glass and teamed with a luxe Carrera marble shower tray, it has a distinct whiff of boutique hotel chic to it.

    5 Mirrored dressing room
    As walk-in wardrobes go, this one takes some
    beating. It may be a somewhat narrow area in reality, but it doesn’t feel like it, thanks to the mirrored door panels, which break up the run of storage, enhance
    the sense of space and add interest. Throw in a few
    decadent touches like the teal velvet ottoman and fancy frocks and it’s, like, whoa, let’s get ready to party!

    6 Mirrored shelves

    This bespoke shoe wardrobe is just the spot for showing off the owner’s extensive collection of high-end heels. Mirrored shelving isn’t just for the brave and is a great way of highlighting treasured collections of anything from hats and It-bags to plates and vases.

    7 Mirrored table
    We love how the soft sheen of this bedside table is picked up in the lamp. Matt mirroring is a subtle way to work the trend, but, as you can see, it’s no less alluring than the high-shine look, making it the perfect way to dip your toe into the trend.

    8 Mirror balls!

    Look at the dancing beams of light this disco ball throws across the walls. We immediately feel energised and ready to rock our embarrassing mum/dad dance when we spot a glittering mirror ball. And they never fail to energise a space. We reckon you’ll be seeing more and more of these babies in interiors. In fact, we love them so much, here are another three…

    9. Mirrored garden ‘gate’Using mirrors in a garden is an ingenious way of elongating your plot. This huge, gate-effect mirrored door might merely be reflecting the glorious greenery on show in the bijou space, but it tricks the eye by creating the illusion that there’s an even more magical part of the garden just waiting to be explored…

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