The organic-shaped mirror trend is taking over Instagram and we found 3 budget-friendly options

The curved, nature-inspired shapes are spreading into every furniture and homeware category

Dunelm Pebble Wall Mirror
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In the past year, we’ve started to view our homes as more of a refuge, away from the never-slowing hustle and craziness of the outside world. And this has impacted the materials and shapes we fill our homes with. 

Curved, more organic shapes are more calming as they are reminiscent of nature. And now, even our mirrors ceased to be symmetrical. Instead, we favour organic-shaped mirrors instead.

This is just another symptom of the nature luxe interior trend, an idea of filling your home with nature-inspired colours, textures and silhouettes. But we’ve been seeing this specific piece of organic-shaped homeware all over Instagram. And while it can be an expensive thing to invest in, as the likes of La Redoute is selling theirs for £280 and Heal’s stocks one for £299, there are also several affordable variations to choose from. These are three of our favourites...

 The organic-shaped mirror trend 

At Ideal Home as we've watched the asymmetric mirror trend emerge, we've called them all sorts of names - jelly bean mirrors, squiggly mirrors, pebble shape mirrors. However, what they all have in common is an organic structural shape, filled with elegant curves that are perfect for making a splash as part of bedroom mirror ideas or living room ideas above a fireplace.

‘We’ve certainly noticed a growing number of organic and asymmetrically shaped mirrors coming to the market and rising in popularity in interior design,’ says Sam Sutherland, Flitch interior stylist. 

‘Over the past six months, there has been a significant shift from the popularity of furniture with sharp lines and angles to items with curves and more organic shapes. These unusually shaped mirrors create a focal point and add a sense of dynamic movement, opening up even smaller spaces.’

Dunelm Pebble Wall Mirror

(Image credit: Flitch/Dunelm)

Sue Jones, OKA’s co-founder and creative director, has also seen unusually shaped mirrors rising in popularity. 'Some of our best-selling mirrors are less conventionally shaped, and I certainly think it’s a trend that is here to stay.’ 

‘People have become a lot bolder when choosing things for their homes, and there is a lot more interest lately in creating a real focal point or element of drama,' continues Sue. 'I think that is why asymmetrical mirrors are having a moment in the spotlight.'

'They’re not only practical objects but can also be used as statement wall art, whether as standalone pieces, or, even better I think, bringing another layer of dimension to a gallery wall.’

room with mirror glass vase and white wall

(Image credit: Dunelm)

Tracey Hague, director of furniture brand Where Saints Go, also offers some styling tips using these multitasking home decor wonders. 

‘Position your shaped mirror in your hallway or living room to reflect the light and soften the space while providing a centrepiece to elevate your walls. Let your mirror’s design speak for itself and keep your walls free from pattern - we’d opt for a neutral painted shade rather than a patterned wallpaper.’ 

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend. 

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