Fringed mirrors are the micro trend taking over our homes this year

From bushy lion's manes to feathered plumage, we want them all

We’re seeing fringed mirrors everywhere right now, from feathers and fluffy trims to touchy-feely raffia and grass. No longer purely a practical piece, the trend sees mirrors coming into their own as wall art too.

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Searches for feathered mirrors on Google have increased by 202% on average, while demands for fringed mirrors jumped by 88%. It just takes one look at your Instagram feed to see that these beauties are everywhere.

Embracing features, fringing and even tassels in some cases this mirror microtrend has grown out of the 1970s interiors resurgence sparked by hit shows such as The Serpent on BBC. If you've already gorged yourself on rattan furniture and accessories a fringed mirror is the natural next step.

room with fringed mirror on green wall and wooden shelves

(Image credit: Oliver Bonas)

Buy now: Singa natural seagrass mirror, £98, Oliver Bonas (opens in new tab)

‘Feathered and fringed mirrors have become a staple piece in our home, offering an easy way to inject a shot of warmth onto our walls,' explains Michele Kear, Web Merchandiser for Homes at La Redoute (opens in new tab).

‘Pieces that make use of natural materials like sisal or rayung are increasingly popular due to the trend for bringing the outside in. Using natural fringe will bring a unique softness to a room, while a large inset mirror will help to open up a space to make it feel lighter, brighter and larger,’ she added.

fringed mirror with grey frame

(Image credit: La Redoute)

Buy now: Mane fringe mirror, £250, La Redoute (opens in new tab)

If you are looking for that wow factor opt for a rattan mirror that looks almost like a lion’s mane. This one from Beaumont measures nearly a metre wide and features flexible rattan and cane pieces that create the fringe-like effect. However, with a £459 price tag, this stylish addition doesn't come cheap. 

fringed mirror on wall and sofaset with cushions

(Image credit: Beaumonde)

Buy now: Kane large round rattan mirror, £459, Beaumont (opens in new tab)

However, you can get the feathered look on a budget, B&M is selling an incredible feathered mirror for just £20. It is an almost perfect dupe for the Maisons du Monde Plumi mirror - can you spot the difference?

Maisons du Monde Plumi mirror

room with white wall and fringed mirror on wall

(Image credit: Maisons du Monde)

Buy now: Plumi mirror, £66, Maisons du Monde (opens in new tab)

B&M feather mirror

room with feather mirror on white wall and plant in white pot

(Image credit: B&M)

This mirror microtrend doesn't just need to be a one-off statement it can be easily adapted into a new take on the gallery picture wall. Transform a dull wall with a montage of mirrors grouped together on the wall as artwork. These grass-fringed mirrors come in a range of sizes and look great alone or in a set.

room with round grass mirror on white wall

(Image credit: Graham & Green)

Buy now: Kula grass mirror, from £51, Graham & Green (opens in new tab)

The one thing to bear in mind with this trend is to allow your mirror to do all the talking. Pair it will a block colour wall and all it to be the main focus.

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Will you be trying this microtrend in your home?

Lisa Fazzani
Lisa Fazzani

Lisa is a freelance journalist who has written about interiors for more than 25 years and has worked on all the major homes titles, primarily Ideal Home, but also including Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors, Style at Home, Livingetc, Woman & Home, Easy Gardens and Good Homes magazines. Homes and interiors have always been a passion and she never tires of nosying around gorgeous homes, whether on TV, online, in print or in person, as well as being a serial shopper/bargain hunter.