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Stunning Ideas for Your Garden using Mirrors

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Looking to expand a small garden space or patio?

Trying to figure out a way to dress up a boring fence or shed wall without having to put in hours of work?

Have you considered a mirror?

No? We’re glad you are here!

Mirrors can be a great – and versatile – addition to a garden. They can help to create an illusion of space in a small garden or just be a simple decoration. When well-placed, a mirror can create a secret window into another world or at least it can look like it does!

A mirror can brighten up a shaded corner with reflective light or enhance a visually stunning garden design. If you have any mirrors that you’re no longer using, why not add them to your garden?

We’ve gathered a collection of ideas to show you how you can use mirrors in any garden space and we hope you find inspiration for your garden!

 

Antique Mirror

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Source: Gardenista.com

The aged look of this mirror is a great example of how to add character to your garden. A large mirror like this can help to showcase a plant or area and make the space appear larger. The rusted looking planters to either side of the mirror create a great balance of old and new against the lively green plants.

 

 

White Mirror

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Source: notjustahousewife.net

This white frame adds a touch of shabby chic to this garden space that complements the bench and floor lamp – seen reflected in the mirror. Including a large mirror and furniture in a cozy space like this can help to create a space that feels less like a garden and more like and extension of the house itself.

 

 

Mirrors On A Fence

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Source: gardenwalkgardentalk.com

Hanging large, thickly framed mirrors against a fence helps to give the illusion that the space is larger than it really is. The lattice work frames add a charming country touch to this patio area. Hanging them under a shaded area helps to balance the shadows cast on the fence.

 

 

Window Pane Mirror

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Source: threedogsinagarden.com

Peeking out from behind climbing vines and bushes, this mirror looks more like a secret window into another section of the garden. This is a great idea for a whimsical fairy garden, creating a magical, mysterious corner in the garden. An old window pane can make a great outdoor mirror frame and can be found for relatively cheap prices at flea markets for a fun DIY project.

 

 

Ornate Mirror

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Source: dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com

Picking out a gorgeous ornate frame can be a great addition to your garden. Make it even more fun by painting it a bright, eye-catching color or even aging it a bit with an antique treatment. This particular blue stands out well against the red bricks and the bright green of the bush in front of it.

 

 

Mirror In A Hedge

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Source: plumsiena.com

Placing a large mirror in the garden can be a way to cover an unsightly spot or, like in this case, creates a unique space that can reflect a highlight of the garden. Imagine this in the middle of a hedge maze, it would make a totally unique look in any garden!

 

 

Dresser With Vanity Mirror

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Source: GrizzlyBearModern

Repurposing an old dresser can be an interesting and creative way to add to a garden. Keeping or adding a vanity mirror to the top is a fun addition. Bonus: look at the frames in the background! What a excellent and easy idea to dress up a space!

 

 

Bistro Table

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Source: houseandgarden.co.uk

Hanging a large mirror in a small, closed off patio space can be a great way to expand the space without much effort. This mirror makes this urban patio seem open and spacious instead of cluttered and tight.

 

 

Mirror With Sculpture

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Source: blogspirator.blogspot.com

If you have a signature sculpture that you absolutely love why not showcase it? Putting a mirror behind it can help showoff the sculpture from all angles with the added benefit of expanding the space.

 

 

Mirror With Water Feature

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Source: gardenloversclub

In a classic cottage garden, including a mirror in the back of this water feature surrounded by mossy cobblestones gives this space a fantastical feel. Like you could be looking into another world! Surrounding it with draping ivy and other climbing plants gives it an added bit of mystery.

 

 

Arched Mirror

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Source: gardenloversclub

Repurposing an old window frame as a mirror  can be a great way to find something that fits your style for cheap! This gorgeous, quite little corner makes a great place to host afternoon tea or a small luncheon hidden back among the greenery.

 

 

Garden Mantel

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Source: shabbystory.com

Create a charming and unique garden space by repurposing an old fireplace mantle! This is a great way to showcase an area or take up otherwise empty space. Paint it, distress it, mosaic it – anything goes when adapting it to your particular garden style!

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