Stunning Ideas for Your Garden using Mirrors
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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!