I was walking past a local interior shop and saw these beautiful ‘window’ styled mirrors, which got me thinking about Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through The Looking Glass’ and how magical mirrors are within our spaces.
Mirrors, of course, create illusions of space, reflect and add light, but by playing around with the size and form, they can offer you more than just your reflection or your typical over the mantel decorative mirror.
I like how powerful and exciting mirrors can be in our spaces as they can stir up the imagination and cause you to pause and think for a moment. It’s not as hard as you think for your imagination to run away with you and, if you’re wondering what I an earth I am talking about, check out these fabulous mirrors below.
I love how windows can appear where none exist.
This image from Georgia Lacey of a 19th Century oak industrial window mirror really does make you stop and question its form…. mirror or window?
As does this shabby chic, charming window mirror.
It’s all about the scale for this giant-sized mirror, window or doorway?
The style and form can give illusions of doorways that magically appear when using oversized mirrors such as these….
This gorgeous giant ornate mirror speaks of a grand entrance to some princely court.
Whilst this beautifully textured, natural rustic mirror eludes to being an entrance to some enchanted forest.
By utilising mirrored doors, you can make good use of space whilst almost creating a concealed entrance that reflects the light and creates illusions of space.
I love how this particular mirrored door above reflects the entrance to the room, which in turn creates the illusion of there being other rooms to investigate. A form of a fairground/carnival fun house mirror effect.
Or how they can conceal an entrance to a room, making it feel spacious, but private at the same time.
And, of course, there are some forms of mirrors that are just pieces of art in their own right such as this beautiful Mathias Kiss.
So next time you find yourself peering through the looking-glass, gently remind yourself of how much more than just your reflection is captured, your imagination might be as well.