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9 mirrors to make the most of the light in your home


By Megan Burns
12th Jan 2023
9 mirrors to make the most of the light in your home

January can feel like a particularly dark month, so it’s time to maximise any natural light in your home with the help of a mirror or two.

When the Christmas lights come down, January can often feel a little bleak. Without the festive flourishes, the days feel short and dark, and spring can seem a long way away.

One solution is to make the most of any daylight when you do have it, as well as the effects of any lamps and other lights in your home. And while not all of us are lucky enough to have huge windows to let the light pour in, you might be surprised at the difference some carefully-placed mirrors can make. 

Not only will they reflect light into corners where it may be lacking, they can also trick the eye into making your space look much larger than it is. 

Here are 9 options to suit any style.

Framed Mirror, from €250, Elements of Action

Wavy metal frame mirror, from €89.99, Zara Home

Mirror, Society of Lifestyle, €60, Industry & Co

Long Vibes mirror, €3,154, Ligne Roset

Circum Rose round mirror, €295, April and the Bear

Abigail II Mirror, Bloomingville, €459, Woo.Design

Georg mirror, Skagerak, €489, Finnish Design Shop

Asymmetric mirror, €49.99, H&M

Large reclaimed wood mirror, off-white, €345, Amber + Willow