If you thoughtfully and meticulously decorate every inch of your home, would you really just unfold a couple of plastic chairs in your backyard and call it a day? Of course not.
Outdoor spaces are no longer a design afterthought. Now, they’re outdoor rooms–an extension of your interior decorating style. Instead of just a simple picnic table, these spaces are fully designed and styled, with dining sets, armchairs, sofas, area rugs, and even chandeliers and wall art. That’s where mirrors come in: They’re an unexpected element that somehow makes total sense. They instantly elevate a space and make it feel finished. Whether your slice of the great outdoors is a sprawling suburban backyard or a tiny city terrace, it will look a little more polished with mirrors. Get inspired by these outdoor spaces where mirrors make all the difference.
This enchanting outdoor space has rustic romantic vibe with its stone walls, vintage cafe table and chairs, and blooms displayed in a pitcher. An arched mirror in the garden gives it even more old-world appeal.
Make the most of vaulted ceilings with a tall mirror, like this arched, distressed version with windowpane detail. Paired with a heavy-duty console table, it serves as a bar or buffet when you’re entertaining.
If you live in an urban area, you’re lucky to have a backyard at all. So, if you don’t exactly have a ton of square footage, a mirrored trellis will add dimension to your space and make it feel more lush.
The key to this casually cool backyard vignette is the laidback combination of high-style elements, like the pink Acapulco chair paired with a vintage-looking arched windowpane mirror leaning casually against the vibrant green wall.
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A round mirror adds a modern touch to this canopy daybed with an antique bedspread. It also reflects the light from the chandelier hanging in front of it.
If you have a small enclosed backyard space, take a note from this urban garden and make the space appear larger with a wide horizontal mirror.
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Why settle for a firepit when you can have an outdoor fireplace? This stately brick version even has a mantel, so a large circular mirror makes it feel like the ultimate outdoor room.
A large rectangular mirror atop a farmhouse table serves as the center of a striking vignette of antique urns and galvanized metal pots bursting with greenery.