Best garden mirrors: 12 gorgeous designs to suit all spaces

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The best garden mirrors are a brilliant way to make your outside space feel more like another room in your home. Whether your garden is a contemporary balcony or a country cottage-style garden, you can find a style to suit your space. 

Just like inside your home, mirrors can make your space seem instantly bigger and brighter. This is especially useful in a smaller garden, or in a dark corner that rarely gets any sunlight. The reflection increases the feeling of space and reflects any natural light, making them a great space-enhancing solution. 

Scroll down for our pick of the best designs, then discover the best ways to create your perfect outdoor living space with our complete guide. 

The best garden mirrors 

gold sunburst garden mirror with round decorative detailing

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1. Sunburst garden mirror

Best decorative design: create your own sunshine with this mirror

Specifications
Best for : Decorative detail
Colours available: Gold
Size: Dia.80cm
Reasons to buy
+Unique sunburst design+Suitable for any size space

This garden mirror is one that will sit back in any modern garden. Be it a large party-ready patio or a small-but-perfectly-formed balcony, the size of this design means it can add a ray of sunshine to any outdoor wall. 

The intricate metalwork in a warm gold finish makes it an instant talking point. Let it take centre stage on its own, or combine three in a larger space for a creative gallery wall effect. Tapping into the interiors trend for curved shapes and rounded edges, it’s the perfect addition to a Moroccan or contemporary-style space.

Buy the Sunburst garden mirror

black window-style garden mirror

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2. Luar window-style garden mirror

Best Crittall-style mirror: go industrial with this on-trend style

Specifications
Best for : Contemporary look
Colours available: Antique noir, antique ivory
Size: H70cm
Reasons to buy
+Can be used outside and in+Stylish design

If you’re thinking a garden mirror is too country cottage style for your contemporary outdoor space, let us introduce you to the Luar. The distinctive black window pane style is smart and striking, adding an sleek touch to any space. 

If you want to get maximum use from this design, bring it inside throughout the winter months for a stylish focal point above a fireplace. 

Buy the Luar window-style garden mirror

garden mirror with rustic shutters

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3. Outdoor shutter mirror

Best rustic look: add instant charm with this hinged shutter design

Specifications
Best for : Rustic look
Colours available: Distressed iron
Size: H70cm
Reasons to buy
+Moveable doors+Creates the illusion of a window
Reasons to avoid
-Appearance of iron will change over time

If picture-perfect French-style windows are the stuff of dreams, save yourself a fortune and get the look with this garden mirror instead. Position this garden mirror so that it reflects greenery, and you’ll create the illusion of a window in your wall, looking through to more garden space. You can even open and close the slatted doors as you please, mixing up the look to suit your mood. 

Buy the Outdoor shutter mirror

garden mirror with clock detailing

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4. SunTime roman numeral garden mirror

Best clock-style design: create a focal point with this metal mirror

Specifications
Best for : Focal point
Colours available: White
Size: Dia.92cm
Reasons to buy
+Unique clock design
Reasons to avoid
-Detailing makes it more difficult to clean

This is a garden mirror with a difference. Roman numeral clocks are as timeless as Ercol chairs and Shaker-style kitchens, making this a classic choice to invest in. Its oversized style works to create a focal point, in exactly the same way as an oversized interior clock would become the backdrop to your space. A fun addition to your space that will certainly make your garden feel more like a room in its own right.

SunTime Roman Numeral Garden Mirror

gothic style cream rustic outdoor mirror

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5. Whitewash Arched Gothic Mirror

Best gothic-inspired style: a quick way to add some drama to your space

Specifications
Best for : Gothic look
Colours available: White ash
Size: H80cm
Reasons to buy
+Dramatic feature+Painted in weather resistant paint 
Reasons to avoid
-Painted finish may need a refresh over time

While travelling far and wide to visit famous gothic churches is off limits for the time being, bring some of that architecture to you own garden with this garden mirror from Thompson & Morgan. Whether your garden is a countryside retreat with a traditional scheme, or you’ve gone ultra modern with black paint and sleek furniture, this gothic style will work in a wide range of garden schemes.

Buy the Whitewash Arched Gothic Mirror

elegant white garden mirror

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6. Ornate Metal Garden Mirror

Best tall design: a great choice to fit narrow spaces

Specifications
Best for : Elegant detail
Colours available: Cream
Size: H105cm
Reasons to buy
+Weatherproof paint finish+Tall design
Reasons to avoid
-Narrow style might not suit every space

If a circular garden mirror will take up too much space on your garden wall or fence, this tall, narrow design is a great alternative. Made from steel with a cream weatherproof paint finish, the neutral colours work well against a wall, while the ornate detailing makes this more like a piece of artwork. You can’t go far wrong with a classic design, so this intricate statement mirror will be loved for years to come.

Buy the Ornate Metal Garden Mirror

dark blue shutter style garden mirror with movable doors

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7. Wayfair Sumlin Accent Mirror

Best style for dark colour: pack a punch with this 100% eucalyptus wood mirror

Specifications
Best for : Striking statememt
Colours available: Dark blue
Size: H74cm
Reasons to buy
+Movable doors+Unique colour
Reasons to avoid
-Could be too bold for some garden schemes

If you’re looking to create real impact, dark colours such as black or deep blue contrast beautifully with the green of plants and make their vibrant colours pop even more. If a dark wall or fence feels a step too far for your space, test out the theory with this dark blue garden mirror instead. 

The traditional shutter style combined with the bold, modern colour makes for a great combination that will suit both classic and contemporary spaces alike.

Buy the Wayfair Sumlin Accent Mirror

a natural circular mirror with decorative design and a modern sofa and white cushions and a bamboo screen

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8. The White Company Round Kubu Mirror

Best wicker mirror: get back to nature with this circular design

Specifications
Best for : Natural materials
Colours available: Wicker
Size: Dia.69cm
Reasons to buy
+Sustainable material+Chic boho look
Reasons to avoid
-Not as durable as some of the other designs

This wicker mirror, made in Indonesia from natural Kubu wood, is a real style winner as the decorative spiral detailing makes for a beautiful centrepiece. This works so well in a contemporary garden scheme as shown here, but we can see it blending in beautifully with a pretty boho vibe – think rattan, tassels and bright colours. You'll probably want to bring this one inside throughout the winter months though – it's too pretty not to!

Buy the The White Company Round Kubu Mirror

gold gothic style garden mirror against a stone wall

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9. Cox & Cox Elegant Outdoor Mirror

Choose this aged gold gothic mirror for an enchanted look

Specifications
Best for : Grandeur
Colours available: Aged gold
Size: H122cm
Reasons to buy
+Elegant shape+Rustic finish
Reasons to avoid
-More expensive option 

For those of you with a large garden with foliage aplenty, you're in the lucky position of being able to take a bigger garden mirror. This mirror has elegant detailing and is finished in aged gold, giving it the look of an antique piece. Complete the look by positioning this against a stone wall or amongst your favourite bushes. Made from steel, it'll stand up to the elements no problem.

Buy the Cox & Cox Elegant Outdoor Mirror

garden mirror with white slatted shutters that open and close

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10. Waitrose Garden Wall Mirror With Shutters

Best for value: bargain buy with moveable shutters

Specifications
Best for : Moveable doors
Colours available: White
Size: H49cm
Reasons to buy
+Elegant shape+Rustic finish
Reasons to avoid
-Small design so not as much impact


Think you can’t afford a statement garden mirror? Think again! At under £45 this beautiful wall design is a steal, making it a great way to add interest without blowing the budget. The white shutters have been painted an weathered for a rustic finish, plus you can open or close them as you please to mix up the look. 

Buy the Waitrose Garden Wall Mirror With Shutters

white gothic style garden mirror with pointed top and rounded details

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11. My Botanical Garden Wrought Iron Garden Mirror

Choose a bright white curved design to lighten up your space

Specifications
Best for : Curved details
Colours available: White
Size: H112cm
Reasons to buy
+Tall slim design+Simple shape
Reasons to avoid
-Traditional style might not suit more modern gardens

If you're looking to brighten up a shady spot, this decorative white framed mirror could be just the ticket. Made from wrought iron, it's an incredibly durable design and will happily adorn your garden for years to come. 

Buy the My Botanical Garden Wrought Iron Garden Mirror

The best garden mirrors

Materials

Think carefully about the type of materials your garden mirror is made from. If you're planning to leave it outside all year, hardy metal materials or a design with a suitable outdoor painted finish are good choices. If your mirror will have some added protection from the elements, such as underneath a covered pergola, you'll be able to choose from a wider range of materials. Alternatively, you could bring your mirror inside during the colder winter months and display it inside your home instead. 

Where to place your mirror 

When it comes to positioning your garden mirror, the reflection is key. You want to make sure it reflects back something beautiful, like your favourite flowers or some greenery, rather than your kids' climbing frame, for example. 

Make sure you use the correct fixings to attach your mirror to the wall or fence panel. Some designs can be very heavy and need appropriate fixings that will take the full weight of the mirror. 

Safety point

Ensure your mirror isn’t placed in direct sunlight as it could become a fire hazard, and make you choose a spot where birds aren't likely to fly into it.

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