There is something hypnotic at looking at reflections in a convex mirror, all of the distortions are really interesting. I also like the fact that I look like a Manga person or Dobby from Harry Potter with really huge eyes. A similar effect can be found by looking at your reflection in a soup spoon, but I digress…
I have been collecting the mirrors for a while and waiting until I had enough to do a grouping, I saw the below picture and love them in a cluster. Today I was in ‘Homesense’, (one of my favourite EVER stores), when I spotted a couple of different sized ones, so I snapped them up for a song. On returning home, I decided to gather them all together and finally get them up onto a wall.
I decided to group them in the dining room and above the mantlepiece, which currently looks like the below. The mirror is too low I think, and the large paper flower overwhelms the space. I have very tall ceilings and everything looks too low in the picture.
I had 5 convex mirrors to play with, so fiddled about until I liked the arrangement and then fixed simple picture pins into the walls to hang them. This is the result in the evening light:
I think the wall looks better now, as more space is visible. This is how it looks in the daytime: