How to Use Mirrors in Your Garden
An old door now draws all eyes to this sitting area. Bright paint and simple framework keep the focus on the reflection.
Mirror fills the elegant lines of this old window to bounce natural light around a porch.
Spot of color
Hung on an outside wall, this boldly colored mirror injects fun while reflecting greenery. Get greenery even where it won't grow by hanging a mirror in sightline of plants.
Fill a wall
Even with vines twining over it, this privacy fence would be a dark blot without the big mirror. The circular shape also breaks up the lines of the fence.
Punctuate the look
A mirror is an exclamation point above lush flowerbeds. The mirror also brightens what would be a darker part of the bed.
Double the impact
Mirrors double the impact of statement pieces like this. The red frame means there is no overlooking it.
The elegant lines of this mirror echo the classic styling of the urn and shrubs. A graceful arch of greenery frames the composition.
Just a small rectangle of light-reflecting surface area adds the right level of brightness amid the jumble of fun pieces. Its colorful frame suits the mood, too.
Placed at the back of an arbor, the mirror keeps the statue from being hidden in the recesses of a shadows.
Just as you would hang art above an indoor fireplace, do so outside. Here, the mirror and its ornate frame work as art.
When placed so they reflect calm, mirrors provide a visual break. Here, it's quiet among a mishmash of art, but it would do the same in a profusion of plants.
The porthole effect of this mirror is secondary to the graphic nature of its impact. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, so choose one that fits your garden style while wowing viewers.