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Five Fabulous Statement Wall Mirrors

A mirror can really have a transformative effect on the room – as well as making your living space look twice as big, it can add brightness and, if you choose a statement wall mirror then they can add a real focal point to your environment. Join us as we choose our five currently-available favourites.

Christine Mirror by Fiam Italia

Christine Mirror – £259.99, Fiam Italia

At a fairly gigantic 195 wide by 100cm high, you might need a large room to accommodate the spectacular Christine Mirror by Fiam Italia, but if you have a grand and airy room then it will be a stunning talking point! Fiam Italia specialise in creating furniture made from applying industrial processes and craftsmanship to curved glass, and the traces of heat forging on this piece guarantee that each piece is unique.

Lorentz Metal Wall Mirror Rose Gold

Lorentz Metal Wall Mirror Rose Gold – £446 (was £480), Deco Home

Comprising a large (90cm in diameter) circular centre with ten rods of metal on either side like the pipes of a church organ, the Lorentz wall mirror wall is part of an equally unusual range that includes dining, end and console tables as well as an entertainment unit. Each item is also available in a chrome colour as well as in this warm rose gold. It’s currently available at £34 so buy it now for a sweet discount.

Notre Monde Metal Frame Rectangular M Wall Mirror

Metal Frame Rectangular M Wall Mirror – £595, Notre Monde

Taking the art of Dutch abstract painter Mondrian as its inspiration, the M wall mirror from Notre Monde uses three colours of glass – bronze, clear and charcoal – and arranges them in the style of one of his familiar grid paintings. It has hangers on each corner, so you can display it whichever way up you prefer. It’s a metre square, so it’s big enough to make a real impact in any room.

Yearn Chain Wall Mirror in Silver

Chain Wall Mirror in Silver – £199, Yearn Mirrors

An impressive 134cm wide and 83cm high, this contemporary wall mirror by Yearn is more than large enough for you to touch your make-up in! The large rectangular centre is edged in a rather generously-sized ‘chain link’ design which has bevelled edges (it’s 6cm deep so it has a real chunky feel to it). A 102cm-in-diameter circular version (which employs the same technique to great effect) is also available.

Gallery Specter Wall Mirror

Specter Wall Mirror – £179.99, Gallery

Gallery’s Specter wall mirror consists of a large rectangular mirror at the centre of a bold geometric metal design. The copper-coloured frame is made up of multiple copper-effect criss-crossing rods, which are bent at angles to one another. The edges of this piece of art extend to 119cm high and 94cm wide, so make sure you’ve cleared plenty of wall space if you want to invest in this beauty!

Five Stunning Cloche Shaped Table Lamps

The word ‘cloche’ might make you think of a 1920s-inspired piece of headwear, or a useful piece of glass used to protect plants. It’s the distinctive shape we’re focussing on today, though – more specifically, how designers have used it to produce really stylish pieces of lighting. Join us as we present our five favourite cloche-shaped table lamps, each of them currently available from respected online retailers.

Blythe Mercury Cloche Table Lamp

Blythe Mercury Cloche Table Lamp – £89, M&S

We start with M&S’s cloche-shaped table light will fit in well with any style of interior decor, and is made from mercury (otherwise known as silvered) glass: that is, glass blown to form a double wall, which then has had silvering applied within the layers. In this case, the silvering has been applied in a sort of mottled or marbled pattern, which enables the light to emerge atmospherically from the gaps. The lamp sits on a whitewashed wooden base.Harper Glass Cloche Table Lamp

Harper Glass Cloche Table Lamp – £45, Matalan

The simple design of Matalan’s cloche table lamp has an almost industrial edge. Its curved shade is made from clear glass and sits atop a shiny chrome base unit to which a simple bulb-holding chrome fitting has been applied. At 23cm high and 14cm wide, this minimalistic piece of lighting packs a lot of design punch for its diminutive size and will fit in well with your home no matter what its style.

Silver Cloche Lamp with LED Fairy Lights by 5th Avenue Trend

Silver Cloche Lamp with LED Fairy Lights – £23.99, 5th Avenue Trend

5th Avenue Trend’s cloche lamp consists of a domed lid on top of a metal base, inside which you’ll find a string of white LED fairy lights. Suitable for indoor use only, this charming piece is operated by three AAA batteries and will add a lovely atmospheric feel to your room, especially as the nights draw in and winter approaches. It’s 27cm high and 11cm wide so it wont be too obtrusive as it does so!V&A and John Lewis Paxton Cloche Table Lamp

Paxton Cloche Table Lamp – £135, V&A and John Lewis

If you like your home accessories to have a bit of history and design pedigree attached to them, this Paxton cloche table lamp from John Lewis might be of interest to you. Inspired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, this stunning lamp is named after Sir Joseph Paxton, who designed the Crystal Palace in 1851 – and it draws many of its design details from that structure. Its mirrored smoked glass dome sits on top of a wooden base.

Stylish Glass Cloche 37cm Table Lamp Base by First Choice Lighting

Stylish Glass Cloche Table Lamp Base – £21.99, First Choice Lighting

Our final choice is something slightly different – the light emitting part of this cloche table lamp base is above the dome, rather than within it! What’s really special about this piece, though, is that the glass dome actually lifts from its polished chrome base, meaning you can display things within it – such as dried flowers, photo frames or even books – the choice is yours! Finish this one off with your favourite lampshade.