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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 of the Best: Storage Trunk Sets

If you’re pushed for space, then there’s every chance you’ll need to explore your storage options…but some of them are more stylish than options! Trunks can be a great alternative to a sideboard or cupboard – not only do they look great, they be transported easily and can be slid under the bed or carried to the attic. Having said that, if you’re the happy purchaser of any of the trunks we’re showcasing today, the last thing you’ll want to do is hide them away!

Aluminium and Copper 3 Piece Trunk Set by Homestead Living

Aluminium and Copper Trunk Set – £274.99 (was £500), Homestead Living

Steampunk remains such a big trend, but it’s easier to add it to your wardrobe than to your decor – but this great set of three trunks will help redress the balance! In graduating sizes, each of the three is covered in aluminium-coloured metal that’s been given an aged, soft, almost iridescent sheen. With a ‘patched’, rivetted finish, they are large enough to be used as coffee or bedside tables, as well as looking beautiful at the end of your bed.

Split Willow Set 3 Leather Strap Storage Trunks

Split Willow Leather Strap Storage Trunks – £49.99, Very.co.uk

If your decor is more rustic in style then grey storage trunks will fit in beautifully. Crafted from split willow, they are lined with fabric and finished with faux leather storage straps so they can be closed securely. They’re also available in a natural finish, and are part of a range that includes magazine holders, laundry baskets and storage units – so there’s no excuse for letting that clutter accumulate!

John Lewis Water Hyacinth Trunks, Set of 3

Water Hyacinth Trunks – £100, John Lewis

The amount of new materials used in home furniture seems to be multiplying at a bewildering speed: but we won’t complain while the results are as aesthetically pleasing as this set of trunks from John Lewis is made from water hyacinth, a fibrous tissue that is perfect for basket weaving. Each box has a hinged lid and the two smaller trunks fit into the larger one. A grey wicker version is also available if you like the baskets but not the colour.

Brown Vintage Book Trunks (Set of 3)

Brown Vintage Book Trunks – £419 (was £451), Deco Home

Read all about it! Or at least…create a grand, bookish feel to any of the rooms of your home with these three vintage-style trunks, each of which is covered with a book design. The edges of the trunks are finished with a faux leather trim embellished with rivets and there are latches at the sides. The largest of the trunks measures 65cm by 42cm (41cm high) and so there’s plenty of place to store your stuff. Maybe even your books!

Darjeeling Set Of 3 Storage Trunks

Darjeeling Set Of 3 Storage Trunks – £264.99, IPD Furniture

We end with the Darjeeling storage trunks – three beautiful boxes that are handmade from Indian Sheesham wood by skilled craftsmen. Built with huge attention to detail, each piece has true rustic charm and has the quality you’d expect from antique boxes. If you love the look, you’ll find a dining set, coffee table, lamp unit and television unit (though it’ll be hard to pass this off as antique!) in the same range.

Smart Screens: The Best Room Dividers

As our cities get larger, space is at a premium and more and more people are sharing smaller and smaller living spaces…so there’s never been a better time for the room divider to make a comeback! A great way to break a room up into two smaller ones and create a bit of privacy when sharing a space, they can actually be stylish pieces of furniture in their own right – as we demonstrate today, by sharing our five favourite currently-available room dividers.

Tom Raffield Gwelsen Screen

Gwelsen Solid Oak Screen – £1,695, Tom Raffield

We start with a stunning handmade designer piece, produced by Tom Raffield in his Cornish woodland workshop. The Gwelsen screen consists of steam-bent, twisted strips of wood which, together, create a complex arrangement of vertical opposing spirals which provides glimpses of the other side of the room. A matt finish is created by a blend of natural oils, and this piece has been created with sustainable materials using ecologically-sound practices.
Arthouse Cottage Garden Room Divider Screen

Cottage Garden Room Divider Screen – £89.99, Arthouse

Add a light, airy and ethereal touch to your living space and bring a bit of the outdoors inside with this Cottage Garden room divider by Arthouse. Butterflies, flowers and foliage cover the four hinged sections of this piece, which can be extended or compressed as you like (to a maximum width of 160cm). It’s part of a series of room dividers by Arthouse, which include prints of exotic birds, ornate patterns and even bare brickwork!

Pearl White Room Divider Bookcase

Pearl White Room Divider Bookcase – £149.99, Danish Pine

If you expect a bit more functionality from your screen, then this white room divider bookcase from Danish Pine might be the one for you. A basic but striking structure with a scratch-resistant Pearl White melamine finish, it provides the perfect space for you to store books or ornaments. If you like the shape but not the colour then it’s also available in Sonama Pine – a wood-effect melamine.

Karalis Room Dividers

Karalis Room Divider – £57 (per panel), B&Q

In the old days, those seeking to divide rooms would just hammer MDF everywhere and hope for the best. Now, a super-stylish semi-permanent room divide can be easily created thanks to this Karalis room divider. It’s supplied in single panels in unfinished (ready-to-paint) condition, each of which has an adjustable height (up to 245cm high) with adjustable feet and four non-slip pads. Simply add more panels to create the perfect living space.

27.2cm x 27.2cm Stixx Room Divider Set by Koziol

Stixx Room Divider Set – £19.99 (was £24.98), Koziol

If you want even more flexibility than long panels provide, Stixx, a modular partition, could be the answer. Designed by Frenchman René Barba to create flexible and airy interior spaces, the system consists of individual modules that are arrange to create a diamond-cut, light-reflecting look. Each pack consists of four pieces and hook connectors to join them all together. It doesn’t create perfect privacy, but would be great in an office space.