August 10, 2018

Musings: Mirrors, Illusions and Space

Please note, this post is in collaboration with Cox and Cox. 

Ever since I got on the property ladder, I’m so much more aware of interiors and all things home. And as much as I’m a free spirit and my main passion is travel, there is something about the creature comforts of home.

Living in London means we’re all short on space, especially personal outdoor space. Whether you have a small garden, a balcony or a communal one, I’ve thought of a few ways you can make your green space feel bigger with the illusion of mirrors. 

Not just for vanity

Sure you may use a mirror to check your hair is still in place or your outfit works, but birds are attracted to shiny things. You can attract an abundance of wildlife into your garden with a few mirrors dotted around.

A portal to another world

Surround your new garden mirror with plenty of foliage and it’ll look like the portal to another world. Think ‘Secret Garden’ in summer or Chronicles of Narnia in winter.


When it comes to small spaces, you start to get creative with your thinking. That old sofa that’s been sitting outside your place for weeks waiting to go to the dump may have a new purpose. Try re-purposing it with new material (cleaning it of course) and making your outdoor space as good as your indoor space. A mirror hanging being this can make those summer mornings feel a little extra special. In winter, if the weather is dry, grab a blanket, a cup of coffee and cosy up with a good book.

A new glam space

I love getting ready to go out and sometimes getting ready in my room gets hot and sweaty. Why not pop your dressing gown on and get ready in the outdoors? You may just grab some inspiration from butterflies passing by or the typical London wildlife like foxes and pigeons.

Now you too can create the illusion of space with mirrors.

What ways do you make your outdoor space feel bigger? Or if you have a big space, do you make it feel cosier?

Char xo

Please note, this post is in collaboration with Cox and Cox; all views are my own.  Images sourced from Unsplash. 

3 responses to “Musings: Mirrors, Illusions and Space”

  1. Lucy rootes says:

    What a great post. As I’ve gotten older I’ve definitely gotten more into interiors. Now I get just as excited as I would for fashion shopping!

  2. Tanya says:

    I loved the movie The Secret Garden so I love the idea of encorporating a mirror into the garden surrounded by foliage although I’m not sure about getting ready outside with the foxes

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.