Who would have thought? Indoors we use them to create an illusion of spaciousness, provide an interesting focal point to an otherwise empty wall, reflect light, and highlight more visually pleasing views. So why not bring the magic outdoors?
Like indoor mirrors, outdoor mirrors add interest and lend a view where there might not otherwise be one.
Hung in a screened porch or patio area they make the space seem more like an extension of the home's indoors:
In a garden, they provide more light to shady areas:
We love the whimsical, romantic vibe of this secret garden window mirror:
Picking decorative mirrors with that mimic their environs can make them seem more fitting to the space:
(Images: 1: My Home Ideas via the inspired room, 2: Traditional Home, 3: HGTV via Holly Christian, 4: Primrose London, 5: Ballard Designs)