Review: Hay Strap Mirror from Pink Apple

I have a bit of love of round mirrors currently. They seem to be everywhere, and I love the aesthetic against contemporary, often strong edged interiors. I’ve also noticed this growing trend for strap hung versions too, which feel very 1970’s with an updated twist.

Pink Apple have sent me this Hay Strap Mirror to review, which I’m keen to use somewhere in the house once the renovations are complete. For now I’ve hung it in the hallway so I can show you exactly how it looks.

Hay Strap mirror reviewIt’s very different!

At 50cms in diameter, it’s a good size and suits the wall perfectly. Made from grey steel, it’s sturdy and solid and very heavy. Complete with all the necessary fixings including the hook to hold up the strap, it was really easy to hang. The pack even includes a sheet telling you how far away to position the strap hook from the mirror, so it couldn’t be simpler.

Hay mirror hallwayThe edge of the mirror retains the strap perfectly (I was worried it wouldn’t sit properly) because of the narrow groove all the way round. Made from very thick plastic, the strap does have a strong smell when you first open the packaging, but I’ve noticed that it has now faded, a few days later. Furthermore, because of the thickness of the strap, it’s a little difficult to mould around the mirror and did take two of us to get it into, and hold it in, place. To be fair, these are small niggles and don’t affect the enjoyment from the product, nor the quality.

Hay mirror strap close up Hay strap mirror from Pink AppleIf you love your contemporary home decor, this is definitely the kind of mirror for you. It’s unlike anything else I’ve seen and I love that it stands out from the crowd and is very different. It makes a real statement, don’t you think?

Having seen it in my hallway on the pale wall, I now know that it’s really going to pop if I hang it on a coloured wall, particularly a dark colour. The contrast between the pale grey and say, a dark inky blue, will really help it shine and show it off even more. I may just give it pride of place at the top of the stairs before you enter our renovated attic. For now, I’ll enjoy it in the hallway until we’re ready to move it to its more permanent home.

The Hay Strap Mirror is available from Pink Apple and retails at £140.

I was sent the mirror as a review gift, but all opinions and comments are honest and genuine.

 

7 Comments

  1. April 6, 2015 / 10:44 am

    I’m seeing more and more round mirrors too and I love them. I’ve seen a couple of people place them off-centre above a fire surround and while that completely goes against my need for things to be symmetrical, it’s a look that I really like. This mirror is beautiful. It looks sturdy and yet quite delicate. The contrast between the colour of the mirror and that of the strap is super.

  2. April 9, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    I am a huge fan of this mirror, and I’m starting to get a bit of a collection of round mirrors now. Love the strap, and that its pale in colour too, I think that works really well with the white surround.

  3. April 12, 2015 / 7:53 am

    Oh ii think that is lovely,…nice it isn’t leather too

  4. Matt
    May 25, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    How did you manage to hang the hook for the strap?? I’ve just bought one and the screws that were supplied don’t fit in the internal hole of the hook!!
    Help!

    • May 27, 2016 / 8:39 am

      Hi Matt, mine seemed to fit ok – maybe go back to where you purchased it? Good luck!

  5. December 26, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Hi Jen,

    Does this have any fixings on the back or is it just hung by the strap? I’m looking to buy one but we have quite a weak, thin wall and I’d feel better if there were additional fixings on the back!

    Thanks

    • January 3, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Hi Angie, the mirror itself is attached to the wall, and then the strap is put on and attached at the right height above the mirror. So yes it would work for you. Jen x

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