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.
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.
The 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.
If 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.