Some of the most spectacular materials for garden design and landscape are smooth, reflective or light–transmitting materials. How to use them correctly, what beautiful things can you come up with and do yourself?
The mirror is a universal disguise. It is enough to hang it on any not too decorative object, or on a structure that needs to be hidden – and it will immediately disappear. What can we say about tricks with space – depth and dynamics of the garden.
How to use mirrors in the garden
Mirrors reflect all the beauty of the garden in the UK, visually double the space, increase the illumination, and they are finally original. You can use the most ordinary mirrors, but they must be large enough, and, as a rule, frameless, with a rolled edge. The shape of such mirrors is chosen according to specific conditions.
Garden mirrors are most often placed on various structures: fences, walls of buildings, and the shape can be either rectangular, round or square, or in the form of mirror strips, separate blocks, composite “panels”, or even wavy mirrors.
The principle of using garden mirrors
The basic principle: it is necessary that large mirrors reflect beautiful views, and small mirrors reflect beautiful local objects, decor or plants.
For the visual expansion of the space, it is absolutely not necessary that it be a very large mirror, or an entire mirror wall. The same effect will be given by several mirrors located at intervals.
Vertically positioned mirrors will work better to double the space. But the corner of the garden will lengthen or expand – it depends where exactly you hung these mirrors.
CDs in the garden
There is one interesting material that is similar in effect to mirror ideas – these are CD-ROMs. They are mainly used for garden decoration in modern styles. They are used to make garden lighting – reflectors for stationary lamps, in which case they are suspended or simply laid out in the immediate vicinity of such lamps. They decorate various screens, and they are also used to make decorations for flower beds or facades of buildings. But they can also be used for garden furniture, for example, for decorating countertops. Just like mirrors, CDs can be used to decorate flower containers and boxes.