Spotted in celebrity selfies and TikTok trends, funky mirrors have been on the rise over the past year. And it's no surprise—the pandemic forced everyone inside to isolate, where we've spent a year staring at our own reflections in Zoom meetings or our mirrors. Since most of us are ungroomed and sporting the same sweatpants all week, trendy mirrors became a fun way to upgrade our selfies without having to, well, change.
The postmodern mirrors quickly became the latest Instagram-approved interiors trend. They vary from DIY hand crafted blob shapes to designer light-up pieces, but all variations are designed to catch your eye in a room or an #OOTD selfie.
The Ultrafragola mirror has been around since the 1970s. Designed by Italian architect Ettore Sottsass, the tall, neon-lit mirror is full of personality and its pink glow makes for perfect selfie lighting (which helps justify its $10,000 price tag). Fashion girls like Bella Hadid and Elsa Hosk are owners of this statement mirror.
The '80s postmodern feel gets a more free-form look with these popular foam mirrors. The best part? You can DIY them and customize the foam outline for your own space. All you need is a mirror, expanding spray foam, and some spray paint.
Handmade in London, the Lotta Blob mirrors feature colorful outlines in the curvy style everyone's been loving. The petite pieces make an eye-catching piece of decor hung on the wall or placed or used as a vanity tray. Their popularity has also inflitrated TikTok, where many creators show how to make your own.
Gustaf Westman's Curvy Mirror is another favorite for full-body mirror pictures and selfie-portraits alike. Available in different sizes, the pastel-trimmed mirrors can add a touch of whimsy to even the smallest of apartments.