Camillei Camillei Mirrors December 23, 2017 18:11:34
The Origin of the Sunburst Mirror- The sunburst mirror has a fascinating history that dates right back to the 17th Century. During the 17th Century the Catholic Church began to use monstrances above the alter these elaborate designs were made up of decorative stands surrounded by glided rays of sunshine demonstrating what we know today as the sunburst style. These monstrances were often found in churches in Italy featured above the altar. The very first mirrors were very small and convex and it wasn’t until the late 17th Century that mirror production became more established and mirrors eventually increased in size.
A fireplace can certainly add a beautiful and eye-catching touch to a room. However you can add even more sparkle and beauty by decorating your mantelpieces with mirrors. Whether you choose to create a mirrored mantelpiece or simply want to decorate the area with a few mirrors or mirrored accessories you’re sure to add plenty of visual interest to the room. Here are some decorating ideas you can use to add the beauty of mirrors to your mantel.
Glam up your kitchen: There are various ways you could add a touch of glamour to your kitchen with the use of a wall mirror. Wall to wall mirrors to create a splashback design will instantly create an inviting living space. Perfect for any ultra-modern kitchen these mirrored splashbacks will ooze elegance and offer a luxurious feel. They would require regular maintenance to ensure they remain sparkling to create the desired look but they would sure be worth it. Perfect for creating a wonderful centrepiece in your home a mirrored splashback would brighten up your kitchen and create a living space you would simply want to admire for endless hours.
However when a mirror is so obviously functional you can add mirrors that are more decorative in aim. You can have for example mirrors at the foot level. You can have mirrors which just show the abdomen level.
At one time mirrors were made using a backing of mercury but these are no longer manufactured. They can also be made using silver precipitated from a silver nitrate solution. However today most mirrors are made by evaporating aluminum onto glass although other coats are applied to improve adhesion and durability. For example a black backing can be applied to improve opacity and reflectivity.
Color- The color of the mirror frame says everything about décor. Many people prefer classic color frames over other frames as they can get subsumed into any décor. Gold color frames are eye-catching. Their presence can bring grandeur to the room. People who are fond of unique things should look for contrasting combinations. Light colored walls should be filled with mirrors covered with bright mirrors and vice versa. Rustic color frames can bring peculiarity in modern décor.