Katriane Marchand Mirrors February 25, 2018 19:48:32
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.
Mirrored Wall - To add sparkle light and beautiful reflections to the room you can mirror the wall behind the mantelpiece. Hang one large mirror on the wall directly behind the mantel. Or arrange several smaller ones edge to edge. Hanging several smaller mirrors is generally much less expensive than one oversized mirror. If you’re on a budget check out second hand stores or flea markets for interesting vintage mirrors. Or use mirrored wall tiles to completely cover the wall. Framed mirrors can also be used to decorate the wall behind the mantel. One large framed mirror will add an elegant look to the room. Or frame six smaller framed ones arranging them in a grid pattern which will add an interesting design to the room along with the sparkle. For added visual interest hang them on the diagonal to form diamond shapes.
Paula Deen Mirrors - Paula Deen lives in Savannah and is well known both for her furniture range and her home cooking TV programs. The mirror provided with the Paula Deen Steel Magnolia dresser is a 49 inch wide landscape mirror. It is 35 inches high and can be purchase separately to use in any room in your home.
The Ladies Storage Mirror is so called because it is fitted with two drawers across the base. The mirror is self-standing and can be use on any flat surface such as a dresser or sideboard. It is 37 inches wide x 31 high with a depth of 9 inches to accommodate the drawers.
Visually Spacious Storage and Hallway Spaces: Your hallway and many storage spaces can become visually more attractive with the use of a large wall mirror. Hiding your storage behind a full length mirrored door detracts the attention away from what may be hiding behind the door and creates a carefully hidden space that looks exceptionally stylish. This clever technique can be used in almost any room in your home offering a timeless look. Perfect for any wardrobes the full length mirror not only provides a clever storage space it is also offer a practical full length reflection ideal for when you are getting ready.
Sunburst VS Starburst - Between the 1950’s and 60’s the sunburst mirror got a slight makeover similar to the mirror pictured below these mirrors became known as starburst mirrors. Usually they featured smaller circle pieces and other decorative features on the rays.. These mirrors however are still often referred to as sunburst mirrors. When you hear the term starburst mirror it is likely referring to a sunburst mirror but perhaps may have further decorative features.