Harrietta Meunier Mirrors March 27, 2018 19:27:04
The mirror is decoration: In the living room a lot of times the mirror is put above the fireplace and when you think about this there seems to be something decorative about this. It is decorative in the sense that the mirror seems to be the main ornament. It is a central piece of decorative furniture and even though its function is obvious decoration seems to be the main purpose. If the main reason is decorative then you can add to the interior by using other mirrors in a more functional setting and showing up the decorative purpose of the central mirror above the fireplace. Again in this living room setting you can show up the functionality and decorativeness of the mirror object by adding mirrors at foot level along one of the walls.
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.
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.
Mirrored Wall Art - Hanging a large piece of mirrored wall art behind the mantelpiece is another easy way to add sparkle and visual interest. There are many different styles of wall art many of which incorporate mirrors or mirrored pieces. For a traditional look choose a piece that combines wood and mirrors. Or for a sleek contemporary accent piece select wall art that combines mirrors and metal. Mirrored wall art has the advantage of adding an element of design to the wall which can help turn a simple fireplace and mantel into an eye-catching focal point.
Most American furniture manufacturers include mirrors in their range of bedroom furniture and some also manufacture mirrors for the living room or dining room. Bedroom mirrors are not necessarily restricted to that room and many are used all over the house - wherever reflection and a need to expand a room are required.
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.