Macey Bourgeois Mirrors March 30, 2018 20:43:15
Non-glass mirrors can be made using any clear substrate other than glass the most common being acrylic. These are generally less expensive than glass and some very cheap versions are nothing more than a polished metal surface. Here is a review of some of the mirrors offered by a selection of American furniture manufacturers.
Homelegance Glass Mirrors - Homelegance is one of the better American furniture manufacturers and the company markets a number of mirrors suitable for dressers or any other item of furniture. The Canton mirror is particularly impressive at 42 inches square. In a classic simple Chinese style with an espresso finish this is beautifully simple mirror that works with most decorative styles.
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.
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.
In your bathroom consider replacing a traditional cabinet with a large sunburst style mirror. Traditionally mirrors should be positioned above your sink; a sunburst style will add an unexpected air of elegance enhancing the overall feel of your bathroom. Complement the mirror with flanking wall light to create the ultimate focal point. These style mirrors can also make stunning unique overmantle mirrors as well as looking great positioned above your bed choose a simple more petite style for a more refined look or a lavish framed design for a more dramatic feel.
The placement of glittering glass mirrors is just as important as their design and many people fail to make the best of these home accents by locating them wrongly. Glass mirrors reflect light so you should place them where they achieve this to their maximum capacity. Use them to reflect candlelight natural light from a window or even light from your beautiful decorative lamps.