Camillei Camillei Mirrors March 31, 2018 18:56:20
Mirrored Tile Mantelpiece - For the ultimate in sparkle you can tile your entire mantelpiece in mirrored tiles. Or a for somewhat subtler approach just cover the top of the mantel in the tiles. If you are covering the entire mantelpiece you will need such tiles plus adhesive. Measure the tiles and cut where needed with a glass cutter breaking the tiles carefully along the scored line. If you plan to only add mirrored tiles to the top of the mantel you could simply arrange several of them strategically to add sparkle without the need to use the adhesive. Either way your mantel will simply shine.
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.
Romantic Mirrors for Your Bedroom: The positioning of a mirror in your master bedroom can easily create the romantic atmosphere that you have always desired. Depending on the positioning of your window and any other architectural elements you can place a wall mirror at the head of your bed or on either side of the wall to create a stunning focal point. This allows the space in your bedroom to double and the mirror will subtly add more light to your room throughout the day. A heavily ornate mirror would work well in your bedroom there are a wide range of ornate mirrors available allowing you to select one that would blend effortlessly into your current bedroom interior.
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.
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.
Traditionally sunburst mirrors were finished in gold however these mirrors are now available in a wide range of finishes including; silver bronze and black colours as well as wooden and even mirrored glass finishes offering a contemporary feel.