Camillei Camillei Mirrors April 02, 2018 19:08:25
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.
The mirror is function: Suppose there is a small room e.g. a small-sized bathroom. In this bathroom the mirror is obviously functional. It is used by the man for shaving for example to wash teeth. However when a piece is so obviously functional as the mirror there are ways to make the mirror more decorative. I am saying here that in some way it is easier to make something so functional as the mirror in this bathroom setting into something decorative. You can aim to have a mirror with some element of ornamentation or you can choose to have a certain type of glass for the mirror. You can choose to have a certain color scheme in the bathroom and to use the mirror as the central element in this scheme.
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.
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.
Mirrored Candle Arrangements - Candles and mirrors just naturally go well together. To create extra sparkle on your mantelpiece lay an unframed mirror or a piece of mirrored tile directly on the mantel surface. Then hang or prop a small mirror behind it. Set one or more candles on the mirror creating an interesting arrangement. Using candles of different heights will add to the visual appeal. Then when the candles are lit the mirrors under and behind the candles will create extra shine and sparkle.
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.