Katriane Marchand Mirrors April 03, 2018 19:27:08
In the early 19th Century mirror production had finally taken off as a decorative accessory and mirrors were extremely popular in both Europe and America. We can’t be fully sure as to when the first sunburst style mirror in the same design we know today was first produced however research suggests it could be any time within the 19th Century.
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.
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.
Sunburst Mirrors In your Interiors - From petite to grand and oversized these stunning mirrors are a real piece of art that will instantly enhance any home. These round mirrors with adorning frames continue to captivate us and can easily double up as piece of wall art. These are numerous examples of just how versatile these mirror are; they can work on their own as an accent or can be pieced with other styles creating a dramatic high impact.
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.
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.