Cherelle Chevalier Mirrors February 25, 2018 19:48:07
However you use them make the best of your glass mirrors because they have the capacity to turn a gloomy home into one filled with light and reflections of your decorative tastes. Do not look upon mirrors as being individual home accents but as components of an overall decorative scheme designed to bring out the best in your home. Combine them with lamps candles windows and natural light to light up your home and illuminate your life.
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.
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.
A fireplace can certainly add a beautiful and eye-catching touch to a room. However you can add even more sparkle and beauty by decorating your mantelpieces with mirrors. Whether you choose to create a mirrored mantelpiece or simply want to decorate the area with a few mirrors or mirrored accessories you’re sure to add plenty of visual interest to the room. Here are some decorating ideas you can use to add the beauty of mirrors to your mantel.
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 Shape of the Mirror- Wall Mirrors come in copious shapes. The most commonly found mirrors are in standard shapes such as Rectangular Circular Squares. Contemporary Designers are coming with unusual Mirror shapes which are eye-grabbing. If your room is rectangular then hang circular mirrors which will be distinctive. Oval Mirrors are ideal for all places they can be used as wall accents. If you want to be different then search for themed mirrors. They can convey your feelings to guests.