Camillei Camillei Mirrors March 30, 2018 20:42:45
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.
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.
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.
Style- The mirror’s style should go hand in hand with the style of the décor. The nature of the frame can impact the mirror’s style. For a traditional décor choose a mirror with a Wooden Frame. The intricate and artistic carvings on the wooden frame add immense elegance to the place. Oak mirrors are known for their traditional appeal. Walnut Mirrors transform the environment in the room. If you want to make a style statement then there are many options. Frameless Mirrors are one of the best options for a stylish décor. They are easy to clean and can match any kind of décor. But make sure that their edges are smoothened. They capture the attention of the people. Tufted Mirrors are designed in different styles. They are tufted with Leather or Fabric and fashioned with attractive buttons.
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.