Katriane Marchand Mirrors March 31, 2018 18:56:24
The placement of glittering glass mirrors is just as important as their design and many people fail to make the best of these home accents by locating them wrongly. Glass mirrors reflect light so you should place them where they achieve this to their maximum capacity. Use them to reflect candlelight natural light from a window or even light from your beautiful decorative lamps.
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.
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.
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.
Many American furniture manufacturers offer glass mirrors to match specific furniture collections while others offer mirrors as specific home accents. Glass mirrors are specified here because many are made from reflective aluminum foil - these are generally regarded as being of inferior quality to the genuine glass item although can be just as effective.
In your bathroom consider replacing a traditional cabinet with a large sunburst style mirror. Traditionally mirrors should be positioned above your sink; a sunburst style will add an unexpected air of elegance enhancing the overall feel of your bathroom. Complement the mirror with flanking wall light to create the ultimate focal point. These style mirrors can also make stunning unique overmantle mirrors as well as looking great positioned above your bed choose a simple more petite style for a more refined look or a lavish framed design for a more dramatic feel.