Camillei Camillei Mirrors April 02, 2018 19:08:55
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 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.
The Mirror in Interior Design - In this article I am proposing some interior design ideas. I am also analysing the function of the mirror in interior design. In this article the mirror is seen as something functional. There is also obviously a decorative purpose to the mirror. However sometimes these points can be forgotten.
The mirror then is space...and it is function.. and a good interior design idea is to look at the mirror in a living room. If the mirror is above the fireplace ask why it is there. Is it for function or decoration or another reason or probably a mix of all three. In a living room you may be unwittingly using the mirror as a central decorative object but you are not bringing out the full effect. This may be because of the mirror itself or general bad interior design planning for your room. In interior design the purpose of the room is an important concept. The question of having a definite purpose for your room arises when you are looking at your room and its space. The mirror must have a specific purpose and this purpose can be brought out through the way the mirror or mirrors merges with the color tones in the room as well as the overall space and other furniture of the room.
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 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.