By Cherelle Chevalier. Mirrors. Published at Sunday, February 25th, 2018 - 19:48:07 PM.
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.
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.
The mirror is space:This is a well-known purpose of a mirror. When you have a large space e.g. a hall you can use mirrors in different ways to create more space and you can aim for this effect in small spaces such as an ordinary living room. However since you already have a large space in a gathering hall or a large retail area for example, how should mirrors be used? Then the mirror can be used in such a way as to create the interior. This can be done when there are mirrors along a whole wall. There can be continuous mirrors along a wall or just long vertical or horizontal rectangles of mirrors. You can have a mirror, then wallpaper then a mirror again. If the room is rectangular, the corners of the space should have some design element. The corners of the rooms are where the walls ’overlap’ and interior design effects can be used to emphasize this area. The mirrors emphasize in some way the central space but the side corners can also be emphasized through objects e.g. lampshades...
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.
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