By Harrietta Meunier. Mirrors. Published at Sunday, April 01st, 2018 - 20:05:52 PM.
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.
Romantic Mirrors for Your Bedroom: The positioning of a mirror in your master bedroom can easily create the romantic atmosphere that you have always desired. Depending on the positioning of your window and any other architectural elements you can place a wall mirror at the head of your bed or on either side of the wall to create a stunning focal point. This allows the space in your bedroom to double and the mirror will subtly add more light to your room throughout the day. A heavily ornate mirror would work well in your bedroom, there are a wide range of ornate mirrors available allowing you to select one that would blend effortlessly into your current bedroom interior.
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.
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.
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