By Camillei Camillei. Mirrors. Published at Sunday, April 01st, 2018 - 20:05:14 PM.
However you use them, make the best of your glass mirrors because they have the capacity to turn a gloomy home into one filled with light and reflections of your decorative tastes. Do not look upon mirrors as being individual home accents, but as components of an overall decorative scheme designed to bring out the best in your home. Combine them with lamps, candles, windows and natural light to light up your home and illuminate your life.
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.
Sunburst VS Starburst - Between the 1950’s and 60’s the sunburst mirror got a slight makeover similar to the mirror pictured below these mirrors became known as starburst mirrors. Usually they featured smaller circle pieces and other decorative features on the rays.. These mirrors however are still often referred to as sunburst mirrors. When you hear the term starburst mirror it is likely referring to a sunburst mirror but perhaps may have further decorative features.
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.
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