By Cherelle Chevalier. Mirrors. Published at Tuesday, April 03rd, 2018 - 19:27:00 PM.
Non-glass mirrors can be made using any clear substrate other than glass, the most common being acrylic. These are generally less expensive than glass, and some very cheap versions are nothing more than a polished metal surface. Here is a review of some of the mirrors offered by a selection of American furniture manufacturers.
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.
Lively Mirrors for Social Spaces: Living rooms, family room and playroom are all social spaces and therefore must be inviting. You should look to open up these spaces with the strategic positioning of your wall mirror creating the illusion of a larger space. You can opt for the traditional overmantle mirror which would feature above any fireplace creating a charming atmosphere or you could demonstrate a creative burst. Alternating the use of glass and other materials like wood or metal can create a stylish contemporary look that would instantly revive your room. You could also experiment with different shaped mirrors a diamond or oval mirror would create an edgy, stylish design that would wow any guests in your home.
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...
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