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decorating with mirrors
From a practical point of view, distorted mirrors in your interior is absolutely useless. However, not every designer or decorator would agree with this statement. Some professionals believe, that by incorporating in a design decorative convex mirrors, or "special effects" mirrors that are made by using deformed sheets of polished metal, you can create a quite unique interiors. After all, the reflection in such mirrors is as unusual and
impressive as if it would be a surreal piece of art....
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adding shimmer and style with gold leaf mirrors
The glass mirror or "looking glass" has been around since the first millennium. Before then, one had to gaze into a polished brass surface or into a pool of still water to see his or her reflection. Mirrors
and reflective items have played an integral part in several historical legends
and myths. We can imagine that old Narcissus would have an even harder time
tearing himself away from his reflection if he were looking at himself in one of
our beautiful mirrors, framed with gold leaf!...
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about decorative mirrors
At the end of eighteen century beautiful decorative mirrors in gold frames
brought an element of a fairy-tail dreams to life. Exquisite decorative mirrors
invaded all spaces of social interaction, replacing tapestries and other wall
decorations. Mirrors with carved wood frames finished in gold and sliver leaf
played a great role in interior decorating. Decorative mirrors surrounded by
elaborate carved and gilded frames could be found in any room of stylishly
decorated houses. Decorative mirrors were placed in the bedroom, dining and
sitting rooms, between windows and above fireplaces, almost wherever they
turned, ladies could look at themselves from head to toe at leisure... read more about decorative wall mirrors
If mirrors are functional, they must be hung with their center at average eye height-about 5 feet (l.52m) above the floor.
If mirrors are purely decorative, they might be used at any height.
If mirrors are hung high, they may be tipped at a slight downward angle to reflect something more interesting than the ceiling.
If mirrors are hung lower than eye level, they will probably reflect furniture or fabric - some aspect of the room that you
appreciate and wouldn't mind duplicating. If a mirror is hung low, the reflection will shift as you move about the room, so unless
a mirror is stationed across from a desk or a bed-someplace where you'll generally be idle its reflection will constantly change....read more on
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