Couldn’t You Use a Beautiful Mirror?
For centuries, people have been fascinated with their reflections. Before the creation of the modern day mirror, people would use such things as polished metal, a polished stone or a still pool of water.
The mirror that we are familiar with today was created around 1835 by a German chemist named Justus von Liebig. His process involved coating the back of a piece of glass with a thin layer of metallic silver, giving the glass its reflective properties.
Unfortunately, as with silver platters and “silver ware”, the silver on the back of a mirror has a tendency to tarnish or oxidize, leaving the mirror with black spots predominantly around the edge.
Mirrors have a variety of uses such as décor, architecture, personal grooming and even such things as lasers, cameras and telescopes.
Using Mirrors in the Home
Mirrors are wonderful for decorating in the home. When placed correctly they can add light, space, function and they can bring the outside in.
- By placing a mirror opposite a window, the outdoor light will be reflected into the room.
- Placing a full length mirror in a small home entry or hall will give the impression of a larger space.
- To dress up a plain wall in a dark space, choose an ornamental mirror, it will add interest and light.
- If your small bathroom has a small mirror, open up your space by adding a much larger one.
- Placing a bright lamp in front of a mirror will increase the amount of light in a room.
- If you have a beautiful accessory in a room, placing a mirror on the opposite wall will show it off twice.
Choosing just the right mirror that has beauty, function and quality are the important elements to get your desired effects.
At ESP Supply, we manufacture and fabricate beautiful mirrors to your specifications, whether they are beveled, polished, semi-framed, etched or plain.