Certain home decor materials might not stay trendy forever, but glass manages to be both classic and contemporary at the same time. That makes it the ideal element to use throughout your house. Not only is it forever relevant, but it’s also forever glamorous. If you’re looking for ways to add luxury in a way that fits your already established aesthetic, glass home decor can be a great way to do it. Let’s take a look at just a few ways you can incorporate glass high end furnishings and stylistic components to make your home look even more sophisticated and stylish.
- Add a glass table
Furniture and home furnishing stores generated over $101 billion in sales during 2013, and these retailers will typically have tons of glass pieces to choose from. Whether you need something small for your entryway or want a statement dining room piece, a glass table can be a simple yet alluring addition to any space. You can also opt for a glass top for a table with a more intricate base in a breakfast nook. A glass desk can make a home office look instantly more modern and expensive, while a glass coffee table will make a high-class complement to your magazines and coasters. Because glass is neutral, it won’t detract from your other unique furnishings, but these pieces will still add visual interest on their own.
- Use glass to define a space
If you have live in an apartment or a smaller house, you may have to get a little creative with your layout. Everyone wants an open floor plan, but you may want to consider defining specific spaces in a way that doesn’t close them off. Glass walls or clear shelving can allow you to do just that. Using elements like these will make a room feel more outlined while still maintaining a connection with the rest of the home. Being able to see through these walls or shelving units will make the entire space seem large while making sure every space is as functional as it should be. Plus, they’ll provide an abundance of light and a feeling of opulence.
- Incorporate glass decorative elements
You might be inclined to think “big picture,” but you shouldn’t forget about the details. You can easily add flair and a feeling of affluence with smaller home decor elements. Vintage Italian glass vases (also known as Murano vases), for example, can easily be added to your tables or shelves for a pop of color. Or if apothecary jars, terrariums, or mirrors are more your style, you can use these to bring a cohesive feel to your living space. As long as you try to stick to a certain aesthetic theme, it’s fine to mix other materials in to complement your glass decor. Find pieces that truly speak to you and that make you happy to look at. Just make sure that these pieces are of high quality and make your home look its best.
In decades past, glass blocks might have been all the rage. But since then, other styles have taken over. Still, you can easily work glass into any home to make it look more luxurious. You simply have to get a little creative and invest a little effort into finding the perfect pieces for a room.