How to use glass to decorate your home?

Among the varied options available for home décor, glass is one of the most commonly used materials in our homes. The use of glass in home décor is regarded as a decorative element as well utilitarian. The most remarkable feature possessed by glass is that it makes the area light, bright and obscure.  Glass is available in a myriad of forms and can be introduced in various parts of home.

Glass furniture – the easiest way to introduce glass in the interiors is through the introduction of glass furniture. The list of glass furniture that includes chairs, tables, mirror is simply vast. Table tops of glass in home offices and dining rooms impart an executive and sophisticated feel to the interiors. Alternatively, you may also pair glass with leather, wood or any other metal and impart an industrial chic feel to the room.

Use glass as an exterior material – in the earlier days, glass was only used in the walls to create a small opening in order to allow in light. However, today glass is widely used as an exterior material in commercial and high rise buildings. For your home, you may use glass for windows, doors and even as an exterior material in some parts. If you wish to retain privacy then you may use colored glass pieces, or else you may use transparent glass pieces and let in natural elements.

Glass in the kitchen – Modern interior designers have started using glass in unique ways and one of the ways is to introduce it in the kitchen area. Modern and sleek details can be added to the kitchen by getting the counter tops done in glass and installing glass tiles in the backsplash area.  If you have your dining room and kitchen connected then you may divide both the areas by creating a wall of glass bricks. If you have a corner of the kitchen free then you may install hanging glass shelves that can be used for storing miscellaneous things.

Unique applications – Glass can be used to decorate the home through various accent pieces. You may place a glass photo frame on a side table or keep a glass vase with some flowers on the dining table. Alternatively, you may also hang glass paintings on the walls.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 17th, 2011

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