How to incorporate glass in your interiors

How to incorporate glass in your interiors

Glass is an incredible material that you can’t really ‘see’, yet it still makes an incredible difference. Find out how to incorporate glass in your interiors in this post.

When you’re considering giving your living room a fresh new look, or you’re tempted to wave your interior design magic over your kitchen, think about how to incorporate glass in your interiors.

This material can transform the darkest rooms into havens of light, bouncing every available ray of natural light across every wall. Glass is a material that is much more user-friendly than you might think. Take a look at these ideas to see more amazing glazing within your humble abode.

 

Splashbacks

If you’re heading to the showroom to get a blueprint of your new custom-designed kitchen, you may want to add a touch of glass. While glass worktops are not going to be the most practical addition to your culinary haven, you can add glass splashbacks above your hob and around your sink.

The glass means that you aren’t forced to add a new colour or tiles to your wall space, and you still have a practical surface to wipe down once the little ones have had fun baking a cake (messily). With your quartz granite work surfaces twinkling in the sun as well as your glass splashbacks, your kitchen will be spacious and bright.

 

Furniture

In your living room, you may want to maximise the natural light you have flooding into your space. Instead of opting for the ebonised or dark wooden furniture, opt for something a little lighter and brighter. The most stylish coffee tables are now made from a range of different and more vibrant materials.

The glass-topped rectangular classic oozes retro chic, or you could opt for a modern and minimalistic look with a nest of three glass-topped tables. By supplementing the darker furniture for glass, you can create the illusion of space through the transparency of the glazing.

 

Room Dividers

It can be tricky to find the right balance between open plan living and privacy. An ideal solution could be the use of glass bricks and blocks. Once all the rage in the 1970s, these chunky pieces of kit are now coming back into fashion particularly within en-suite shower rooms and kitchen diners. They allow you to compartmentalise your space without foregoing the all-important natural light within your home.

My mum has a whole room made of glass with wooden panels separating the glass sheets. It’s definitely a statement when you walk through the front door. They’ve had it like that for ten years, and people still comment on it. It makes what might have been a dingy hallway bright and spacious.

Picture of stained glass window being hand painted. Yellow rose and green leaves on window.

Doors

While you may love the stripped pine doors within your home, you could create a statement stained glass design within one or two of them.

Seeing light bathing your home only to reveal a shimmering stained glass design reflecting on your hallway floor is unique. Don’t be afraid of stained glass. It can be given a modern twist if you stay away from traditional art nouveau flowers and shapes. Opt for mid-century geometric patterns and succumb to a more on trend retro design.

 

By utilising any sort of glass feature within your home you will give your well-loved dwelling a sense of space, natural light and brightness. Used alongside other materials, you can develop a modern and unique look for your pad.

 

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