Glass: decorative uses in the home
Out of all the materials out there, glass is used in most of our homes. Glass can come in several forms from glazing, to countertops and decorative walls. Here are some tips to succeed in using glass decoratively:
Reflectivity and light
What’s the number one interior design trick of all times? The presence of light. Light makes a room feel larger, more comfortable, and more natural. Glass brings in light naturally to your home and it can be used to obscure, brighten, and enhance views. Windows that have expansive glass take advantage of picturesque views. Glass is a miracle worker for reflecting light and illuminating surfaces.
Ever thought of installing a glass countertop in your kitchen, or a glass wall in your bathroom? Modern home interiors are starting to use glass in unique ways. If you want to add sleek and modern details, add glass to your areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Consider glass as a divider wall between a master bedroom area and a master bathroom. Glass blocks can let light through and keep ample privacy at the same time. Try using different glass materials for all rooms in your home.
Use glass as your exterior material
In early architecture and interiors, glass was solely used as punched openings in walls to let in light and to have a visual connection to the outdoor world. Today, the use of glass in exterior sheathing is popular, especially in high-rise commercial buildings. In your home, if you like to be connected with your exterior, use wide expansive glass and glass furniture interiors to transform the outdoors inside.
There are very few limits with glass. Heat and cold variations are the most notable features that need to be thought of when using glass in your interiors. There is always a solution; a thicker pane of glass may need to be used in colder climates etc… Glass has been used in minimalist areas to bring a sense of light and airiness to space. See where it can brighten up space in your interiors.
From reflective glass mosaic tiles in the kitchen backsplash, to glass block stepping stones in your front entry, glass is here to stay. Brighten your home with these tips, and see how glass can give you a whole new way to enjoy your home. n
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Sources: Glass Allure and Fresh Home