Have you ever walked into a home of an interior designer or a boss and become overwhelmed with the awe of how spacious the home is? The first thing you notice are the glass walls or big glass windows. Glass provides the illusion of more space but also transparency that extends a rooms actual size. The wondrous thing about glass decor is not just walls, windows, tables but it can come in other forms of decor such as glazing, countertops, doors. Glass will help brighten up your home allowing more sunlight and even the moonlight! Whether you enjoy using glass to bring in the morning sun, or a hundred other purposes, glass can be overlooked when customizing home interiors. Here are some ways to let glass brighten your home.
Reflectivity and light:
A well known interior design trick. Let there be light! Light makes a room feel spacious and open which feels more natural. Glass allows light in naturally to your home and it can be used to obscure, brighten, and enhance views. Windows that have mullions or expansive glass that takes advantage of picturesque views, glass is a great fix for reflecting light and illuminating surfaces.
Doors, end tables, chairs… the list can go on with glass furnishings we use daily without noticing the impact compared to wood furnishings. Glass table tops in dining rooms and home offices give a contemporary and minimalistic style to your interiors. Pair glass with rustic wood, leather or rustic metals for an urban industrial interior design or use traditional and ornate lines to bring the materials together beautifully in your furniture.
One of a kind designs:
Bored of cookie cutter wood tiling on your counter tops – replace it with a glass counter..how about 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 wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Consider glass as a divider walls between a master bedroom area and a master bathroom. Glass block 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 a space. See where it can brighten up a space in your interiors.
If you want to use glass in small or large quantities, your space will benefit either way. From reflective glass mosaic tiles in the kitchen backsplash, to glass block stepping stones in your front entry, glass is here to stay. Depending on your style, grab inspiration from modern architecture and interior magazines that love to feature homes with expansive glass. Brighten your home with these tips, and see how glass can give you a whole new way to enjoy your home.
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