7 Ways Specialty Glass Projects Can Enhance Your Home’s Decor
Looking to add something new or special to your home but not sure where to begin? Various types of specialty glass projects exist that will add interest to a wide variety of interior spaces.
Adding clear or mirrored glass to your home decor is the perfect way to make a space look larger, bring in more light, and create a unique style.
With just a little imagination and planning, you can add any of these as well as many others to your home.
Clear Glass Projects
Dining Room Table – Introducing a clear, glass insert into the middle of your dining room table will create a unique look that you and your family are sure to love. Whether the rest of your table is wood or a more modern metal, adding glass will spark interest in the table and become a sparkling conversation piece at your next gathering of family and friends.
Occasional Tables – Whether a coffee table, a side table, or an accent table, you can’t go wrong with a glass-topped design to add elegance and style. Create your own table with an unconventional base, such as a large ceramic pot or a wicker basket, then place a round piece of glass on top to complete the look. You can also combine glass over wood to enhance a table you already own.
Desk Top – Using a sheet of glass for the top of your desk creates a very modern, clean and professional look for any office. In smaller rooms, a glass top will also make the room appear to have more open space because the clear glass won’t block your line of vision.
Wall Space – Replacing sections of a wall with glass is a unique way to open up space and make it more inviting. For example, consider a glass wall between a dining space and your living or family room. Such a bold addition makes the area look more open and inviting, while still allowing for some separation. If your home has a library, a partial glass wall between the room and your hallway will add immediate interest and draw anyone who passes by into the room.
Mirrored Glass Projects
Wall Mirrors – Having a line of ceiling to floor mirrors immediately opens up a room. This design element, once considered old-fashioned, is now back in style for specific spaces. When used in a home gym or a home dance studio, these mirrors will provide functionality by giving you a full view of yourself and your activities so you can work on your moves to get them just right. If you have a large dressing room, wall mirrors will allow you to fully see your wardrobe and how you look from head to toe. On a smaller scale, a mirrored area set as the backdrop in an alcove is also a good use of this type of wall design and makes the area look bigger by reflecting light into an otherwise dark niche of your home.
Hanging Mirrors – Don’t avoid using mirrors because of strangely shaped wall space. Custom mirrors are available and can add interest to almost any room. If you need a mirror for a bathroom where the wall isn’t a perfect square or rectangle, it’s entirely possible with a custom design. If you want to make your bar area or family room more interesting, consider a truly unique mirror, such as a mirrored sign with your family name etched on it, along with a personal message.
Artistic Mirrors – Mirrors are also a great way to introduce an artistic element to a room. Distinctive mirror shapes and designs can add depth to any space that needs it. Instead of hanging a normal painting on the wall, make a picture out of different sizes of square or oval-shaped mirrors or use a wrought iron design over mirrored tiles for a classy and elegant look. You’re only limited by your imagination when it comes to artistic design!
These are just a few ideas for adding specialized glass to improve your home’s decor.
If you have a specialty glass project that needs doing, please contact us through our website or call 267-592-3433. We will come out and provide you with a no-cost, written estimate. We specialize in commercial and residential glass needs and have served the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & Delaware) for more than 30 years!