In yesterday’s post, we discussed decorating with glass. Glass can certainly open up a room, and if you have the budget, creating glass walls, installing skylights and glass room dividers will do just that. When you don’t have a big budget, you can still take advantage of glass decorating to expand your space.
Glass furniture is the natural go-to glass decorating idea, and you can really accomplish a lot with glass. Here are a few thought-starters.
Glass decorating throughout the house
Turn the tables. You can incorporate glass tables into a number of rooms in your house. Put a glass table in your dining room and create a whole new look. A glass table makes a elegant statement. You can find glass dining tables in several sizes, and with a wide array of bases. To create the illusion of space, pair your glass table with light colored walls, floor coverings and upholstering on the dining chairs. Use soft lighting and avoid dark-colored woods whenever possible. If you have the room, add a glass china cabinet in the dining space. If not, consider some well-placed wall-mounted or free-standing glass shelves.
In the living room, a glass coffee table and glass end tables can give you more “visual” space. Glass furniture in the living room can also serve another purpose. Since glass doesn’t hide anything, having it around tends to reduce clutter, which also helps to sustain the illusion of space.
Express your shelf. Glass shelving can create a more open feel wherever you set it in the house. Freestanding shelves can add a dramatic flair. Wall mounted glass shelves can create interesting visuals. Glass shelves in the bathroom will require additional housekeeping, but they can add much needed “small storage” in a tiny space. Choose your shelf items carefully to avoid knickknack overload.
You may want to use tempered glass in the bathroom (and the kitchen) to improve strength and safety.You can also decorate glass to add a personal touch, using specialty coatings like Glassprimer™ glass paint. If glass isn’t in the budget for decorating the kitchen, consider using Plexiglas to cover cabinet doors and base cabinet fronts. It can recreate the look of glass at a fraction of the cost. You can also paint Plexiglas using Glassprimer™ glass paint. It’s a great way to add color and texture to your kitchen.
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