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Give your interiors a great look with glass innovations

  1. 1.An effective intro for glass in the home comes in the form of glass furniture

This could be the easiest way to incorporate glass into your interiors. Having glass table tops for your coffee tables, side tables or entry-way tables not only enhances the rest of the materials in you interiors, but it also makes it easy to manipulate your style and décor to fit into the ‘classic chic’ category of home interior décor.

A great option would be the use of frosted decals instead of clear glass. Doing this will surely cement glass as part of your design theme, putting a stop to the thought that glass is only best used as a background feature. Try treating your frosted glass with detailed borders or patterns, or even imagery. You might also like to have this theme resonate throughout the rest of the home, in mirrors, glass doors and the like.

2.    Add glass innovations in the kitchen

Though often found in cupboard doors and windows, glass in the kitchen is making moves onto different areas of this room. Like most interior designers are doing now, you could consider having a glass counter-top. Glass is more hygienic and far easier to clean than most surfaces. Having glass kitchen surfaces could make life a lot easier when the curry or stew spills.

For far better effect, try adding a splash of colour into your kitchen décor by opting for coloured glass for your counter-top or backsplash area. Custom designs of frosted glass aren’t out of the question either, and like the coloured glass, they can add that added dazzle when patterned.

3.    Leave the chalkboard out and get a glass whiteboard for the kids’ rooms

Instead of the, sometimes messy, black chalkboard, try a glass whiteboard for the kids’ rooms. It’ll be just as effective for releasing all their creativity, and when they get older, it’ll be a good notice board for all their school and extra-curricular activity schedules.

For the glass whiteboard, you’ll need a freestanding pane of glass that has one side frosted. Normal whiteboard markers will work just as well on the glass, and the markings will be just as easy to wipe off. Again, you can give the glass pane a detailed border for design aesthetics.

4.    Make entertainment areas reflect and shimmer with mirrors

The entertainment area or bar area is one of the places in the home where your design ideas can go beyond the themes in the rest of the home. Allow your creativity to whisk you away by adding mirrors to this area. You could get mirror mosaics installed as part of the background, mirrored floating shelves or mirrored counter tops.

Alternatively, getting images or tattoos printed onto your glass can give a good graphic look that can be customized to whatever image you like.

If these ideas for innovative glass options for home interiors tickle your fancy, get advice on the type of glass that is best suited for your furniture and interiors at a GSA glass fitter near you. Find out how quick and easy it is to add these ideas to your home by clicking here to enquire

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