A Smash Hit: The Dos and Don’ts of Decorating with Glass

They say you can do a lot of wonders with smoke and mirrors. And when it comes to decorating your home, simple windows, glass art and installations, as well as mirrors, can magically turn your house into a beautiful home.

The use of glass and mirrors is almost endless. With that, here’s a list of the dos and don’ts of decorating with glass to help you get started.

Do Let the Light and Colours In

Colours and lighting are two very important elements in interior decorating, so these should always be taken into consideration.

Decorating your interiors with colours should start with the light that’s streaming in from the windows. Think of the shades and hues outside as an extension of your interiors. Then use these elements and build on them. This can be anything from adding new windows, replacing old ones, or installing one of our sliding doors. Any of these provides the room with a welcome break and a great view of the outside.

Do Reflect on the Situation

Mirrors and other glass installations are great room expanders provided they’re strategically placed in the room. One option where you can’t fail is placing them in an area where they reflect something pretty.

A small mirror next to a bookcase in the living room, for example, can add depth and value to the area. Always remember that reflections can be a great way to add beauty and character to a room.

Don’t Go Overboard with Matching Themes

The best way to personalise your home, or a particular room, is choosing different furniture and accessories that go well with each other. Avoid the “catalogue look” by getting products that come in sets.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match. Wooden furniture pieces, for example, can go well with mirrored or glass items. If you’re living room is lacking a little space, our sliding glass doors will give the area an added dimension. Bonus points if the door leads out to the patio or backyard.

Don’t Be Afraid to Make a Statement

A glass balustrade on your second floor or a glass fencing around the pool shouts “look at me!” These installations are a great way to make a statement, especially when you want to highlight a certain furniture or area of your home.

The best part about decorating with glass is that there are plenty of options that won’t cost you that much. With a very wide range of uses, it’s no surprise that glass has become an almost universal and indispensable element in home decorating.

Get in touch with us now and we’ll be glad to help you with any residential or commercial glass installation needs.

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