Modern designers love glass for its environmental friendliness, practicality, and aesthetic properties. New technologies make it possible to obtain a durable glass of a wide variety of shapes, textures, colors, and degrees of transparency. Glass elements in the interior suit well with wood, polymers, and metal. They visually expand the space of the room, improve natural lighting, and give the room a unique style and gloss.
1. Invisible Ceiling
A stylish solution for modern interiors is a glass suspended ceiling. You can use a mirror or frosted glass. The last option gently and evenly scatters the light from the spotlights. As for mirror panels, they cannot be heated to more than 60°C.
A safe and practical alternative to mirroring is durable decorative holographic panels. Despite the complexity of the installation, the glass roof in a private house will give a lot of impressions and plenty of natural light. The optimal angle for the energy-saving roof is 30-40°.
2. Feeling of Weightlessness
Glass flooring brings a unique color and provides good electrical insulation to the interior. For such structures, tempered, laminated glass is used so there is no doubt in their strength. You can layout several glass segments or use a solid panel with various patterns, a mirror or tinted glass. Highlighting the glass floor is one of the fashion trends.
3. Way to the Light
It is possible to make not only internal doors from the glass but also entrance doors. Such doors entered into fashion in the 17th century and are still relevant today. Inside glass doors fill the auxiliary rooms with natural light. Thanks to facet faceting, light is able to aesthetically change the surface of the glass sheet. Modern technology allows doors to glow and even exude aromas.
4. Hidden Borders
In a modern design, glass partitions are real favorites for small rooms. With their help, you can create a single, “flowing” space, saturated with natural light. Transparent walls visually expand the boundaries, while protecting from excess noise, cold, and odors. Panels with matte, tinted, silver or bronze coatings will help you hide from prying eyes and add aesthetics to the interior.
5. Shards of the Sun
Ornamental or plot composition of curly glass fragments is appropriate not only on a window or doorway, but also on lampshades, walls, and other interior items. A stained-glass window can become a decisive accent in the color palette of the room, each time replaying natural light in a new way.
Among the many types of stained-glass windows, the most famous are type-setting (classic) and painted. Stained-glass windows made of Murano glass, mirrors with painting and engraving are no less spectacular. Modern technologies do not allow fragments of the stained-glass window to crumble, making it safe.
6. Cloud Castles
If earlier glass furniture was in doubt, now it has become a familiar part of any interior. It is distinguished by elegance, refined gloss and a special “airiness”. All sorts of things can be made from glass, items like tables, chests of drawers, walls, shelves, cabinets. They fit perfectly into almost any interior from baroque to hi-tech.
7. Under the Prism of Light
Glass is an ideal material for artificial lighting sources. It scatters the light extremely well. Thanks to special coatings, glass fixtures can beautifully combine light and color. They can be made of mosaic, transparent, frosted glass and even use the gilding technique. Select fixtures in accordance with the general style of the room.
When it comes to lighting fixtures, the way they are spaced plays an important role. You also have to factor in the surrounding furniture like your dining table, kitchen bar or island. Although many light fixtures can be costly, they have a significant impact and can either make or break a room. If you’re having a hard time making up your mind on a certain fixture, print a picture of it and hang it up. In a few days, you will have a better understanding if it’s something you enjoy looking at daily.
8. Transparent Hints
When designing the interior of your living space, use glass accessories such as utensils, frames, watches, flower pots, and door handles. A stylish solution is to place familiar objects in a glass container. It can be candle holders, boxes for small items, or vases for dried flowers. Various glass objects give off a smooth surface an unusual and light texture. A cold glass goes good with living plants.