Glass and Mirrors: Two Stunning Decorating Tools for Home Interiors
December 17, 2009
As budgets tighten and homeowners seek home improvement projects that don't require spending too much money, among the creative solutions to emerge is the use of glass and mirrors. While this might conjure an image of '70s-style mirror paneled closet doors or smoky, glass-etched "art," this time around, the glass-and-mirror trend is aesthetically timeless and tasteful.
A year ago, you might have knocked down a wall to expand a smallish bathroom. Today why not replace a shower curtain with glass doors to make the space look larger and more modern instead? A large mirror over a bathroom vanity, or even a mirrored wall, can similarly make a powder room feel more airy and light.
Here are some tips for using glass and mirrors to transform spaces in your home interiors:
- In the kitchen, glass-fronted cabinet doors add a modern and open appearance. They're great for displaying stemware. Don't worry about messy cupboards--keep your pantry items behind solid doors
- Adding a large, framed mirror over a fireplace or buffet reflects light and lends a warm focal point to a dining room or den
- Make your foyer--or any other home interiors--appear larger with a mirrored wall portion or a well proportioned mirror
- In smaller dining rooms and kitchens, consider getting a glass-topped table
- Visually, it gives your home a more open look. Add splashes of color with throw rugs, cushions and table ornaments, such as flowers or candles
Great mirrors and glass tables can be found new or used. As you consider changing up your home décor, don't forget about antique stores and second-hand shops. Not only are there great deals to be had, it's much more fun to happen upon a unique, room-defining piece when you least expect it. Add a touch of glass to your home interiors.