London glass merchants, suppliers and stockists of glass & mirrors
Osborn Glass, 33/34 High Street,
South Norwood, London, SE25 6HA
Call Osborn Glass, London Double Glazing
020 8653 2200

How Are People Going Bolder With Glass?

Osborn Glass > News > How Are People Going Bolder With Glass?

  The role of glass in the family home used to primarily be limited to standard windows and the occasional frosted-glass door. But, in recent years, new ways to utilise residential glass have come to the forefront and are proving popular among homeowners and designers alike. The aspiration for light and open spaces in the…

 

The role of glass in the family home used to primarily be limited to standard windows and the occasional frosted-glass door. But, in recent years, new ways to utilise residential glass have come to the forefront and are proving popular among homeowners and designers alike.

The aspiration for light and open spaces in the home has led to the creation of new and exciting glass styles. Here are a few of our favourite ways that people are going bolder with glass in 2019.

1. Statement mirrors

Whether its coloured or antique mirrors, both are sure-fire ways to go bolder with glass in a traditional home setting. The distressed effect mirror glass, known as an antique mirror, for example, presents an old, distressed silver look – a statement piece for any bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. 

Unlike a regular mirror, an antique mirror provides a higher level of sophistication and style to homes. With their decorative frames and distressed patches, expect an antique mirror to effectively enhance the style of a room. There are a wide variety of coloured and antique mirror styles, each bringing their own unique style and character to a home. These types of mirrors are especially tasteful due to the higher level of customisability they offer, which includes the colour, shape, degree of distress, and the distress effect. Therefore, both coloured and antique mirrors offer a simple yet elegant way to dress up your home and make a bold statement.

2. Frameless windows

Installing windows with minimal frames allow for a more immersive, seamless connection between the home and the outside environment. This plays into a more minimalistic décor that has recently been growing in popularity among homeowners.

3. Glass features

Doors, room dividers, railings – the list goes on. Interior glass features can make a bold impression, whether it’s in the bedroom or bathroom. Frameless glass shower enclosures are another of these glass features that are sturdy and practical while creating an airy, simplistic effect.

4. Folding window walls

Particularly popular in homes with indoor and outdoor living areas, folding window walls are a great way to let in more natural light and create a fresh, bright feel in a given room. And as natural light has been proven to enhance peoples’ moods, it can be of real benefit to the occupants of the house. Glass doors and larger windows can also create similar effects to folding window walls, especially if fitted in a kitchen that leads to the garden.

With constant improvements in the environmental efficiency of glass, those living in colder climates are now able to incorporate glass into their homes in ways that they may not have been able to years ago.

Better insulation means the glass is now more adept in keeping homes and buildings warm. Insulation is good news for homeowners. They can now keep energy costs down while boosting the décor of their living space with bold, statement glass features.

Glass can be used to reflect the personality, tastes and styles of an individual or family, and ultimately help to turn a house into a home. We hope that our favourite ways that people are going bolder with glass will inspire you to consider the placement of glass in your home. If you would like any information about how we can help you to use glass to transform your living space, get in touch with us today.