When it comes to interior design, decorative glass is one element that is guaranteed to never go out of style. People’s preferences may differ over time and décor trends are bound to change; however, glass furniture and patterned glass features will never look out of place. They add a touch of simple elegance and sophistication, opening up the room and often making it look light and spacious.

Various different types of glass can be used for decorative purposes, including painted glass, frosted or sandblasted glass, crackle glass and mirrored glass – to name just a few. Whether you’re looking to brighten up your home or re-design your company office, this diverse material can be used in a number of creative, innovative ways and here we take a look at few of these in more detail.

How can I use decorative glass within the home or office?

No.1: Kitchen Splashbacks

One popular way to add decorative glass to your home or office is to install a glass splashback in the kitchen. Such glass splashbacks are functional, contemporary and incredibly on-trend. They are typically constructed from toughened heat and impact-resistant glass, thus making them practical for the kitchen area, and they come in a variety of different patterns and colours.

Here at the Express Glass Warehouse (EGW), all of our painted glass splashbacks can be custom-made to fit the shape and size of your kitchen and we offer an exclusive colour-match service. If there’s a particular colour that you love – by a top brand such as Dulux, RAL, Farrow & Ball or Laura Ashley – we will match that colour and create the perfect decorative glass splashback for you.

No.2: Mirrors

Mirror glass has been used for decorative purposes for many years. Its shiny surface successfully reflects both natural and artificial light, thus making the room look much brighter and much larger than it actually is, and it can be used for a wide range of applications within the home.

For example, mirrors can be installed as a kitchen splashback and they are often employed to clad display cabinets and cupboards. If you’re feeling creative, mirror glass can also be used to create a unique piece of wall art. Here at EGW, our team of experts will cut, shape and polish mirror glass bespoke to order. Whatever mirrored-masterpiece it is you have in mind – from something classic and simple to something abstract and unusual – we can help to make it a reality.

No.3: Glass Table Tops

Whether you’re striving for a sleek, modern aesthetic or traditional homely décor, a glass top table is a brilliant way to add decorative glass to your home or office.

Such glass top tables can be constructed from either clear tempered glass, painted glass, or crackle glass and they can be used for both practical reasons and as a statement, focal point of the room. Perhaps a small coffee table would look great in your living room or hall? Or perhaps your office is in need of a unique boardroom table? Invest in a trendy glass top design and, we guarantee, this simple piece of furniture has the potential to completely transform the space.

No.4: Walls and Partitions

Glass walls and sliding glass partitions are becoming an increasingly popular feature, both in an open-plan home and office environment. Whilst clear glass can significantly open up a room and make it appear bigger, sandblasted glass is a fantastic option if you want to create a little privacy.

Take, for example, a meeting room in a slick city office. Sandblasted glass would create the ideal level of privacy, separating staff in the general office from clients and customers and – to create a unique professional effect – the company logo could be easily incorporated into the design.

Sandblasted glass can also be used for decorative purposes at home, perhaps as a stylish yet private shower screen or as an unusual house number sign. The possibilities are endless and, here at EGW, we can help to create the perfect sandblasted glass product for you and your chosen décor.

Where can I buy decorative glass?

If you’re re-designing your home or office and you’re looking for inspiration, decorative glass is an incredibly stylish option and it can be used in numerous different ways. If you wish to find out more or if you would like to invest in decorative glass for your interior design project, please feel free to get in touch with our specialist team at EGW. We stock a wide range of decorative glass panels and we’re always on hand and happy to help. So why not give us a call today on 020 8500 1188 or send a quick email to info@expresstoughening.com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.