Glass designs in your home allow attraction and reflection of light off surfaces, which completely changes the way your room looks and feels. Designers often use glass to direct daylight to illuminate and heat rooms. Here is a list of ways to include exciting glass designs in your home.

Brighten Your Home with Innovative Glass Designs

Cabinet Doors With Glass Fronts

Cabinet Doors With Glass Fronts

Give your kitchen a makeover by painting the cabinets and replacing the cabinet doors with framed glass inserts. Consider the addition of beveled glass inserts in your cabinet doors to reflect light and add a uniquely brilliant touch to your kitchen design.

Another idea is seeded glass that has air bubbles forced into the glass during manufacturing. As a result, it is translucent without being completely transparent, so the contents of your cabinets will still be private.

Floating Glass Shelves

Glass shelves are the perfect display for items that you want to showcase. Tempered glass is strong and durable enough to mount as shelving on the wall, and glass shelves give the impression of depth without taking up visual space.

Give your favorite collection the attention it deserves by displaying it with a rounded, flat, or beveled edge on the shelf. You can also choose a polished edge with a shiny and glossy finish or a ground edge that appears etched.

Art Glass Window Replacements

Art Glass Designs Window Replacements

When it’s time to call a professional glass company for a window repair, think of it as an opportunity to make a design change. Glaziers can replace a broken window with beveled, leaded pieces or patterned, and etched glass panels that will give your windows a fresh new look.

Colors, etching, and other glass treatments reduce heat from the sun, which helps your climate control system stay at a balanced, consistent temperature throughout the home.

Creative Glass Table Tops

Designing and custom-cutting a unique piece of glass for a tabletop open up a world of possibilities for alternative table bases.

Use your imagination to create tables out of wire spools, or antlers with colored or beveled glass tops to create a unique piece of functional art for your space.

Designer Glass Interior Doors

Glass Designs on Interior Doors

When replacing an interior door, consider using a glass insert instead of a traditional hollow-core wooden door.

Dress up an office door with gold lettering on etched glass in the spirit of a 1940s private investigator, or mimic shoji doors with obscured glass. The possibilities are endless with a good eye, bold style, and an active imagination.

Smart Glass Technology

Some modern homeowners opt for smart devices to control their surroundings. Consider fitting your home with smart windows that change from clear to dark.

Smart glass reacts to voltage or light to initiate a change from clear to opaque. The switch activates a change that blocks certain wavelengths of light from passing through, rendering the glass translucent or transparent.


Glass compliments every type of décor, so refresh your home with a few of these sparkling additions and enjoy the transformation.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.