3 Suggestions for Choosing Glass Walls

Glass walls are the latest trend in decor. Here you can learn how to choose the perfect one for your home.
3 Suggestions for Choosing Glass Walls

Last update: 21 July, 2019

In this article, you’ll find some useful suggestions on how you can choose the best glass walls for your home. They’ll give a decorative feel in your house that you’ll love.

Of course, materials such as glass and crystal are very common in the world of interior design. Whether in accessories, furniture or walls, you can easily find these materials in modern stylish houses.

Today, let’s learn about what you can utilize glass walls for in your home. For instance, you can use them to divide different living areas, and also to give a lighter, brighter feel to the house. They are ideal for semi-open plan living spaces.

Below, you’ll find some ideas and suggestions on how to choose the style and type of glass wall that will suit your house best. As you’ll see, there are many possibilities.

Take into account the available space and your needs

A classy glass wall including a sliding door to divide the kitchen and dining/living room

In the first place, you should think about how much space you have available for your wall and what you hope to achieve with it.

Even today, it’s common to live in small houses or apartments. In these, it’s necessary to take advantage of all the space available, since storage space is often limited. Sometimes these small living areas can also be poorly lit. Glass walls can be used here.

However, even in houses such as these, we all want a little privacy at home. So, don’t install glass walls to separate the bedroom from the living room, or from the bathroom, for example.

And of course, everyone wants a well lit home. When this isn’t possible to achieve by using only natural light, you have to use other means. For instance, you could paint the walls white or another light color, take advantage of the effect mirrors can provide, or as in this case, install glass walls.

By using these, you can make sure natural light can reach even rooms that don’t have any windows. Instead of going with a traditional solid wall, you could substitute it with a glass one.

Here’s another use for glass walls. If you have small children you might want to keep an eye on what they’re doing in the living room while you’re in the kitchen. In that case, glass walls could be a great solution.

Or if you want to unite the kitchen and living room, a glass wall could be perfect so that the smell of food and cooking doesn’t get into the living room.

Think about the rooms you want to separate with glass walls

Think about which rooms would be suitable for using glass walls

Obviously, as was mentioned above, you won’t be installing this type of wall to separate the bathroom from the bedroom, for instance, unless it’s for a house for just one person. A key principle is to use them to divide rooms that have related uses since they provide a sense of continuity between the rooms.

To illustrate this idea, you could put up a glass wall to separate the office from the bedroom, the kitchen from the living room, the dressing room in the bedroom, the entry hall from the living room (when there isn’t any corridor), etc.

Sometimes, it might seem unnecessary to divide up these spaces. But really, it’s almost never a bad idea to separate different living areas. Your house will appear more organized and it will have more of a sense of visual order.

Glass walls can also help to have brighter, lighter corridors and hallways. It’s a simple idea; you could separate the hallway from inside the room, while still being able to see in through the glass wall.

Choose the design based on the current decor style of your house

An external wall made up of folding glass doors

Although it might not seem so at first glance, there are actually some quite different designs. You just have to find the design that matches your current decor style the best. You want the result to be harmonious and balanced.

For example, some walls might include a door (sliding or with hinges), others a frame around the edges, others with colored or tinted glass (one or various colors combined), some might have different textures on different parts of the wall, etc. If you like, you could even use some parts of the wall as a type of notice board, to hang some pictures or photos.

Here’s an option for areas of the house where you might want a little more privacy. Why not go for a wall made out of glass bricks? Although they let light through, glass bricks aren’t transparent enough to be able to see through clearly. In Home Depot you can ask for suggestions about the construction of walls using these glass bricks. Generally, they are fairly easy to install.

Choose glass walls

A stylish gray toned bedroom with an inset bathroom

As you can see, glass walls are a very versatile and adaptable option for almost any area of your house. Don’t forget that you can also use them for external walls, not just to separate rooms within the house. It would be a great option to let a little nature into your home.

Also, there are also similar options you could look at, such as low glass enclosures or glass partitions to divide different areas. By taking advantage of these options, you’ll be able to have lighter, brighter living areas to enjoy.