- In 2022, the average US household spent as much as $2,600 on furniture, home decor, and equipment.
- A year prior, 70% of Americans had plans to redecorate their houses and apartments.
- The US interior design workforce currently boasts 182 thousand professionals employed at 148 thousand companies scattered nationwide
If anything, these numbers prove the significance of interior design in our lives—and a strong intention to keep our homes stylish.
Among the factors driving the population’s interest in interior design was the COVID-19 pandemic, which was accompanied by a rapid shift to remote work and the shrinking size of American homes.
Despite this, many households struggle to decorate their homes in style due to the costs involved ($22,000 and counting).
Is there an affordable option to transform your dull apartment into a cozy environment that is suitable for both work and recreation?
There appears to be one. We’re talking about a glass partition for homes only.
Such partitions are sleek solutions made of various types of glass with different properties, either framed or frameless, with swinging or sliding doors, or without additional elements.
They won’t look out of place in a loft apartment or your grandma’s country house. They’re easy to install and clean. And they serve a multitude of purposes, from dividing your home into functional zones to sound-proofing your home office and keeping away kitchen odors.
Let us look into how this universal remedy can solve your interior design issues, transforming your drab apartment into a design magazine cover-worthy work of art.
5 Ways to Glam up Your Home with Glass Walls
Without further ado, here are five ways to spruce up your home with glass partitions:
- Set up a modern-looking office space. Given that nearly 13% of the workforce has already shifted to remote or hybrid work arrangements, creating a home office space is one of the most obvious applications for glass dividers. They not only allow more light into your home, which improves your mood and productivity, but also make your home office more orderly. Style-wise, there are many options for you to choose from. Frameless walls made of transparent glass better suit minimalist loft apartments. Enhanced with metal, wooden, or plastic frames, dividers help maintain airy, bright spaces in Scandinavian and industrial interiors. You can also experiment with tinted and patterned glass to match your interior’s overall theme and style.
- Install elegant room dividers. Dividers help delineate different areas in open-floor-plan apartments and large rooms. For example, you could separate the living room from the kitchen and bedroom without blocking light or visibility. Similarly, you could use dividers for walk-in wardrobes, storage spaces, and hallways. Beautifully designed frames or etched glass could add an artistic touch to your interior while fulfilling the glass walls’ primary function—i.e., creating a better-organized living space.
- Enhance your bathroom. Separating the bathroom and other wet areas of your home from the rest of the space serves a practical as well as an aesthetic purpose. On the one hand, glass walls will keep the damp at bay, saving your house from black mold. On the other hand, they will give your bathroom a futuristic, light-filled look (especially if you opt for corrugated panels without frames) and make the space feel larger.
- Create an indoor greenhouse. Recent studies show that houseplants can be found in at least 66% of American homes. If you share this passion, too, you can use glass partitions to create a small indoor greenhouse or garden area right in your house or apartment, regardless of its size. The best place for it can be a sunny corner of your home. Glass dividers will protect your green babies from temperature fluctuations, maintain optimal humidity levels, and put the plants on full display, making them an essential component of your interior.
- Use kitchen separations. In open-plan homes, a glass partition can be used to separate the kitchen from the living or dining room. This way, you’ll be able to contain cooking smells and noise without isolating the kitchen from the rest of the apartment. To save space in a small home, choose frameless sliding glass doors, pocket doors, or bi-fold dividers. For more spacious homes, you could purchase framed partitioning systems with classic swinging doors, which can be enhanced with decorative elements or incorporate different types of glass.
No matter which direction you choose to pursue, glass dividers will be a welcome addition to your interior, blending style and usability.
If you are hesitant to use glass dividers due to concerns about difficult installation and time-consuming maintenance, we will put your mind at ease.
If you take accurate measurements of your space and contact a reputable glass wall company, you will be able to install the partitioning system without the need for professional assistance—or relocate it if you decide to redecorate.
Glass dividers can be cleaned with standard alcohol-based window cleaning solutions and wipes. Your glass walls will always look fabulous if you dust them at least once a week.
And if you seek inspiration for your redesign project, check out the Instagram profiles of some interior design specialists, like Philippe Starck, David Hicks, and Jonathan Adler, who frequently incorporate mirrors and glass dividers into their projects to experiment with light and shape.