A creative way to add some flare to a room's interior design is with decorative art glass. From photographic to printed glass, there are many options when considering what variation to choose from this style of art. Use the following as a guide.
Looking for a divider made from glass that has a broken look? Acid etched glass is the style you will need. This variation is chemically treated to create a surface that appears frosted. This style will diffuse light and reduce glare, creating a soft lighting effect. Acid etched glass looks nice indoors and outdoors. It can be used for dividing walls, shower enclosures, kitchen cabinets, atriums, doors and more.
Glass can have digital art applied to it. This printed glass is customizable and can incorporated thousands of colors. Depending on the quality of the ink, fading will not occur for several years. This style of decorative art glass has uses both indoors and outdoors as well. Think countertops, interior partitions, storefronts and more.
Fused is another variation. To create this type of art glass, different pieces in varying colors are melted in a kiln. Then, they are fused together. A variety of colors and finishes can be incorporated in fused glass pieces. This style is commonly used to create tableware, tiles, countertops or sculptures.
Sometimes glass is painted or back painted. This style of art glass is created by applying a coating of paint to the surface. The finish is opaque and can be a variety of colors. Painted glass is great for backsplashes, shower walls, tabletops and several other interior applications.
Glass surfaces can be patterned. To do so, the glass is imprinted at a high temperature while is it still molten. Various textures can be used to alter the lighting in a room. Patterned glass is often seen on shower doors, lighting fixtures, patio furniture and privacy windows.
Sandblasted glass creates a texture in a different way. This style of glass artwork is created by applying abrasive particles to the front and / or back of a piece of glass. This creates a frosted or etched look. This method of creating a texture on a flat surface is also done to wood, stone, metal and acrylic surfaces. When it comes to glass, sandblasting a texture makes the surface highly resistant to finger prints. This style of decorative glass is often found on shower doors, tabletops, bar mirrors, room dividers and more.
Decorative art glass is a unique way to alter the lighting in a space or add creative flare. The above mentioned are several styles of art glass that can be used. There are also other methods that can be implemented to create unique glass pieces as well.