Glass tabletops offer homeowners an understated elegance. They serve as a showpiece as well as a subtle complement to whatever your home’s design is. Whether modern or traditional, minimal or eclectic, a glass tabletop matches everything, making it a popular interior design choice. If you’re looking into a glass tabletop for your new home, here are five creative ways to style glass tabletops that you can use as design inspiration.
1. Dining Room Table
The dining room is where family and friends gather to share meals and create memories. As such, it’s essential to have a dining table that is not only durable but also visually appealing. A glass tabletop is the perfect choice for a family dining table as it creates a sleek and modern look that highlights the heart of your home while remaining hardwearing.
Glass tabletops can be fabricated in a virtually endless array of shapes and sizes, making it easy to find one that perfectly fits your space. For a more contemporary look or smaller families, opt for a round glass tabletop. Long, regular shapes work well in a traditional or farmhouse-style dining room. For a grand table that seats many, most homeowners choose an elongated oval shape or a rectangular tabletop with rounded edges. You can also etch a design or pattern onto the glass for additional personality and customization.
2. Coffee Table
One of the most popular ways to use glass tabletops is as a modern coffee table. The coffee table is the centerpiece of any living room — often the most frequented room in the house — and adding a glass tabletop can elevate its look.
Glass tabletops are an excellent choice for smaller living rooms as they create the illusion of more space. It also allows for the rug or flooring to be seen, adding depth to the room and avoiding clashing materials or patterns. For a super sleek and modern look, opt for a glass tabletop with metal or chrome legs. For something more traditional or warm, pair the glass tabletop with wooden legs. You can also add a glass tabletop on top of your existing coffee table to protect it from scratches and spills.
3. Pedestals or End Tables
Pedestals and end tables are often used as accent pieces in a room or hallway. They’re perfect for displaying decor items such as lamps, vases, or ornaments. Glass tabletops are becoming a popular material choice for pedestals because of the striking visual interest they add.
A glass tabletop on a pedestal table can create the illusion of a floating object, adding a touch of whimsy to the room. End tables with glass tabletops can also reflect light, making the room feel more spacious and bright. You can choose a classic design with a square or round tabletop or commission a custom piece with a sculptural base to make a statement.
4. Custom Edges or Corners
If you want something truly one-of-a-kind, consider adding a custom edge or corner design to your glass tabletop. This allows you to add a personal touch and make your table stand out.
Beveled edges are a popular choice for adding a subtle yet elegant touch. You can also opt for a flat polished edge, which gives a more modern and sleek look. You can also fabricate rounded or decorative corners to instantly change the vibe of an otherwise standard rectangular tabletop. These small details, although they may appear minimal, can make a significant impact on the overall look of your glass tabletop.
5. Create a Frosted Look
If you want the neutral and elegant look of glass but with more substance, you can trade any glass tabletop design for frosted glass. The frosted finish creates a soft and diffused light in any space, which creates a cozy and more intimate atmosphere. It also adds the same touch of elegance and sophistication that glass tabletops promise.
Frosted glass tabletops are especially ideal for busy families thanks to their low-maintenance finish. The frosted appearance makes fingerprints, dust, and other flaws less visible, so they don’t need to be cleaned or polished as often as regular glass to stay looking their best. For those who will be easily bothered by these smudges and imperfections, frosted glass is an ideal choice.
If you want to add a touch of modern elegance to your home, you can’t go wrong with glass tabletops from Golden Glass. As leading structural glass manufacturers, we have cutting-edge technology and equipment in-house that will guarantee your perfect custom glass table top. We’ll work with you to bring your vision to life, directly from our headquarters in Fullerton, CA. To learn more about our glass replacement services, including new glass table tops, give us a call at 800-64-GLASS or fill out our online contact form today.