If you’re a homeowner, you may be wondering how you can make your house look like one of those luxury homes you’ve seen in the magazines. Maybe you’ve never considered it before, but hand-blown glass can be the perfect way to make your home look elegant and special. Here’s what you need to know about using glass decor in your home.
What is hand-blown glass?
Hand-blown glass is handcrafted by skilled glassblowers. The artist will blow into one end of a tube in order to shape the hot glass that is at its other end. By turning the tube as they blow, glass artists create original and beautiful pieces of work, and hand-blown glass will all look different. This means you are purchasing something unique and skillfully-created for your home decor. Hand-blown glass can help you create a fun look in your home because you are highlighting different shapes and areas.
What does hand-blown glass look like?
Each piece of hand-blown glass is unique. It will often contain the maker’s signature or mark, like Trautman art glass, so look for that in an inconspicuous place on the work. Check the handle and seams of the piece of art. A handle will often be blown into the larger piece and will be seamless, but sometimes glassblowers blow two pieces of glass and fuse them together, so you may see seams. Your piece of hand-blown glass should be asymmetrical, since it is handcrafted by a person. Also, the bubbles in a piece of blown glass will be inconsistent in size and color. Hand-blown glass is unique and handcrafted, so it will not be perfect, which is what makes it such a great choice for your home’s unique look.
How can you use it in your home?
Hand-blown glass can be used to create a variety of pieces that would be perfect in your home. Glass light bulbs can help you create a beautiful centerpiece light for your dining room or lamps for your bedrooms. If you prefer non-electric lighting, you could use glass votivesto highlight candlelight. Hand-blown glass can also be used for different types of glassware, like mugs or pitchers. Your unique pieces could be the highlight of a summer’s afternoon as you serve your guests lemonade. Beautiful, original hand-blown vases could be placed expertly around your home to showcase the flowers from your garden.
Why is home decor important?
You might think that these sound like great ideas, but you aren’t sure why you should bother adding hand-blown glass to your home. Home decor can be costly, but when you purchase hand-blown glass, you are supporting artists who create original work. It can be very satisfying to fill your home with beautiful artwork.
Decorating your home has many psychological benefits. When you add a beautiful piece of hand-blown class to your house, you are sending yourself and your family the message that beauty and style are important and that your home is beautiful and styled. Glass can bring pops of color to your home, which can help you feel happy throughout your day. You might also find that decorating your home brings you joy and is a fun new hobby.
Home decor might not seem like a priority to you as you move into a new house and focus on the essentials, but moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. Taking the time to really decorate your home and make it beautiful can help you feel more relaxed, organized, and joyful.