5 Ways Glass Makes Your Home Light, Bright and Stylish

We all know that allowing more light into your home is one way to create a welcoming home, but you don’t need to rely only on your windows. Adding internal glass as walls or partitions will not only help light to penetrate into the centre of your space, glass also creates a sleek, elegant and modern interior design scheme.

Here are some examples on how you can use glass as an interior design feature to add more light, style and elegance to your home.

1. In the Bedroom

Just like a 6-star hotel room, using glass walls to partition your sleeping area from the ensuite in your master bedroom creates not only an elegant look but is also a great way to get natural light into a usually-dark bathroom space. 

In this J Studio apartment’s master bedroom you can see how the design team have been inspired by luxury hotels to mix a streamlined concrete bathroom with walls of glass into minimalist master bedroom.

Designed by: 0932

Glass ‘walls’ have also been used in the platform bed structure of this Stratum Condo to create a dedicated sleeping area while also ensuring that the light from the large windows reaches all the way into the kitchen area.

Designed by: Aart Boxx Interior

Another elegant way to use glass in the bedroom is with wardrobes and closets like this spectacularly stylish walk-in dressing room in a Martin 38 studio apartment.

Designed by: 0932

If you don’t have the space for a standalone dressing space, you can still add glass to your built-in wardrobes for a stylish and modern touch in your bedroom like this version in The Summit. 

Designed by: The Design Practice

2. As a Home Office

Creating a home office or study space in an apartment can often mean adding more walls that lead to darker corridor spaces as they cut off the light from outside. The glass-walled room, however, removes this problem allowing all that light into the centre of the apartment. The latest trend in Singapore is to use black metal framing to create a minimalist or industrial feel.Designed by: 0932

If a full set of glass walls is too much, a half-wall version like this Toa Payoh East one.Designed by: The Interior Lab

Designed by: KDOT Associates

Designed by: KDOT Associates

3. For Bathrooms

Like the ensuites of master bedrooms, you can also use glass walls in more open spaces for your bathroom as well. Obviously you don’t want everyone seeing what you’re up to, so choosing a darkened glass for the walls and some clever lighting creates a more useable space.

Designed by: 0932

4. In the Kitchen

Glass walls are also a great choice for kitchens in apartments. Obviously, it is another way to make sure the outside light enters the space, but it is also super handy to keep all the smells of cooking away while still keeping the light and the connection to the rest of the apartment. The minimal kitchen of this J Studio apartment cleverly hides away from the main living area with sliding, darkened glass doors.

Designed by: 0932

Designed by: Liid Studio

Designed by: KDOT Associates

5. For Doors and Partitions

Another great way to use glass in your home is to install glass doors and partitions into your space to separate out various areas of use, while, of course, allowing the light to flow through the space. This design for a Residences at 338A apartment has used geometric square shapes of glass framed in black for sliding doors into the kitchen area, and into a space created for a home office.

Designed by: Fuse Concept

A set of full length sliding glass doors in this Pasir Ris apartment, operates as a glass wall letting in the light, but can also open up to offer more space for entertaining.

Designed by: The Design Practice

This De Centurion apartment uses a glass door to let light into a mostly closed off living and dining space.Designed by: Fuse Concept

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