Mix opaque glass with glass selections that may be more transparent.
Consider using warm tones of glass such as amber.
Use interesting shapes of glass, such as those that may have objects embedded within the glass or interesting and unusual shapes and sizes. Blown glass lends itself to a large array of possibilities.
Be afraid to use more than one glass item together in the same vignette. Sometimes decorative glass items placed in a series can be a powerful presentation.
Use too many clear or transparent surfaces. They will likely vanish amongst your decor.
Place glass decorative objects on a glass surface. To really highlight your decorative glass items, placement on a solid surface such as wood or stone is best.
Forget white and black are colors. White or glass decorative selections can blend well with other colors in space without clashing.
Overlook the power of investing in quality pieces of decorative glass. Nearly all high-end glass is created by the hand of a skilled artisan and should stand the test of time without being trendy.
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