Whether you have a cute condo or a massive mansion, transparent furniture and accessories help make a space airy, expansive and elegant. Three ideas for incorporating these on-trend transparents include the following:
1. Contrast – heavy, dark furniture can weigh a room down, whereas acrylic accents generally don’t dominate a space, but instead contribute to a more open feel. They also provide visual variance from alternate pieces, allowing other furnishings to feature.
2. Clarity – large, lumbering items tend to block sightlines and close an area in. So don’t over-stuff and suffocate your space. Instead, why not substitute some see-through specimens for subtle silhouettes? They're a sure way to invoke interest and intrigue.
3. Current – although glass lamps or crystal candleholders are timeless, adding a classic note, there is a contemporary edge to a ghost chair or a polycarbonate table. Mix it up for a fresh, new perspective in your home and infuse some transparency – the advantages are clear.
Peter Oudejans, founder of OUDEJANS INTERIORS, provides feedback on his latest projects as well as highlighting exciting trends in the world of interior design.