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How glass can bring aesthetic balance to your bedroom?

September 26, 2022

The bedroom is the most personal space of your home, serving primarily as a place to relax and rejuvenate. At times, it may also double up as a space to work and learn. On one hand, you can disconnect from the rest of the world and create your own vibe in this private space, and on another - in the WFH setup - you can stay globally connected. As a result, it is critical that the design of a bedroom promotes maximum relaxation and a calming ambience at night and improves productivity during day time by being bright and lively. Glass can take on both these roles effortlessly - transmitting sunlight while keeping the interiors cool and blocking external noise and disturbances. Read along to know more about how glass can bring the perfect balance to your bedrooms.

Bring in natural light with solar control glass walls/windows

solar control glass

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Natural light enhances the quality of interior spaces, making them look larger and brighter. And if one is lucky to have a mesmerizing view or an outdoor garden space or can boast of a vantage point from where they can experience the city’s skyline, why hide it with a solid wall? Design a glass wall and enjoy the external views or use a glass folding/sliding door and connect to the balcony. Let the natural view from the glass door be the focal point of the bedroom. In a WorkFromHome scenario, this kind of aesthetic spatial integration would be of utmost benefit, as rooms with natural light maximize work productivity while also acting as stress-absorbers through the integration of indoor-outdoor spaces. Large, fixed or operable glass windows, will also allow more light in, which can be further accentuated by strategically placing plants and flowers to brighten the space.

Use sliding glass walls as separators

Glass Wall

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A glass wall to separate your walk-in closet/bath or study area from the bedroom is a smart way of creating a partition while making your compact contemporary bedroom feel spacious and airy. The wardrobes-shutters-panels in the bedroom area can also be accentuated with lacquered glass in muted or pop colors in contrast with the décor of the bedroom. The use of lively colors that brighten up the space have the potential to increase everyday work productivity. When paired with delicate pendant lights with a soft glow, the bedroom space at night exudes a comfortable, calm ambience.

Use contrasts and light colour accents

Glass Shutter

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It is a well-known fact that light colours make a room look bigger and brighter. Light and bright walls are more reflective, making a space feel open and airy. Creating contrasts of glass (walls, adornments, doors, etc.) in blues, greens, and yellows with white and neutral wall colours or furniture will make the bedroom feel brighter and lively. The use of cool colours in contrasting and complementary fashion helps in creating a lively-fresh vibe. At night, the cool light colour accents paired with neutrals create a calm ambience that is perfect for relaxation.  One can design a modular wardrobe with bright lacquered glass shutters in contrast to neutral wall colours to brighten up the bedroom area.

Strategically use mirrors near light sources

mirror

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Mirrors have long been used to expand visual space. However, to use mirrors to their full potential, be sure to strategically place them near a light source. To create the appearance of depth, choose a focal point and aim the mirrors toward it. Mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light, making a space illuminated with bright natural light during the day or a soft calming glow at night. Mirrors on the walls serve as decor elements as well as the utilitarian purpose of dressing tables. Cladding furniture such as dressers and bedside tables with mirrors also minimise bulk and clutter.

About Author

Shiza Christie is an Architect - and Urban Designer, an observer of the phenomenon of time, and forever enchanted by the power of words. These days she spends her time deliberating on urban complexities, its constituents, and placemaking.