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How to Use Decorative Glass Shelves to Display Items for Interior Decor?

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Glass shelves are so graceful and elegant that we cannot stop loving it. One of the many reasons to love glass shelves is the quality of ‘it is there but not there’. As Glass shelves are transparent and clear as crystal, they blend into the surrounding environment without any problem and create an aura of light and huge space. 

Glass shelves let the lights spread to brighten your rooms. Moreover, if your room has a dark theme, glass shelves would make sure to not make them look too congested. 

If you want to spruce up your rooms a bit then there is no better way to utilize glass shelves. Decorative glass shelves are an attractive option that optimizes function and design stylishness. It will not only bring flair and elegance but also frees up space. 

In this article, we will discuss the shelves decorating ideas about how to use shelves in a different way for interior décor. 


  1. Incorporate Floating Glass Shelves with mounted TV and fireplace

You can use floating glass shelves around your mounted TV and fireplace.  The space around the mounted TV look might look empty and a waste of space. Floating glass shelves would make the surrounding area of TV and fireplace attractive and you can put TV remote or game consoles or other decorative things on them. 

The best idea is to make a feature wall in the center of your living room and mount your TV in the middle of glass shelves right above the fireplace and decorate the shelves with the intimate and most-cherished photos of your family and close relatives.  

You can also make the built-in glass shelves around your TV to make it look more interesting and eye-catching. Built-in shelves make it looks like the things on them were meant to be there and create a perfect picture of your room. 

  1. Innovative and decorative ideas for book shelving
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People are using glass shelves and floating glass shelves in innovative ways that we are in great awe. You can use free-style floating glass shelves or some specific design like honeycomb shape glass shelves, S-shaped, cupboard, fishbone or built-in alcove shelving for your books. You can also use a laden shape glass shelve structure to display your books with convenience and class. 

You can place a huge pile of books with the bookend and next to it place a beautiful art piece to make your shelve pretty or place some leaning books and a vase in the end. You can also place some plant pots in between your books here and there to give your space fresh and airy look. 


  1. Use Glass Shelves in the Kitchen to display fancy crockery

Your kitchen is the best place to have glass shelves and even a glass cabinet. These are best to showcase your priced crockery and cutlery items. They will bring exuberance and elegance to your kitchen. 

Put your collection glass, mugs, plates and bowls in each shelf separately or you can be a little bit daring and bold by mixing and matching different things on these shelves. You can also supplement that with tiny little succulents or other indoor plants. 

Remember, how much convinced you are to show every piece of your crockery in those shelves, just don’t, this would dull the vibe of your kitchen.

  1. Use Glass shelves to display your jewelry or vanity   

You need to agree that sometimes you want to show off your price possessions, vanity, and jewelry. Even if you don’t want to show off, you may want to arrange them in such a manner that you can see them on display and choose what to wear with convenience. That is where glass shelves came into your help. 

You can arrange the jewelry in its original boxes on glass shelves or you can buy a small display glass box for your jewelry. With glass display boxes on glass shelves, you would be able to see the things you own and choose what to wear on this eve easily. 

  1. Showcase and Store Kids’ toys on Glass Shelves
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Kids’ toys are everywhere and they are enough to make a huge mess in the house. Even if you collect them in a basket, they want to have them somewhere in front where they can access them easily and play with them anytime they want. 

So the best way is to use decorative glass shelves to showcase kids’ toys individually or if the toys are in innumerable quantities then you can use plastic boxes to store and display them on glass shelves at the same time. 

  1. Use Recessed Shelving for Bathroom accessories

If your bathroom is not that big to incorporate glass shelves in it then don’t worry, recessed shelving there and you would get plenty of room to put bathroom accessories there. 

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