For those who are inspired by nature, the glow of the sun on an icicle or the sparkle of a precious gemstone is a meditation on the beauty of nature. In the hands of a sophisticated designer, its lustrous beauty can be used to add luxury and elegance to any room. Here are his six ways to brighten up your home with sparkling walls, shiny joints, and more.
Original photography by Dann Coffey Photography, Houzz
1. Kitchen Knockout.
It’s time to lose your preconceptions about brilliance. It’s not necessarily lame, girly, or flashy. Whether shell or recycled glass mosaic tiles, this kitchen material oozes organic charm when combined with natural wood and glossy cabinetry.
Architectural Tiles and Stones, original photos from Houzz
2. Laundry room lighting.
It’s not just the crystal chandelier that sparkles. What about sparkling floors, countertops, and a washing machine? It literally sums up the essence of clean and is displayed prominently in your laundry room.
Original photo by Aria Design Inc, Houzz
Make your kitchen countertop sparkle
3. Great aluminum.
Metal tends to attract attention just as much as shiny surfaces, especially when it comes to perforated aluminum. Rooms with this unusual wall treatment benefit from a thoughtful lighting scheme to enhance the opulence.
Emily Johnston Larkin, original photo on Houzz
4. Sparkling textiles.
The reflective surface shines like a jewel. Shine can be obtained from the usual materials (crystals, metals), but also from fabrics, especially velvet upholstery, silk panels, satin bedding.
Original photo by Burns Century Interior Design, Houzz
Enjoy the glow with a multifaceted wall mirror
5. Fireplace function.
It’s no wonder that textural variety is key to the success of a monochrome room, especially a neutral room. Even with tactile suedes and furs, this room might lose some of its vitality without a rainbow-colored fireplace that becomes a charming focal point of the room. A wall-to-wall mirror doubles up as that glittering centerpiece and knocks it out of the park.
Adrienne Chinn design, original photo from Houzz
Add style to your living room with a featured fireplace
6. Glitz in the bedroom.
There are very few bright spots in this room. From wallpaper to silk curtains, lacquered nightstands to decorative pillows, every detail has been carefully edited to maximize style and luxury. The room sparkles but doesn’t feel gaudy or diva-ish at all.