Bling Your Home with Glamorous Glass Tiles

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Dec 02, 2015 | Laura Firszt

Gotta love those glamorous glass tiles! Rich-looking, modern glass tiles bring a whole new dimension to home decor. Not only do they come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and shapes, the tiles have a unique quality of being able to reflect light, blinging up the atmosphere in an attractive shimmery way. Durable glass tile is also hypoallergenic, easy to clean, and both stain- and mildew-resistant.

Up until recently, kitchens have been the place to spot these trendy tiles, but now they're beginning to play a starring role all over the home. Take a peek at these ingenious ways to use glass tiles.

Backsplash

Clover House/HometalkInstall a glass tile backsplash behind your cooking and cleanup area for wall protection that enhances the beauty of the kitchen in a big way.

Savvy homeowners know, though, that backsplashes are not just for kitchens anymore ... bathrooms can benefit, as well.

Bathroom Wall

Marina Klima Goldberg/HometalkYour bath is most likely the smallest area in your whole house. That's why this essential room needs an extra punch of decorating pizzazz. Apply glass tiles on a bathroom wall -- to safeguard the shower enclosure against moisture or to create an imaginative accent wall.

More Beautiful Bath Ideas

Wendy Ann Chipman/HometalkEmbellish your vanity countertop, tub front, or floor with glass tile for big impact in this small space. Or design your own floor-to-ceiling mural. TIP: When tiling a bathroom floor, do be sure to use a slip-resistant sealant or choose smaller-sized tiles which will require more (anti-skid) grout.

A Unique Mirror "Frame"

Killer B Designs/HometalkBuilder grade bathroom mirrors are famously bland and boring. Rev yours up a notch or two when you enclose it in a DIY glass tile "frame."

Flooring Solution 

Mrs Do It Herself/HometalkAre you stuck with an awkward transition between two rooms or two different types of flooring? Glass tiles can come to the rescue, cleverly changing a klutzy gap into an elegant design feature.

Fireplace Makeover

Kaysi Gardner/HometalkIn your living room or den, a fireplace may be a handsome feature or an ugly eyesore. It all depends on the looks of your fireplace surround. If it's definitely past its prime, find a clever contractor to install glass tile and update it to the 21st century.

A Lovelier Lampshade

Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl/HometalkUpgrading light fixtures with homemade lampshades is a simple and fun project. Glass tiles will give a glowing touch of bling that is especially lovely when you switch on the light.

Furniture Facelift

Catherine/HometalkRescuing furniture from thrift stores -- or even the side of the road -- is a great way to decorate on a dime and reduce landfills. You'll make an old table feel new again when you apply a little glass tile trim.

Outdoor Installation

Northeast Spa & Pool Assoc/HometalkGlass tiles work just as well in the great outdoors as they do inside your home. Adorn a patio, pathway, or swimming pool deck with their sparkly good looks.

Laura Firszt writes for networx.com.

Updated June 5, 2018.

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