Though simple, decorative glass bottles can elevate the decor of any room, from the foyer to the kitchen to the bedroom. They also provide a creative way to store everyday items. Here are some ideas for putting them to work in your home.
Consider Color, Shape and Texture
Clear glass bottles are a classic choice that work in any setting. For a pop of color, choose decorative bottles in different hues that complement your decor. Blue glass bottles are the perfect accent in a cottage by the beach, while those with a golden hue work well in a more formal space.
Glass doesn’t have to be vintage to look vintage. Thanks to a special technique, mercury glass gives antique glass bottles a rustic feel without the age. Antique milk bottles are another classic option that add an old-school touch to a nursery or kitchen.
For a little more visual interest, choose patterned glass with a unique texture. Mosaic options add color and sparkle at the same time. Mix and match patterns for an impressive mantel display.
How to Style Glass Bottles
Depending on its size and shape, a glass bottle has many handy functions:
• Use a glass bottle or ceramic vase to hold your next bouquet of flowers.
• Keep everyday household items like paper clips or cotton swabs in small ceramic jars.
• Put them to use as creative form of food storage. Choose glass jars with lids for dry goods or glass bottles with stoppers for liquids.
• Add colorful stones or sand to turn a clear glass bottle into a special art piece that you can easily change with the seasons.
Vary your collection of decorative bottles with different shapes and sizes, and you’ll create stunning accents for your home.