Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Touch of Glass; Want to Elevate Your Living Room's Elegance and Glamour? You Can't Go Wrong with a Stunning Glass Coffee Table, Writes LOUISE O'BRYAN

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Touch of Glass; Want to Elevate Your Living Room's Elegance and Glamour? You Can't Go Wrong with a Stunning Glass Coffee Table, Writes LOUISE O'BRYAN

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Byline: Louise O'Bryan

Whether you're looking for a show-stopping coffee table for your living space or you simply want to indulge in some design inspiration, take a peek at these dramatic rooms, which all have one thing in common - a stunning glass coffee table that steals the show.

From large one-off designs to pared-back classic numbers, each one of these striking tables takes the starring role in their room, not only because of a central spot but because it brings that special something to the space. Sift through these beauties and discover a style that could help you take your living room scheme to the next level.

| Louise O'Bryan is a Houzz contributor. Visit Houzz.co.uk for more design inspiration and home-improvement advice.

GO GRAPHIC This intricate design is a piece of art in itself, creating a striking feature and emphasising the sense of space in the long room. The styling on top is kept to a minimum to allow the fabulous legs to set a contemporary tone. | Image credit: McGlashans Interiors TAP INTO INDUSTRIAL STYLE Have a room lacking in direction and that needs more focus? Then try choosing a glass coffee table that will make a strong style statement to pull your scheme together without dominating the space.

In this living room, the bold metal frame of the table has a distinctive modern, industrial look that is then echoed in the wall mirror, giving the room instant character and personality.

| Image credit: Claire Bloom Interiors WHEEL IT IN Love pared-back, Scandinavian style? Then look out for a simple design, such as this minimal piece of glass that has been given a utilitarian touch courtesy of the heavy duty castors. The clean, slick edges of the table capture the calm simplicity of Scandi style, while the robust wheels bring a hint of industrial character that creates a focal point in an otherwise quiet, neutral room.

Tip castors like these are called 'trolley castors' if you're looking for something similar online. To DIY a similar table, source toughened glass and ask your supplier for advice on attaching the wheels.

| Image credit: gosto design & lifestyle TIE THINGS TOGETHER This elegant glass coffee table instantly captures this living room's grace and finesse thanks to its bold, confident lines.

Note how the table's dark detailing also picks up on the legs of the armchair and the picture frames on the wall; bringing elements together like this is what adds the final polish and is a key detail in creating this smart and sophisticated look. | Image credit: The White House Interiors, Simon Maxwell Photography TRY A TINT When decorating with dark and earthy colours, stick to similar moody glass tones such as black or brown. This sultry black-glass coffee table has a distinctive 1980s feel and is the perfect addition to the retro-style living space. …

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