<font size="3" color="#990000"><strong>Create an Elegant Living Room Decorating with Glass</strong></font> <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Verdana’,’sans-serif’; letter-spacing: 1pt; font-size: 10pt">Living room decors can vary greatly from the elegant and posh to down home country charm.<span>  </span>For those homeowners who have an elegant space that needs to be decorated, a glass accented room is always a good choice.<span>  </span>Glass is elegant and opulent in its simplicity and style.<span>  </span>The ideas below provide inspiration for how to create an elegant living room decorating with glass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Verdana’,’sans-serif’; letter-spacing: 1pt; font-size: 10pt"></span></p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Verdana’,’sans-serif’; letter-spacing: 1pt; font-size: 10pt"><strong>Glass Tables</strong> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Glass coffee and side tables are an easy and elegant way to pull glass into a living room space.<span>  </span>They come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be found to fit almost any area.<span>  </span>Choose glass tables with crisp corners for a more edgy, sophisticated look, or rounded edges for a smoother, more modern look.<span>  </span>Glass tables also offer a unique decorating bonus, as they allow homeowners to display collections or treasures on shelves underneath the top surface.<span>  </span>The addition of glass tables provides an instant focal point in the room without being overbearing or obtrusive.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"> </p><div style="text-align: center"><img src="../images/living-room-glass.jpg" border="0" alt="Living room modern glass table" title="Living room modern glass table" width="425" height="282" /></div><p> </p><p><strong>Glass Lamps</strong> </p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Glass lamps are elegant and vary in style.<span>  </span>From the ornately hand-blown glass lamps to the lamps that are straight and stark in design, every glass lamp offers character to a living room.<span>  </span>Glass lamps are also unique in the way they refract the light and produce beautiful, soft lighting throughout the room.<span>  </span>If table space is at a premium, glass chandeliers are also very elegant and provide a room with amazing light.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"> </p><strong>Glass Accessories</strong> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Accessories are the hallmark of a decorator.<span>  </span>They speak to individual style, personal interests and hobbies.<span>  </span>Glass accessories can come in many forms that are equally beautiful and equally striking.<span>  </span>One glass decoration used by many designers is the glass paperweight.<span>  </span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span></span>Paperweights can be fashionable and elegant, as well as, functional in design.<span>  </span>Glass paperweights often come in many different sizes and colors.<span>  </span>Most feature a swirl of color on the inside that provides the eye with depth and an interesting focal point.<span>  </span>Other glass accessories include vases and clocks.<span>  </span>Like the paperweights, vases and clocks also come in many different styles and shapes.<span>  </span>Often, those who have glass vases or clocks for display are avid collectors and have quite a few pieces with personality and style.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"> </p>  <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Decorating with glass is not for all homeowners, but it is a beautiful way to create an elegant space.<span>  </span>For families with small children or large pets, glass is usually not the safest option for a living room.<span>  </span>However, even homes with children can decorate with some glass. Consider placing glass paperweights or clocks on a fireplace mantel.<span>  </span>A glass lamp, securely out of reach of little hands, is also an option.<span>  </span>Smaller items that are placed out of reach can help create an elegant feel to the room without posing a potential hazard.<span>  </span>Be creative when adding glass pieces to a room and do not be afraid to look beyond the norm.<span>  </span>With some ingenuity and some savvy shopping, any homeowner can create an elegant living room decorating with glass.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"> </p><strong>About the author</strong>  <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Verdana’,’sans-serif’; letter-spacing: 1pt; font-size: 10pt">Veronica Smith, a contributing writer and designer for AmericanArtisanArt.com, offers tips on displaying <a href="http://www.americanartisanart.com/wall-art-sculptures.html" target="_blank">metal wall sculptures</a> and <a href="http://www.americanartisanart.com/contemporary-abstract-art.html" target="_blank">contemporary metal wall art</a>.</span></p></span>