There’s something about blue glass that works for any decor. It gives a clean, contemporary look to kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and bedrooms in the shape of vases, glasses, mirrors and bowls, and looks pretty on a windowsill catching the light.
Here’s our pick of the top ten blue glass accessories for your home.
1. Contemporary blue glass mirror, Ayers and Graces
This mirror is a little unusual, as the frame itself is also made of glass, giving the mirror a sleek, neat finish. It can be hung in either portrait or landscape positions, and is also available in a black, red or white glass frame. £149 from Ayers and Graces.
2. Bubbla glass, Skandihome
These funky, abstract, textured drinking glasses would also make great tealight holders. You could also line them up on the kitchen windowsill and fill them with potted herbs or cut flowers. £6.50 each from Skandihome.
3. Handmade glass pilchard coaster, Jo Downs
One of a range of hand made coasters by Cornish glass artist Jo Downs, the fish motif on this coaster is hand cut from copper then fused between layers of glass and blue enamel powder. This powder produces a chemical reaction within the kiln creating the unique air bubbles – it’s not until the coaster is removed from the kiln that the final effect can be seen. The result is a hard wearing glass coaster and unique design. £9 each, available from Coastal Home.
4. Lined fused glass bowl in blue, RD Glass
Handmade, these bowls feature lines in one or three different colours – the lines will have a slightly different design on each item. The bowls themselves are available in turquoise, red, purple, black, orange, white and green as well as blue. £19 each, available from Swanky Maison.
5. Sea blues glass fish mobile, Coastal Home
We love this glass fish mobile / wind chime made from 100% recycled frosted glass, in sea shades ranging from blue to turquoise. The 15 glass fish hang from a wooden pole, and would look lovely in a kitchen window or conservatory. Can also be hung outside in a sheltered position. £16, available from Coastal Home.
6. Bud vase in cobalt blue, LSA International
Mouth-blown from a single piece of glass, this hand-made bud vase instantly adds jewel-like colour to any room. Contrast with the green stems of fresh flowers for an instant impact. £13.95, available from Annabel James.
7. Mini hanging glass bottles, The Oak Room
Use these tiny glass bottles for displaying single flowers, or fill with coarse sea salt for the dining table. Available in a choice of colours, each miniature bottle comes complete with a wire hanger. £1.75 each from the Oak Room.
8. Colour swirl paperweight, Bath Aqua Glass
This traditional handmade paperweight in clear glass has a bright swirl of cobalt glass running through it. It’s available in a range of colours and sizes, and each piece is unique. Prices start at £24.50 from Bath Aqua Glass.
9. Stockholm glasses in smoked blue, Berry Red
These smoky-grey glasses have a slight retro feel, but the shapes are gently curved and contemporary. Ideal for summer dining, and pretty enough to serve ice creams and sorbets in as well as drinks, prices start at £5.25 each from Berry Red.
10. Kastehelmi bowl in light blue, Iittala
The Kastehelmi range of glassware was designed by professor Oiva Toikka in 1964, and some of the range has been re-introduced to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of its launch. The design, using droplets of glass, was originally developed as a way of covering joint marks on pressed glass. This small bowl is one of several items in the range, and costs £12 from Cloudberry Living.
By Sara Walker0