When it comes to lighting, versatility and longevity are often key. You’ll likely want fixtures that can stand the test of time and keep your space looking great even when you change up the design or theme in the rest of your interiors.
This is where the timeless aesthetics and effortless functionality of glass lights come in. Glass lighting appears in many forms with a range of classic or modern finishes and possibilities to brighten up the home. Whether you’re after the sleek elegance of glass pendant lights, complementary wall fixtures or impressive glass cluster lights, there’s a look for every interior.
Get inspired by some of our favourite glass designs and styling techniques!
The Benefits of Glass Lighting
Glass lighting trends, in their many iterations, always feature in yearly trend prediction lists, but what is it about this style that keeps us coming back again and again?
- Glass light shades project, reflect and diffuse light around a room beautifully.
- Glass lights are ideal for creating a relaxing atmosphere, especially tinted glass fixtures.
- Glass lights can add an instant sense of elegance and sophistication to your interiors.
- Glass lights are versatile and will suit a range of interior styles, complementing modern, industrial and vintage looks.
- Glass lights often exemplify high-quality workmanship, serving your space for many years to come.
You’ll also find that these lights are incredibly diverse, with different shade styles, shapes, sizes and colours available to capture your stylistic vision and boost your interiors.
1. Ribbed Glass Pendant Lights For a Classic Look
Along with its simple elegance, this classic glass look can add a subtle sense of texture to your space. The ridges in the glass help soften the light, creating an inviting and energised atmosphere.
Popular options in our glass range include our glass dome and cone pendants, which look especially stunning when installed in groups over kitchen islands. Here, or in any other room, ribbed glass lights cast a warming glow while embodying a flawless minimal look.
2. Ribbed Glass Wall Lights For a Touch of Elegance
The same ribbed glass shade design is also available with wall light fixtures. The exquisite handcrafted glass details can be combined with a range of robust metallic holders to provide a touch of elegance, especially when swan neck features are incorporated.
The contrast offered by the metallic fixture holder can work particularly well when paired with other vintage-style details, bringing extra character to your bedside tables, bathroom mirrors or wherever else you choose to install them
3. Smoked Glass Lights For a Stunning Atmosphere
For a more contemporary twist, tinted glass lights are ideal. Glass fixtures with a smokey grey tint make a great addition to modern homes with a leaning towards industrial or minimalist sensibilities.
The subtle smokey finish can add a hint of drama to your space, being slightly darker than regular glass options. These kinds of lights are ideal for creating a subdued atmosphere, perfect for use over dining tables.
Our grey-tinted glass lights are available in a great range of styles, with pendants, wall lights, flush mounts and stunning clusters. The smoke-grey glass globes and schoolhouse shades offer a particularly dynamic silhouette to elevate your space.
4. Amber Glass Lights For Warmth & Colour
If the smoke grey finish is a little too cool-toned for your interiors, you may prefer glass lights with an amber finish. The colour of the glass works beautifully with the warm light from LED Edison-style bulbs for a bright, comforting ambience.
Versatile amber lights will look at home anywhere from kitchens and bedrooms, adding a unique quality and a hint of colour to any space.
Orlando Tinted Glass Schoolhouse Pendant - 10 Inch - Amber by Industville (Image supplied by @lifofaninteriorstylist)
5. Opal & White Glass Lights For Effortless Sophistication
Another glass lighting trend to consider is opal lights. These glass lights have a white finish that can function as a striking contrast to dark interiors or blend harmoniously with lighter, airier spaces like those with a Scandinavian or Japanese design influence.
Again, these fixtures will dim light slightly for a subdued ambience – ideal for peaceful spaces of relaxation. Opal glass lights can add a sense of simple structure to an interior, providing visual balance and instantly elevating your design.
Their timeless elegance and effortlessly stylish look make them great options for not only the home but also for decorating hotels, bars and restaurants.
6. Glass Cluster Lights For a Stunning Statement
If you’re all about making a statement, a cluster fixture is the perfect choice. Glass cluster lights group pendants together for a dazzling feature that creates impact and definition.
You can easily customise glass cluster chandeliers by deciding how many pendants will work in your space and choosing the shape and finish of the shades. For a truly unique look, you could mix and match different shades, creating a bespoke delicate glass masterpiece!
7. Outdoor Glass Lights For Refined Exteriors
Glass lights don’t just have a place inside the home. Waterproof glass lighting fixtures make excellent additions to front porches and garden patios, infusing these often neglected areas with style and illumination.
Our IP65-rated glass lights will hold up rain and wind, ensuring your exteriors stay looking just as good as the rest of your home or business.
Swan Neck Outdoor & Bathroom Wall Light - Pewter - Globe Glass by Industville (Image supplied by @ourruralnest)
The Diversity of Glass Lights
There are endless possibilities when it comes to glass lights. Our glass shades can be paired with a range of our holder styles and finishes, including brass, copper, pewter and black. This ensures you can find the perfect combination to make your interiors shine.
Feeling inspired yet? Browse the extensive Industville glass lighting collection to discover all of the styles we’ve highlighted here and more!
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