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Bring Color, Design and Delight to Your Outdoor Living Space with Glass Art

Bring Color, Design and Delight to Your Outdoor Living Space with Glass Art

Mar 20 2014

Photo Credit: Gardener's Supply Company When we think of relaxing outdoors, beautiful gardens, comfortable furnishings and a relaxing environment come to mind. But have you thought about the impact a glass piece might bring to your back yard space? Glass is often lightweight, easy to install and available in a myriad of colors at varying prices points. Glass offers something for every taste and budget. It is an easy to care for item that won’t rust or need refinishing. Photo Credit: Nightorbs Fused glass has been around for centuries making a strong statement for this delicate craft. While not new, it is a craft that continues to evolve with some amazing pieces coming from contemporary artists, such as Dale Chihuly And while you might see fused glass being used much more frequently in interior home designs, it is also a great addition to outdoor spaces. Photo Credit: HGTV Some splendid examples include: using glass orbs on a walk way, turning your backyard into a magical place at night. Include orbs with flowering blooms. The glow of the glass and soft night sky create a stunning, magical world. Another area to consider using fused glass is creating a handmade stepping stone. (There are many websites with instructions on how to create your own.) This could be an enjoyable weekend project to do with your family and a unique keepsake. Photo Credit: Gardener's Supply Company An elegant hummingbird feeder would also be a beautiful addition to any area. Not only attracting remarkable birds but also creating a charming space for them to enjoy. Fused glass is versatile and can be used to create garden sculptures, bird baths, water features and privacy screens. Used in conjunction with sprinklers and wind chimes, you can create a soothing relaxing space to enjoy all season long.

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