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Acrylic, glass, crystal: The decor trend is clear

The Safavieh Healy Clear Acrylic Kitchen Cart ($177.49

The Safavieh Healy Clear Acrylic Kitchen Cart ($177.49 at is 31.1 inches high, 25.59 inches wide and 18.11 inches deep. Photo Credit:

A trend toward clear decor helps lighten, brighten and contemporize your interior spaces. It’s one of the hottest decor trends, from accessories and accents to pieces of furniture. Incorporating glass, crystal accent pieces or acrylic furniture blends well with almost any style, making clear the color that’s as versatile as it is fresh and on-trend.

Clearly accented

If you’ve looked for accent pieces that are bright and reflective, glass and crystal pieces are the obvious choice. People today are looking for a lighter, less cluttered, more open feel to their homes. A natural choice is anything clear. Clear accent pieces are beautiful because they’re see-through and they reflect light at the same time.

Simple pieces you can use are an arrangement of oversized apothecary jars arranged on a table, console or bathroom sink. Try adding a clear crystal object, such as a crystal ball or a pair of heavy crystal candlesticks on a table next to a window. Besides looking beautiful, the object will reflect the light and colors from outside.

One of the most common decorating trends seen in almost every decorating magazine is the large vase with a single large tree stem or palm frond. These unassuming yet elegant accents are beautiful in their simplicity, and they don’t require a florist’s eye to arrange.

Clear lighting

Accent pieces like lamps or light fixtures that feature clear glass are also very trendy now. But instead of opting for the ubiquitous stacked acrylic ball lamp base, go for a simple clear lamp base like a clear glass urn lamp or a heavy linear crystal lamp base. There has been a resurgence in bare bulbs, like the exposed lamp bulbs, that makes the bulbs the center of attention.

Clear, unadorned objects, such as an acrylic table or a crystal decorative accessory, serve a purpose but don’t block your vision. And because they’re clear, they can make a small space seem larger. Adding these accessories and items to your home is one way to add to your decor without adding heavy visual weight.

Don’t be afraid to try something unexpected, like an acrylic bar cart you can place anywhere or an acrylic console table. If your entryway is squeezed but you still need a place for keys, try a console table that’s tall and narrow, perfect for a skinny spot where you need a hand or just want to create the look of a foyer.

Give clear accents and furniture a chance in your home. These beauties will freshen up your home with clearly beautiful results.


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