Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Seeing Things Clearly

Lucite is a big trend in contemporary home design, but it's easy to integrate lucite into a home that doesn't have a contemporary style.  For those who don't know, lucite is a transparent plastic acrylic resin that comes in a variety of colors.  I think adding an element of lucite to a home is a great and inexpensive way to add a stylish and updated touch to your home.

For example, you could integrate one furniture piece, such as a table or some chairs made out of lucite with your existing furniture.

I love this room because it is decorated with so many colors, but adding any more color would be overwhelming; the lucite coffee table grounds the space without adding too much bulk to the room.

This home office has a lucite chair mixed with a plain white desk and rustic wooden bookshelves.  I've also noticed that lucite furniture with an animal print rug is a common theme-- probably because it looks so chic!

These lucite stools add another dimension to this colorful room-- they prevent it from looking too heavy and weighted down.

Again, using transparent furniture in this room in the form of these stools continues the light and airy feeling that it conveys throughout the space.

{Notice the animal print rug again!}

These lucite dining chairs add a touch of modern femininity to an otherwise masculine, dark room.

Using lucite for shelving provides a chic way to store and organize your home without weighing down a wall with thick heavy wooden or metal shelves.

{Again, see the animal print?  As a side note, animal print such as leopard or zebra is considered to be a design neutral by many, meaning that it goes well with any color, pattern, or style.}

If completely see-through furniture is not quite your style, consider integrating this fun trend through the lighting in your home.

This lucite chandelier would be beautiful when lit-- with the light streaming through the clear resin, it would provide an abundance of light while looking ultra-stylish.

Lucite lamps are another fun lighting option-- using them with a lucite coffee table provides a common theme for the room.

While clear lucite is the most popular because of its light and airy feeling, lucite comes in a variety of colors.

Here, a magenta lucite table adds another pop of color to the room in a sleek and sophisticated way.

This yellow lucite office chair is so bright and happy, its sure to add a touch of cheer to any design concept.

As you can see, lucite can be added to any design scheme to add a touch of modern style to a room.  I hope you've seen this design scheme "clearly" enough to consider using lucite in your house to turn it into a home.

God Bless,


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