Decorative glass beads bring table decor to a whole new level! Not only are they visually stunning, but they also inject an energetic and eye-catching atmosphere into any room.
Spicing up your coffee table decor accessories is all about looking for something to make your table stand out, or to express your own unique style.
From a big splash of color, to a subtle and elegant look, there’s an accessorized table look that will suit any taste. And hey, it doesn’t get much simpler than this when it comes to table decorating – no green thumb required here!
All About African Glass Beads
For centuries, the ancient Krobo Tribe of Ghana have been crafting these one-of-a kind recycled glass beads using traditions passed down from generation to generation.
Made with a combination of artistry and skill, each bead is formed from compressing grains of glass into shape, followed by firing in an oven until all pieces come together – resulting in vibrant colors that will surely liven up any space!
Each bead is strung on hemp and make sure for stunning additions to your home décor while bringing their rich history along, too!
Which Size Glass Bead to Use?
Glass beads, not to be confused with sea glass, come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. For home decorating purposes, it’s best to stick with larger pieces since these will be more visible from a distance and will create a bigger impact!
You can layer two different sizes if you want for more pretty detail as well as mix and match the colors. Table decor is the perfect place to add a punch of color!
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Where to Place Glass Beads Around the Home
Decorative glass beads can be used to add texture and sparkle to any room in your house.
You can place them on a tray on a kitchen counter, use as entry table decor for a beautifully welcoming statement or put on end tables or nightstands! Anywhere you want to add a bit of extra shine works! I prefer to use mine as living room accessories and have them displayed on our console table!
How to Display Glass Beads
I like to lay mine on top of a stack of coffee table books and drape them casually. Doing this, especially on books with beautiful bindings, adds something out of the ordinary to displaying books! You can put this stack on a shelf, or use as coffee table decor accessories on a pretty tray!
Another way I use them is to place them in a bowl and hang outside the bowl in a relaxed way. I love the mix of wood and glass together. The entire vibe is elevated and sophisticated with an ever so slightly coastal home decor vibe!
You can also buy stands to hang your beads. Using a stand is a nice way to add varied height to your built-in shelves — you can make them hang vertically to give them a gorgeous heigh visual!
Mixing and Matching Colors and Patterns
One of the best things about African bead glass is that they come in so many different colors and patterns, which allows you to get creative with mixing and matching them around your home. You can choose the color palette that works for your home!
If you love coastal living, opt for shades of the ocean and display as entry table decor. If you decorate in pink, use deep pink hues! You can choose whatever colors you like – the natural element of the glass makes colors come to life in a way other accessories can’t!
Try pairing bright blue beads with bold yellow ones for an eye-catching contrast or mixing soft pastels with vibrant gem tones for something subtler yet still striking. Have fun experimenting with different combinations until you find the perfect fit for your space!
An affordable Decorative Accessory Option
After finding my glass beads in an Atlanta boutique, I was anxious to buy more. They were on the pricier side, but man did I love them, so I set out looking for dupe options.
These are the exact glass beads I purchased and am showing in my photos.
Imagine my surprise when I found the same glass beads on Amazon for a fraction of the cost! After excitedly ordering them I can say that these are the exact same beads. The only difference is the scale.
My more expensive option have a larger diameter, and for the scale of my home, are essential in order to stand out. But you could easily get several of the smaller diameter beads and lay together to make a large impact as decoration accessories for living room furniture pieces of built-ins!
Whether you’re using only one strong color, or several accent colors, don’t be afraid to buy these beautiful in bold hues. The translucent quality of the glass lets them still stay elegant and refined and not too over the top.
Glass beads are an easy way to add some pizzazz and personality to any room in your house without breaking the bank. Not only do these decorative accessories look great on their own but they can also be combined with other materials like fabrics and metals for an even more unique look.
With so many colors and patterns available, there’s sure to be something out there that speaks directly to your sense of style—so go ahead and start experimenting today!