Lucite, which is a fancy word for acrylic, or even plastic, is what’s being used by some of the hottest furniture creators and interior designers right now, and really what’s not to love? Although a technique first seen in the 60’s, each piece is brand new to me!
Clear furniture pieces are topping all the must-have lists right now, and for good reason.
I love incorporating lucite pieces into a design for several reasons. The first is that it just makes such a cool statement. Lucite pieces also happen to mesh well with nearly any interior design style, and these pieces are never going to feel too heavy or overwhelming in a room. It’s great to use in a small space to keep the design feeling light and airy, and it can actually replace your old go-to browns, beiges, and grays as a new take on the neutral.
Transparent furniture is relatively easy to maintain, and spills can be wiped up quickly, plus it creates a distinctive contrast with very dark, dramatic wall or floor colors.
Here are some wow-worthy lucite furniture options to inspire you right now:
These clear chairs create an ethereal feeling in this rock and roll dining room and go well with the black rug underneath the table.
This design is relatively simple with some traditional elements, particularly in terms of the beige chair and sofa, but the transparent coffee table adds a hint of modern.
Who says lucite can’t have a bit of color? This stunning sea green table is the ultimate pop of color in an otherwise neutral space.
These transparent dining chairs lighten up an otherwise dark room and give it a floaty feeling. Using more traditional dining chairs could have made it feel too heavy or closed in.
How unexpected and incredible are these lucite sink legs? The legs are elegant, and they don’t create the overpowering feeling that might come with a traditional vanity or more bottom-heavy sink.
This translucent shelf is the perfect spot to create a transportable bar. It’s not the focal point of the room, but makes a statement nonetheless.
The curving lucite base of these chairs makes for an interesting contrast with the more rustic elements in this room, including the brick fireplace and the wood beams on the ceiling.