10 Rooms Nailing This
Summer's Acrylic Trend


If you’re a pared-back style enthusiast, then prepare to fall in love with this summer’s hottest interior trend.

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Kelly Weimert
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June 10, 2017

Acrylic (also known as lucite) is a magical design material that can provide extra storage, additional surface area, and stellar seating while taking up almost no visual space thanks to its nearly invisible design.

It also happens to be one of those rare materials that can blend with nearly any and every aesthetic and style sensibility, so whether you’re a minimalist, a maximalist, or something else entirely, you can bet there’s a way for acrylic to enhance your space.

If you’re not quite convinced, then let these spaces inspire you. From bookshelves to coffee tables to bar carts, these rooms demonstrate just how far this trend can take your home’s design.

 

The chicest of kitchens

Image via Stanislav Borozdinskiy

 

We’re trying to think of whether we’ve ever seen a more chic and sophisticated kitchen, but unsurprisingly, nothing comes to mind.

Here we see just how high-end and glamorous this material can be, especially when paired with marble patterns and an all-white aesthetic. Where traditional chairs would detract from this design’s impression by obstructing the sightline, acrylic enhances it tenfold.

 

Sweet and simple nursery

Image via The Glitter Guide

 

Like we said, acrylic can flow seamlessly with nearly any design, and the stunning shelving in this lovely nursery is proof positive of its versatility.

If you’re looking for a unique and unobtrusive way to take your little one’s nest to the next level, consider incorporating a lucite bookshelf like this one. Add some gold detailing and you’ll have one enviable space on your hands.

 

A most beautiful bathroom

Image via Sabon Home Blog

 

There’s little more relaxing than a day spent at the spa, so there’s every reason to give your own bathroom decor a stress-relieving spa-style treatment.

Rather than simple storage, this beautiful piece is stunning decor in its own right, in addition to providing necessary storage for towels and toiletries. Choosing acrylic for the bathroom will make you feel like every day is a spa day.

 

Sleek and sophisticated centerpiece

Image via Homedit.com

 

One of many reasons this material is so special is that it takes up almost zero visual space, making it perfect for minimal designs like this living room.

What makes this room so striking is its adherence to a severely simple style; if anything other than this lucite coffee table were there, then that style would be seriously sacrificed.

 

Disappearing desk

Image via Gallerie B

 

Office spaces have a tendency to fill up with odds, ends, and miscellaneous “stuff,” so most of us want to do everything we can to keep it looking clean and organised.

If that sounds anything like you, then consider incorporating an acrylic desk like this one into your home office. Not only does it look all kinds of lovely, but its airy design will keep your workspace feeling clean and organised all day long.

 

Clean and contemporary

Image via M House Inc

 

This bright white contemporary kitchen is as light and breezy as it is chic and stylish, and that’s due in large part to the choice of acrylic seating.

Stools are a great way to incorporate this material into your design because they’re generally intended to have a quiet presence that won’t infringe on the aesthetic. And nothing is as quietly stylish as this translucent trend.

 

Texture, texture, and more texture

Image via My Domaine

 

We love playing with different textures in our homes for their ability to add depth to a design and plenty of visual intrigue without taking up too much space.

Lucite allows for even more texture-play as it can function as needed utility, like this coffee table, while letting the surrounding materials shine brightly, such as this pair of cosy faux-fur ottoman.

 

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A stunning bar cart

Image via SF Girl by Bay

 

Cocktails can certainly be a major source of comfort after a long day, not to mention their critical role at parties, so they deserve proper presentation too, don’t you think?

And there might be no presentation more proper than this pretty bar cart. Its pared-back design allows you to showcase your cocktail tools while gilded details add a pop of luxurious glamour.

 

Maximise tight quarters

Image via My Domaine

 

We’re all about making the most out of small spaces, which just so happens to be one of acrylic’s (many) strong suits.

If you’re like so many of us who aren’t working with quite as much square footage as we’d like, then meet your new favourite design component. A pair of acrylic nesting tables like these will provide utility as their airy design opens up even the closest of quarters.

 

The perfect office chair

Image via Curated Interior

 

It can be hard to find the right office chair. You want something comfortable because you’ll be spending a lot of time in it, but you don’t want it to encroach on your personal style.

Enter: the lucite office chair. A chair like this one can be dressed up, down, or left somewhere in between, and it will never overwhelm your office’s style; only make it better. In other words, it’s the perfect office chair.

 

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a happy hybrid of geek and hippie with a penchant for all things DIY. A full-time freelance writer, when she's not nestled into her couch crankin' out crafty prose with her miscreant Chihuahua, you can find her frolicking outside to keep her sanity in check.