Glam Design Ideas

Glam style is all about the drama and elegance. With materials that shine, like lucite, crystal, and brilliant metallics, this design style is nothing short of dazzling. If you’re looking for a show-stopping style that boasts a sophisticated flair but has an abundance of luxurious textures and intriguing patterns, then glam is for you. Glam spaces tend to be more polished and upscale, and often make a pretty bold statement. In general, they’re great for entertaining, with their highly styled and considered approach.  Glam room designs can come to life in a variety of ways. They can be subtle, with hints of sparkle throughout, or full-on, over-the-top glam with luxurious features from floor to ceiling! And the materials, color palette, and specific furniture you choose will help set the tone for the style of glam you want to create. Going for Old Hollywood glam? Opt for a black and white color palette with pops of jewel tones. Want something more feminine and chic? Mix bright whites and pastels. Love the drama? It’s all about the jewel tones and animal prints. As you layer in different elements, remember that you can be as over-the-top as you want! So, mix those prints and patterns for a look that’s glam but totally unique to you. But whatever direction you choose, glam design is an upscale style that’s dramatic, but also refined and elegant.  As for materials used in your upholstery and furniture, silk, velvet, dark woods, brass, and fur can all help contribute to a glam feeling. There are so many materials, colors and variations on glam style, that you can really make this your own! Sofas, chairs, and beds with soft, curved frames and tufted, velvet, or leather upholstery give a room an instantly glam vibe. Or, you could go for more angular and mid-century inspired furniture, glammed up with decadent upholstery and brass legs. You can also consider furniture with ornate carvings, those finished in a high-gloss lacquer, or even desks and chairs in lucite or acrylic! And definitely consider adding a chic bar cart to your glam dining room or living room! Top off a glam room design with glittering materials like glass, crystal, and shiny metal in the decor. Hang some bold, large-scale art and statement mirrors with interesting frames. And don’t forget to layer the lighting—because in a glam room, you don’t just want a single light source. Instead, work in a mix of chandeliers, wall sconces, floor and table lamps, and plenty of candles. While glam spaces can have more casual layouts, they tend to still look more formal because of the materials and furniture styles. However, it is a bit of a high-maintenance look. With all of the shiny materials and luxurious fabrics, this look includes, it’s not the most durable, forgiving, or kid-friendly style. But the extra care and maintenance is worth it for the lavish, distinct space you’ll end up with. If you want to incorporate glam style into your home—or just want an inspirational escape by digging into this chic style—scroll through our library of glam room designs!

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Trending glam styles

Happy and Glam

Happy and Glam

Glam interior design carries a connotation of being dramatic. But in this small living room pops of yellow and pink add a touch of playfulness to glam styling proving the style can be cheery too.

Pastel Sunset

Pastel Sunset

The finishing touch to any space is artwork. This pastel dining space feels like a cotton candy dream with the stunning artwork over the buffet.

Clean And Simple

Clean And Simple

Odd numbers work great for styling out surfaces or in this case, dressing up the wall! Odd groupings allow your eye to move around the collection and therefore the space, taking in all the details. We love these simple yet elegant wall shelves which are perfect for showing off prized pieces!

Trust in Tufted

Trust  in Tufted

If you want to create a regal look for your space, you may want to consider tufted furniture. A white chesterfield sofa and plum-colored tufted ottoman in velvet add a sense of regality to the already luxe space.

We're Not Horsing Around

We're Not Horsing Around

This room is seriously stylish. Bold earth tones pop against a slate blue backdrop while hints of gold and shapely accent tables add an air of refinement. Last but not least, the horse-themed wall art adds a whimsical flair.

Soft and Sophisticated Master Bedroom

Soft and Sophisticated Master Bedroom

What a glorious space to retreat to! This master bedroom features a soft pastel color palette that enhances the serene feel of the space. Gold accents found in the furniture legs, table lamps and geometric mirror up the glam vibes to create a truly chic design.

Frilly and Fabulous

Frilly and Fabulous

Sometimes you want a space that showcases your personality like your favorite garment. If you are the kind of person who enjoys wearing something flamboyant, you might want to "try on" some glam style for your space. Think luxe materials like fur, velvet, and gold. They won't just look good in your ensemble but will look fab in your living room too.

A Glamorous Dining Room For Everyone

A Glamorous Dining Room For Everyone

Neutral tones mixed with metallic finishes result in a glamorous dining room design. Chic details and rich texture brings a formal look to life that every member of the family can enjoy. A dining chair style with tapered legs adds a mid-century twist.

A Subtle Glam Living Room

A Subtle Glam Living Room

We love this space because it proves a room can be both glam and low-key at the same time. The key to creating this balance is by paring elevated glam materials, velvet, gold, fur, with more simplistic contemporary shapes. Voila, you have the perfect glam space to kick back in.

Glam Office in Moody Color Pallete

Glam Office in Moody Color Pallete

One of the great things about having a home office is that you get to decide on your surroundings' style and mood. With this in mind, why not lean into an edgier or more dramatic style like this glam office? The bold color scheme of golds and greys is both distinguished and edgy.

Pastel Meets Art Deco

Pastel Meets Art Deco

This entry is soothing and feminine; with pastels and scalloped wood. The entryway is not only art deco but a show stopper as well!

Art Deco Bedroom Design

Art Deco Bedroom Design

This beautiful bedroom setup pulls much influence from Art Deco. With the curved velvet headboard and burlwood side table, this bedroom feels like it could be right out of The Great Gatsby!

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