Glam interior design blends an airy, upscale feel with luxurious fabrics, glittering metals, and sparkly accessories for a refined, elegant space. Discover the elements of this silver screen-approved style and get inspired to create a glamorous space.
The Fundamentals of Glam Design
Glam style is often associated with old Hollywood appeal, harkening to starlets’ lavish estates. When shopping for glam designs, look to items that catch your eye and feel opulent or even a little over-the-top. Offset show-stopping pieces with traditional furniture designs to keep your space in harmony. Glam elements can be incorporated into your space and blended with other styles to create a unique look that still captures the magic of sparkle and shine.
The Glam Color Palette
Look to crisp white shades layered with subtle pastel and metallic tones to harness the traditional glam elegance, or go dramatic with dark walls and deep jewel tones brightened up with airy curtains and sparkling accents.
Glam style relies on sumptuous materials and touchable textures. Go heavy on glistening metallics and mirrored finishes while peppering in marble, faux fur, velvet, and satin to create an air of extravagance. Cameo appearances by acrylic, glass, sequin, and crystal accents elevate a glam space straight to the A-list.
A glam room is often a mix of classic large pieces paired with accent furniture that captures the luxury aesthetic – and the look is surprisingly flexible and easy to blend with your other style sensibilities. Pull in mid-century-inspired designs for a retro glam feel, use traditional pieces for a regal look, or try rustic designs for a shabby-chic appeal.
Living Room Furniture
A glam living room captures the luxury of relaxation while still delivering maximum style. Look for classic shapes in sofas and chairs but with glam twists like velvet upholstery, tufting, or metal or acrylic legs. Gleaming end tables, marble accents, and a plethora of pillows and throws make for a space that begs you to stay in and pamper yourself.
A romantic bedscape is the centerpiece of any glam bedroom. Look to tufting, velvet, and nailhead trim to add visual appeal to a headboard or bed. Bring in metallic elements with accent tables, dressers, and jewelry armoires, or go all-out Hollywood with a mirrored vanity. Extra seating, a plush rug, and gold wall art complete the look along with a decadent chandelier.
Dining Room Furniture
Create a glam dining space by surrounding a classic table with dining chairs featuring luxe elements such as metal or velvet. Bring floral and metallic elements to the tabletop and be sure to include bold statement lighting. Tuck away necessities in a sparkly sideboard and have a bar cart on hand for drinks and serving.
The sparkle is truly in the details when it comes to glam décor – think oversize mirrors, crystal chandeliers, sequin pillows, or glitzy wall art. Arrange décor items together to create a chic vignette or spread them throughout your space for a pop of luxury everywhere you look.
Retro Glam Style
Take a mod twist on glam décor by incorporating vintage-inspired pieces with nods to art deco designs and the unmistakable looks of ’60s and ’70s. Look to classic glam elements including velvet, marble, and metal combined with mid-century modern’s sleek lines, geometric patterns, and pops of color to bring this trend into your home.
More Glam Inspiration
See our roundup of Glam Decorating Ideas for some of our favorite ways to unleash the glam squad on your home. Once you’ve defined your sparkly style, get ready to drape your space in dreamy luxe looks.