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Here at The House of Ugly Fish, we maintain a strong online presence and we’re always looking around the market. One thing that we always notice is customers mixing up fused glass art and coloured splashbacks, especially when they’re searching around online and looking for the right thing for their homes. It’s not a very hard mistake to make if you’re unfamiliar with splashbacks and glass interior decoration in general, but there are definitely some key differences that we’d like to outline for you today. Hopefully, you’ll quickly be able to tell the two apart!

Perhaps the most obvious detail for us, although we might be a little biased, is to do with the details. It is all in the details, after all! Coloured glass splashbacks tend to have a flat look to them, with just a single colour applied to the entire panel. Fused glass art examples, however, allow for a near endless level of detail to be brought to life in a variety of ways. You only have to look at the pieces we create here on our website to see just how varied and complex the designs can get. It’s a far cry from just a single colour on the back wall of your kitchen!

A picture of a bespoke fused glass splashback, which makes a fantastic alternative to coloured splashbacks.
Pieces such as this kitchen splashback really highlight what a glass artist can do to transform the impact of having glass in a room.

Images can be incorporated into the design of fused glass splashbacks, capturing stunning settings and scenes such as landscapes, famous places or spots with a sentimental meaning for the customer. We’ve even created pet portraits before!

Fused glass art splashbacks aren’t limited to just two dimensions, either, but plain coloured splashbacks often are. The glass itself is layered in its construction, with two pieces of glass sandwiching powders in between, but that can be further enhanced by the addition of extra layers, textures, bubbles and more. You can actually reach out to touch the design and feel it, and the way that the glass interacts with lights overhead can take your breath away.

And of course, the most important difference of all is that a fused glass art splashback can be made bespoke for your home. Don’t settle for a colour that’s just about right, come and have something created that’s an absolutely perfect match!

If you’re looking to get your hands on something truly special for the home, and you just don’t want to settle for the plain look of flat coloured splashbacks, then The House of Ugly Fish is right for you. Every single piece we create is made to order and can be personalised and customised as much as you’d like it to be. No matter what shape or size your panel may be, it’s guaranteed to fit the space you have in mind much better than something straight off the shelf. Our full contact details can be found here on our website, so don’t be afraid to come and share your best ideas with our friendly team.