Decorative Glass Market Size by Glass Type (Laminated Decorative Glass, Frosted Glass, Etched Glass, Stained Glass, Patterned Glass, Digital Glass, and Others), and by End User (Residential and Commercial) – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2023-2030

Decorative Glass Market

Industry:  Construction & Manufacturing | Publish Date: Sep 2023 | No of Pages:  N/A | No. Tables:  N/A | No. Figures:  N/A

Market Definition

The Decorative Glass Market size was valued at USD 4.48 billion in 2022 and is predicted to reach USD 6.88 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 6.3% from 2023-2030. Decorative glass refers to a type of glass that is specially designed and crafted to enhance the aesthetic appeal and decorative value of various applications, including architectural elements like windows, doors, partitions, and facades, as well as interior decor such as glass panels, tabletops, mirrors, and art installations.

It is created using different techniques and processes, such as etching, painting, laminating, frosting, and others to achieve a variety of visual effects and patterns on the glass surface. The artistic designs and textures on decorative glass can add elegance, privacy, and a unique touch to spaces such as homes, offices, hotels, restaurants, retail stores, and public buildings, making it a popular choice for both residential and commercial purposes.

Market Dynamics and Trends

The demand for decorative glass is growing due to the rise in the number of smart home and smart cities as it is used in architecture to give buildings a unique look. Decorative glass also creates a barrier between the interior and exterior of an architecture and provides additional functional benefits such as increased light, reduce noise and improve insulation.

Also, technological advancements in decorative glass have led to the development of new and innovative types of glass that can be used to create a variety of visual effects. Some of the most notable technological advancements in decorative glass include 3D printed glass, color-changing glass, and self-cleaning glass.

Moreover, the rapid urbanization and increasing disposable incomes of consumers in emerging economies have resulted in increased demand for aesthetically appealing products and decorative glass is becoming an increasingly popular choice of material. However, decorative glass is more expensive than standard glass due to the additional manufacturing processes and custom designs, making it a premium option for certain applications, thus restraining the growth of market.

On the other hand, the introduction of digital printing technology, which provides a wide range of design options for custom glass projects is expected to create ample growth opportunities for the market in the future. For instance, in December 2022, Amber Glass partnered with Tecglass as its trusted digital printing partner. This partnership will enable Amber Glass to leverage Tecglass' advanced digital printing technology for their glass products. The collaboration aims to enhance the capabilities and offerings in the decorative glass market.


Market Segmentation and Scope of Study

The global decorative glass market report is segmented on the basis of glass type, end-user, and region. Based on glass type, the market is classified into laminated decorative glass, frosted glass, etched glass, stained glass, patterned glass, digital glass, and others. On the basis of end user, the market is divided into residential and commercial. Commercial is further sub-divided into retail, healthcare, government, retail, restaurants & hotel, and education. Geographical breakdown and analysis of each of the aforesaid classifications include regions comprising of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW.


Geographical Analysis

Asia-Pacific dominates the global decorative glass market share and is potently expected to remain dominant in the market throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to the growing tourism industry in the region to attract the international travelers across the globe. As these glasses helps to create beautiful and intricate objects, such as sculptures, figurines, and jewelry. It can also be used to decorate buildings, such as windows, doors, and facades.

According to the Airport Council International (ACI) estimation, approximately USD 2.4 trillion of airport total capital expenditures (CAPEX) will be needed to address the long-term trend in passenger demand. Among which, Asia-Pacific comprises about USD1.3 trillion, equivalent to about 54% of the global CAPEX needs. As airports expand and upgrade, the demand for high-quality and innovative decorative glass products is expected to witness substantial growth in the region.

Moreover, the construction of luxury buildings that includes skyscrapers in countries such as China and India, is also driving the decorative glass market as these buildings required high quality glass products for aesthetic appeal. According to a report published by global times around 3,876 large projects started across China, with a total investment of nearly USD 33.48 billion in 2022. In addition, according to National Bureau of Statistics, the infrastructure investment sector in China rose to 7.1 percent year on year basis between January to June 2022. The surge in large-scale projects and substantial infrastructure investments in these regions further indicates a promising outlook for the global market in the coming years.

On the other hand, North America is expected to show a steady rise in the decorative glass market due to the presence of prominent market players including Hartung Glass Industries, Bendheim and Vitro Architectural Glass along with their strategies including product launches to increase their business and global presence is boosting the market growth.

For instance, in October 2020, Bendheim launched seven new cabinet glass designs that can dramatically improve a home’s appearance. The collection provides homeowners designer-grade decorative glass inserts for cabinets, doors, partitions, and bespoke glass shelving.


Competitive Landscape

The decorative glass industry includes several market players such as AGC Inc., Saint Gobain, Hartung Glass Industries, Bendheim, Vitro Architectural Glass, Guardian Industries, Schott AG, Noval Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., PPG Industries, Corning International, Pikington, Cornwall Glass, Sichuan Shubo Group, and Beijing Glass Group.

Key Benefits

  • The report provides quantitative analysis and estimations of the decorative glass market from 2023 to 2030, which assists in identifying the prevailing market opportunities.

  • The study comprises a deep-dive analysis of the decorative glass market including the current and future trends to depict prevalent investment pockets in the market.

  • Information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities and their impact on the global market is provided in the report. 

  • Competitive analysis of the players, along with their market share is provided in the report.

  • SWOT analysis and Porters Five Forces model is elaborated in the study.

  • Value chain analysis in the market study provides a clear picture of roles of stakeholders.  

Decorative Glass Market Key Segments

By Glass Type 

  • Laminated Decorative Glass

  • Frosted Glass

  • Etched Glass

  • Stained Glass

  • Patterned Glass

  • Digital Glass

  • Others  

By End User 

  • Residential

  • Commercial

    • Retail

    • Healthcare

    • Government

    • Restaurants & Hotel

    • Education 

By Region

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France        

    • Italy        

    • Spain        

    • Denmark        

    • Netherlands        

    • Finland        

    • Sweden        

    • Norway        

    • Russia        

    • Rest of Europe    

  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Indonesia

    • Singapore

    • Taiwan

    • Thailand

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • RoW

    • Latin America

    • Middle East 

    • Africa



  • AGC Inc.

  • Saint Gobain

  • Hartung Glass Industries

  • Bendheim

  • Vitro Architectural Glass

  • Guardian Industries

  • Schott AG

  • Noval Glass

  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.

  • PPG Industries

  • Corning International

  • Pikington

  • Cornwall Glass

  • Sichuan Shubo Group

  • Beijing Glass Group

Frequently Asked Questions
What will be the worth of decorative glass market by the end of 2030?

According to the report published by Next Move Strategy Consulting, the decorative glass market business is expected to hit at $6.88 billion (USD) by 2030.

Which are the top companies in the decorative glass industry?

AGC Inc., Saint Gobain, Hartung Glass Industries, Bendheim, Vitro Architectural Glass, Guardian Industries, Schott AG, Noval Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd., PPG Industries, Corning International, Pikington, Cornwall Glass, Sichuan Shubo Group, and Beijing Glass Group.

What are the market segmentations and scope of the study?

The global decorative glass market is segmented on the basis of glass type, end-user, and region.

What factors are propelling the growth of a decorative glass market?

The factors propelling the growth of a decorative glass market are rise in the number of smart home, technological advancements, rapid urbanization and increasing disposable incomes of consumers.

What is limiting the growth of the decorative glass market?

Decorative glass is more expensive than standard glass, which is expected to limit the growth of decorative glass market.