Design ideas that use decorative glass balls include placing mirrored glass bulbs along a garden path, arranging decorative sea-colored glass balls in a display with pieces of sea glass and hanging glass balls at different lengths in front of a window to reflect the light. Glass balls that match the color scheme of a room add light without distracting from the design scheme, while glass balls in contrasting colors form an accent piece.
The easiest way to decorate with glass balls is to arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing manner in a container. A basket full of large glass marbles in neutral tones looks nice on a wooden coffee table. A decorative apothecary jar filled with silver glass balls flanked by white candles provides a focal point on a mantle. When the candles are lit, light from the flames adds shimmer to the display.
Bubbly transparent glass spheres in a rainbow of colors mounded up in a clear glass bowl adds shine to a kitchen counter. Hanging bright glass balls from a branch in a vase creates a beautiful centerpiece. Glass balls also work well when paired with water. A few glass balls in a decorative pool or fountain create interest and variation.