I am currently crazy for lucite. I recently purchased these stacked globe lamps, which are actually made out of glass, but achieve the same look.
Essentially lucite is just a solid, transparent plastic, made from polymethyl methacrylate. So, it's actually much safer to use in decor than glass is, but it can also be quite expensive. It carries with it a decidedly retro feel, but can also look quite modern. I just love the "now you see it, now you don't" aspect. Because you can see right through it, it can help make a room feel more free of clutter, even airy. There is something that is just fresh and clean about lucite pieces.
Still, while many people like the look of lucite, they find it hard to imagine what an individual piece might look like mixed in with more traditional decor. So, let's take a look at some ways people use these pieces in their homes.