Decorating with Stained Glass Windows
Stained glass windows are not stuck in medieval times. They are a strong beautiful statement that creates a wonderful addition to any room. They have been revamped and can be used in a whole new way. Some vintage homes have been restored to keep the original stained glass. Today they are creating new window designs and styles with stained glass; they do not have to be a thing of the past. So whether you prefer the traditional look or a fresh take on a classic, there are so many designs to choose from that can be tailored to your unique home decor. Another great perk is that these stained glass windows can be added to any room or space in your home. They provide a stunning focal point, and let in different shades when the sun hits the window just right.
A great place to put a stained glass window is the laundry room because the laundry room usually gets the least attention when interior decorating takes place. This way you can just add a decorative window, and it will add flare to the room without you having to do much. It is also hard to decorate a laundry room, so this adds decor and draws the eye away from the bulky machines.
This is an easy way to add stained glass windows. You have to be careful with the design choice though because you do not want the look to be cluttered. A great way to achieve this is by leaving clear window space in between the designs and having just the very top of the windows with the design. You can see in the examples below.
Entries and Doorways
This is the classic and simple way to add stained glass window designs into your home. Entryways are sometimes hard to decorate, so this is another simple cheat to add lots of color to your entrance. This makes a great, lasting first impression for guests and visitors.
This is probably the second place people think to add a stained glass window (the entryway being the first). This room is another easy space because you want your windows to provide privacy, but you may not like the look of bulky curtains. In the examples below you can see there are so many ways to add stained glass. You can do the classic route and have one right behind a tub, you can add a section of it above your bathroom vanity, or you can provide a theme and add it to your shower in addition to behind the tub to tie both together.
When a home has an original stained glass window it might not be in an actual room, so that is when you pretty much just leave it where it originally was and work around it. You can also add a window to a hallway to add some natural light. This is another space that is not completely easy to decorate, so a decorative stain glass window is an easy design element to add.
Another simple way to add stained glass is behind your kitchen sink in your main window. It is best to usually go minimal on the design because you want lots of natural light to pour into your kitchen. The example below is a great way to add a simplistic design.
The use of just a touch of stained glass is a beautiful way to keep the admirers of the design wanting more. It also allows you to have lots of natural light still. In a home office you will need lots of light. Furthermore, with large windows you do not want a cluttered design taking up the entire space.
This is a space many people may not think to add a stained glass window, but it can be done. In one of the examples below you can see that you do not need the stained glass window design to be in an actual window; the stained glass can be in a room divider, which provides an easy way to add stained glass to your home without renovations. It also it is a versatile way to give the illusion that your room is larger than it actually is. You get the beautiful design without the commitment.
This is probably easiest with a home that has the stained glass in its original architecture. In the example below the room design embraces the original window as a focal point to the entire room. With a gorgeous architectural structure like that, you would not want to take away from its beauty.
This is a great simple way to add a tiny bit of design to large windows. This is a bit unconventional because the design is in the middle of the windows, but that is what makes it so interesting and beautiful.
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