Stained glass is a one-of-a-kind piece of art that enhances the look of any space with dazzling light, interesting patterns, and beautiful color. While it is known for its presence in churches throughout history, stained glass production has evolved to become more accessible to commercial property owners and homeowners as well.
If you’re thinking about adding one of these masterpieces to your residential interior design, you might be surprised to find a lot of creative options for implementing stained glass throughout your space. Check out a few of the most popular modern ideas for using stained glass in the home!
1) Stained Glass Doors
While doors are obviously a necessary part of any property, they tend to block the flow of natural light into the home. If you outfit your doors with stained glass panels, however, you’re able to obtain the same level of privacy without sacrificing any of that light!
Stained glass amplifies and beautifies light that shines through, allowing it to brighten up more of your space. Plus, using stained glass in your front door will also enhance the look of your home exterior.
2) Stained Glass Kitchen Backsplash
Looking for an inexpensive way to upgrade your kitchen? Install a stained glass backsplash! Stained glass is cheaper than other, more common materials used for backsplashes (ceramic, metal, stone, etc.), and is just as functional.
Customize the colors and patterns in the stained glass to the style of your kitchen and achieve a modern, elegant look. It’ll still protect your wall from stains and damage, and is easy to clean and maintain.
Stained glass windows will add unique character and a stunning look to any room in your home. Personalize your panels to tell a story or depict a pattern that compliments your interior design scheme. You can also play around with colors to achieve a certain mood/vibe and add visual interest to your space.
Another great thing about stained glass windows is that they still offer as much privacy as regular windows, but keep things brighter. Ditch the blinds and heavy window treatments in favor of windows that bring more warmth and are easier to maintain.
4) Stained Glass Partitions
Partitions are handy tools for dividing up your space into smaller areas for multipurpose use. With stained glass dividers, you get that added privacy without having to sacrifice style. Choose a custom pattern for a personal touch, or simply use uncolored but opaque glass for something simple.
5) Stained Glass Basement Blocks
Homeowners with basements typically add blocks around the bottom of their homes where the windows are to achieve some privacy. Stained glass basement blocks (or stained glass basement windows!) are the perfect way to protect your home with a little personality. Not to mention, they’ll help reduce heating and cooling costs by providing extra insulation.
6) Stained Glass Shower Doors
Upgrade the look of your bathroom and make showers more enjoyable with a stained glass shower door! Bathrooms can be dull with their white tiles, white countertops, etc. Stained glass is a unique way to accent a small space without overwhelming it.
As an added bonus, the enhanced light and beautiful colors of stained glass are known to have a positive effect on your mood—making your morning shower that much more relaxing.
If you’re looking for more subtle ways to use stained glass in your home, you can use small decorative touches instead of large pieces. Use stained glass along the corners of or to frame your mirrors or hang ornamental pieces from the ceiling that catch the light.
You could also find a stained glass lampshade for the living room, or use small stained glass fixtures in your bathroom and kitchen. Delicate stained glass accents are a great way to make your home more luxurious and inviting.
At Cumberland Stained Glass, one of our specialties is creating custom stained glass windows and accents for the home. Our artists will craft quality pieces in any color, shape, or design that best fits your space and your vision.
Contact our team today to start designing your own residential stained glass piece!