How Stained Glass Can Improve Your Home Decor

Stained glass windows might be most famous for their presence in churches, but lately they’ve become more popular in residential homes. Their versatility and distinctive appearance are big reasons why. Stained glass windows can also affect the whole feel of the room they’re in, much more so than traditional windows.

There are many benefits of using stained glass in home decor, and that’s what this article will cover. Here’s how to improve your home decor through the use of stained glass windows.

Put a new spin on your home’s entryway

Your front door is the first thing people see when they come to your home. Incorporating stained glass panels or even stained glass trim on your front door could provide a memorable and unique impression on all those who enter.

If you prefer a solid wood door, you can still use stained glass to light up your home’s entryway. The long, thin windows on either side of your front door are called sidelights, and using stained glass on those could not only offer you some privacy, but it could bring some color to your home’s front hall as well.

Spice up your skylights

Many people are putting skylights (i.e., windows set directly into the roof) in their home, as they’re a nice way to let in some natural sunlight and keep your home warmer in the winter—but have you ever thought about using stained glass for a skylight?

You could incorporate a design or pattern that uses a few lighter colors playing off of a main base of clear glass to give the sunlight in your home a distinctive aura.

Color up your interior doors

If you have French doors in your home, you’ve probably never thought twice about the glass that’s in them, but using stained glass as a main feature or as trim on the glass panels can change the whole ambience of the rooms that are connected by the French doors.

Stained glass windows can highlight and enhance the sun’s rays, which can be especially nice during the gray winter months.

If you have French or glass-paneled doors that lead into your bathroom, then using stained glass for those just makes sense. This is because stained glass is available in shades dark enough to render the windows nearly opaque, which is something you’d want in a bathroom for privacy considerations. But with stained glass windows, enough light can still pass through to provide a dazzling display in the bathroom and its connecting room that you could never get with clear glass.

Cozy up your kitchen

Since you’ll be spending a lot of time eating in your kitchen, you’ll get a lot of mileage out of any stained glass you use there. You could use stained glass on anything from the window above the sink to the window overlooking the seating area to the light fixture hanging above the table. Having a stained glass window incorporated into your kitchen provides a comfortable and warm atmosphere, which is what you want when you’re eating with your friends and family.

Call for your stained glass windows today

As you can see, there are several benefits of using stained glass in home decor. Now that you know how to improve home decor through stained glass, give us a call at Smiths’ Stained Glass. We have over 40 years of industry experience, and we would love to work with you in crafting an exceptional stained glass window that could really set your home apart from the rest.