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Stained Glass Design as Adornment in Your Interior

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Attractive designs can be found in almost any period… and certainly there is no arbitrary law which says that an eighteenth-century French chair and a Sheraton cannot be in the same room. It can be a pleasurable art and craft, or even a hobby for many to try to mix the styles of different periods of art history. You can be absorbed by doing this, since the history is full of interesting facts and design styles, and creating your interior with some art history features. One of the attractive features I have always been interested in is stained glass and how it can match home interior.

Walt Disney Characters

Walt Disney Characters

Stained Glass

What do we call stained glass? What is it? The term stained glass generally refers to the process of combining various shapes of already colored glass. The color of stained glass comes from the addition of metallic slats during its manufacturing. Throughout its thousand-year history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to the windows of churches as huge mosaics, as well as in certain styles of lampshades and mirrors, and other significant buildings. It is also useful for boxes, clocks, cabinet doors, picture frames and other 3-dimensional projects.

Spiral

Spiral

The colored glass is crafted into stained glass windows in which small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together by strips of lead and supported by a rigid frame. The design of a window may be non-figurative or figurative; may incorporate narratives drawn from the Bible, history, or literature; may represent saints or patrons, or use symbolic motifs, in particular armorial. Windows within a building may be thematic, for example, within a home; there can be features of flora, fauna, or landscape, and even abstract features.

Stained Glass in Interior

Stained Glass in the Living Room Interior

Stained Glass in the Living Room Interior

Can stained glass have magic without the existence of natural light? I think so. The beauty of glass lies in its relationship with light. The concern with glass can be in interior spaces, the lighting for which is seldom natural. In interiors, what should be considered is the nature and direction of the light as well as the type of glass to be used. Stained glass is such an interesting art form. The way the colored glass captures the light can be quite magical.

When we think of lighting for stained glass, we need to remind ourselves that stained glass in ordinarily seen by looking through the glass at a lighted background. This can be sky, foliage, or buildings. Such background images, dimply seen through the stained glass and destroyed by its texture, create the familiar “glassy” look.

Stained Glass in Windows

 

Seaweed

Seaweed

If the glass in a window opening, we may need to provide lighting that enables viewing at night, from either the outside or the inside. Lighting itself is also an art, and these principles serve as guides… Stained glass windows can do a lot for the interior spaces.

Stained Glass in Doors

Iris

Iris

Stained glass in doors can open up a whole new magic world, pretending you are walking into the world of wonders and mystery.

Stained Glass Picture Frames

Blue Stained Glass Photo Frame

Blue Stained Glass Photo Frame

Memorable things always catch our eyes, especially when we see them somewhere on the shelves, on the top of the fireplace, or on the table. Stained glass will make it look more attractive and more memorable.

Stained Glass Bowls

Fruit Bowl

Fruit Bowl

Wouldn’t you like to get some fruit out of this stained glass bowl? Or get a pleasure of putting some colorful and juicy fruit inside of it? Why not to decorate a table either in the living room or the kitchen?

Stained Glass Lampshades

A Romantic Flower Lampshade

A Romantic Flower Lampshade

Your bedroom shelf, drawer or a bed table will look charming and adorable with this lampshade and give a romantic atmosphere.

Stained Glass Mirrors

A Stylish Mirror

A Stylish Mirror

The colors used in the frame around the mirror can match almost any room color scheme used for your home interior.

Stained Glass Boxes

Jewrly Box

Jewerly Box

Stained glass jewelry box can become a very charming decorative item.

Stained Glass Clocks

Children's Room Clock

Children’s Room Clock

Your children’s room can shine and become much brighter by adding stained glass clocks with different images from animal features to magic and fairy characters.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Stained Glass

As many other things in our life stained glass has its advantages and disadvantages. Talking specifically of stained glass windows, we might say that they are very attractive and often used to add visual interest to a boring room. The window becomes the focal point, while giving the space a personal touch. But on the other hand, you get limited light. Light can still pass through, but designs and dark colors can limit the amount of passable light which make the room appear darker.

 

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