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Stained glass windows do not just belong in grand church buildings with towering windows. It can also be a beautiful addition to the everyday home. Sure, the idea of elaborate, colourful windows in every room may not be appealing to all homeowners, but there are ways of incorporating stained glass subtly in order to add texture, intrigue and uniqueness to your home. So, with that in mind, here are three ideas for using stained glass effectively at home.

1.      Customise your front door

Perhaps the most common way for homeowners to use stained glass in their property is to incorporate it into the design of their front door. This could be by opting for a door lite (a glass pane that takes the place of one of the door’s panels) or installing patterned side lites (additional windows on both sides or just one side of the door). Some homeowners like to go for typical period designs – e.g. the Art Nouveau rose or the Tudor galleon – while others might use the opportunity to create quirky, customised styles that reflect their personality.

2.      Add a touch of colour to your bathroom

Stained glass is an excellent option for rooms where you may need some additional privacy, such as the bathroom. Textured or obscuring glass can be used to ensure nobody can see in, while the colours and patterns illuminate the space beautifully.

If you want to achieve a stained glass finish on your existing windows, you can do this easily with stained glass film, which you simply apply to the glazing.

3.      Make a statement with stained glass transom windows

Another subtle yet stunning way to add stained glass to your home is to use it on transom windows or small areas of glass, leaving the main windows clear. This is similar to using a bright, bold or intricately patterned wallpaper on one wall, while the others are left plain – it creates a real statement that will wow your visitors and make you smile every time you walk into the room! Depending on your property and your stylistic preferences, you could do this to put a modern twist on a period-style house, or to brighten up a contemporary home.

Well, there you have it: three ways to use stained glass in your home. Nowadays, you can create almost any look with your glazing, so there’s bound to be an option to suit your style.

Here at Unique Windows, we love the look of stained glass, and would be happy to advise you about incorporating it into your window design creating stunning stained glass windows. To find out more, contact us today.

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