Turn a Boring Window into Art with Custom Stained Glass

Lindsay ~ 6 June 2011

Stained glass isn’t just for European churches from the Middle Ages — it can be a beautiful addition to your residence. It can turn a bland, boring window into an eye-catching piece of art.

Aside from the aesthetics, there are practical reasons to consider stained glass as well: it offers privacy while still letting light into the home. This can make it a good choice for doors and entryways. Also, with today’s technology, it needn’t be limited to inoperable picture windows–it can be incorporated into all sorts of windows from awning to casement.

With many glass workers offering custom designs, you can certainly find someone in your area to come out and install something that suits your home and your tastes. The following pictures offer some examples for ideas.

This window was done by Crystal Cactus Creations:

Custom Stained Glass Window

These handsome nature-inspired windows were done by Stained Glass Unlimited:

Nature Tree Stained Glass Window

The stained glass window in this bathroom offers privacy where you need it most (created by Joel Lundberg Glass)

Stained Glass Window in Bathroom