For centuries, stained glass has been used to decorate buildings. Tourists come each year to see the breathtaking stained glass windows that are found in many cathedrals. With stained glass being loved by so many, it is no surprise how many other things are now created with stained glass. You can find many items made with stained glass he stays, from mirrors to lamps. There are even many things that you can do to decorate with stained glass in your home.
A great way to consider the stained glass in your home is in your windows. As the sun shines through the window, the beauty of the stained glass will shine through. If the stained-glass window is not in your budget, perhaps look for a faux window or a sun catcher that you can hang in front of your window.
Even without natural light, and accent lamp with a stained-glass shade will allow you to still enjoy the beauty that stained glass brings. When you turn your lamp on, the light from the bulb will shine through the shade and create an effect that can be as beautiful as the sun shining through a stained-glass window. Since most stained-glass lamps require bulbs that are low wattage, and accent lamp will work best as a secondary light. Adding the lamp to a dark corner in your home will provide beautiful colors and enough lighting for someone to do an activity by. These lamps can also be used on desks, nightstands, or sofa tables.
Another great way to be able to enjoy stained glass is by hanging a chandelier in your home. The chandelier can be placed over the center of your dining room table like traditionally done, or you can have a little more fun with it by placing it in your hallway so it gives more impact to your entryway. Or, better yet, hang it in your sunroom to enjoy a touch of whimsy.
Try hanging a stained-glass mirror in your bathroom. You can typically find a traditional stained glass design placed on the edges of a mirror. Some mirrors even come with fun themes such as wild animals are beach scenes created stained glass.
If you are the creative type, you can create your own faux stained glass on any mirrored or glass surface. You can decorate the top of your glass coffee table, the panes of glass in your front door, or your glass fronted cabinets with stained glass paint. Simply use black piping to trace the pattern you want and then use the colorful paint to fill in the areas.