Stained glass windows add an incredible richness to a residential interior, and they also enhance the visual interest of the exterior of a building. In this article we present images of stained glass windows from Canada and from Chicago.
On the exterior of a house, the irregular panes of glass in a leaded window twinkle and reflect both sunlight and the building’s surroundings, adding a sparkle that contrasts wonderfully with the other materials used in the house.
But it is on the inside of the house that stained glass windows reign supreme. Adding colour, mystery, sparkle and surprise, stained glass windows can be simple or extravagant. They can be – for all intents and purposes – paintings set into the wall of a house, or they can be simpler decorative elements that reflect the design of the rest of the house.
Sunlight coming through stained glass can send brilliantly coloured little searchlights of colour across a room, highlighting objects with a halo of colour, and adding an unexpected and surprising dimension to your home.
Living with stained glass windows in your rooms can be an enriching experience.