10 Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

The art of stained glass is rising in popularity and it’s not hard to see why. Beautiful colored glass is held together by lead to create amazing pieces of art for the home. Studios are popping up across the country and in Ohio alone, the number has risen from just a handful 20 years ago to over 100 today. The art of stained glass initially took off in Europe during the 12th century, while the movement began in America when William Jay Bolton made a window for a New York church in 1843. So many patterns have been created and each one is truly a work of art!

Aqua Victorian Front Door with Stained GlassVictorian Entry by Other Metro Paint & Wall Coverings Dulux Paint

This front entrance has a double bonus! The front door has a pretty red and blue pattern, but step inside and an interior double door with transom window wows you with more stained glass.

Beautiful Victorian Entryway with Stained GlassVictorian Entry by South West Interior Designers & Decorators Nadia Reid Interior Design

Sometimes just a touch of leaded glass is all that’s needed. This beautiful dining room allows a simple glass pattern to take center stage in its large, sunny window. I had a friend who made stained glass and I wish I would’ve bought one of her pieces of art for my home before she moved. I think I would’ve chosen something like this one.

Simple Stained Glass in Dining WindowTraditional Dining Room by Little Rock General Contractors Bret Franks Construction, Inc.

Can you imagine having a staircase like this one, surrounded by such beautiful windows?

Victorian Staircase with Leaded GlassVictorian Staircase by London Interior Designers & Decorators Amory Brown

Now here’s a clever idea! Add a stained glass window to pocket doors for a pleasant surprise.

Stained Glass Door Leading to BedroomTraditional Bedroom by Burlington Interior Designers & Decorators Regina Sturrock Design Inc.

I love the bright colored glass in this entry way! White walls really set off the colors and brighten the foyer with its rich wood floors. Stunning!

Beautiful Victorian Entryway with Stained GlassVictorian Entry by Other Metro Interior Designers & Decorators Kim Pearson Pty Ltd

Stained glass windows are a great way to add both color and privacy to a bathroom.

Blue Bathroom with Garden Tub and Stained Glass WindowsVictorian Bathroom by Sandy Hook Kitchen & Bath Designers Smart Design

Leaded glass windows look beautiful in a kitchen. I love everything about this space from the copper sink to the painted cabinets to the ornate windows!

New Victorian Kitchen with Wood Counter Tops Traditional Kitchen by Boston Kitchen & Bath Designers Venegas and Company

This farmhouse bathroom gets a little bit of bling with its chandelier over the claw foot tub and a stained glass transom window that separates the bathing area from the sink.

Farmhouse Bathroom with Claw Foot Tub and Stained Glass ArtFarmhouse Bathroom by Saratoga Springs Architects & Building Designers Phinney Design Group

If you don’t have any stained glass windows in your home, you might consider swapping out some cabinet fronts for these beautiful windows. Just a touch is all that’s needed to add this beautiful art form to your home.

Kitchen Cabinet with Stained GlassFarmhouse Spaces by Londonderry Interior Designers & Decorators New England Design Elements

Are you a fan of stained glass? Do you have any in your home?

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    1. I literally bought my dream home that I read an newspaper article when she turned 100 years old. We bought her on her 120th 🎂 ♥.
      We are commissioning a stained glass for our Queen Anne Victorian home front door. Plus some art glass for my tallest window which is a story and a half on my front foyer staircase

  1. I had been thinking of shutters for my guest bath but now I may have to get a stained glass panel instead! Beautiful!

  2. This post came at an opportune time. We just completed the commissioned design of our stained glass window for our back door that goes onto the patio. The patio overlooks the pool so we are getting blue and green colors in the design. So glad to hear it’s making a comeback! I have loved stained glass for years! Thanks for this very pretty post!

  3. I have three pieces, i think i would have to look and see, they hang in my windows, they aren’t windows. They have been there so long until i read your post i had forgotten, i have those rattan blinds and don’t see them very often. I bought them ages ago at Art Festivals. Thanks i do love stained glass, it is beautiful.

  4. Love every picture! We have some stained glass from two old churches that were torn down.
    We have them on our screened in porch hanging in front of some of the screens. Would love some in my house!

  5. Yes, yes, yes, Jennifer! I have always loved stained glass windows. How could you not? The pocket door with stained glass was really unusual and beautiful. I wonder if it was original? I have never seen anything like it before. And that all-white foyer with the door and side lights in all the reds, pinks, yellows and blues is stunning. What a dream to see that every day. More stained glass, please.