Leaded glass is not reserved just for the Victorian home. Yes, leaded glass originated in the Victorian era but that doesn't mean we must retain leaded glass ONLY in vintage homes. Combining the best of the best, exquisite artwork such as leaded glass with modern conveniences is a great way to make a box of a house into a home. Oh, buy you lament that there isn't anything that fits your personality, your style. This is where we can help. Journey with us and see a variety of different designs and then stay tune and see the vintage artwork of leaded glass added into the modern day home. See firsthand the gigantic 21st bathrooms with this beautiful glass artwork.
Adding the Richness and Texture and Sometimes Color of Leaded Glass
Combining the waves of frosted glass, colored glass can add style and grace to any home, especially a modern home. A home is just a box unless you make it yours exclusively. What easier way to do this than with adding a couple of pieces of leaded glass to kitchen cabinet fronts or above a window in the bathroom or best yet in the transom alcove of a sun room.
Color or No Color This Is The Question
The first question should be what is your style? Do you love color in your leaded glass or are you like me and prefer the classic clear with some bevels perhaps some gems to catch the light.
The second question is how formal do you prefer your leaded glass.
And perhaps the most important question of all, where would you like a piece of artwork on your window? Kitchen? Bathroom? Dining room?
Leaded Glass Design Ideas - Classic Clear to Color
Leaded Glass Can Be New - Take it Beyond Vintage and Antique
Leaded glass is no longer reserved just for antique and vintage, even new leaded glass can mimic many of the classic Victorian styles. One of my personal favorites is the beveled clear glass. This is what we have on our home on the front door and in two small windows. These small details add a tremendous amount of charm to our vintage home. Yet even a modern home can benefit from brand new leaded glass.
The leaded glass doesn't have to be permanent, it can be movable so that when you do decide to move, you can take your beloved leaded glass window with you.
Leaded Glass Windows in Modern Homes
How and Where to Add Leaded Glass
Shown to the right are three great examples of leaded glass windows added to modern homes, one example is in the sun room/family room in the transom windows above the french doors, another is in a modern bathroom and the third is a modern leaded glass panes in the kitchen cabinets.
Public areas of the home offer the biggest impact for a small budget. Do consider the location carefully.
Multiple Leaded Glass Windows Make a Strong Design Statement
The examples shown to the right all have three items in common: 1.) multiple pieces of similar and/or identical glass are used in the same room 2.) the glass is colorless and 3.) all three are neutral in color.
Single Leaded Glass Can Make a Strong Statement Also
While the examples given are for larger rooms and more expensive as there multiples of three, sometimes four, a single leaded glass window can add allot of charm also to your home.
Single Leaded Window Makes a Big Style Statement
Single Leaded Glass Window Makes a Big Statement
A single leaded glass window can make a big statement to any room or any home. From Victorian to modern, a home with a leaded glass window can add charm and character. A single window in a main guest bathroom adds elegance.
Check out the single windows that change the entire room and the character of the entire home with the various examples to the right.
Which one is your favorite?
Leaded Beveled and Textured Glass
Leaded Glass Windows for Privacy
Leaded Glass with Crystal Jewels
Beveled Leaded Glass Window and the Pattern
Share Your Opinion
© 2012 Ken Kline
Ken Kline (author) from Chicago, Illinois on May 22, 2015:
You are absolutely correct, the windows are beautiful but demand a perfect spot for display.
I have and continue to consider this option for one of our bathrooms but alas the construction dust has not yet settled.
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing.
MariaMontgomery from Central Florida, USA on May 12, 2015:
Gorgeous windows. Wish I had the perfect place for one or more.
Ken Kline (author) from Chicago, Illinois on February 17, 2013:
I believe the moisture control with the bathroom fan would take care of the wood surround and the leaded glass. Water will damage most anything so that fan with an external exhaust is critical.
Interestingly, our 1956 windows act like a natural fan. Our bathroom did not steam up until I put up the plastic film insulation. After the plastic film was placed on the windows after every shower the bathroom fan had to run to remove the moist air and clear the bathroom mirror.
Important point that you shared - thank you!
Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on January 27, 2013:
This is quite a beautiful addition to the home. I'm assuming that wat in the bathroom won't damage the leaded glass? Voting this Up and Beautiful.
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on September 29, 2012:
You are very kind. Thank you very much for your accolades.
Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 04, 2012:
These are gorgeous. Voting up and sharing!
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on August 29, 2012:
You are the very best! Thank you so much for stopping by. Your work is remarkable. Your high marks means allot to me.
breakfastpop on August 28, 2012:
The windows are beautiful and the hub is awesome!