Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 26

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Color Your Life: Top Tips for Using Modern Stained Glass Windows in Your Home

You've seen it all over Pinterest. Modern stained glass windows seem to be everywhere. Here's how to use them to add color to your home.
Did you know that humans started creating stained glass as early as 686 A.D.?
Although you may think stained glass windows are reserved for churches and other historic buildings, there are plenty of gorgeous contemporary homes that use them.
Want to know how to add an exciting twist to your living space? Keep reading for 5 tips on how to use modern stained glass windows in your home.

1. Consider Where the Light Hits

Stained glass windows for homes are beautiful day or night, but it's important to note where the light will fall as the day progresses. Any colors that are present in your windows will also reflect on the floors, walls, and any other objects in the light's path.
This isn't a big deal for most people, but if you're thinking about putting modern stained glass panels in your office, for example, the colors may be distracting.

2. Modern Stained Glass Windows Can Be Good in Small Doses

Although you may have only seen huge stained glass windows before, you can add as much or as little to your windows as you like. In fact, you can have normal glass windows with small stained glass accents.
Since glass is so easy to customize, you have all of the creative freedom to design a window that fits your unique aesthetic.

3. Choose the Right Colors for Each Room

Stained glass can come in every hue imaginable. If you don't want to redecorate your room, you won't have any trouble finding windows that complement the colors in your decor.
Since there are no rules, you don't have to feel restricted by matching colors either. Adding a pop of rainbow into a more muted room can add just enough excitement to make the space feel more inviting.

4. Use Strategic Stained Glass Window Designs

Another benefit of using stained glass windows is that you can create any design you like. If you want more traditional windows, you can stick with classic geometric shapes. If you want more unique windows, you can create designs with any patterns, shapes, colors, and sizes.
Creating stained glass windows is similar to any other kind of art. You can turn any vision into a reality.

5. Think of It as Artwork

Since there are no limits to what can be done with contemporary stained glass windows, they can have a big personality in your house. Thinking of your windows as art pieces can help you determine which designs will make you happy.
If you wouldn't hang a painting over the area where your stained glass windows would go, then maybe that's not the right spot. Before you install your stained glass windows, try to approach the space with the same mentality as you would with adding any other art to your home.

Ready to Shop for Modern Stained Glass?

When done tastefully, modern stained glass windows can breathe new life into your home.
Are you ready to start creating your dream living space? Check out our collection to find your perfect stained glass windows. 
That's all for now!  May sunshine fill your day!

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 25

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Changing Light Fixtures? How to Mix and Match to Brighten Up Your Space

When changing light fixtures, you may be tempted to get all matching lighting sets. If you want to be more adventurous, here's how to mix and match lights.

You may have an open plan area in your home, such as a kitchen and dining area. Or maybe the entry and the living areas are in the same place.
In these parts of your home, visitors can see all those light fixtures at once. Should you go for matching fixtures, or mix it up a little?
It's not always appropriate to use the same light fixtures in each of those zones. You wouldn't have a chandelier over your kitchen sink!
Maybe you want new fixtures because you're switching to LED lighting. But how do you mix and match your light fixtures for the best effect? That's what we'll discuss in this post. Let's learn more about changing lighting fixtures to brighten your room!

Should Light Fixtures Match?

As we've already said, not always. Sometimes, they don't even match within the same room. You might have a dressing room style lighting set up at your bathroom sink, but then you have pendant lights over the tub.
How do you choose the types of light fixtures for a room? You need to match traits rather than entire fixtures. For example, you might choose different types of fixtures that share a style and a color palette.
They'll work together as design elements within the room, but they'll also perform the intended function too.

Choosing Light Fixtures

So you've decided on the design scheme for the room. When you're choosing light fixtures, avoid picking different fixtures from the same collection.
Maybe the lighting designer has sconces and a chandelier in the same collection. Don't use them both in the same room. It'll lead to a monotonous look and rather than matching, they'll look dull.
Instead, revisit the step above and find fixtures that match in theme, trait, color, or style. You can also use fixtures from the same collection in different rooms! That creates design harmony within the whole space.

Changing Lighting Fixtures

Say you're changing light fixtures within a room, but you're not redecorating the whole space. Try choosing the same type of fixture but in a different material or color.
You could swap a brass chandelier for a wooden one, or glass pendants for brushed steel. It'll give you the effect of a whole new redesign without spending money on new decor.
If you've changed items like rugs or drapes, feel free to choose new light fixture colors to match them. You could also use basic color theory to find complementary shades for an ultra-modern look. Instead of matching lamps to your light fixtures, why not match your fixtures to your lamps?

Let There Be Light

Now you know how to mix and match when you're changing lighting fixtures. Be brave and bold when choosing the styles that work together. You can also pick materials to match other colors and textures within the space. Don't be afraid to have fixtures from different collections or brands.
And remember changing lighting fixtures can be the quickest way to breathe new life into a room. Why not check out our lighting catalog to find the best fixtures for you?
That's all for today!  May sunshine fill your day!  Visit us soon at Stained Glass Panels Plus for your ideas to become reality!