In past centuries, stained glass panels were used to create pictorial stories in cathedral windows and tell stories from the Christian texts. The portrayal of biblical stories and other symbols in stained glass is a time honored tradition.
Today, there are limitless ways for using stained glass as a wonderfully creative and surprisingly versatile medium. Stained glass can be used to add color and flair to your home or other living space so that it adds a lively feel to an ordinary location. Stained glass can be used to create new stylish motifs. Even adding a few choice collector’s items, antique glass pieces, sculptures, or other stained glass art will spruce up an area with a warm and colorful glow. But let us explore some of the more specific ways that stained glass panels can be used for artful home decorating ideas so that you can incorporate them this season to brighten up anywhere you live.
Stained Glass Ceilings and Light Fixtures
A simple idea that adds much to a home space is the incorporation of stained glass panels as ceiling tiles or overlapping with light fixtures. This creates a colorful ambiance and acts like art pieces do, except the added charm of coming from above. Ceilings did this way make for excellent conversation pieces and will match almost any style décor.
Stained Glass Table Tops and Furniture Designs
Many unique and stylish furniture designs use stained glass paneling to create Art Nuevo feels for the home. Tables topped with stained glass give off wonderful reflected light that shimmers throughout the room. With the right lighting, furniture designed with stained glass makes a dazzling ensemble that sets the mood in the wider angles of any living room or dining area.
Stained Glass Lamps and Chandeliers Art
Lamp shades made of stained glass are the perfect synthesis of art and home furnishings. They can be set so their light casts in all directions and make a charming addition to the home entertainment space. In a more elaborate sense, it is possible to design stained glass chandeliers that hang from above, dangling light colorful displays cascading across the ceilings and dancing along the flooring of your household.
Stained Glass Flooring and Discothèque Décor
For those who want to take their décor to the next level, why not a party space for your indoor gatherings. Stained glass flooring can be created, it is a little more expensive than traditional floor tiles, but can be done economically and will last for a longer amount of time. Some homes have taken this idea and created pseudo dance floor feels to entertain guests and visitors. Just as some stained glass flooring or textures throughout a room, then compliment it with a lighted glitter ball hanging above and a booming stereo system, then you have the premium discothèque in your home.
Stained Glass Swimming Pool Designs
A more elaborate application of stained glass paneling and tiles can be used in outdoor scenarios. A sweet look can be given to pool areas, where stained glass can be inserted into the edging, walkways or in spaces for seating around swimming pools or Jacuzzis. This is a colorful way to make a plain pool area artsy and fun in the daylight hours, although the accents of stained glass under moonlight make it a romantic texture for the evening swim party. This is an idea that might cost a little more, but the results are amazing for an outdoor project to modernize your home in a stylish way.
A simple alternative is a panel you hang by a chain and hardware in front of an existing window. Let the sun shine through the beautiful glass into your home. It will be a focal point for family and guests to admire!
Any of these ideas can be incorporated into a home living space, office or another shared a common area. The more elaborate ideas can be accented with the right style of furnishings or household accompaniments to make a wild and interesting mood setting a place for friends, family, or other visiting guests. These are just a few ideas for stained glass paneling if these turn you on then consider talking to a home décor specialist and see what other ideas you can come up with together.
Stained glass will renew and modernize any home or living space in the most classy artful ways imaginable. The possibilities are endless when you install any version of stained glass paneling and will bring new colors into every room to light up your life.
Nood is a new company in NZ that has come up with an interesting marketing concept. Their website is nood.co.nz. They have retail prices, but offer their customers a 20 off the retail price. How do they do this? Firstly their retail prices are pumped up. Many retailers do this, so it is not a new thing. What right do we have to say that their prices are pumped up. Well, they offer no warranty on their furniture. that is correct, No warranty! Even the cheaper furniture comes with a 1 year warranty. Why then would anyone buy off them? There are a couple of reasons why some one would buy from Nood, New Zealand. 1. They have a nice looking brochure. It showcases their product well. 2. Because their prices are high, it gives the sense of quality. You might not believe this, but it is proven that if you show some people 2 identical products and tell them that they are different but put different prices on them, they will 9/10 point to the more expensive item as the one that is better quality, even though they are exactly the same.
Now to get the 20 discount, right? Well now, they have all of your details, so they will never need to spend money on advertising again. Because whenever they want to move stock, they can just email everyone on the list and get some their message out there as quickly as you please.
Why don’t the big boys (retailers) do this? Because they like spending money. Just imagine if you had a major retailer gather all of the details of the people who buy furniture from them…. They would not need to spend half as much on advertising as they do.
The other thing that Nood in New Zealand is doing is offering 50% off all stock. How can they afford this? Well first off, remember the prices are pumped up, so they are definitely not losing money. But even if they are not making a lot of money, they are getting all the details of people who want the discounts. So, when they come to do their next sales, they will not need to spend half as much, because the people to whom the send the email to will probably come back, but also they will forward the email to people they know. This is the New Zealand furniture concept of Nood.