Make a Statement with a Stained Glass Front Door
By: Architectural Visions
A glass front door can boost your home’s appearance and curb appeal. In addition, a stained glass front door adds an aesthetic element. Stained glass, colored glass that creates a decorative design, is an option that provides privacy and visual interest. In addition, a stained glass door maximizes the light coming through and doesn’t require the upkeep that an all-wood door requires. Also, the customization options are endless, based on the varieties of colors and patterns. If you’re looking to update your front door or interior doors with a stained glass window door, read on to find out how to make a statement with a stained glass front door.
- There are ways to make your glass front door more secure, so don’t let this deter you from selecting a stained glass front door. Stained glass is also more opaque than standard glass, and offers more privacy.
- Stained glass comes in various styles, designs, colors and textures and can be easily customized and incorporated into multiple architectural styles.
- Stained glass styles range from bold, geometric patterns to nature-inspired designs with curved lines.
- One of the most common stained glass styles for interior doors is Prairie Style, which is found in Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired homes’ interior doors and cabinets.
- Tudor, Victorian, Craftsman, Mediterranean, American Foursquare and Art Deco-style homes are all natural fits for stained glass front doors.
Safety of a stained glass front door
Since glass is easier to break, glass front doors don’t offer as much security as a solid wood front door. However, stained glass provides better privacy than clear glass since it comes in various colors, textures and designs. There are also ways to make your glass front door more secure, so don’t let this deter you from selecting a stained glass front door. For example, you can add security film to the glass, which will make it difficult to shatter. You can also install glass breakage sensors, add deadbolts and implement a home security system. Additionally, there are many other potential glass entryways in your home, such as the patio doors and the windows, so a glass front door doesn’t always add additional risk.
Types of stained glass
Stained glass comes in various styles, designs, colors and textures. Depending on your preference, you can choose a design and color combination that is subtle or ornate. Stained glass is easily customized and can be incorporated into various architectural styles. Prairie-style homes, in particular, are known for having stained glass interior doors, cabinets and entryways. Tudor, Victorian, Craftsman, Mediterranean, American Foursquare and Art Deco-style homes are all natural fits for stained glass front doors.
Read on for some of the different stained glass styles.
Mackintosh stained glass incorporates bold lines, bright floral patterns and geometric patterns. This style of stained glass was named after a Scottish architect and artist, Charles Rennie MacKintosh.
Mission stained glass has a modern look and is versatile to design. This stained glass style is known for its symmetrical patterns and thick leaded lines.
Art Nouveau is colorful, bold and reminiscent of nature. The nature-themed designs, floral patterns and curved lines create an easily identifiable look.
Like Art Nouveau, Art Deco stained glass is full of vibrant colors. However, Art Deco is designed with abstract patterns and reflects contemporary art.
Prairie style stained glass
This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired stained glass is best known for adorning craftsman homes, especially in interior doors, cabinets and entryways. The color palette is typically earth-toned, and the patterns are subtle.
Celtic knot stained glass brings a unique simplicity to your doors if you’re drawn to traditional Irish heritage. The stained glass is a Celtic knot design and can be transparent or colorful.
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