Stained glass is more versatile than you might think, and the visual effect it has on living spaces is incomparable. Take advantage of natural light and let stained glass windows produce luminous color and create an ethereal feel. Here are some of our favorite design ideas for incorporating these artful architectural features.

A stained glass window serves as a lustrous work of art over a tub while also providing privacy in this gorgeous traditional-style master bathroom. Notice how the greenery of the natural landscape also becomes a part of the effect.

A gothic-arched casement window is paired with an adjacent small stained glass window in this stunning European-style Kitchen. The design takes two of the most prominent architectural features of 12th century gothic cathedrals to create a contemporary Victorian-eclectic design that is uniquely sophisticated.

This traditional stairway is defined by a large, custom stained glass window. Reminiscent of mid-century modern and art deco design, the stained glass window design features subtle color accents for an elegant and understated finish.

Stained glass windows turn this wine cellar into a true work of art. A space that might otherwise be monotonous and lacking personality and style is instantly turned around by stained glass windows featuring a vibrant one-of-a-kind eclectic design.

Transom stained glass windows add calming cool colors and a whimsical bubble pattern adds a fun element to this bathroom design featuring a luxurious soaking tub with marble surround.

A minimalist kitchen is enhanced by a striking modern stained glass window design. The white walls allow the colors of the stained glass to really pop while the lines and curves of the stained glass design highlight the dramatic architecture.

Our team here at TMS Architects incorporated a stained glass window to light the hallway of this oceanfront home with sunlight and character. The natural light reveals the intricate detail of the stained glass design as it glistens with color as its filtered and fanned throughout the hallway.

Photo: TMS Architects via Houzz

Stained glass windows are just one architectural element that can enhance the look and feel of a home’s design while adding personal style. For more architectural and interior design ideas and inspiration, we invite you to browse through the projects in the TMS Architects portfolio.

If you are looking to restore, renovate, build or design a New England home, contact us in Portsmouth, NH. One of our team members would be happy to tell you more about our architecture, design and historic preservation services.

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  • Johnny says:

    These photos of the stain glass are amazing. My favorite is the one in the stairway. I would love having something like this in my home. Thank you for sharing.

  • Julie Myers says:

    I would absolutely love to get a stained glass window like one of these for my vacation home! I especially like the window that you show in the wine cellar. It is a really unique design, and it is really colorful. In my opinion, having elegant, unique windows can really make any room look a lot nicer. If I were to put in a window with colors that matched my decor, I think it could really improve the overall look of my home! However, I definitely just want a few windows as accent, and then keep the rest of the windows as normal windows!

  • Josh Allen says:

    I love the way that you used the stain glass windows to enhance the view of the ocean that you have from your home. Never had I thought that you could beat a view of the ocean but adding these windows makes it even better. How much does it cost to install a stain glass window in places like the ones you have shown here?

  • Cal Driver says:

    These are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve actually never considered that my home might be nice enough to have stained glass windows, but after seeing the variety of uses here, I think there might be a place for them in my house. Are there any rooms in which it would be inappropriate to have a stained glass window? Can’t think of any right now. Thanks for sharing!

  • Silas Knight says:

    Wow, I had no idea that stained glass windows could do so much for a room. I love the second picture here, the one with the window overlooking the traditional stairway. That makes the stairway look a lot more sophisticated, it looks amazing!

  • Stained glass is a wonderful idea almost in every room. But if the room is very small, it won`t fit and room will look smaller than ever.

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