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Make a style statement: Decorative window glazing options

These days there are so many different window styles around that it can be difficult to choose something just right for your home. 
That’s because there are probably several choices that would look ideal. The difficulty, therefore, comes with selecting just one. The types of decorative window glazing options include Georgian bars, frosted glass, leaded glass, bevelled glass, and stained glass. We’ll talk about them individually in this blog post:

Georgian bars

Windows that have a Georgian air are those with small bars placed in the middle of double-glazed panes. This type of window looks great on period properties, giving the house an authentic look. It gives the impression of many small windows – similar to the windows you’d see in Charles Dickens’s times. Contemporary-styled Georgian bars are easier to clean than ‘traditional’ Georgian glazing, where the bars were put on the glass itself. This way, you only have to wipe one pane of glass rather than lots of little pieces of glass.

Frosted glass

The type of glass you might traditionally find in a bathroom window or front door since it obscures the view into a house, frosted glass is also becoming popular for decorative sitting room windows. The frosted part is often a pattern used for the bottom of the window.

Leaded glass

Leaded glass is a window with lead soldered onto it in a pattern. One of the most common is the diamond shape in Tudor windows. But any shape can be moulded and put on a piece of glass to create a decorative window.

Bevelled glass

Turn a plain window into something far more decorative using bevelled glass. Lovely in a country cottage setting or seaside retreat, the glass is shaped into a circular, teardrop, angled shape etc., by being angled at the edges. This type of glass both reflects and refracts light into your home. It can also act as a prism, giving a lovely rainbow effect to the light. Another benefit of bevelled glass is that the edges are polished, so it’s impossible to get a glass cut from them should the window break.

Stained glass

An attractive option when you want to bring colour into your home without blocking the natural light, stained glass is growing in popularity. Traditional stained glass in churches often has a pattern, but in homes, it can come in large coloured rectangles or smaller shaded mosaic squares. 

Stained glass was also popular in Victorian times, where the glass was fashioned into bird or floral patterns. The fashion was for homes to have stained-glass doors between the main double doors and the hallway. The glass gets its colour from adding metallic salts during manufacturing.
@BHG: “Stained glass is a window design idea that brings character and colour to a neutral room. The tinted glass also allows light into a space without surrendering privacy.”

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