Stained Glass Art

A Brief Note On Stained Glass Art And Where To Find Them

The popularity of stained glass art has its origins in the spread of Christianity when churches were being built throughout Rome and other parts of Europe somewhere in the 14th century. It won’t be wrong to say that the stained glass art was popularised by Christianity, as most of the ancient churches you’ll see in Europe exhibit decorative glass stained windows, doors and ceilings. 

One of the oldest examples of coloured glass windows is the St. Paul’s Monastery in Jarrow, England, which was built in 686 AD. In the Gothic architecture, stained glass art found its way into numerous Cathedrals and monuments in the 13th and early 14th centuries, but it was later replaced by the discovery of painting in the latter half of the 14th century by the Renaissance artists. 

However, you can still find some of the famous coloured glass art, which are carefully preserved for tourist attraction, in Europe. Scroll on to know more about these popular monuments and buildings that flaunt the stained glass art of the pre-Renaissance period. 

Christ of Wissembourg

Developed in the late 11th century, the stained glass windows of this ancient cathedral narrate the stories of The Gospel, apparently for the poor people, who couldn’t read Latin. The original piece of this beautiful Wissembourg Christ now rests in a museum in Notre Dame, Paris, while a replica is set up for tourist attraction in the building. 


Popularly known as the ‘Jewel of Rayonnant Gothic Period”, the Chapelle was developed by King Louis IX in the 13th century to store and preserve precious relics. However, the building became famous because of its stunning stained glass windows that depicted a Biblical scene with sparkling colours and beautiful interpretations. A total of 15 windows about 50 feet in height attract tourists from all over the world to Paris, and they also find the kaleidoscopic effect of the rose window quite mesmerising.  

York Minster

One of the masterpieces in stained glass art, the giant window of this European Cathedral features the coming Apocalypse, as narrated in the Bible, and was developed by John Thornton, the first artist, who was known by his name in the 15th century. This is undoubtedly one of the largest expanses of coloured glass art before the modern era and is considered to be a Gothic masterpiece as well. The depiction of the apocalypse is so realistic and vivid that it will blow your mind away. 

King’s College Chapel

This beautiful gothic building was developed in the 15th and 16th centuries in the King’s College at the University of Cambridge. The glass stained windows were designed and painted by Peter Paul Rubens, the then famous baroque master and stand as one of the greatest narratives of this form of art today. Displaying both religious and royal instances, the windows illustrate the journey of artistic development in the Gothic period in England. 

You can also witness some greatest stained window art at the Vence Chapel, a beautiful Catholic Chapel located in the town of Vence, King Arthur and Sir Lancelot illustrations by William Morris in the Gothic revival buildings in Europe, and the Augsburg Cathedral in Germany. Take some time out to explore these places when you visit Europe the next time, especially if you have a thing for art history. 

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Home Décor Ideas In 2021

Boho Living Room Trends And Tips For Home Décor Ideas In 2021

If you’re not into subtle homes and seek splash of colors, uniqueness, and eclectic designs, you should opt for a Boho décor. As Bohemian interiors are for people, who wish to express their sense of style without giving much importance to what could in vogue at the moment, it helps give a special, eye-catching appeal to your home. 

However, even the most eccentric Bohemian design ideas follow certain trends that you may find useful if you’re planning to decorate your living space in a Boho style. Let’s shed some light on that. 

Floral designs

Bohemian living areas can come with an exquisite floral essence with the help of botanical wall arts, natural shades, and floral pillow covers, thus giving the space a bright and beautiful eco-friendly appeal. You can complete the look with leafy-green or light-green curtains, thus taking the floral appeal a notch up. 

Leather inspirations

Make the most of your urban Bohemian home with a leather caramel sofa and matching cushions, mud-colored carpets or rugs, dark-shaded wallpapers, and a plethora of graphics, sequins and flowerless, potted-plants to add to the mix. You can also include a bookcase with leather-bound paperback first editions to enhance the appeal. 


No worries if you aren’t ready to go all-out with the color palette, as some Bohemian-inspired designs can also exude a minimalist essence without losing its unique charm. Opt for neutral wall shades, vintage pillows, and wood furniture to create a rustic, minimalist appeal in your living room. 

Red and white Boho rooms

Red and white rooms are quite distinctive and rare, as it’s difficult to create the perfect contrast without going overboard with the colors and designs. Well, start by floral wall coverings in shades of red, striped rugs or carpets, picture frames bathed in red, and finish with white draperies, lampshades, and pristine white furnishings to achieve the look you want. 

Urban Boho designs

While the conventional Boho designs inspire a splash of white colors anywhere and everywhere without much heed to the rules, urban Boho is somewhat controlled and low-toned. However, it still exhibits a lot of boldness and beauty characterized by Moroccan tiles or mosaic patterns, darker shades, and gorgeous design features. As Boho living rooms resemble the messiness in our minds, you can complete the look with artistries, abstract paintings on the walls, and graphic curtains. 

Bright and beautiful Boho rooms

While designing a bright and beautiful Bohemian living room, you can splash colors almost everywhere, on the floor, the walls, pillow covers, and furniture, thus exuding a cheerful appeal throughout the space. Start by putting up colorful graphic wallpapers and finish the look with bamboo furniture, wood shelves, and a white sofa with pillowcases in shades of pink and orange. Don’t forget to hang designer curtains on the windows that will rack up the appearance.

Wrapping it up

The best thing about Bohemian décor is its lack of rules. All you have to do is get an idea about matching contrasts and creating a unique appeal that doesn’t look cluttered. You should also possess a definite sense of aesthetics to prevent going wrong. The rest is up to you and your design preferences. Don’t hold your ideas back and let your creativity take wings. 

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