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Selecting the right glass designs for your doors

Having doors with glass designs can add plenty of aesthetic as well as monetary value to your home. In contrast to a traditional wood paneled or even single-paned door, ones with inscribed designs stand out and draw attention. There are a number of different patterns available to choose from, so selecting the right one for your needs can be a challenge.

There a couple of questions you will need to ask yourself before buying a glass design, as this will help you better evaluate your needs. In addition, depending on the amount of detail that a specific design has, the cost will vary from one piece to another. Thus, setting a budget should also be at the top of your list. Here are some important points when selecting a glass design for the doors in your home.

How to select the right glass designs for your doors

  • Function vs. style
  • Do you want colour? If so, what type?
  • What kind of pattern are you looking for?
  • Have you considered a hand painted glass design?
  • Choose a design that matches the overall theme in your home

The first thing you will want to decide on is whether function or style is more important. Doors that have partial glass designs or ones that are not overly apparent will allow more light in than those that do not. In light of this fact, you will want to think about what doors you are going to get designs for, as well as where they are located inside your home. If you want to lighten up a corridor or make a room semi-private, a simple design such as frosted glass will be your best option.

Many popular glass designs have incorporated the use of colour. This can range from small accent or highlighted sections all the way to solid glass doors. You will want to evaluate the room the door is in when selecting a pattern and colour. Choose a neutral palette for a soothing effect, or a bold colour if you want to create a strong impression.

In addition to the vast amount of colour options that are available, there are also many types of patterns at your disposal. Most glass designs can be custom made, so feel free to explore the options. Bear in mind that you will need to choose how transparent or opaque you want the glass to be as well. Also, it is never a good idea to select a design that does not mesh well with the architectural design in your home. A modern look may not suit a traditional style, and vice versa. Selecting the right glass designs for your doors is ultimately a matter of preference, but does require a bit of research to pull off successfully.



  • Avatar for Smith Smith says:

    Thank you so much! I found this blog very useful; I didn’t even know hand painted glass designs were an option. Do they work well in all rooms?

  • Avatar for Collins Collins says:

    I like mixing and matching the designs on the doors in my home. I think varying things up does a lot more for the style of the space than when you keep everything the same. In particular, I love the traditional look our grand entry doors have. They are inviting and make quite an impression.

  • Avatar for Phelix Phelix says:

    How much should I expect to spend for these options? I am trying to figure out what to do with my front door, but am not sure what to expect price wise.

  • Avatar for Emilie Emilie says:

    This has to be my favorite blog thus far. I don’t know what to do with the doors in my house. All I know is that they are too simple and bland. However, I don’t want to go overboard and too dramatic. What design type is Clera’s most popular?

  • Avatar for Allan Allan says:

    Great note about the privacy aspect; I plan on putting getting some opaque glass designs for my office’s French doors.

  • Avatar for Angelina Angelina says:

    How hard would it be to get a front door with a glass design? I only ask, because this is often the most opened door in the house, so I didn’t know if any special measures needed to be taken during the manufacturing process.

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