Stained Glass Domes: Ideas for Accompaniments and Accents
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When every aspect of a room design harmonizes with every other, the effect is one of cohesiveness and unity. In certain cases, creating a design that works involves adding accents and embellishments to various elements. When architectural domes are installed in foyers, stairwells, libraries, pool areas, or expansive master baths, for instance, there are several ways to make them appear even more elegant or connect them to the rest of the decor. A few of the more popular accompaniments for these grandiose architectural elements are outlined below.
Trim and molding: Adding trim or molding is an elegant way to surround domes and mark their borders. Trim and molding can be designed to work with the color scheme of either art glass domes or the surrounding ceiling. Companies that supply trim for custom stained glass domes will often offer a range of widths and textures to meet the needs of individuals looking for a subtle addition as well as those who desire a more dramatic look.
Columns: In the vast majority of cases, a dome installed in any type of space is impossible to miss. Columns, however, will ensure the eye is drawn upward towards the ceiling and the stained glass dome. They are also stunning additions to entryways and other spaces in their own right. Some of the most popular styles for columns are Greek Corinthian, Roman Corinthian, Composite, Greek Doric, and Ionic. Bases and crowns in matching or different colors can also be added to embellish column bottoms and tops.
Chandeliers: Chandeliers of all sizes and styles can be suspended from the centers of domes with art glass. The supplier will usually add a hole to the center panel while the dome is being crafted, so it's especially important to decide whether a chandelier will be hung from a dome before placing an order.
Medallions: These are small, opaque accent pieces that can be added to the center of a custom stained glass dome, to one or more of the stained glass panels, or to the surrounding ceiling. Available in a number of materials, shapes, and textures, there are medallions on the market to embellish every type of dome imaginable.
If any of the above elements or others will be used in conjunction with stained glass domes, it's best to make this decision before the stained glass dome is crafted and installed. That way, determinations about the proper size, color, material, and finish for any complimentary elements can be made as part of the art glass dome ordering process.
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