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10 Surprising Design Uses for Window Film

In Decorative Film, Privacy Film, Window Film by ST Graphics

Window film helps American families save big on their energy bills every year. But that’s not all it can do. 

Solar, decorative, and privacy film can be used as beautiful design features as well. They can turn boring, plain glass into pieces of art.

That’s why we’ve put these 10 creative window film ideas to help give you some inspiration for your home. Keep reading to learn more. 

1. Create Frosted Glass for Added Privacy 

Window film can turn an ordinary window into beautiful frosted glass. This also obscures anything behind it. 

Do you have a window on your front door? You might not like the idea of strangers peeking into your home every time they walk by. Frosted window film lets you see when someone is standing outside without letting them snoop in your private life. 

This can also be a helpful idea for your shower door. This will give you some privacy if you live with young children who might need to come into the bathroom while you’re showering. 

2. Give the Illusion of Etched Glass  

Etched glass instantly upgrades the appearance of your windows, but paying someone to etch a design on your windows can be pretty pricy. You’ll have to pay over a hundred dollars per square foot—maybe even more. 
Decorative window film is much more affordable. It also a lot faster to apply. 

3. Turn Normal Windows into Faux Stained Glass

Stained glass window film can do a number of things for your home. 
First, it improves your privacy. Depending on the colors and designs you choose, it can be impossible for neighbors to see through stained glass. 
This type of window film is also beautiful. When the sunlight shines through the different colors, it can create a mesmerizing effect. 

4. Obscure Kitchen Cabinet Contents 

Glass cabinets are a nice design element for your kitchen. Seeing the clutter inside those cabinets, on the other hand, is not. 

Window film gives you the best of both worlds. You can turn the cabinet fronts into frosted glass, which will prevent people from seeing what you’re storing inside. 

5. Make Your Window the Main Focus

When the sun’s UV rays get through your windows, they can damage your furniture, floor, and other items. Window film reflects these harmful UV rays back away from your home. 

This means you don’t have to keep the curtains drawn all the time. In fact, you might not even need curtains at all. 

Without curtains, your window can be the main focus of the room, which can make the space feel bigger and brighter. 

6. Reduce Glare from Skylights 

Glare can be a serious nuisance in your home. Not only does it make watching your favorite TV shows difficult, but it can also make you less productive when you’re trying to get work done. 

Window film prevents the sun from glaring off reflective surfaces in your home. This can be especially helpful if you have high windows or skylights that don’t have any curtains. 

7. Turn Windows into a One-Way Mirror 

Don’t like the look of frosted glass but still want to protect your privacy? Some window films can turn the outside of your windows into one-way mirrors. 

So if someone tries to look in your window, all they’re going to see is their own face. However, it won’t block your view from the inside. 

8. Cover Only Half of the Windows 

One of the problems with frosted glass or even stained glass windows is they reduce the amount of natural light that can get into your house. 
But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all the natural light. 

Try covering half the window in decorative film and leaving the other half normal. This will prevent people from seeing into your home while still allowing natural light to stream in from the top. 

9. Add Bursts of Color to Your Glass

Like the look of stained glass but find it a little overwhelming? 

You can find window film that only adds small, colored designs around the edges of your windows instead. This gives your home bursts of color without blocking out all the natural glass. 

10. Block an Ugly View

Everyone dreams of owning a home with beautiful views… but the reality is very different. This is especially true for people who live in big, crowded cities. 

Does your window look out over a dark, filthy alley? Is the best view you have the wall of the building next to you? No one wants to spend their days looking at something like that. 

You can turn an ugly view into a beautiful feature by using window film. Instead of a view of dumpsters, you can have a beautiful mural. 

How to Use Privacy Film to Decorate Your Windows 

Privacy film doesn’t just prevent people from seeing into your home. It can also be a beautiful design element and the possibilities are endless. The ideas in this post are just a few of the things you can do with window film. So allow yourself to get creative. 

Need some more inspiration? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today! We can help you pick the best window film for your needs and guide you through the installation process.