Going for a new look at home or the office? Window film may be your best bet. This versatile option does more than just cover your window. Creative application methods make the window film beautiful and functional. It can increase privacy, create a theme, offer protection, and affect mood. Keep reading to explore 11 creative uses for window film.
1. Room Theme
Window films are versatile and let you create a custom design that matches your personal or business style. Incorporating a custom design on the window is a unique way to establish a theme for the room.
If you have a printed wallpaper design in the room, choose a window film design that coordinates with the pattern. This carries the look across the windows to make it more powerful.
You can also use the printed designs on window film to bring attention to the general theme. You might use a geometric pattern to emphasize a modern look with lots of shapes. Or you might choose a design with plant patterns to create an earthy, natural look.
2. Custom Glass Looks
Etched glass and stained glass looks are popular, but they’re expensive to create. Etched glass often uses acid, sandblasting, or other methods, which can be messy and time-consuming. The results are also permanent.
With our window film, you get the look of etched or frosted glass easily. If you change your mind in the future, you can easily remove the film to go back to a plain glass look. The same idea works for stained glass and other custom glass looks. It’s a more economical and faster way to achieve those results.
3. Temporary Designs
Sometimes you want to customize the look of your office or storefront temporarily. Even your home might benefit from a temporary look.
One temporary situation might be holiday decorations. You can create a custom holiday look just for the season using custom decorative film.
For businesses, you might want to advertise a temporary service or offer. Say you’re an accountant and you want to let people know you offer tax preparation services. You can have a custom film create to advertise those services that you display on your window for the tax season.
4. Increased Privacy
Privacy is important for homes and businesses. Window film is an easy and pretty way to get increased privacy.
Use it on external windows to keep people from looking in your windows from outside the building. This can allow employees to work on computers without people seeing the data. It can also help protect your inventory and equipment because people can see what you have inside the building.
Interior windows and glass panels may also need increased privacy. Large glass panels on interior walls between offices or glass cubicle dividers give your office an open, modern look. But they also make it much easier for people to see confidential information. Covering those interior glass panels with window film blocks the view to keep those spaces more private.
5. Custom Signage
Businesses benefit from custom signage. It helps increase brand awareness and makes your location easy to spot. It can serve as free advertising for people walking or driving by your business.
An economical sign option is custom-designed window film that’s printed with your logo. It creates instant recognition you want. It’s also easy to apply and more economical than traditional signs.
6. Decorative Interior Designs
The way you decorate your space sets the tone for your home or business. If you have interior glass panels, window film can help create a welcoming look on those surfaces.
In the office, you can create custom decorative designs to emphasize what your business does. For an architecture firm, that might mean a skyline cutout of the city. For a bakery, you might use cutout baked good designs on glass panels inside your store.
Decorative window film can dress up any glass surface inside your space to make it look better. That includes glass panels on doors, glass stair railing panels, dividers, and restaurant sneeze guards.
7. Improved Window Functionality
If your windows are older, they may lack many of the benefits of modern windows. That includes filtering UV rays and offering energy efficiency.
A layer of window film can compensate for those characteristics of older windows without the need to replace them.
UV light is particularly dangerous for people and things inside your home or business. Damaging effects of UV rays include skin cancer, premature skin aging, and eye damage. It can also cause damage and fading to furniture and other things inside your home.
The film can reduce UV rays, glare, and harsh sunlight while still keeping your room bright and inviting. The diffused light shining through the film makes the space more comfortable.
8. Two-Way Mirror Option
Want to know what’s going on outside without outsiders knowing what you’re doing? You can get a two-way mirror effect using window film.
Reflective film allows you to look through the window from the inside. On the outside, people see their reflection. You can use this application on exterior windows or inside the office if you want privacy in a certain room.
Another way to achieve this is with film that displays a custom decorative design. On the outside, people see the design and can’t see through the film. From the inside, you can see through the film.
9. Correct Issues
Some glass areas may need a little upgrade. Your kitchen cabinets might show your messy cabinet contents, or your clear shower surround might leave you feeling exposed. You might love that huge window over your tub, but you can’t enjoy the natural light because you’re worried about privacy.
Window film can correct those interior glass issues you have. A frosted film on those kitchen cabinet doors blocks the view of mismatched dishes without replacing the cabinetry.
10. Blocking a Bad View
Does your corner office come with a less-than-beautiful view? Whether at home or at the office, not every view is the best. An ugly view outside of your window can be distracting. It can also hurt your motivation.
Window film can give you something prettier to look at while you work. Choose a decorative or inspirational design to boost morale around the office.
11. Colorful Display
Color can have a powerful impact on mood and behaviors. Window film helps you easily incorporate color psychology to improve mood, increase productivity, and influence customer decisions.
Different colors create different moods. Blue has a calming effect while orange encourages enthusiasm. Yellow exudes warmth and energy.
Choosing a solid-colored window film in a particular color can help create a certain mood in the space. You can also use blocks of color or designs with multiple colors to spruce up the space.