While there’s a lot to love about open office floor plans, it can sometimes feel like working in a fishbowl. Creating privacy in an office full of glass walls can be a challenge. Gradient films are a great way to combat that feeling, adding privacy where you want it most while keeping the natural open feel of a space.
Gradient films are a specific type of decorative film. The transparency of the film gradually transitions from more to less opaque, creating a unique visual effect. With gradient films, you can control the exact level of privacy based on your needs. Lighter gradients will allow more light through, but they’ll also be more transparent and less private. The more opaque the film, the more privacy it affords. Gradient films aren’t just white, either. They come in many different shades, styles, and designs, so you can create a completely unique aesthetic.
Where to Use Gradient Films
Gradient films are incredibly versatile and can be applied to practically any flat glass surface where you want extra privacy or division between spaces.
It’s hard to walk past a glass conference room without peeking in. Curiosity among office personnel is normal! However, if you’re having a meeting in the conference room, you may feel differently. Onlookers and passersby can cause distractions during meetings. In meetings where confidentiality is a concern, you also want to be sure that no sensitive information is accidentally exposed. Gradient films are a great way to create privacy in a glass-walled conference room. You can retain as much or as little visibility as needed.
Office Doors & Windows
Having your own office is nice, of course, but glass walls and windows can cause privacy concerns. If you use your office for one-on-one meetings, you want to make sure the other person is comfortable. Gradient films can help create a more inviting atmosphere by enhancing privacy without completely closing off your space.
Cubicles usually provide some privacy, but privacy may be limited if the partitions are clear. Some cubicles only have small windows, which offer more privacy, but can still make things awkward come lunchtime when you want to eat at your desk in peace. Adding gradient film to cubicle partitions can offer more privacy while maintaining some visibility.
Premade vs. Custom Gradient Films
If you already know that gradient film is right for you, then the next decision is whether you want to go with a premade or a custom design. If you don’t want to bother with coming up with your own idea or creating your own artwork, premade films are an easy solution. From simple patterns to funky geometric shapes, there are plenty of options available to suit every taste.
Custom gradient films are a better choice if you want a truly one-of-a-kind design. ST Graphics can print your company logo, name, or other branding messaging on top of any gradient. Mix-and-match various levels of opacity for a dimensional design that’s aesthetically pleasing as well as privacy-enhancing. Custom designs also offer an opportunity to use window graphics for advertising and marketing your brand.
Whether you select a preexisting or custom design, gradient films are an attractive and affordable way to increase the privacy of your office space. The design experts at ST Graphics can help you select the perfect solution!
ST Graphics, the space-enhancing specialists, would love to help you create a custom decorative film and graphics solution. ST Graphics is the largest 3M certified window film installer in the midwest. We serve schools, business owners, designers, and architects in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Schedule a free consultation, and we’ll bring your space to life.