No longer just for offices, decorative glass film in home design interiors is an attractive option for homeowners who want flair without the cost of custom etching or specialized glass.
One of the most popular reasons why homeowners enjoy the use of decorative glass film in home design is that they can still enjoy natural light throughout their home without sacrificing privacy.
In this article, we are focusing on decorative film on windows and not so much window film tinting. Although some window film tinting is ideal for obscuring the view into your home through a big picture window that you don’t want to cover up with drapes, blinds or shades.
Decorative Glass Film in Home Doors
Frosted glass, usually the glass itself, not a film, has long been used on exterior door features. For example, the tall narrow windows on either side of a front door are called sidelights. These windows are often built with frosted glass. However, if the glass installed is clear it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Sidelights are a perfect place to install decorative film to obscure the view while retaining the beauty of natural light. Even better, you have so many more options for design than just frost.
“Decorative film on sidelights as well as exterior doors with glass allows you to let in almost all the light and still create privacy,” says interior designer Jacqueline Paredi of SRQ Interior Design who often includes decorative window film in her designs when appropriate.
Decorative film can enhance interior doors as well as doors that lead to the outside, says Paredi. Sometimes you want privacy for interior doors that lead to a home office or other room while still providing the light and connection to the rest of the home.
Design Options for Decorative Glass Film
The sky seems to be the limit for the choices in design. Paredi points to the variety of bamboo patterns that she has used to create the tropical aesthetic that many clients desire. “The result is part clear and the matte glass of the bamboo pattern.” Through design, you can obscure the view in all manner of permutations. It’s all part of the organic modern trends these days.
Choosing the Right Type of Decorative Window Film
Decorative film lets you add your own style to a piece of glass quickly and cost-effectively, making it uniquely yours. When you’re working with a smooth glass surface, decorative film is an ideal solution. We can help you explore the style that works best for your setting: frosts, graphic patterns, gradients, textures, colors, or custom designs.
Our window film installation services and options include:
Residential and commercial window film installation
A variety of shades, colors, and strengths of tint for decorative, security, and solar protection. Yes, you can select a film that serves all three purposes.
Total Shield Protection is your trusted source for solar rejection, impact-resistant, and privacy window film installations as well as professional window washing, pressure washing, and paver sealing.
Home Guide to Residential and Commercial Window Film Services
This informational resource is a home guide that contains everything you need to know about window film installation services, all in one place. It is designed to enable residential and commercial property owners to make informed decisions when it comes to investing in window film.
We’ll teach you about the different types of window film, the benefits of window film installation, and also provide valuable insight on how to find superior service providers that will get the job done to your satisfaction both efficiently and affordably.
Our Service Area
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