Recently, we’ve been focusing on the practical applications of window films. Solar films can be an outstanding way to increase energy efficiency in your home, as well as to mitigate the impact of light damage. Security window film makes it more difficult for burglars to smash your windows, and are an invaluable addition to any home security system. But have you considered decorative window films?
It’s time to exercise some creativity. Here are some of our favorite creative uses for decorative window films.
Mimic Stained Glass
Have you ever wished you could have stained glass in your own home? Decorative window film can help make that wish become a reality—sort of. Films can be surprisingly effective at mimicking the visual appearance of stained glass, and at a fraction of the cost. And if you grow tired of the design, they aren’t so permanent, either!
Frost Bathroom Windows
It’s surprising just how many homes have windows in their bathroom. They can become a privacy concern for many people. We’ve already gone over how window tinting can be a great way to combat this issue. But using decorative film can merge practicality with creativity. Some window films can create a frosted effect, which could be a more aesthetically pleasing privacy option than tinting.
Create One-Way Mirrors
A hallmark of American home design is a window over the kitchen sink. We’re sure you relish the opportunity to glance out over the yard while doing dishes. But maybe you’re not so keen on the fact that passing strangers can see you, too. Using a window-film to create a one-way mirror can be a great way to increase your privacy, without having to sacrifice your view to the outside in the process.
Imitate Painted Screens
You may have heard of Baltimore painted screens before. This folk art tradition has a rich history in Baltimore for over 100 years. These painted canvas screens once adorned the window of nearly every rowhome in the city, depicting a wide variety of rustic scenes. These also functioned as art in addition to privacy; they were dotted with small holes that made it possible for people inside the home to see out, but prevented passers-by from seeing in.
This custom has mostly faded away with time. Consider using decorative window film as a modern way to participate in this storied Baltimore tradition.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today For Your Residential Window Films
American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.