One inexpensive way to enhance the look of your house is decorating your house windows using decorative window film. The popular decorative film usually comes in the form of etched or stained glass.
Of course, you do not really stain or etch your glass, but by installing adhesive-free window films on the inside of your window. As the decorative window glass film is adhesive-free, if you find that you do not like, you can simply peel it off.
With decorative window films, in less than 15 minutes you are able to transform an ordinary window, glass door or mirror to look like an expensive piece of window craftworks. Most of these decorative films are extremely easy to apply, they look good and easy to remove if you do not like it or when it is time to redecorate. The window film can also be used on mirrors, glass dining and coffee tables, shower enclosure and a number of other glass surface in the house. As the window films are unaffected by steam and moisture, it can be used on bathroom mirrors and shower enclosures.
One interesting window film decorative that many house owners love is the etched glass film with border design. When placed across the middle of a glass door, the border decorative glass film help to avoid anyone walking straight into sliding glass doors.
Another popular choice among home owners is the decorative stained window glass films that is frequently used in bedroom and bathrooms. Stained window glass films beautify the room and at the same time added light. One useful tip in selecting decorative stained window glass film is to include clear glass to contrast the colourful glass used in the design. This will enable you to still see out of the window, allow light in and at the same time, have a fantastic combination of colourful design on your window.
Some window decorative film also provide reflection as if it is a mirror. The reflection is in fact very interesting and beautiful. Other uses of stained glass film include using it for glass candle votives or on clear glass lamp shades. If you have shapes of butterflies, flowers, plants or other interesting and colourful areas of nature, the stained glass definitely brighten up the atmosphere of a room.
The next time you drive past a residential area, notice how others decorate their window and front doors. You might notice that most of them will either use frosted glass or clear glass with no color. This result in quite a monotonous design. If you use frosted window glass film on foyer window, it not only can block the sun but also can result in a creative combination of colour. Try using frosted, pearl and gold translucent stained glass window film in the design. If you wish to use stained glass film on kitchen window, ensure that you have some clear areas so that you can look out of the window at times.
Stained window glass film certainly add an air of grace and elegance to the room. As far as design and windows decoration is concerned, the effect of a stained window glass film depends on a great deal on the style of windows that you have and on how much you intend to spend. If you have those window framed made of six or nine panes window, then you can try installing the top row with stained window glass film. Using window glass film is cost effective too, and it is definitely much cheaper than those hand or machine-crafted glass.
There are also some owners who install stained window glass film on bathroom windows to preserve privacy. Furthermore, the window film installation is simple as most of these window glass films are adhesive-free and can be carried out on DIY basis. The basic steps involved in the installation of a decorative window film generally follows the following steps.
First, you clean the window glass of any paints, dirt or protrusion. It is important to have a smooth glass. Then you prepare a mildly soapy solution in a spray bottle. Spray the glass wet with the solution. Remove the backing off the decorative window glass film. Take precaution not to allow the removed backing side of the glass film to touch anything as it may attract dust. Place the glass film on the window and you should be able to move it to position.
Spray some soapy solution on the front side of the decorative window glass film. Squeegee the film to remove bubbles. Trim off any excess film with a pen knife or wall paper knife. Squeegee the film again.
There are many designs that you can adopt for your windows. Even if you have a modern window, you can still combine some artscape window film with it to create a winning creative new look.