Creating Privacy with Decorative Window Film

This post is a paid partnership with The Window Film Company

As you all know I’m on a mission to find a solution for the windows at the front of my home. They look out onto a road and there are houses directly opposite, so privacy is a slight issue. You can’t really see into our home that clearly but I still feel slightly uncomfortable getting dressed in the bedroom with the blinds open just in case. So I always end up closing the blinds and getting dressed in the dark, which is not exactly ideal if you like to see what you’re doing.

I’ve explained before that the living room has vertical blinds which I’m desperate to replace. The issue here is that the living room faces north and we have painted it dark green so we really need to retain as much light as possible whilst still creating a sense of privacy. I’m currently trying to decide between shutters, wooden Venetian blinds or Roman blinds. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, but alone I don’t think any of these window treatments will tick all our boxes. To create privacy we would need to shut them, at least partially, and we would therefore lose a lot of light.

So I’ve been thinking that perhaps we need to find another solution for creating privacy and I’ve started looking at decorative window film as this would allow us to keep the blinds completely open, let in as much light as possible but still obscure the view into our home. To be honest I wasn’t expecting the offering to be all that exciting. I imagined some rather dull patterns that you might expect to find on a frosted bathroom window. But I have to say, I was blown away by some of the designs on offer.

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The Window Film Company in particular has an amazing selection of decorative window film for residential properties. From solar films, specialist UV films, safety and security films, to privacy films and frosted films, the range is extremely extensive. The various types of window films allow home owners to solve a multitude of problems and not just privacy.

In some homes, the windows can contribute to excessive temperature rises. In conservatories where there is a lot of glazing, for example, it may be necessary to install solar control films in order to prevent the room from getting too hot. Likewise, in rooms that are flooded with sunlight, this can lead to the fading of furniture and flooring so UV film can help to minimise this. Solar control window film can also help to reduce glare, which is particularly useful if the sun makes it difficult to see televisions or computer screens.

Safety can also be a consideration, especially for those with pets or children. Safety or security film can help to strengthen glass and make it more resistant to breaking and therefore provide peace of mind.

However, privacy is probably the most common problem in residential homes. Being overlooked by neighbouring properties, having windows right out onto the road, like I do, or even having windows that look out onto an unsavoury view like a brick wall, may lead you to look for ways to obscure the view and enhance your privacy. Decorative window film can provide the perfect solution.

And thanks to companies like The Window Film Company, you can now add privacy and style to your windows. For a while now, The Window Film Company has embarked on a number of high profile exclusive designer collaborations creating bold designs that offer a refreshing twist on modern design.

There are currently nine exciting partnerships with the likes of MissPrint, Layla Faye, Mini Moderns, Kate Farley, Lindsey Lang, Jane Foster, JoJo CoCo Design, Hannah Nunn and Charlene Mullen. For someone like me who loves design, these designer collaborations are really appealing. I’ve featured four of these designers on the blog previously so it stands to reason I would be a fan of seeing their pattern designs transferred onto window film.

The unique styles on offer mean that there is sure to be something to suit every taste and scheme. From bold linear patterns to playful floral themes, the collections encompass a huge range of design inspirations, allowing you to add genuine designer style to your glass wherever it may be. The difficult part is deciding which design to go for. I’ll leave you to think about that for a moment while I show you a few more beautiful designs below.

So what do you think? Did you know that you could get designer window film for your home? Would you consider installing any of these in your home? If you have a favourite design please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to get your feedback on this decorative window film. And don’t forget to pin this post for later.

How to make a statement and create privacy with decorative window film

This post is a paid partnership with The Window Film Company


  1. wedding marquee hire manchester
    July 25, 2018 / 5:43 am

    Excellent blog. I like your way of presenting ideas. Keep it up.

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Flamingos and pineapples are proving to be very popular!

  2. July 5, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    We have exactly the same problem in our house. Not enough sun light and privacy issue at the same time. I was even considering a window film at some point but found a different solution ( which I will talk about on the blog soon 😉)

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      Oh great! I’d love to hear about that Anne Marie!

  3. July 3, 2018 / 10:12 am

    If I didn’t have cafe shutters I’d definitely take a good look at films like this – especially for the lower half of the windows in my bay. Some really great designs here too.

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:05 pm

      Yes, window film is perfect for bay windows Mary!

  4. July 3, 2018 / 9:44 am

    Great post Stacey! There are so many amazing window film designs to choose from. Love that you can introduce subtle pattern to a room without it being overbearing too. :D

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Yes it’s actually very subtle isn’t it?

  5. July 3, 2018 / 9:02 am

    window film have gone a long way since i remember and those are such a fantastic examples how a film can work in any space

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      These designer collaborations have really helped window film up its game Pati!

  6. Nicola Capper
    July 2, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    This post is perfectly timed for me as I need to add vinyl to my full glass kitchen door!

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      Oh great Nicola, I hope you find something you love!

  7. July 2, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    I love the first one actually and the alphabet ones. Such nice designs!

  8. July 2, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    The decorative window film is a life changer! LOVE the flamingo one.. it’s also so easy to change it if you get bored of it , such a great idea!

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:03 pm

      That’s a massive bonus isn’t it? It can be temporary or permanent depending on how you feel!

  9. July 1, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    I love all the stylish designs you can get these days. We’ve got plantation shutters in our living room and they really do work brilliantly for letting in as little or as much light as you want to. We’ve also just had a couple of windows replaced and the ones on the landings have been sandblasted which also refracts light back into the house. But I would definitely consider the window films as a cost-saving alternative too! X

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Yes Lins, for people who can’t afford shutters or sandblasting, window film is a great alternative.

  10. July 1, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    Haha I was scrolling down to put a comment in for the pineapples too – I love this design! I think it’s really great for ground floor windows or side windows that look into a neighbours property (our kitchen door window is like that) – a great way to get light in and keep strangers from looking in. The dotty one also caught my eye. We have a rental flat where I could use this, next time the place is due for a makeover I will definitely be using this company.

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      Glad I could introduce you to these fab films Jenny! The dotty one is a great option!

  11. June 26, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I have a real thing for pineapples so I would probably go for that one :) Such a great idea x

    • July 11, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      What is it with pineapples that people love so much? lol

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