Decorative window films are a fantastic addition to any home, office or commercial space. Compared to decorative glass, they are a fraction of the cost, easily installed, removable, and completely customizable. No wonder decorative films make up over one third of all our projects. When it comes to options, choosing a film can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of preset patterns to choose from, not to mention the unlimited options you have for custom printed patterns. You may be asking yourself, where do I even start?

Picking The Right Film For My Needs

What works for one person may not work for the next. The decision making process for a decorative film is extremely subjective, there are no right or wrong answers here. Before making a decision to install any decorative film, ask yourself these following questions:

  1. How much privacy do I want? – Not all decorative films will provide you with the level of privacy you desire. Bathrooms usually require the highest level of privacy, while conference rooms may want a bit more of a decorative flare. Knowing the amount of privacy you want can help you greatly narrow down your search.
  2. Could I benefit having my brand, logo, or other information printed on the film? Your windows may be open advertising space for your office or business. If you are looking to install a decorative/ privacy film on your windows consider how many people can see your business from the street or walkways. Your decorative film could give you a decorative flair while also drawing more attention to your business.
  3. How Much light do I want to shine though the pattern? Different window films have different light transmission rates, although one option may look good from the outside, consider how it will effect the inside. Certain Vinyl films can block out nearly 100% of the light, while other lightly frosted/ gradient patterns will do nothing to cut down on the glare.
  4. Do I have a design in mind? If you have an idea in mind, do not be afraid to express it. Having an idea in mind can help narrow your decisions and make it much easier for both you and your film representative. If there are no pre-set patterns that fit your vision, we can bring your vision to life with a custom design.

Asking these questions can greatly narrow down your choices to a more feasible selection. Too many options can cause the decision making process to freeze, more options isn’t always a good thing. By filtering out your options based on the four questions above, you can be confident that each choice left will meet your needs, no matter which one you decide to go with.

If you are having a hard time choosing a decorative window film, contact your local decorative window film experts today!