The look of your office workspace is an integral part of what creates a productive, positive environment for your employees and clients alike. Often, glass barriers are used to separate the space within an office and create individual workspaces.

Unfortunately, glass barriers in an office environment do little to promote a sense of privacy many employees need to feel productive at work. Also, it can also make clients feel uncomfortable to know others are looking on as they make important business decisions.

At Sun Control of Minnesota, we’ve got a perfect solution to your office privacy problem that preserves the transparency you need but gives employees and clients a little space. Read on to learn how decorative window film can create privacy in your office.

What Is Decorative Window Film?

A decorative window film is simply a self-adhesive film that comes in different shades and sizes. The great thing about a decorative window film is that you can transform any flat glass surface into art. You can use it to transform your bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, entryway, and office spaces.

The window film typically creates a filtered sandblasted appearance which enables light to filter in. So you don’t have to worry about the film darkening your rooms.

With a decorative window film, you will not only have privacy, but it will also reduce heat and 99% of ultraviolet radiation.

Types of Decorative Window Film

Here are a few of the common types of decorative window films available on the market!

Color Tint Film

A color tint film adds a hint of color to your office windows or glass doors. It's the perfect kind of film if you're looking to add a specific color tint to your glass surfaces.

You can choose any color or design you like. Also, you have the freedom to decide how opaque you want your window film to look.

Full-Coverage Decorative Films

Full-Coverage window films, also known as frosted glass films, are the perfect pick for your Windows, glass walls, glass doors, etc. The frosted window film not only provides extra privacy but also makes your space look more attractive.

Gradient Films

Gradient films are visually appealing, and you have the freedom to choose how little or how much you want to reveal. A gradient film comes with a wide variety of patterns.

Usually, a gradient film can go from being solid to transparent and from being light to dark when you're working with colored films.

Distraction Markers

Distraction markers are usually strips of film applied over a glass surface to provide a personalized design or pattern.

They are typically used for branding purposes, aesthetics, and safety, so you don't walk into the glass accidentally!

How Decorative Window Film Can Benefit Your Office

At Sun Control, we often encounter offices where the existing glass is very bland and gives employees and clients a sense of unease. We can provide decorative window film that adds privacy and decoration you and your clients will love.

Our custom printing division can create anything you imagine for your window film, from a project you’re working on or your company logo. If you can dream it, our team can create it.

Here are some of the biggest ways you’ll benefit from decorative window film:

1. Preserve Privacy Through Exterior Windows

Decorative window film in your office is incredibly useful when applied to exterior windows. It shields the interior of your office from the outside, offering a higher level of security.  It can also feature an advertisement for your business.

2.  Provide Discretion for Clients

When you meet with clients in your conference space or office, they need to feel like their privacy is going to be protected. Decorative window film can offer that discretion so your client can feel comfortable doing business.

3. Foster a Positive Workspace

Having privacy makes your employees feel more at ease in the workplace. But you can also create an aesthetically pleasing backdrop that everyone will enjoy working in. Whether you install an attractive city landscape for your conference room or smiling patients for your dental office, you’ll be setting a positive tone for everyone in the building.

How to Choose the Right Decorative Window Film

So, how do you know which decorative window film is suitable for your home?

Here are a few factors you should consider. 

Are You Installing It Temporarily or Permanently?

Depending on your needs, you can get window films that are temporary or permanent. A temporary film is a better choice for those who like to change things up every season.

What’s more, it’s also easier to remove and replace. On the contrary, permanent films are more long-lasting, with an average life expectancy of nearly 10 to 15 years.

Identify Your Purpose

You may install a decorative window film for various purposes, including privacy, heat, avoiding UV radiation, or decorative and aesthetic reasons.

Make sure you identify your primary purpose of getting decorative window films. This will help you buy one that suits your individual needs.

Know Your Budget

The type and the number of window films you need will impact the overall cost. We recommend getting advice from window tint professionals regarding the best type, your budget, and cost estimate.

Contact Our Decorative Window Film Team for Your Office Makeover

If you’re ready to cover your glass partitions and windows with something exciting that promotes your organization’s mission or brand, we’re here to help. We can work with you to help you choose a design. Or we can take a concept you’ve been considering and help you make your dream a reality.

To find out more about our decorative window film options, give us a call at 651.490.1060, or connect with us online.