Decorating Sidelights and Transoms with Adhesive-Free Window Film to Add Beauty and Privacy
Whether you have double or single entryway doors with one sidelight or two, transom or no transom, your front door is the focal point of your curb appeal. Yes, of course, landscaping and a manicured yard are important as well but nothing says “look at me” like a beautiful entryway into your home. Although there is a wide array of front doors to choose from that are lovely, nothing dresses up a door like sidelights and transoms.
Although beautiful, sidelights and transoms raise other issues such as privacy and security. Obviously, more glass is more transparency. If you would like to add privacy and security to these beautiful doors while still allowing light to enter, it used to be that you would have to purchase beveled or stained glass to be custom installed which can be very expensive.
Adhesive-free decorative window films are vinyl clings that adhere to your glass using a static cling technology that is easy for you to install and remove. You can install these window films yourself and when you are ready for a new look simply pull a corner loose, peel them off and choose another design to apply. These window films look as good as or better than real decorative glass at a much lower price.
The most common size sidelights are from 8 inches to 18 inches wide and a variety of heights, while transoms can be a variety of sizes and shapes. Sidelights’ and transoms’ variety is what makes decorative window film ideal since they are easy to trim with scissors or a utility knife so you don’t have to worry about finding a film that is the exact measurements of your glass. Obviously, when trimming, you should also consider the design of your film.
Now that you’ve decide to use decorative window film, which design will be best for you? A variety of decorative window film designs are available to meet your needs such as stained glass, privacy stained glass, strong elements designs, and etched glass designs.
Most stained glass and etched glass designs are a repeating pattern which makes them very simple to install. These can usually be installed by simply starting at a corner and trimming any excess if needed. Transoms may take more work depending on the shape of your window. If looking to add color to the front doors, you should consider a stained glass pattern. If you would like a simple look you may consider etched glass designs.
Regardless of the look you want to add to your front door glass, you can find an easy to install and affordable decorative window film that meets your needs.