AT Los Angeles reader and Koreatown resident, Celeste, wrote in with a window privacy solution she wanted to share with everyone and that may inspire others to beautify and protect their windows with the affordable wonders of window film:
My Koreatown apartment has three big windows that look out onto a busy sidewalk. The building is all brick, so hanging curtains for privacy proved to be a bit difficult. For a solution, I used window film adhesive on all three windows. I chose the "Otto" printed film adhesive (previously featured on Apartment Therapy) from 2jane.com on the main window to add a graphic pattern, and standard frosted adhesive on the two side windows. I only used the adhesive on the bottom half of the windows, so the top half is still clear and open.
The living room seems twice as large now that I don't have to keep the blinds drawn all the time! The films were very easy to apply, and has adhered to the windows beautifully! They really have transformed the room. I would recommend this solution to anyone who wants a little privacy and a beautiful, subtle design element as well.
Thanks Celeste! Looks lovely and has us inspired to tackle our own privacy issue in our small bathroom where we'd like to ditch the curtains for some light filtering window film too.