Today I’m bringing you a little DIY post and I couldn’t be happier with the results. When I moved into this apartment, the first thing I fell in love with was the amount of natural light which filled the space, especially in the bedroom. I’m on a corner block, south facing, so sunlight streams in (when it’s not snowing obviously).
But the issue I have is that while it’s all well and good allowing natural light in, having your neighbours see you get changed for bed is a different matter altogether. I knew I didn’t want net curtains and I certainly didn’t want to have to draw my curtains every time I decided to get naked. So I decided on a window film, which is where my collaboration with The Window Film Company comes into it.
The Window Film Company have been successful in business for 20 years now, and have a huge variety of films to chose from. Whether you’re asking how to get privacy from your neighbours or how to reduce sunlight flare in an office, this product is ideal. I decided to go with a Frostbite striped design, mainly because it gave the look of shutters in my bedroom (buy the same here).
The film is easy to apply, although I would recommend watching the helpful video I’ve added below because if you’re anything like me, there’s a chance you’ll be so nervous of making a mistake you keep putting the whole process off. In fact, once I watched the video, it was straightforward and simple.
Make sure your window is clean of any dirt first. All I did was mix a little washing up liquid and warm water and wiped it down, finishing with a paper towel around the edges to make sure it was squeaky clean.
You then lay the film down and peel away the backing paper. Squirt some soapy water onto both the window and the backing film and merge together on the window. The water allows the film to flow easily enough to get it straight, just be sure to pull it taut across the top of the window and then push into place.
Spray the soapy water once again on to the film and use the plastic card supplied to make sure all air bubbles have been pushed out to the sides. Here’s a little video to make it slightly easier to understand.
You’re advised to wait 24 hours until you peel off any backing, but in true Victoria fashion I got impatient and removed it after 12. I’m absolutely in love with the finish of this window film and for £31 including delivery, I can’t believe such an easy solution to my naked neighbours’ situation is also so cost-effective. Especially as it was cut to size and delivered with tools to carry out the DIY.
Overall, I was majorly impressed by the service and the product from The Window Film Company. I love the finish of the window and I’m able to retain the natural light coming in without having to worry about overlooking neighbours.
What do you think? Are you looking at how to get privacy from your neighbours? Is window film something you’d consider for your house?
*Post in partnership with The Window Film Company but all views my own.