The window in my bathroom faces a brick wall and another bathroom window with an inexplicable garbage bag flapping under it probably 15 feet away. The other bathroom window’s shade has been down for the nearly two years I’ve lived here, but that doesn’t stop my pantsless ass from jumping a mile every single time I see A PERSON WATCHING ME THROUGH MY CURTAINS I mean the garbage bag moving in the breeze.
Both the bathroom and the bathroom window are very small, and the room looks horrible without every ounce of natural light it’s able to get, but the curtains are taking up a bit too much room. I’m starting to consider getting one of the many excellent-looking window films, which are big stickers that look like frosted patterns or stained glass when stuck to your window.
The art deco pattern at the top of the post and the wisteria one above demonstrate how decent this stuff can look for cheap; they’re $20 from Artscape, a brand that’s available at Target, Home Depot, etc. I mean, the styling of the wisteria example house isn’t exactly my taste, but think of the possibilities!
This frosty one is Orba, by Emma Jeffs. She has a lot of other modern, clean patterns to choose from.
Floral silhouettes from Strossel Design might be as much for the enjoyment of the flapping garbage bag as for myself.
This one would be especially good for me, as I live in constant envy of the people across the street from me who live in this insane building that used to be a church but is now condos with 20-foot-high stained glass windows. At a bit over $100, it’s the exception to the “Whoa, these are pretty cheap!” rule, though. This would be awesome if you had an otherwise plain room of which this could be the centerpiece.
Little frosty stars and flowers from Window Wallpaper, which also has a whole bunch of other patterns.
Or, if you’re crafty, consider this DIY with contact paper and white-out pens at Heart My Blog. I’m iffy on the alternating patterns and panels thing, but I think the horizontal lines thing all over would look great.
And another DIY option that I’ve been absolutely dying to do since I saw it on Apartment Therapy a long time ago: stained glass via Mason jar.
And now, in case this post hasn’t already gotten Tom Jones’ “Looking Out My Window” as hopelessly stuck in your head as it now is in mine, here it is: