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Taking design inspiration from the Far East, rice paper is a special type of patterned window film which offers maximum privacy. As the name suggests, rice paper window film mimics the patterns and detailing found on actual rice paper. The characteristics of rice paper include an off-white or ivory colouring, with an appearance similar to parchment or tracing paper. Although light can still shine through rice paper to a small degree, the view is mostly obscured.
Our rice paper window films are easy to install and remove, making it easy to enjoy the privacy enhancing benefits of rice paper for your windows. Here at Glass Films, our SOLYX® rice paper window films can be selected to match your exact needs. We offer a range of styles to suit all environments, including interior and exterior settings.
Before making your purchase, here is an overview of window films with a rice paper appearance to guide you.
Window Film Rice Paper Patterned – Category Overview
Patterned window films can replicate a variety of textures from reeded glass to cotton fabric, along with etched and frosted glass.With rice paper patterned window film, the texture of the glass has a look similar to parchment paper. It creates a high level of privacy that has a subtle visual appearance in terms of colour and decorative flourishes.
The rice paper window film category is one to opt for when privacy is of utmost importance. That’s because rice paper window films boast some of the highest privacy levels of any of our window film styles.
What Are Rice Paper Window Films?
Rice paper window films are window films which mimic the textures and detailing of actual rice paper. It’s possible to use real rice paper on your windows. Though this can be a messy process, and doesn’t always achieve sleek results. Depending on how the rice paper is applied, it may even damage the window glass itself.
The beauty of rice paper window films is that you gain that same distinct rice paper look, but within a window film format that’s easy to apply and remove. Furthermore, there are various styles to choose from, which also incorporate other stylistic details, allowing you to fully customise the look of your window glass.
By choosing a window film to gain a rice paper look, you can achieve a much more professional finish that will also ensure the original window glass condition can be restored. We’d call that an all around win!
Types Of Rice Paper Patterns – Glass Window Films
- Frosted bamboo
- Frosted rice paper
- Shoji screen
- Transparent fibreglass
How Does A Rice Paper Effect Achieve Privacy In Window Films?
Rice paper has opaque characteristics which when applied to a window obscures the view. The use of rice paper also prevents natural light from being able to enter through the glass, which again heightens the level of privacy that rice paper can provide.We’ve infused these privacy enhancing characteristics of rice paper within an easy to apply and remove window film for your convenience.
On each product listing, you’ll see a privacy rating for that style. Most rice paper window films have a high or medium privacy rating. Therefore, this style is ideal for keeping prying eyes out!
Rice Paper Patterned Window Films – Usage Ideas
Rice paper is a top option whenever window or door privacy is most needed. You may have any number of scenarios within your home or commercial building, whereby you feel overlooked. When blinds or curtains aren’t the right solution, and neither is a semi-private window film, rice paper window films are just the ticket. Here are some usage examples of rice paper window films to inspire your next project.
Bathroom Windows Or Glass
Transparent bathroom glass such as shower and window glass lacks privacy. If this glass happens to be overlooked, then a solution is needed to reduce the transparency of the glass. Offering an extremely high level of window privacy, rice paper window films can instantly obscure the view.
For instance, if your bathroom window overlooks neighbouring properties. Or, if you have a shower in a bathroom with separate entrances – window privacy film can provide the ideal fix.
Entrance doors (or side panels) with glass can allow people to see straight into your property. This includes the general public, salespeople and even opportunistic thieves. Instantly conceal the contents of your home with rice paper privacy film. With some styles completely obscuring the view behind the glass, you’ll never have to deal with unwanted views into your home again.
All Other Residential Or Commercial Glass
There are lots of other glass you may wish to cover for privacy or decorative purposes. This includes internal glass doors, glass partitions and glass cabinets. If you have any glass within your home or commercial building, then rice paper could be a pattern that suits your preferences.
Beyond privacy, rice paper also has visual associations with the Far East. Therefore, rice paper window film can be a subtle way to incorporate an Oriental design aesthetic within your home or business location.
How To Choose A Rice Paper Patterned Window Film
Rice paper patterned window films have very similar design characteristics, especially in terms of colouring and minimum opacity levels which offer plenty of privacy. That said, some styles are available with alternative patterns to choose from. We recommend browsing all of our rice paper window films to make an informed purchase decision. Here are some top tips on what to consider.
Interior Or Exterior
Our rice paper pattern window films are suited for interior or exterior environments. Please check the individual product listing to determine the environment suitability.
Level Of Window Privacy (Low To High)
All of our rice paper window films offer a medium or high level of privacy, with the exception of SXC-125SR Gossamer which has a low privacy rating.
Not all rice paper textures are created equal! Look out for subtle differences in the opacity levels and prints within each of our rice paper window film styles.
UV Transmission Level
Within our rice paper window films, the UV transmission levels range from 5% to 55%.
Window Film Size
Ensure that you select a window film size which is adequate for your project, so that all of your glass receives sufficient coverage.
Benefits Of Rice Paper Patterned Window Film
It’s fair to say that for those who adore the look of rice paper, the ability to have this within a window film format that can be easily applied and removed is the top benefit. But for those new to window films, or rice paper textures, here are just some of the ways this style of window film can boost the aesthetic appeal of your home or business. Rice Paper Offers Maximum Privacy Levels
Window privacy is something that can’t be taken for granted. There are lots of reasons why you might want to keep prying eyes out of your internal living or working spaces. In the case of rice paper window film, many of the styles offer some of the highest level of privacy among any other window film category.
Every style has a continuous rice paper effect, with no breaks or gaps between. Detailing is then applied on top of this background. Therefore, if other window film styles don’t give the high level of privacy you require, rice paper makes for a solid choice.
An Easy Way To Infuse Oriental Design Within Your Home Or Commercial Building
As noted above, rice paper is often associated with the Far East. Not only does rice paper have an elegant appearance, but it can feel calming on the senses too. So whether your apartment or office already has elements of Oriental design within it, or if you’re looking for an easy way to infuse this style within your interiors, rice paper window film is ideal.
Another trend that rice paper taps into is neutral tones. The style has a subtle effect that isn’t overly stylised, meaning it can work in a variety of settings. Plus, a neutral colour palette also lends itself well to matching with a wide range of decors.
Our rice paper window film is also an excellent alternative to the popular Artscape rice paper window film. In addition, our rice paper films are geared towards commercial environments ensuring quality and longevity.
A Practical And Cheaper Alternative To Rice Paper Window Shades
Window shades (or blinds) can be costly and difficult to install. In instances where you can’t drill into the walls, window blinds aren’t a practical solution either. It’s possible to achieve the look of rice paper within a window film format, whereby the design of the rice paper is applied directly onto the glass itself. Plus for internal glass such as office doors, glass cabinets or glass partitions – blinds or curtains aren’t a viable option. However, window film is perfect for the job. Likewise, for anyone in search of bamboo window blinds, our SX-8210 Frosted Bamboo window film provides an alternative option.
Rice Paper Is Amazing For Decorative Use
It’s easy to forget that window film isn’t always used for privacy, as it can be extremely useful in spicing up the look of any window, door or architectural glass too. Take the likes of glass cabinets, office doors or glass partitions as some common examples. Rice paper window film can be applied to the glass to improve the aesthetics of your internal spaces.
For glass cabinets especially, rice paper window film can hide any clutter kept behind the doors. All of which helps to create the appearance of a tidy home, while improving the design aesthetics at the same time.
Glass Films – All Window Film Designs
This page is dedicated to our rice paper patterned window film. However, elsewhere on our website you’ll also find other window film designs including:
- Solar Control
- Stained Glass
Window Film Decorative UK FAQs
We’ve answered some of the most common questions about purchasing window films with rice paper patterns below. If you don’t see your query, please get in touch with our customer service team by calling us on 0800 970 6366 or email us at [email protected].
What Is Rice Paper?
Rice paper is derived from the aptly named rice paper tree (also known as Tetrapanax papyrifer). It is used to make a variety of dishes within Asian cuisines such as spring rolls and dumplings.
As well as making a tasty snack, rice paper is also favoured for its appearance. The ability to get the look of rice paper within a window film means your property can benefit from the soft tones and enhanced privacy that rice paper window films can provide to your glass.
How To Install Rice Paper On Windows
It’s possible to use actual rice paper on your windows. Though, this does involve quite a messy process involving wax or even super glue.
Instead, we recommend achieving the look of rice paper on your windows through our rice paper window film. All of our window films come with instructions, and are designed for easy self installation and removal. Alternatively, you can hire a professional to install your window film for you. So if you don’t want to ruin your window glass (especially in rented homes or buildings!) rice paper window film will give you the look without the hassle.
Does Glass Film Work?
Absolutely! When purchased from ourselves here at Glass Films, your window film can boast a range of properties. This includes enhanced privacy, reduced UV transmission along with improved aesthetics. Our window films are geared towards commercial and residential settings, ensuring the highest level of product integrity for your satisfaction.
How To Make Window Glass Private
Most window films offer a degree of window privacy. However, rice paper window films offer some of the best window privacy available.
If you’re in search of maximum window privacy, a style we’d recommend is the SXHK-01 Shoji Screen. Offering a visible light transmission of just 10%, this style creates an extremely high level of privacy, as demonstrated by our product model.
Where To Buy Rice Paper?
Rice paper window film can be bought directly from our website. We stock a wide range of styles which mimic the look of rice paper, so that you can get the aesthetic appeal of rice paper, without having to use the real thing!
Does Rice Paper Block UV?
Yes! On each product listing, you’ll see a UV transmission level to guide you. The levels do vary depending on the style. You may also be interested in our solar window films.
Where To Buy Patterned Window Film UK?
Glass Films stocks a wide range of patterned film which can be shipped anywhere within the UK. For trade customers, you can also order free samples of our patterned window film to help you make an informed purchase for your next project.