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How To Spruce Up Your Home with Printed Wall Graphics

 

When it comes to redecorating our homes, people often turn to paint as their first quick and easy update. After all, a fresh lick of paint or a new colour all together is a great way to make an immediate and noticeable change or to make a room look new again, plus it is so cost-effective. 

While painting is a practical solution, what many people don’t know is that printed wall graphics are just as easy to use and they give you endless options to spruce up your home. Then, of course, there’s no mess or drying time! With printed wall graphics, you can really personalise your home, making each room come to life with unique designs. 

With the only limit being your imagination, we decided to put together this quick guide on how you can spruce up your home to give you some creative inspiration!

 

Bedroom

Our bedrooms are our sanctuaries, a place where we can relax, rejuvenate and revitalise after a hard days work; a space that is truly ours where we can shut off from the world and spend some time with ourselves. 

With a room as important as this, it is essential that our bedroom decor oozes tranquillity, setting the scene for that all-important respite. 

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Children’s Bedroom or Nursery

With our children’s bedrooms, relaxing is a whole other story. Being young and full of energy, our little one’s rooms need to be bold, stimulating the imagination and setting the scenes for their adventures. The easiest way to do this? Printed wall graphics!

Why not get creative and decorate their rooms with their favourite princesses or film characters? As your child grows, why not transform their bedroom into outer space bringing their dream of becoming an astronaut to life?

 

Living Room

Our living rooms are another space for relaxation, somewhere that we retreat to when we want to begin to wind down and snuggle up with the family. With comfortable and cosy being the main purpose of this room, the need to reflect this in its decoration is paramount.

As well as bringing warm colours such as reds and oranges into the room’s design, you can also add creative wall graphics to bring in warmth in other ways. If you have a fireplace, why not add a backdrop of a tree or a forest to make you feel truly at peace? Or even bottles made up of soft colours that  complement the snugness that the fire brings?

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Bathroom 

Our bathrooms may be a place where we get clean but they should reflect how refreshed we feel when we leave it! You can easily do this by adding some small graphic details such as falling leaves or pebbles to create a peaceful and natural setting. You could even go a step further and completely transform the room. With printed wall graphics, you could create your own haven to escape to for a quick refresh, a space that looks like a whole new world.

Make your bathroom what you want. Fancy a calming beach vibe? Decorate a wall with a soft sand scene or gentle tidal waves. How about a peaceful woodland cabin or a quirky bathroom that makes you feel like you’re on a boat? Something as simple as driftwood wallpaper can really set your ideal scene.

 

Kitchen

Kitchens are a big part of our day, taking the brunt of the home’s daily activities. Whether we’re cooking meals for the family, helping our children do their homework or hosting a full and lively dinner party, we need a space that is modern and welcoming with decoration that symbolises the life and activity in the home.

Printed wall graphics are a great way to personalise your kitchen and really make it your own. Bring this space to life with some small but bold details such as some colourful fruit or spices, plants or nature scenes, or your favourite cooking quotes.

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Other Rooms

Obviously, the rooms above are pivotal to our everyday life, but that’s not to mean that we’ve forgotten about the others! Spruce up the remaining rooms with printed wall graphics and you can really make these rooms stand out.

Do you have a home office? Why not decorate it with a map of the world, inspirational quotes or something that inspires a positive and productive attitude. Need to spruce up your dining room or hallway? Create a theme that complements your home decor or just add some graphics to make the room pop. You’ll soon realise just how much you use these rooms when you have a design that wows you every time. 

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So what are you waiting for? The possibilities of printed wall graphics are endless! Get creative and let your imagination run wild when sprucing up your home.

For people who want to add some fun to their rooms in a simple way, printed wall graphics are an effortless and cost-effective way to do it!

 

 

Wall graphics create endless possibilities to help enhance any space or environment.…

If you need any help or advice on what types of wall graphics are best for your house, company or office, don’t hesitate to get in touch; we’d love to help! Applied Products has limitless options, so we can help you transform your room into a comfortable and productive space.

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8 Ways That Printed Wall Graphics Can Benefit Your Business

Customers have many choices when it comes to selecting a company that provides a particular product or service. Even if they have been with a company before, another could just as easily swoop in and take that business, so what can you do to make your business stand out and keep your customers coming back?

One easy way to make an impact and ensure your business is memorable is through unique printed wall graphics. When used right, wall graphics can really draw attention, making them an effective marketing tool that creates a powerful and unforgettable first impression. 

As well as helping you make an impact with that all-important first impression, printed wall graphics offer many other benefits to your business. Here are 8 of them below!

 

Printed Wall Graphics Can…

 

Create a productive working environment

There’s nothing like motivation and determination to get your staff working as productively as possible but sometimes goals and targets just won’t do. With the right wall graphics, you could allow your walls to inspire productivity for you. Whether you use graphics reinforcing the business’s mission statement or opt for beach scenes or city skylines, these images can really influence a working space positively, helping your workers to push through any slumps they have throughout the day.

 

Make an impact on customers

There’s no way of avoiding big and colourful graphics that are literally in your face, so imagine how much of an impression this will make on your customers. In reception areas and any rooms that you are interacting with customers, how about adding wall graphics to do just that? A good quality and well-designed wall graphic has the power to compel people and convey what you want to about your business, and the best part is is that it will be memorable to them for a long time after they leave!

Insider Tip: for businesses who have been using the same space for a long time, why not add a new wall graphic to update the place and surprise your regular customers? It can really make them feel like they are visiting a completely new place!

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Drive impulse sales

We’ve all bought things on impulse, so why not try to achieve this with your customers through the use of powerful wall graphics? Graphics can effectively communicate why your customers should buy a product through images alone, so consider your audience’s needs as well as what your product or service actually is before the designing stage. If you are a retail business, don’t forget to add point of sale displays alongside your graphics to increase impulse sales. 

 

Attract new customers

As we said above, images have a way of drawing our attention and captivating it until we’ve understood and processed what we are looking at, so naturally, this makes them the best tools for attracting new customers! It’s true, we can’t resist looking at interesting things. If you have a unique and intriguing printed wall graphic in your vicinity, with businesses that have a window front, in particular, you can be sure that this will literally attract passersby and bring them through your doors for you to potentially convert to customers. 

 

Communicate your mission and values

Pictures say a thousand words, so what better way to tell everyone who you are and what you do than with a wall graphic? People associate images and colours with certain experiences and emotions, so imagine how powerful an impression you can make through using them. Having a printed wall graphic that represents the culture of your company or even one that specifically shows them the history of how you came to be what you are now, is the best way to communicate and connect with your customers. 

Insider Tip: many customers make decisions to buy based on trust, so use powerful images to connect with them and form lasting relationships.

 

Advertise your products or services

One of the biggest benefits that printed wall graphics can give your business is that they are an ideal advertising tool! We’ve all seen cafes that use graphics to call attention to the drinks that they sell and they are very effective. Why? Because people forget things and reminding them can drive their decision to buy. Although we all know that cafes sell tea and coffee, having big letters advertising ALL of the products on offer can lead us to buy a hot chocolate or chai tea latte instead. 

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Create the ideal atmosphere

Every business is unique and the environment should reflect this. Using printed wall graphics, you can create the ideal atmosphere that you need to increase productivity, make your customers feel welcome and inspire the emotions that are needed to drive your business. Great examples of this are businesses that provide a service, such as a gym or a nursery. When customers are at the gym, seeing graphics of fit and powerful people doing sports triggers the motivation and determination they need to work out. Whereas, at a nursery, colourful and positive graphics such as plants can create a comforting environment that inspires learning.

Insider Tip: some businesses can create the ideal environment by just using their logo alone. If you offer memberships, seeing graphics of your company logo, motto and emblem can create a sense of belonging and encourage brand loyalty. 

 

Make a statement!

Whether you’re rebranding your business or just giving it a refresh, spread the news with powerful graphics that communicate the changes whilst reiterating your core values!

The right types of wall graphics can help you attract the right customers to your business, but they can also benefit your business for a long time after. With these great 8 benefits above, don’t wait any longer to create powerful wall graphics that will attract new customers, establish brand recognition and leave them with a memorable visual experience unique to your business. 

 

Wall graphics create endless possibilities to help enhance any space or environment.…

If you need any help or advice on what types of wall graphics are best for your house, company or office, don’t hesitate to get in touch; we’d love to help! Applied Products has limitless options, so we can help you transform your room into a comfortable and productive space.

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We are exposed to glass windows every day, whether we are sitting in the conservatory at home, we are out shopping or if we work in an office, so the fact that windows play such a vital role in our lives means that they should be a priority of care. After all, there are many problems that we have that are due to windows that we don’t realise that we can easily solve.

Enter, window film!

Window film is a product that can be easily applied to a window’s surface to improve the existing glazing system, and the best part is, that you can’t even see it (unless you want to)!

With so many different types of window films that satisfy different uses, it’s no surprise that they also solve a variety of problems. That’s why we’ve put this handy list of problems that window film can solve together, just to show you how amazing the product is!

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Window film can…

Provide Privacy

Problem: Although the majorities of burglaries take place during the night, a business that has big windows can allow criminals to see what valuable assets they have to offer during the day.

Solution: Window Film can provide daytime privacy whatever floor you’re on, whether you just require tinting or you want a full blown mirror effect so that you can see out but no-one can see in. One way vision films are great to provide employee privacy whilst also increasing the security of your business.

 

Provide Safety and Security

Problem: Windows are the weakest security measure in any business, so with threat levels on the rise, it’s never been so important to ensure that these can’t be exploited. Employee safety is also a concern for employers as serious injuries can occur when glass is shattered.

Solution: Window Film can provide both safety and security to a company by increasing the strength of the windows, making them harder to break, and holding the glass in place if they were to shatter. Not only does is this an ideal and inexpensive solution to replacing all glass windows, but it is also one of the best ways to prevent serious injury that could result from broken glass.

See our shatterproof and bomb blast protection window films.

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Reduce Glare

Problem: You wouldn’t think so, especially in the UK, but solar glare is an all year round problem. Whether it is the low Winter sun or the intense Summer rays, glare can affect us at work or at home, affecting our visual acuity and comfort and making the use of devices with a screen almost impossible.

Solution: Window Film reduces solar glare by 95% without compromising on the level of natural sunlight. Unlike blinds, film is also inexpensive to install and doesn’t require regular maintenance as it doesn’t collect dust!

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Reduce Fading

Problem: We love the sun but its UV rays and the heat it produces is not good for our fabrics! If you have furniture in your conservatory or work in retail with big shop displays, you will know first-hand how the sun fades our fabrics, upholstery, and carpets over time.

Solution: Window Film can help to reduce fading as it filters out 99% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Although all fabrics fade naturally over time, film helps them to last much longer!

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Provide Temperature Control

Problem: A lot of energy and money goes into temperature control, whether we are heating our houses or heating and cooling buildings to create the ideal work environment. In today’s society, there is also the added pressure of reducing energy use, so how do we balance the two?

Solution: Window Film is a great energy-saving measure as not only does it reduce excessive heat gain through your windows, but it also makes it harder for heat to escape through the glass. This makes it the perfect tool for reducing energy consumption and energy costs whilst also providing increased comfort with the perfect temperature.

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Save You Money!

Problem: Energy is expensive but there is still a high demand for its use and companies have a duty of care to their employees to provide a comfortable work environment.

Solution: Window Films are one of the best energy management solutions, both in terms of energy efficiency and energy savings!

 

The great thing about window films, as well as them being a cost-effective glazing solution, is that they come in a variety of different formats to solve specific problems, so they can satisfy your practical and aesthetic needs whatever they may be!

 

We at Applied Products offer one of the widest range of high-performance architectural window films in the UK…

If you need any help or advice on what types of window films are best for your house, company or office, don’t hesitate to get in touch; we’d love to help! Applied Products has a large range of specialist window films, so we can help you transform your room into a comfortable and productive space.

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What we may consider being minor problems can cause further problems over time, and this is a real issue for many organisations. For example, the sun that streams through the windows of your office may not seem like such a big deal at the time. However, the hotter it gets, the more uncomfortable workers get and therefore their productivity suffers. The heat build-up can also lead to more serious problems such as the exacerbation of medical conditions such as asthma.

So what is the solution?

3M Prestige Window Film

Many organisations have their own specific issues that they don’t realise can be easily solved with window film. It may seem surprising, such a simple solution, yet all these different organisations and their variety of issues can all be solved by this one product!

There are many different types of window film in the 3M Prestige series, depending on the needs of the user, but each film provides benefits that would be invaluable to many organisations.

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Advantages of 3M Prestige Window Film

  • Rejects UV light - reduces fading to fabrics and furnishings
  • Low reflection - reduces glare on screens
  • Reduces solar heat gain - reduces the need for air conditioning
  • Allows the management of energy costs
  • Improves occupant comfort
  • The product is light and transparent unlike cheaper, tinted mirror versions

 

Organisations That Can Benefit from 3M Prestige Window Film

  1. Schools & Universities

3M Prestige Window film can help create comfortable and therefore productive work environments for pupils and students. This is particularly important in Summer and during exam season if rooms have large or many windows. As well as comfort, window film can help reduce energy costs and minimise the need for air conditioning during the hotter months.

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  1. Offices

Many workers suffer in offices that have windows due to the sun streaming through, as this can cause glare on computer screens and an intolerable build up of heat. This can seriously impact the health of workers which may lead to more employees taking sick days when this could be avoided. 3M Prestige Window Film not only satisfies your duty of care to your employees in terms of health and safety but it will also allow you to put more money back into your business by helping you manage your climate and save on energy costs.

Read: How to Improve Office Productivity and Save Money!

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  1. Retail Stores

Any shop that has windows or window displays and who needs to regulate the temperature of their environment would benefit from using window film. As mentioned above, 3M Prestige Window Film reduces UV rays that would otherwise fade clothes or furniture that are in a shop’s window displays, so something as simple as this film could give your products more long-term protection, saving you money and reducing waste. Even cake shops, bakeries, and cafes could benefit from installing window film, as the reduction of heat passing through the windows would mean that the food would take longer to spoil.

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  1. The Self-Employed

For all the same reasons above, self-employed people can also reap the rewards of using 3M Prestige Window Film. If you have a home office, the film can help reduce glare on your computer as well as reducing fading of any domestic furniture or expensive fittings. The benefits aren’t just limited to your office either! Fit them in other rooms such as the conservatory, and you can use these rooms all year long with furniture that will last a whole lot longer.

Read: How To Reduce Heat And Glare In Your Conservatory

 

We at Applied Products offer one of the widest range of high-performance architectural window films in the UK…

If you need any help or advice on what types of window films are best for your house, company or office, don’t hesitate to get in touch; we’d love to help! Applied Products has a large range of specialist window films, so we can help you transform your room into a comfortable and productive space.

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A major problem in offices that have large or many windows, is both heat and glare; heat that can create discomfort, especially for employees stationed near windows, and glare on the computer screens which can impact employee productivity.

So what is the solution?

As business owners, we have a duty of care to our employees and we know that creating a comfortable and functional workplace is essential for productivity. One of the ways you can do this is by installing Solar Control Window Film.

Solar Control Window Film is a simple and effective solution to fixing problems associated with heat and glare, as it reduces up to 85% of heat build-up from the sun and up to 95% of the glare from the sun. What many employers don’t know, however, is the many other benefits that it can give you.

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Benefits of Solar Control Window Film

Window Film Improves Office Productivity

Put simply, comfortable workers are more productive workers, so creating a comfortable working environment should be at the top of your priority list. In an office space where there are lots of windows, using window film can help to reduce glare, hotspots and fluctuating temperatures, as well as reducing the glare to soften the lighting of the space. By balancing the temperature of the office and creating a light that is easier on the eyes, you’ll find that you can maintain a comfortable (and productive!) work environment all year-round.

Window Film Improves Workplace Health and Safety

As said previously, as employers, we have a duty of care to our employees. You can ensure that you protect the health of your workers when you install window film. Why? Because of many reasons! Firstly, window film protects your workers more from harmful UVA and UVB rays, which reduces their risk of developing skin cancer and other serious health issues in the future. Secondly, by reducing the heat build-up and glare on computers, you can prevent the exacerbation of illnesses such as asthma and reduce headaches from working on a dimly lit screen.

Window Film Provides the Office with Privacy and Security

Your duty of care also extends to the safety of your employees, so window film provides you with the privacy and security in order to do this. As glass and windows can be one of the most vulnerable parts of a commercial building, you can opt for a darker tinted film to reduce the risk of break-ins or you could choose a thick, security window film that is shatter-resistant. Whichever you choose, window film is a simple and cost-effective solution to reduce the risk of burglary or personal injury, as well as reducing distractions to increase productivity!

Window Film Saves You Money

Yes, window film can save you money! In offices spaces that have many windows, the costs of maintaining a consistent balanced climate (e.g using the heating in the winter and the air conditioning in the summer) are very high. With window film, you can reduce heat in the summer by 15 degrees, eliminating the need for air conditioning and therefore saving you money on energy, whilst in the winter, it also helps to keep the heat in, again saving you money.

As well as lowering your energy and operating costs, window film protects everything in your interior space. How many times have you had to replace merchandise, carpets or draperies that have faded? How many times have you had to replace equipment that has overheated or even melted slightly? By using window films on your windows, you can protect your assets to ensure that your investments last longer.

Lastly, if you’re creating an environment that is comfortable, you will find that fewer employees will be off sick and more will be working and working productively!

 

So, it is as simple as that. Something as simple as a Solar Control Window Film can prevent heat gain, heat loss and glare to create a comfortable environment for your workers, increasing both productivity and reducing running costs. That way, you can put more money back into your workers and your company so it is a win-win situation for everybody!

 

Window films come in varying degrees of light transmission, so you can pick the ones that best meet your individual needs…

If you need any help or advice on what types of window films are best for your company or office, don’t hesitate to get in touch; we’d love to help! Applied Products has a large range of specialist window films, so we can help you transform your office into a comfortable and productive space.

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