Whether you spend 40 hours a week in your home office or the occasional Saturday morning, the window treatments you choose play a big role in both your productivity and comfort.
Before designing (or redesigning) your home office, make sure you consider the role window treatments will play.
Window Treatments for Your Home Office
Light Control is a Necessity
Natural light is critical for any home office because it has a way of boosting productivity and happiness. That being said, you also don’t want there to be a glare on your computer screen everyday between 4 and 6 p.m.
What we recommend: Roller shades can easily be raised or lowered throughout the day as needed. Most importantly, they filter natural light without completely blocking it out.
Temperature Plays a Big Role in Your Productivity Level
Especially if you have south-facing windows, your office could quickly turn into a sauna during the spring and summer months. Not only is temperature control vital for a home office, but it can also have a big impact on your energy bill if you decide to install air conditioning.
What we recommend: Cellular (honeycomb) shades that can reduce heat transfer by up to 65% thanks to their unique design.
Treatments that Inspire
Especially if you work from home every day, your environment can have a big impact on your life, so it’s important to incorporate elements that bring a smile to your face. Especially in a potentially stressful environment, like an office, natural elements have been known to add a feeling of warmth and ease.
What we recommend: Natural or faux wood blinds are as beautiful as they are practical and are a popular choice in offices.
If you’re looking to really elevate the functionality and feel of your office, have whichever treatments you choose motorized. With smart technology, you’ll be able to adjust your blinds even if you’re not home and without breaking your workflow when you’re working.
Curtains and Drapes
Curtains and drapes can be a comforting and aesthetically pleasing addition to an office space. If your desk faces the window and you want a pleasing way to frame your window, look into different curtain or drape choices.
About the Author: Karen McGuffin, Bloomin’ Blinds
Karen is the original founder of Bloomin’ Blinds. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the window treatment industry and is an expert in window covering sales, installations, and repair. In her free time, Karen enjoys traveling, volunteering at the local food bank, being an active in the chamber of commerce, and “cruising” through her neighborhood in her little blue and white polka-dotted golf cart she calls a buggy.