Working from home became a reality in almost an instant, with coronavirus spreading around the globe disrupting the traditional workplace. It caught many by surprise and consequently, many businesses that had dismissed working from home in the past are now re-thinking ways to adopt it long term. Many of us that only occasionally worked at home (at the dining room table or sofa) are figuring out how to set up and decorate dedicated home offices for maximum comfort, creativity and productivity.
Serving both form and function, window treatments are a necessary addition to home offices and can make all the difference when it comes to designing a space in which you can concentrate and feel motivated. There are lots of choices when it comes to window treatments for your office, here are a few suggestions to make your home office the very best it can be.
Wood (real or faux) blinds
Wood blinds bring a touch of elegance, beauty, and timelessness to any room, including your home office. In addition to being inexpensive, these blinds are also highly durable and are resistant to fading, cracking, and warping. Choose from a variety of stains and colors. Faux wood blinds are embossed for a traditional wood grain appearance. You can also choose brighter stains and colors
To make a bold and stylish impact on your home office, consider combining an on-trend moody paint scheme with a bright, contrasting blind. Or go with traditional wood stains for a classic look. With 2 or 2 ½” slats, these blinds can be opened for extra-wide views of your office’s outdoor area, but when closed, they are highly effective at protecting your privacy.
WOVEN WOOD SHADES
Woven Wood Shades perfectly complement both high-end office décor and a more casual, trendy look. Should you desire privacy and/or protection from from the sun's UV rays, light filtering or blackout liner options can be placed behind the reed or bamboo shading. The range of patterns, textures, and pricing for these products is quite extensive.
Having natural sunlight in your office can be a great way to energize yourself and feel invigorated, but it’s not always welcome throughout the day. The sun’s rays can create distracting glares on your computer screen, fade and damage furniture and décor, increase the ambient temperature in your office, and even damage your skin. Our solar or fabric roller shades are a stylish and modern clean lined option for blocking out the sun’s harmful rays and increasing your privacy when you need it. Available in many colors and patterns, these shades will be sure to match your decor and at a price friendly to the budget.
If you’re looking to make your windows the focal point of your office, look no further than Plantation Shutters. These bold window coverings bring elegance and a traditional feel to your office’s décor. Choose from composite white shutters which look and feel like real wood at a lower price point, or real wood in beautiful deep stains if you’re looking for a more bold statement.
Choose narrow slats with a tilt rod for a traditional look whereas wider slats and a hidden tilt rod will look more contemporary, and let in more light.
Flat Roman shades are perfect for any design style. Coordinate modern and creative patterns to complement and update your office decor. Roman shades are a beautiful window treatment that add softness to your office. A more budget friendly alternative to curtains (the need for less fabric) Roman shades offer an easy way to introduce colorful fabrics and texture into a space.
Cellular honeycomb shades
Cellular (Honeycomb) Shades are superior insulators. They are the most energy efficient window covering available on the market. Their honeycomb shape traps air inside, keeping a room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, lowering your energy bills and making your home office much more comfortable. Cellular honeycomb shades also have excellent light filtering capability to reduce glare yet still allow plenty of light into your office.
Although it may seem like a small touch, having the perfect blinds or shades to complement your office décor and maximize your control over lighting, privacy, insulation, and glare can go a long way towards making you more comfortable throughout the work day. Here at LC Window Treatments we can help you choose the perfect window treatment for your home office space. Give us a call today at 628-400-1665 for a free consultation!