If you are working from home more than the office these days – and if you are planning on spending a substantial amount of time working from home this winter too – consider how you can optimize your home workspace so the space works for you. One way to invest in your home office is to upgrade to new home office window treatments, whether that’s shades, blinds or shutters. New home office window coverings can help increase productivity, sharpen mental focus, and provide motivation to get through the next 40-hour at home work week.
First, consider your physical health and safety. While the risks in a home office are minimal, you want to be sure the environment is at an optimal physical state for working. This means keeping the temperature at a reasonable level, too hot or cold people become lethargic and productivity declines. Home office shades like Duette® Honeycomb Shades are a great tool for temperature control because they are specially designed to insulate. You also want to consider glare and eye strain especially if you are working at a computer all day. The light source in your home office can negatively affect your productivity if it strains your eyes or causes headaches, so look for window coverings that let in natural light which is easier on our eyes. By helping to control the environmental variants in the room like temperature and light, new home office window treatments can aid in boosting productivity by creating an optimal physical work environment.
Light is also important when it comes to focus. Human brains are wired to be more alert in the daylight, and being more mentally alert leads to more attentive, focused work. So, make sure your home office is a well-lit room by selecting home office window blinds and shades that let in wonderful, awakening light while still at least partially obscuring any distracting views. Look for window treatments whose material comes in different opacity levels like Designer Screen Shades or for window treatments that come in a multi-layer style like Vignette® Modern Roman Shades. That way you can let the light in but keep the distractions out while you stay focused on completing your work.
Home office window treatments can also make a visual statement about your at-home work self. Ask yourself what mood do you want to set for your home office? Are you modern and motivated with 4.5 inch black plantation shutters, dominating the digital workspace with automated shades, or cool and in control with Parkland® Wood Blinds? Decide, what are your intentions in the space then contact us to set up a consultation and let us help you find your ideal home office window coverings today.
Fine Shadings & Decor welcomes customers at our showroom near Miami, and have served the people of Florida in the greater Miami area since 1992. Our staff has had extensive training with all Hunter Douglas products; request a consultation today and let us help you design the home office of your dreams.