Home Office Window Covering Solutions

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT
With many of us working from home these days, home offices have suddenly found substantially more use. For some, this change constitutes the construction of a home office or workspace. One of the challenges often faced with those getting acclimated to a work-from-home setup is the heightened levels of distractions, either from family, roommates, friends or only from being at home. 

This being the case, a standard piece of advice is to decorate and design your workspace to be aesthetically different from the rest of your living space. Research has shown that a distinct aesthetic within a workspace can motivate and inspire employees and encourage productivity and focus. With this as the goal, we will be looking at different window treatments and tinting options to better enhance and distinguish your home office or workspace from the rest of your residence. 

#1 Residential Window Tint

Tinting the windows in your home office space may be one of the more impactful changes you can make to space. Depending on your business field, privacy may be a priority for you – something tinting your office’s windows can help with. Additionally, less light coming in through the windows can result in less blinding rays entering your office and less glare and reflections off office equipment. 

Beyond this, applying window tint onto the windows of your workspace can significantly reduce the space’s temperature, helping equipment and yourself stay cooler and perform better. This effect is magnified the larger the window is. SF Window Tint and Dayton Window Tint are example that uses top best film for your residential tinting needs.

#2 Patterned Rolling Blinds

Patterned roller blinds can be a unique yet effective solution for those looking to decorate their space in addition to window coverings. Patterned rolling blinds are especially useful for those whose windows are directly behind their desk. In this situation, the roller blinds not only block light but function as an aesthetically pleasing and professional-looking backdrop for business and personal conference calls. 

As roller blinds are often made of fabric material, they can often act to diffuse incoming sunlight, brightening the room while eliminating glare and providing privacy. This has both practical use applications and can further the professionalism of your conference call setup. 

#3 Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds offer a more traditional approach to window covering, and despite an aged design, maybe one of the most effective solutions for blocking out sunlight. Great for sliding glass doors, these blinds offer superb sun blockage and privacy at the expense of design and versatility. It is important to note that there are design choices to be made with this blind style and a variety of colours and materials available (finishes including white, grey, black and wood grain).

#4 Wooden Blinds

Wooden blinds are one of the more popular choices for window coverings in a workspace. Elegant and functional, the natural material gives a warming and stress-reducing aesthetic to the workspace. These blinds are practical, simple, and durable. Their primary weakness is the inability to let light while maintaining privacy (the larger slats will leave gaps between panels of considerable size, allowing both unabated rays and prying eyes into your office space. A final consideration with wooden blinds is the ease of use. Most popular designs integrate a connecting rod to all of the blind pieces, allowing you to position all the blinds from one easy-to-reach handle. Compared to the string control line for vertical blinds and the rolling control line for rolling blinds, the wooden handle gives easy and accessible adjustment for any mid-call or mid-project adjustments. 

#5 Wood Shutters

If you are looking for a statement piece, a work of art under the guise of functionality, solid wood shutters may be an excellent option for your workspace. With a large variety of different styles, from IKEA level wood panelling to hand-carved ornate designs in a specific wood type, there are many different levels of wood shutters, all of them supplying an excellent level of sophistication and grace. This option also gives the most options in terms of customization, with colour and design customization able to match existing or other custom furniture pieces you may be using in your workspace. 

The Bottom Line

With so many options and choices regarding window coverings for your workspace, your priorities will ultimately determine which style works best for you. Your workflow, industry genre, window type, and personal preference will influence the decision. Regardless of the style you choose, putting tinting film over your windows will only increase the efficiency and functionality of whichever window covering solution you decide on. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us now.