A growing percentage of Americans work from home at least home of the time. And when we’re not working from home, our home office spaces are used for all sorts of activities—as gaming rooms, guest rooms, media rooms, and other places where we work, relax, and engage with one another.
For a room with so many uses, you need a home office window treatment that add privacy, security, and style to your space. The right shades for offices reduce glare from the outdoors from reflecting on your screens and help you stay productive at any hour of the day. You also want to be able to open them for light when you want it and privacy when you need it.
At Blind and Shutter Guys, we bring the top selection of window coverings to you so that you can see how they work and live in your home. Let us share some tips from our experts if you’re searching for the best home office window treatments.
Home Office Window Treatments to Look For
When you’re searching for window treatments for the office, keep in mind how you use this space. Do you meet with clients in person or have a lot of virtual meetings? Do you use a word processor all day long? The blinds, shades, and shutters that you choose for your office will have different features to serve specific needs.
The ideal window treatments will have a variety of certain features, and keeping these in mind will help you choose the best shades for your home office.
Some key features for any home office include:
- Light Filtering: Many of those who work in an office are accustomed to artificial overhead lighting. While this type of lighting has a purpose, natural light will help you be more productive and comfortable working from home. Sunlight can improve your mood, increase your levels of vitamin D, and help keep your body’s natural sleep schedule aligned. Choosing a window covering that can allow for light to filter in your space is a key feature for any home office.
- Room Darkening: Whether it’s the glare from the sun reflecting on your screen or the need to focus on your work, room darkening shades offer privacy and can be a big bonus when selecting home office window treatments. Selecting a shade, blind, or shutter that makes your offices into a more private space allows for better focus and helps you get the task at hand done with as little distraction as possible.
- Durability: If your shades are damaged or hold on to dirt, they’ll take away from your time spent working on what’s important. Shopping for new window coverings more often than necessary also wastes your time and money. And don’t forget what potential clients or customers may think of your credibility if your office is in disrepair.
- Style: It’s essential for your workspace to look professional and pleasing to the eye. When it comes to your home, function is always important, but you can’t forget about style when choosing window coverings for your home. Ask one of our window treatment specialists about what look would be best for the current decor of your home office or if you’re remodeling your space.
Hunter Douglas Duette Cellular Shades
Hunter Douglas Duette® Cellular Shades have a clean, classic look that fits well with both modern and classic decor styles. Cellular shades feature all the benefits one would want in the perfect home office shades—light filtering, room darkening, durability, and style, plus, they are engineered with a honeycomb cellular design that traps air at the window and keeps inside air in and outside air out. Not only is this an energy efficient benefit that will save you money on your energy bills every month—this perk also helps insulate against sound—a big bonus for home offices. Plus, you can operate these shades with a variety of closure options to guarantee smooth, silent operation every time. They are available in over 150 fabrics. We suggest a light-filtering opacity in a neutral color for the most professional look, but you can’t go wrong with matching your décor for a truly designer space.
Alta Wood Blinds
Alta Wood, Faux Wood, and Aluminum Blinds are another great style for an office space—or anywhere around the home. These versatile window treatments are well-loved for a reason. Blinds offer natural light control, privacy, great aesthetics, durability, and low maintenance.
- Alta Wood Blinds are an excellent choice due to their versatility and timeless appeal. With a variety of finishes available, these blinds can complement any office interior, thus enhancing your workspace’s overall aesthetic. Additionally, wood’s natural thermal properties aid in maintaining room temperature, providing a comfortable home office throughout the year. Choose a rough wire-brush finish or a selection of smooth paint or wood stain tones for a variety of customizations.
- Alta Faux Wood Blinds are the perfect solution for individuals looking for a low-maintenance budget-friendly alternative. They emulate the elegant look of real wood while boasting high resistance to warping and discoloration from sunlight, making them particularly suited to areas with heavy sun exposure. Their durability and ease of cleaning make them an ideal low-maintenance option for a busy home environment. Plus, their Cordless Lift & Lock™ makes them safe for kids and pets.
- Alta Aluminum Blinds lend a minimalist and contemporary look to your office. Offering excellent light control, they allow you to adjust the amount of sunlight entering the room, thus reducing glare on your computer screen. They also stand up well against moisture and are treated with a dust-resistant finish, providing a long-lasting window treatment.
Alta Blinds are excellent choices when considering window treatments for the office, providing a fusion of style, functionality, and durability to optimize your home office environment.
Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades
Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades provide an earthy, organic touch to your office, and also filter light beautifully. You can opt for an unlined version for the most view-through and light or have an optional light-filtering liner attached to provide a bit more privacy and less direct sunlight to your home office. Bring the outside in and enjoy a beautiful backdrop to your Zoom meetings when you upgrade to these natural woven shades for your office.
Blind and Shutter Guys Brings Our Showroom To You
Are you ready to give your home office an upgrade? As a shop-at-home dealer, we bring the showroom right to your front door. This allows you to see samples in the rooms where the products will be installed. We have performed over 10,000 professional installations and are proud to give back to our community whenever possible. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment to create your custom window treatments. We are pleased to serve the areas surrounding Colleyville, Keller, Grapevine, Westlake, Southlake, and Roanoke, Texas.