If you’ve recently made the transition to working from home and want to create a more focused and functional space, we can help.
Though you might be short on space and missing the practicalities of an office, it’s still possible to create a work zone that is comfortable and functional, encouraging concentration, motivation and maximum productivity. Whether you’ve got a dedicated home office or you’re setting up camp in another room, one of the most important things to consider is your window dressing.
The right blind can bring a number of benefits to your work space. Not only will it control the light, prevent screen glare and provide privacy, but it can also help to cut down on outside noise and distractions.
Day and Night blinds
One of the best options is a Day and Night blind. As these blinds roll down, the alternating strips of fabric slide against each other, moving between one block of colour or a set of stripes. As well as looking stylish, this versatile design will enable you to fully embrace the sunshine, create a gentle filter of light, or black things out completely. It also means privacy levels can be arranged to your exact requirements, so you don’t have to worry about nosy neighbours or passers by, especially if your new work station looks out onto a busy road. Our Day and Night blinds are available in a variety of colours including grey, cream, white, gold, pistachio green and chocolate brown. These neutral, sophisticated tones will lend perfectly to a number of interior themes, so your new blind is sure to tie in with the rest of the room’s decor.
Another practical choice is an aluminium, wooden or faux wood Venetian blind. Venetian blinds are inherently functional; the rotating slats can be angled to a precise degree, so you can achieve a more exact level of light control and privacy. You can also enjoy a filter of light and fresh air whilst blocking the views outside – again, perfect for home offices that might be overlooked. In terms of style, Venetian blinds have a contemporary look that lends to most rooms in the home. You can choose between sleek aluminium, warming wood or practical faux wood depending on where your home office is located and its theme. For example, a wooden blind will be a great addition to a classic or country style space, whereas an aluminium Venetian blind is a better choice for contemporary and minimalist rooms.
Double roller and blackout blinds
You might also want to consider double roller blinds. The innovative dual design features two layers of fabric – one translucent, and one blackout. The layers can be arranged independently so you can achieve the right level of shading and privacy. This will help to remove distractions from outside, as well as protecting your eyes from bright sunlight and screen glare. We have a number of colour options available, including white on white, navy and grey, pink and white, blue and white, and cream and natural. We also have a large collection of blackout blinds which are perfect for parts of the home that often require more light control, privacy and peace and quiet.
Roman and roof blinds
Alternatively, you could choose a soft and stylish Roman blind for your new home office. This is a more luxurious choice, framing the view outside as well as providing light control and thermal benefits. And of course, if your new work space is located in a loft or garage conversion, roof blinds will be the obvious choice – be sure to take a look at our selection at Blinds Direct.
Shop blinds for your home office
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Embrace your new work environment and create a more functional space with high quality made to measure blinds, curtains, cushions and lamp shades from Blinds Direct. You can also see our other styling tips for your home office, including the best furniture and accessories.