With a growing number of us now working from home either part of the week or full-time, the need for a home office or study is on the increase. Now you might think that designing and decorating a home office is straight forward but actually there are quite a few things that you need to take into account to ensure a fully functioning, practical room. One of those aspects is the window dressing, and in this post I’m looking at 5 reasons to use window shutters in your home office.
There’s something so neat and tidy about shutters. They’re stylish, easy on the eye and work with all kinds of home decor styles. So I wanted to dig into the reasons why they work so well for offices. Having a home office myself I can vouch for these ideas.
A good work area needs plenty of light, but you don’t want any glare on your computer screen. Pulling down traditional blinds can block stop the glare but will block out natural light. What I love about shutters is that you can control the amount of light in and out, maintaining a good level of natural light for when you need it.
A good home office needs few distractions so you can get on with your work, and that’s why I like a good storage stystem to help keep the room as clutter free as possible. Light distracts me too. Particularly if it’s shining on my laptop. My desk is also situated near the window so I find myself staring out of it when I should be working! Cafe shutters are a great option for reducing distractions. Shut them up close the world out. Cocoon your office and help you concentrate on the work in hand.
I love Cafe style shutters where only half of the window is covered, allowing daylight to stream through and keep the room light and bright, but shutters on the bottom half of the window help keep the sun from your eyes. It’s the options around shutters that I really love; you can choose and design the perfect shutter for your office, in a colour and finish of your choice.
Now I’ve mentioned that different colours are available, but let’s just expand on that a moment and consider what that really means. You can take your shutters and make a real statement in the room. It’s true we tend to add the window dressing as the last item in our decorating, but consider it at the beginning of the scheme, and use the shutters to create a focal point in the room. You really can create something quite stunning.
If you’re leaving your equimpment in your office on display, and if your office is on the ground floor, security of your belongings might be on your mind. Put shutters at your window and quickly close them off as you leave the room, and your workspace is no longer on display. Easy.
So there are lots of places you can go to buy your shutters. Generally they take about 3 months to be made and shipped to you, but if you don’t mind the wait then try somewhere like http://www.cheapshutters.co.uk to find out more.