If your office building has windows that embrace the outdoor views and natural sunlight, you can look forward to working in bright, open spaces. To maximize your space, you can decorate with window coverings for offices. Finding the best window shades for your office can help you enjoy the sunshine comfortably all year long.
Shutter & Shade Shoppe has a variety of window treatments for commercial office spaces. We can help you decide on the most efficient choice for any office or workspace.
Benefits of Installing Window Shades in Your Commercial Space
Window shades and treatments can foster a comfortable, creative workspace ambiance that will benefit you and other employees. There are several advantages to installing window shades in your commercial space.
1. Motorized Options
Today’s technology grants us access to quality motorized window shade options. Motorized shades are convenient in the workplace because they allow you to adjust your shades without leaving your desk. Instead of walking over to the window and fiddling with the blind position, all you have to do is push a button. This feature is convenient and practical, and it can provide you with a sense of privacy and security within your office.
2. Light-Filtering Abilities
Shaded windows filter the ideal light into your space and create a unique ambiance. Light-filtering shades only allow certain amounts of light into your space, creating a warm and attractive feel for your office. This eliminates the need for harsh overhead lighting or direct sunlight, which can often cause disruptions, such as glares on computer screens or excess heat.
3. Energy-Efficient Technology
Utilizing natural light to your advantage is more energy- and cost-efficient than filling your space with fluorescent or harsh artificial light. You can control the heat and brightness levels in any room and take advantage of natural resources.
4. Physical Health Benefits
There are various health benefits attributed to natural light that you can enjoy in your office. First, natural light helps boost vitamin D, which is crucial in maintaining your overall physical well-being. Natural lighting is also less intense on the eyes, which is especially helpful if you are prone to eye irritation or discomfort. Your eyes can use regular breaks if you sit in front of a computer or constantly look at a screen, and natural light is a pleasant alternative.
5. Mental Health Benefits
Window shades can also help improve mental health. Natural light can benefit your mental health by reducing your stress and anxiety levels. Taking advantage of natural light during the winter months can also help lessen the effects of seasonal affective disorder, as more exposure to sunlight can improve your mood and increase overall mental well-being.
6. Improved Workplace Efficiency
All these benefits from installing window shades can improve workplace efficiency for many reasons. First, having a motorized window shade allows for less distraction and an easy way to adjust the shades manually to your liking. The light-filtering lets you use the warmth of natural light to your advantage instead of relying on harsh artificial light. Finally, natural lighting is a highly rated wellness factor important in the workplace. Since daylight helps employees reach their optimal job performance, using the natural light of your windows to your advantage can help you be more productive.
Which Window Treatments Will Work Best for Your Office?
The next step is to browse the different window treatments available for your commercial office space. We have a few different options available to suit your needs.
If you want your office to have a modern aesthetic that allows you to feel professional and ready to work, here are some designs that may be right for you:
- Dual shades: One sleek and modern style option is dual shades. Dual shades come in multiple fabrics and designs and feature transparent and opaque panels that eliminate edges when you close the shades. The material loops into a roller system so you can adjust the panel’s angle to control the light, or you can raise them regular shades.
- Silhouette® shades: Another beautiful, modern shade option is Hunter Douglas Silhouette® Window Shadings. These shades have soft fabric vanes that you can adjust to diffuse sunlight. The vanes fit together seamlessly, completely removing any outside views of your office. The sheer panels diffuse harsh light and offer advanced ultraviolet protection, filtering out up to 88% of the sun’s harmful rays.
- Pirouette® shades: Transform your office space with the Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Shades. These shades have soft, curved horizontal fabric vanes attached to a sheer backing panel that features the Invisi-Lift™ system. This creates the illusion that each vane floats in your window with no cords or chains. You can control the amount of light you want in your office and apply them to multiple window shapes, including oval, round, bow and bay windows.
- Banded shades: Our banded shades contain alternating sheer and solid bands in a single window treatment. Banded shades give you a great aesthetic, let you feel comfortable in your space and offer enhanced adjustability.
Natural and Rustic Designs
If you want an office space that features a more natural or rustic look, many options are available.
One option you have is woven shades made from reed, bamboo and grass for a natural aesthetic. Some benefits of woven shades include their durability, comfort, privacy, ease and eco-friendliness.
Wood shutters are another design to consider if you prefer a natural feel. With these shutters, you can filter the amount of light you let into your office to your exact preferences. You can also improve your privacy, energy efficiency and maintenance needs.
Traditional and Simplistic Designs
If your office features traditional or simplistic decor, your windows should accentuate that. Some simplistic window decor options include:
- Drapes: One classic option is traditional and elegant drapes. Available in various styles, fabrics and colors, drapes beautify any office space while giving you the freedom to choose between bright natural lighting or dim, ambient lighting.
- Sunscreen shades: If you value privacy and managing the sunlight in your office, our sunscreen shades are an excellent choice. These room-darkening shades filter in enough light to give you a warm ambiance while reducing glare and excess brightness. These shades come in a wide selection of transparency options, so you can find just the right amount of light for your space.
- Roman shades: If you want a shade made from soft and durable cloth that filters out light, offers UV protection and requires simple maintenance, choose from Roman shade options. The fabric designs give a simplistic look while providing excellent workplace benefits.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Shutter & Shade Shoppe
As the premier source for custom window treatments, we offer high-quality window coverings and accessories to homeowners in Orange County as well as other areas like Fontana, Jurupa Valley, Norco, Ontario, or Riverside in San Bernardino County and Pasadena and Los Angeles in LA County. With our free consultations and instant quotes, we prove our dedication to helping you find the perfect fit for your window treatment.
If you struggle with the sunlight your office windows offer or if you want to upgrade your current window treatment, we can help. Contact us today to work with one of our custom interior design specialists and start creating your dream office space.