COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we live and work. But while the pandemic will be over one day, some of the changes it brought are permanent — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing!
It’s predicted that one in four Americans will work remotely at least part of the time in 2021. And by 2025, there is likely to be an 87% increase in employees who work from home over pre-pandemic levels. If you find yourself among those lucky enough to work from home, set yourself up for success with a home office that works.
At Drapery Street, we have just what you need to give yourself a promotion with an inviting, productive home workspace. Furniture, decor, and technology are important, but the right light and atmosphere can take the “daily grind” out of your work routine and make you excited to clock in. So how can our custom-crafted window treatments transform your office into a sensational C-Suite?
The Right Amount of Natural Light
You’ve ditched the office, now ditch the artificial office lighting. Your home office gives you the opportunity to use natural sunlight to your advantage. Natural lighting boosts your mood and your spirits, helps you stay focused, and ultimately makes you more productive.
To give you control over the natural lighting of your home office, choose shades with customizable positions. Our automation options make controlling light easier than ever — you don’t even have to get up from your desk to adjust your shades! Our experts combine good design and good technology to bring you the perfect window treatments for any home automation system.
Reduce Glare On Your Computer Screen
Working remotely revolves around a key piece of technology: your computer. Whether you’re working from a laptop or a desktop, you’ve likely had to battle screen glare in order to get your work done at one point or another.
Natural light is a good thing, but too much can be a problem. We offer many treatments that make it easy to adjust the amount of sunlight flowing into your home office, especially when windows are positioned behind your desk or workstation. Eliminating screen glare can help reduce eye strain and neck pain, so it’s important not to ignore the problem.
Roller shades are an elegant, understated option for a home office. Ours are precision-engineered to minimize light gaps, making them especially practical in your home office.
Maintain a Comfortable Atmosphere
Don’t sweat through another meeting or interrupt your workflow to adjust the thermostat. An uncomfortable temperature can be annoying and break your concentration. Windows are essential in regulating the temperature in your home, and the right window treatments can help you keep your home office comfortable.
Our Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades are designed with distinct air pockets to insulate your home in the winter and keep it cool in the summer. Installing these in your workspace will make it easy to regulate the temperature in any season so you never get too hot or cold while working.
Shades with a motorized operating system can be scheduled to move automatically throughout the day, adjusting to incoming light and temperature without you having to lift a finger off your keyboard.
Maximize Privacy, Minimize Distractions
Beautiful views can enhance your work environment and big windows are excellent for providing natural light. But sometimes, what’s outside those windows can turn from a benefit into a detriment to your workday. Tired of waving at the neighbors every time they walk past? Get distracted by birds flying by, kids playing outside, or traffic driving past your house? Our window treatments can help you minimize distractions and get a little privacy so you can get your work done on time!
Our Hunter Douglas Duolite® shades feature both light-filtering and complete blackout options — all in one shade! Now you don’t have to sacrifice your natural light to cut distractions from your home office. These shades give you complete control of not just your view, but the light entering your space, as well.
Top-Down/Bottom-Up window shades allow you to customize the position of your shade to fit your ideal level of privacy, light control, and comfort. This feature is available on several products including honeycomb shades, woven wood shades, and modern Roman shades.
Create a Professional Look
No matter how you dress up, style your hair, or do your makeup for a video conference, your background can still make or break your air of professionalism. Don’t let a messy or poorly-lit background be a distraction in your next Zoom call: create a well-lit, professional look with window treatments.
Too much natural light can make you appear washed out if it shines on your face; from behind, it turns you into an indistinguishable silhouette. But too little light makes you hard to see, too. Shades with customizable positions can put you in your best light and they’ll look great in your background!
Draperies are an easy way to create a beautiful background for all your video calls. From bold prints to subtle neutrals, choose something that showcases your personality and fits your industry.
For the ultimate combination of versatility and beauty, layer draperies with shades. A layered look creates a dynamic background while giving you the exact light control and privacy you desire.
With the help of Drapery Street experts, you can turn your home office into a place of inspiration, productivity, and workplace zen. No matter your style, space, or needs, we have the perfect home office window treatments for you!
Put your home office to work: get started with a complimentary design consultation and let us help you find your perfect home office window treatments.