Choosing window treatments for your office likely won’t top the list of major business decisions you make this year, but you may find it’s not as easy as you expected. Whether you work at home or in a commercial building, whether you use the space just for you or host clients, every characteristic of the environment plays into your final decision.
Take a look at the following questions below to help you choose a final product that perfectly fits you, your customers and your office.
How Will the Product Affect You?
You are probably the person who will spend the most time in the office, so why not choose something you like? Unless, of course, you like bright purple, flowing curtains that attract dust and distract you from your job.
Think about how the window treatments you select are going to contribute to your working environment. You most likely should focus on a muted color that doesn’t draw much attention but gets the job done, filtering light and blocking noise so you are comfortable but can stay focused on your daily task list.
If you can’t say that the product you are considering will contribute to this goal, it’s time to move onto the next option.
How Does the Product Look to Clients?
You want your office to project an atmosphere of professionalism, but you don’t want to seem too stuffy. You want your clients to feel relaxed, but also admire your taste, albeit subconsciously, perhaps.
Leave the flowery window treatments at home and go for a monotone color and a product that is simple, functional and effective. Window treatments for an office should keep drafts out and let light in, but only just enough to add to the natural environment you want to create.
When office spaces are too bright, it’s difficult to see the computer screen due to the glare. It can give you and your staff headaches and become a major frustration. Think about opting for a product that allows you to control the level of light filtration, such as solar screens.
Focus on Return on Investment
Whenever you’re buying anything for an office, including window treatments, your main focus should be on whether the product is a valuable investment that will pay off. After all, business funds should be put to good use, and your company should get the most out of the cost.
Buy blinds, shades or other window treatments that are a breeze to keep clean and are not easily damaged. For example, investing in automatic shades may be a good way to ensure the constant raising and lowering of the products don’t result in damage or wear and tear.
As always, contact Utah Blinds Gallery for an expert opinion on all of your product purchasing decisions regarding blinds and shades, but especially when it comes time to choose window treatments for an office.