Home has never played a more important role in our lives. It is the place where we wake up, relax and recharge. Where we have fun. Where we feel comfortable. For many, the home takes on a new dimension: that of ‘the home office’. Since we are not so much used to work from home, and thus our homes are not very well dressed for it, we are facing a new challenge. How can we create the perfect place to work from home?
It seems obvious that bright rooms provides more energy. Yet, too much light can have the opposite effect. Your laptop screen becomes difficult to read; making you pinch your eyes to see what is on it. Not to mention the sunlight that shines straight into your eyes. This causes loss of concentration and energy, which makes you feel tired after a day working at home.
The solution? The perfect choice of window coverings. The fabrics in our contract collection, which are widely used in office buildings all over the world, are designed for optimal visual, thermal and acoustic comfort. They reflect the incoming light, while providing sufficient natural daylight and a good view through, keeping us connected to the world outside. This enhances our creativity, productivity, concentration, memory and general well-being. These more functional fabrics can be perfectly used in home offices.
Just like the intensity of light, temperature also has a great impact on our physical and mental condition. As windows are a large factor in heat gain and loss, window coverings can help us to keep the cold or heat outside. Imagine the effect of window coverings on the indoor temperature in draughty, single glazed rooms or attic rooms that have been turned into home offices now. A pleasant climate at your workplace can make or break the day.
And then there is the energy bill. The more we live and work at home, the more energy we use at home. Preferences differ between global zones and seasons: in warmer months, we want to keep the heat out, while we want to retain it in cooler months. Our fabrics perform extremely well on both sides of the energy savings spectrum: saving on cooling or heating costs either way.
Besides these functional properties, we all want our window coverings to be an expression of taste and style. We want to stay inspired by our surroundings, especially when we are working at home, to boost our creativity and encourage our imagination. Our contract collection seamlessly unites beauty and functionality, offering a stylish solution for any interior.
With MotionBlinds, our automation concept for window coverings, the blinds become part of your smart home. This ensures even more comfort and energy savings, as motorized window coverings automatically react to light, temperature and other conditions. Your smart home office with connected window coverings automatically adapts to your personal preferences, allowing you to fully concentrate on the job.
The home is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives and therefore deserves greater interest. Window covering specialists can respond to this trend by optimizing their collections with solutions that contribute to our well-being, while creating beautiful interiors. Our experts can help you creating your best performing assortment. View our pre-recorded Contract Webinar to learn more about the functional aspects of window coverings that are essential for solutions in buildings, projects and home offices.