Selecting window furnishings for your business? Here’s what you need to know
Does your office still have dust-collecting, thin metal blinds that seem to have adorned retailers and business spaces for years? It might be time for an upgrade.
Window furnishings might not be something at the forefront of your mind when putting the finishing touches to your business environment, but they can make a significant difference in the look and feel of a space.
Carpet Court knows a thing or two about utilising this overlooked area of your business for maximum impact. Below is their top advice on making the most out of your windows.
Focus on light
Light management is a crucial feature, and having the right window furnishings will assist with making the most of it, but the amount of light you want within a room will naturally depend on what the room is used for.
For shared office and communal spaces, you’ll likely want to maximise light exposure during the day. Indoor Plantation Shutters are a great option, allowing you to control the amount of light that streams in and out of a room.
While these shutters don’t offer a full blockout, they will help you manage the privacy of these spaces while still giving you access to plenty of natural light.
Protection and privacy
In some areas, you may need more privacy or might want to ensure that direct sunlight is kept at bay - especially if you’re storing or showcasing products that could become damaged or worn out sitting under harsh sunlight all day.
Blockout roller blinds are a great example of how to select a simple but effective window design that looks great but helps block out sunlight when necessary. They’re also effective at preventing glare on computer screens and protect items from sunlight.
The other options include light-filtering blinds or dual roller blinds. Both feature light-filtering fabrics which allow natural light into your office whilst still providing UV protection. Carpet Court’s range is available in a selection of styles and colours.
Aesthetics play a significant role in your window furnishing decisions. You want to elevate the space with something stylish but not too distracting, all the while avoiding something that will require serious maintenance. Window furnishing across your business needs to look great but not be overbearing.
Consider the overall theme or design style of the space and surrounds that you’d like to capture. If you’ve got a room with a view, indoor sheer curtains add a nice open view that helps to bring the outside in. You can match every interior with the superb range of sheer curtains available at Carpet Court.
Another great option is vertical blinds in blockout fabric that can provide you with light control, privacy, and the ability to completely darken a room in one practical, easy-to-use package. They’re simple and elegant and won’t require too much maintenance.
A final factor that you should consider in your decision-making is energy efficiency.
A significant percentage of a business’s energy is lost through poorly insulated windows. Picking the right window furnishings can help reduce this, save you money, and contribute to any sustainability goals you’ve set as a business.
Blinds and shutters offer greater window coverage which can help present excessive heat, meaning your air conditioning can be more effective.
Need further assistance with your window furnishing decisions? No matter your business's needs, you’ll find a superb range of options through Carpet Court. Make a completely free measure and quote online now.