New Year, New Home Office: Here’s What You Need

Over the past couple of years there’s been a shift in the work world. More and more, people are choosing to work remotely. As a result, the home office is getting a lot more attention. So what’s important for your work-at-home space? Atmosphere, privacy, light control, and organization. Creating the right combination of all of these elements will bolster your productivity and success. Let’s take a look at what you need to fashion the perfect custom environment in your home office.

Lighting That’s Balanced

home office Kansas CityWhen it comes to home office design, too much light can be a disaster. Glare bouncing from screens pains your eyes and is a major distraction. Exposure to flooding light early in the day can actually tire you out, and by afternoon you’ll be lucky to stay awake. But too much light isn’t the only problem. Poor lighting is just as likely to cause low energy. Plus, it makes you squint–which causes headaches. And the last thing you need at work is a headache!


Top down shades provide the right balance of lighting. They allow sunlight to enter across the ceiling while blocking glare and direct rays. Natural light boosts your mood and productivity, and, because it’s directed upward, it stays out of your way.


An Ideal Temperature

home office Kansas CityHere in the Kansas City area, the temperature varies so much from January to December–and even from morning to night. Maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home office is essential for being productive, focused, and energetic. Let’s face it…not much work is going to happen if you’re shivering or sweating bullets. You need a temperature that’s just right.


Energy efficient shades enable you to control the light and temperature of your space. This makes them a powerful component in your home office design. Another powerful component (quite literally)? Motorized blinds and shades. They’ll move to your schedule, work with your home integration system, and save you time and money.


A Home Office Design That Lets You Have It All

home office Kansas CityIs working from home a dream come true? In some ways, yes. But, the reality isn’t all roses. There are definitely drawbacks. One is that you’re never really “away” from work. Another is that your personal life often blends right into your work day. By personally designing and customizing your home office, though, you can take the first step toward having it all.


As you plan how to customize the environment of your home office, you’ll need to consider solutions for comfort, light control, and privacy. What window coverings can deliver? Dual shade systems are perfect for having it all. You can enjoy room darkening and full privacy along with light filtering and sheer view. How? One system works with two independent shades that function individually to provide the best of both worlds. Another features shades that use both sheer and blackout fabrics in one shade to transform your environment with a simple shift of vanes. Here at One Stop Decorating, we can help you start the new year off right with an ideal home office environment. Let’s get started with a free, in-home consultation today!