The Best Blinds for Offices
In order to create a happy, productive and welcoming work environment, the interior of an office needs to look the part. From breakout rooms to murals on the wall, there’s a range of things you can do to make your office a more pleasant place to be, but one underappreciated – yet crucial – aspect of office interior design is your blinds. In this article, the team at Kingston Blinds are going to look at the best blinds for offices.
These are one of the most common office blinds around, and with good reason. Sleek in appearance and effective for light and privacy control, vertical blinds are available in a range of colours, styles and patterns to perfectly complement your interior design and company branding. Whether you have standard-size windows or spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows, there’s a vertical blind to suit.
Venetian blinds are another iconic blind, used in properties of all types around the world. Their horizontal slats are so popular that they’re often the first style that springs to mind when blinds are mentioned. It’s no surprise, then, that they make for an excellent office blind; their sleek, minimalist look, coupled with their simple-yet-effective functionality means they deliver everything you could want from a blind.
Available in aluminium and wood, with the aluminium versions available in a range of colours to cater for those who’d like a brighter window dressing.
One of the more innovative styles on the market, pleated blinds – also known as honeycomb blinds – are beautiful to look at and fantastic for light control. Their unique construction means they allow light into the room even when closed, but without subjecting staff to unfiltered sun glare. Whatever colour suits your office best, you can be sure there’s a pleated blind to match it or complement it.
Additionally, pleated blinds provide good insulation properties, both for sound and heat; you can save money on your heating bills in the winter and also limit the amount of external noise that may distract staff.
Why is light important in an office?
Aside from allowing staff to see what they’re doing, natural light has a range of benefits to people in a working environment.
Firstly, sunlight is a superb source of vitamin D, which helps to protect us against heart disease and various cancers.
It helps prevent SAD (seasonal affective disorder), which is depression associated with the change in seasons.
Natural light helps keep our body clock in check. Our circadian rhythms are what keeps our body ticking over to a schedule of sorts, and exposure to natural light helps us reset and makes sure our body clock keeps track.
As well as the aesthetic benefits, the right office blind will allow you and your staff to get plenty of natural light whilst maintaining privacy, so it’s important to take the time to choose the best blind for your office.
Kingston Blinds are proud suppliers of a huge range of office blinds for customers throughout Hull and the surrounding areas. For more information about our office blinds or to arrange a free consultation from our experts, please get in touch with us today on 01482 407 319