As we move forward in the new norm where working and learning from home will be part of the set up for the near future, it is more important than ever to dress our homes in the right mood and ambience to get us in the right frame of mind.
Working from home is never easy as it blurs the line between professional and personal, mixing two aspects of our lives that for many generations we have been told to keep separate. Additionally, every home is different and there exists messes, lounge chairs, cosy corners and plenty of other elements of distractions that can potentially take away from efficiency and productivity.
To make the most out of the less than ideal situation, it helps to set things up to help you stay focused. Bright rooms, comfortable temperatures, partitions to block out distracting neighbours and more all work wonders in setting you up to work better and sharper.
Here are three tips from mc.2 to help turn your home into the ideal work from home space.
Zip distraction away with zip blinds for your balcony space
A big trend that’s been on the rise is to turn the balcony into part of the indoor area for extra space. Easily turn balconies into indoor area with outdoor zip blinds, also widely known as zip track. They are ideal for these work corners as it doesn’t take up space while working to let in and keep out as much sunlight as you need to control indoor temperature while also keeping out outdoor elements like insects, dust, rain and more. They are also energy efficient has they can easily be extended or retracted to maintain the right level of natural light and temperature. Most outdoor zip blinds also come with UV ray protection. Now your alfresco area can be on you can truly enjoy, through rain or shine.
Dress up your full panel windows for a stylish touch
Full panel windows always lend home a modern and fashionable feel. Nothing spells style quite like a space that embraces its surrounding view and shows it off to its inhabitants. Frame these breath-taking full panels with designer curtains selection for an extra touch of chic with popular brands at mc.2 like Alessandro Bini, Jeal Paul Gaultier, Larsen and more. Alternatively, top-down-bottom-up (TDBU) blinds are also great for full control of the lighting of the space. You can allow natural light in from the top while having your privacy protected or roll it up from the bottom for a view you can enjoy.
Amp up traditional windows with venetian blinds
For homes that retained classic windows, transform the atmosphere with white or wooden venetian blinds. They instantly lend everything a sleek and stylish look and feel with their clean minimalist horizontal lines. The choice of white or wood is also intentional because the clean colours remove clutter and evoke space and tranquillity for more pleasant views at home. Sturdy and low maintenance, cleaning is also fuss-free, requiring only a quick wipe. Beyond their sophisticated visual appeal, venetian blinds are functionally versatile, giving you the option to go with maximum privacy, minimal lighting or letting in as much natural light to your room.
Whether you’ll be working from home for a while more or not, you can always make your home a place of comfort and productivity with these small inexpensive touches.