Lately, people are spending more hours in the office than ever before. It is important then to have a comfortable office if we are to increase our productivity. This means less or no distractions at all. It is a fact that the busier the world gets, the higher the noise levels in the environment. But not to worry because there is something you can do to make your office less noisy. You need to get hold of window shades or roller shades.
Window shades are window treatments consisting of a shading material that is added to the window to help in blocking noise from entering the room. Window shades can be adjusted either up and down or from side to side. Additionally, window shades will keep out excess light from entering the office.
Window shades are mainly made using fabric. Other materials are also used depending on the desired effect, the level of privacy you want as well as the degree of light you wish to let in. The most common materials are bamboo shades, vinyl shades and honey comb shades.
Honeycomb and are a popular choice for many people. They trap air molecules thus saving energy. They are also clean and crisp. They feature different designs and textures. They have other options such as the cordless feature and the motorized variety. This versatility is what makes them so likable.
Cellular shades are compact and very light. They take the shape of the accordion and come in soft materials that are either woven or non-woven. They also have a battery-operated remote control, making it easy to operate them from where you are seated.
Another common type of window shades is the Roman shades. These look like draperies and are made from woven material. The fabric used to make them is heavier than that of cellular shades, but still soft.
These work in a similar way as the cellular shades. They are suitable for taller windows and sliding doors. They resemble drapery and are very efficient. Vertical shades add a contemporary look. Pleated shades are fashionable with a wide variety of colors and fabrics to choose from. They are the least priced but that is not to say they are any less effective.
Some people think that the difference between window shades and roller shades is that window shades take the shape of the window and cover the entire form, while roller shades are rolled into a tube for raising and lowering on the window, using a control system. In truth, window shades are the general category, and the other names are the individual kinds. The control system is usually a reverse gear made of springs.
Unlike previous types of roller shades, modern day roller shades are made of high quality and durable fabrics. Most of them have a decorative bar that helps in balancing weight, thus giving them a better hang. This bar also protects them from damage and adds a fashionable designer finish to the roller shades.
There is a wide variety of roller shades to from which to choose. Roller Shades darken a room by blocking out light. They have a heavier fabric that is also more durable. They work effectively when the outer fabric is 2-3 inches thicker. They can also be combined with another window treatment for greater effect.
Room darkening roller shades give you the freedom to control the amount of light in the room. You use the control system to cover the particular area of the window.
Another popular type of roller shades is the decorative fabric roller shades. It is an attractive woven fabric that is available in many colors. It blocks out noise and adds decor to your office, giving it a homely, welcoming feel. All these make everything enticing and welcoming.