My husband and I both work from home and we’re really lucky to have a home office each. This was one of many reasons for buying our new home. Both of our offices have large windows with a lovely green view. In fact, they’re pretty much identical. They used to be two double bedrooms and have built in wardrobes. Perfect for office storage and for me a place to store my styling props.
As much as we really enjoy the lovely green view, it’s not always practical for work. I need light for my work, as I much prefer to use natural light when I take photos. So for my home office / studio (you can see it here) I like having lots of light streaming in. For my husband though, it’s different. He works from 3 screens, so sometimes it was quite difficult for him to see the screen properly. We had to come up with a solution to ensure he could feel comfortable at work. I wasn’t too keen on getting boring white office blinds, so I found a nice solution that goes really well with the blue and grey tones in his office.
The vertical blinds we chose are from The Fabric Box. The collection is called Toro and we chose the colour Pewter. The blackout blinds also add a bit of texture to the room. The office has a very nice feel and is actually quite cosy. The light blue/grey walls and the blind makes it feel very homely. I know I talk about white walls a lot, but this room works really well in shades of blue and grey.
The blind can be closed fully to make it really dark or you can choose to only close some or half the window, to still let in natural light and to be able to enjoy the green view. It would be a shame to obscure the view after all, so instead of a roller blind or a curtain this vertical blind offers a better option. You can read about the fabric and easy-care blinds here. If you happen to spill something on the blinds it’s easy to wipe off with a cloth. They sound perfect for families with young children. The blinds are also moisture resistant, so you can even have these in your bathroom.
You might have noticed that my husband has a sofa in his office and quite a big one as well. I still don’t know how he managed to fit it in, but I’m really glad he did. It’s our old sofa from France. (It could do with a new cover I know. I’ll get around to do that at some point). We don’t have a TV in our living room, so sometimes we watch a film and have popcorn here and watch on my husbands pc.
Other items in this post are
Artemide work lamp from David Village Lighting.
Native Union iphone dock.
Skagerak plant pot from Amara Living.
Ripple glass by Ferm Living from Amara Living.
Cushion from Penney and Bennett.
Print from Atelier Shop.
Filing cabinet from Made.com.
You can find out more about vertical blinds from The Fabric Box. This post was sponsored, all views are my own.