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4 Window Treatment Ideas For Your Home Office In Chicago

May 04, 2016

When you have the right environment in your home office, you feel energized, relaxed, and can get work done. Maybe you already own a wonderful desk and other furniture, but have you thought about your windows?

Here are four window treatments for your home office in Chicago that will create the best atmosphere for your office so that you can be more productive.

Plantation Shutters

Home Office Plantation Shutters In Chicago
photo courtesy of Jane Cunningham with Room Resolutions
If you need a home office window treatment in Chicago that minimizes distractions, looks wonderful with any décor, and is durable, then think about getting plantation shutters.

Reduce distractions and get back to work with our Polywood® plantation shutters. They reduce outside noises and let you easily adjust the light. You simply adjust the louvers to switch from open shutters that let light stream in to closed shutters that offer more privacy and reduce glare on your monitor.

Home offices are often colder or hotter than other rooms in your home, which makes them less cozy to work in. Polywood shutters moderate the temperature by decreasing the heat transfer through your windows.

Plantation shutters don’t only reduce distractions and maintain the room’s temperature. They help create a home office you want to be in. The distinct lines of plantation shutters frame your windows. This brings together the style of the whole room. And they can cover any window shape - even triangular and octagonal windows. We have many styles including our faux wood Polywood shutters, our wooden Ovation® shutters, and reclaimed wood plantation shutters .

Not only are our shutters beautiful. They’re also durable. Polywood shutters will remain pristine for decades. So even if you change your décor and furnishings each year, there’s no need to redo your window treatment. Now, you can spend your time working and not redoing your windows.

Barn Door Shutters

Do you want a truly unique look for your home office? Sliding barn door shutters give your office that touch of pizzazz that makes you want to work in your home office every day. Combine them with our sliding doors for a smooth look. We offer a large selection of paints, stains, styles, and hardware so that you can customize your barn door shutters to your home.

You can easily slide open your barn door shutters when you need an outdoor view. Slide your shutters closed when you want privacy or less light.

Whether they’re opened or closed, barn door shutters are a stunning piece of art that becomes the focal point of your office.


If you would like a softer look in your office, shades are a wonderful option. Turn your office into a haven by customizing your shades. Pick from styles such as woven woods, Roman shades, rollers shades, and more. Then pick your colors, patterns, and finial details.

Rooms with hard surfaces such as large windows or wooden floors bounce around a lot of sound. Fabric shades help you dampen the sounds in these rooms. This is especially helpful for conference calls in your home office. Privacy and room darkening liners can be added to shades to block light.


Blinds may appear to be a great home office window treatment option for price-conscious homeowners in Chicago. Although blinds still let you control the light in your office, they aren’t as durable as plantation shutters. You will have to replace blinds more often. They also don’t minimize outside noise or insulate against temperatures. Overall, they’re not as cost effective in the long run.

There are more options in blinds than just the flimsy white plastic blinds that can break and yellow over time. Now you can choose from metal, vertical, faux wood and hardwood blinds to build the right atmosphere your home office needs. You can also pick upgrades like motorization and cordless lift systems.

Find Your Home Office Window Treatments Today

Are you ready to enhance your productivity and create the perfect office by ordering new window treatments? Contact our skilled professionals for a free in-home consultation. We’ll come to your home and show you samples of all the home office window treatments we offer in Chicago. If you are looking for window treatments for other spaces in your house, we’ll present samples of those, too. Give us a ring at 847-250-6544 or fill out the form to schedule your in-home consultation today.