Transform your home office with natural light
Poodle & Blonde team up with VELUX to create paper to brighten WFH spaces
Natural light can transform a room; make it brighter, more welcoming and comfortable. But it goes deeper than that – sunlight pouring in can lift your mood, give you more energy and help you focus.
Creating a space that’s a pleasure to be in but also somewhere you can concentrate has become crucial as we embrace a new work flexibility, with the option to WFH when we need to. Because of this, turning makeshift work spaces into something more business-like – and also stylish – has become paramount.
Make the perfect Home office:
1. Choose a desk with ample room for a laptop and possibly a monitor, plus a comfortable chair that supports your back, neck and arms. Smart storage solutions will keep your space – and mind – free of clutter.
2. A source of natural light will aid focus, give you a break from artificial light and let you track the working day. If your new office space is in an extension beneath a flat roof or up in the loft beneath a sloped roof, this could be the perfect opportunity to install a roof window. They bring in up to three times more light than vertical glazing with a more even distribution. VELUX roof windows can be fitted quickly, in around two days, and with little disruption. They are also remarkably affordable, costing from as little as £295 (excluding installation).
3. How you decorate the office is also crucial to your working well-being. It might be neutral and stress-free or full of stimulation to spark your creativity.
Understanding this has led to a collaboration between VELUX and Poodle & Blonde. The luxury homeware brand has produced Magic Hours; a wallpaper range designed for the home office with a special reflective finish that bounces light around a room, giving the illusion of more space.
‘The print is inspired by movement and light, and how those changes affect our mood throughout the day,’ says Kierra Campbell, one half of Poodle & Blonde. It comes in three colourways, featuring hues of orange, blue and pink. They capture the way natural light changes during the golden hour before dawn, twilight hour before sunset and the blue hour as evening approaches – all chosen to promote productivity and a sense of calm.
To speak to a VELUX daylight advisor about the roof window that’s best suited to your room and needs, go to transformingspaces.velux.co.uk. You can also follow @VELUX on Instagram. Find the VELUX and Poodle & Blonde paper at poodleandblonde.com now.