Window treatments are an essential design element in any home, but they can be especially important in apartments. That’s because window treatments can help control light, noise, and temperature in apartments, which can help create a comfortable living space.

Property managers often use window treatments in apartments and rental properties to help control the environment for tenants. By using window treatments, property management can help to ensure that tenants have a comfortable living space that meets their needs.

Saving Money

One of the most significant benefits of window treatments in any apartment is that they can help save money on energy costs. According to the Department of Energy, windows account for 25% of a home’s heating and cooling costs. You can save a significant amount of money on energy bills in apartments or rental properties by using window treatments.

There are a variety of window treatments available in apartments to save money on energy costs.

  • Blinds and shades can control the amount of light entering an apartment, keeping the space cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
  • Insulated curtains or drapes can create an additional layer of insulation around windows, further reducing energy costs.

Improving Comfort

Another benefit of window treatments in apartments and rentals is that they can help to improve comfort levels in the space. In particular, window treatments can help control light, noise, and temperature in an apartment. Property management firms are aware that having a more comfortable and appealing rental results in the retainment of renters and more rental units being filled.

  • Window treatments provide light control and help to reduce glare and create a more comfortable living space.
  • By controlling noise levels, window treatments can help to create a more peaceful and relaxing environment.
  • By controlling temperature levels, window treatments can help to create a more comfortable living space year-round.

Creating Privacy

Another benefit of window treatments in apartments is that they can help create privacy, which is especially important in apartments close to other rental units.

  1. Potential tenants believe that it is the property owner’s responsibility to furnish window coverings, and they are less inclined to rent a space without them.

By using window treatments, property management can help to ensure that tenants have the privacy they need and deserve.


It can be challenging to choose a window treatment for a space that is easy to maintain for property management and convenient for renters.  With the ever-changing technologies, décor preferences, and the newest trends in materials, there are many options to choose from. 

Window Blinds

Blinds are a popular choice because they are relatively easy to maintain and come in various styles, colors, and materials. There are several different types of blinds, including vertical blinds and mini blinds.

Vertical Blinds for Sliding Glass and French Doors

If you have a sliding glass door in your apartment or rental, vertical blinds are a budget-friendly option. They come in a variety of materials, including wood, vinyl, and fabric.

  • Fabric is a good choice if you want to add some color or pattern to your space.
  • Wood is a good choice if you want a more natural and sophisticated look.
  • Vinyl is a good choice if you want an easy-to-clean option.

Mini Blinds Styles

Mini blinds are a good option if you have standard windows in your apartment. Mini blinds are often used to cover windows of various sizes, including tall narrow windows such as those adjacent to a door.

Aluminum mini blinds are the most common variety but they are also available in vinyl and wood. Mini blinds of all varieties are ideal for high humidity areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Mini Blind Sizes

The size of the mini blinds you choose will depend on the size of the window. For example, if you have a small window, you may want to choose a 1-inch mini blind. If you have a larger window, you may want to choose a 2-inch or 3-inch mini blind.

Shade Options

Shades are another type of window treatment used in apartments and rentals. Shades come in a variety of styles, including roller shades, roman shades, and cellular shades.

Roller Shades

Roller shades are window coverings that can be pulled down from the top of a window to cover the entire window. Roller shades are available in a variety of materials, including fabric, vinyl, and polyester. Fabric roller shades are ideal if you want to add some color or pattern to the space.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are a type of window covering that folds up in a pleated fashion when pulled up and hangs flat when down. Roman shades are available in a variety of materials, including fabric, vinyl, and bamboo.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades are a type of window covering with honeycomb-shaped cells that trap air and help insulate the window. Cellular shades are available in a variety of colors and can be made from a variety of materials, including fabric, paper, and plastic.

Custom Curtains

Curtains can add color, pattern, and privacy to an apartment or rental. Curtains are available in a variety of materials, including cotton, polyester, and silk.

Benefits of Curtains

Curtains have several benefits:

  • The number of fabric choices is unending, and this allows you to mix and match hundreds of colors and materials for your curtains.
  • Differences in the thickness or weave of materials result in varying light transmittance. Lighter, more transparent fabrics allow for more light filtration, while heavier fabric provides maximum coverage.
  • Curtains do not need to be precisely fitted to a window or door as blinds do. After curtain rods are in place, it’s pretty simple to find a curtain style that works.

Things to Consider

  • Curtains collect dust, pollen, and pet hair, so cleaning them on a regular basis is required.
  • They are not suitable for all areas of an apartment or rental and can at times look bulky and make a room look smaller.

When choosing window coverings for your apartment or rental, it is important to consider the cost, size of the window, the amount of light you want to let in, and the level of privacy your tenants require. If you are a property management firm in the Denver or Greenwood Village area, we provide onsite measuring, free estimates, and commercial pricing for apartments of any size. We are a full-service window treatment design studio ready to help you with all of your window covering needs. Call us at (302) 292-1036 or email tommy@weisds.com.