The office window treatments that you choose for a commercial space are just as necessary as the window treatments you choose for your home. Office window coverings allow for light control, privacy and can make your office more energy efficient. This article will highlight some of the best office window treatments and the benefits that each provides.


Honeycomb Blinds

Honeycomb blinds, also known as cellular blinds, are made from one continuous piece of fabric. They either roll up or fold up along their crisp folds. Material is then bonded together to form the honeycomb shape. There’s either a single, double, or triple layered design that traps air between the layers of the shade in individual “honeycombs” to provide insulation. They also come in various pleat sizes, colors, and light control options from sheer to blackout.

These shades are highly flexible, making them a good choice for windows of nonstandard shapes. Such as those in most offices. The combs give this product their distinctive honeycomb look, but they also trap any air, which makes these shades both sound and thermal insulators. Honeycomb shades can be installed vertically or horizontally because they’re lightweight.

Many people choose honeycomb blinds for the various advantages they provide, ranging from better insulation and light control. Honeycomb Blinds are in the moderate price range, and although not the most expensive choice of office window treatments, they prove to be a popular choice for making a room more comfortable.


Aluminum Blinds

Aluminum blinds have been consistently popular since the 1930s. Also known as “basic mini blinds,” commercial aluminum blinds can darken the room with an easy pull of the cord. You can also find them in a vast array of colors, patterns, and textures. They’re great for conference and meeting rooms when you need to quickly create a day-to-night transition in for viewing presentations or videos. 

Aluminum blinds feature the familiar Venetian-style blind look, but with more narrow slats. They are often manufactured with aluminum or vinyl in various colors, finishes, and lift styles. Some manufacturers use recycled materials to produce more sustainable products.

Roller Shades

Roller shades are a popular choice for office window treatments for their ability to quickly and easily provide you with more or less light. They come in both sheer and blackout material and will provide you with an inexpensive way to treat your windows. They come in cordless, which allows you to pull the shade to retract simply.



They are one of the most practical and inexpensive commercial window treatment options that will fit almost any application. They come in a wide variety of styles and dimensions. However, the best thing about roller shades is that they block out the light while providing complete privacy. You can use them for windows that connect rooms as well as exterior windows.


Curtains and Drapes

Curtains are sold in pairs or by the panel and are installed over blinds or shades. They hang from a curtain rod and extend from the top of the window sill or floor. They are typically made from lighter fabrics but can be room darkening or even blackout.

Drapes are typically made from a piece of thicker fabric and are lined to block out more light. They are also more formal in aesthetic and extend all the way to the floor.

Both curtains and drapes provide you with extra light control. Whether you choose a sheer fabric or a blackout fabric, curtains and drapes are a perfect office window treatment to provide the space with an extra decor element.



Shutters are a beautiful and classic way to enhance any office. They provide you with more privacy, security, and flexible light control. Shutters can be designed as a single unit covering the entire window or customized into multiple sections, allowing you to open or close different areas of the window separately.


They are available in wood, composite wood, or vinyl material and come in styles such as multi-tier, arched windows, French doors, angled windows, or wide slat shutters. Shutters will give an excellent first impression for anyone visiting the office space.


Elevate Your Office Window Treatments

No matter the size or location of your windows, Marathon Building Environments can help you elevate your office space. We offer a variety of customizable window coverings that come in an array of colors, shapes, and sizes. Give your employees and visitors the best experience when it comes to computer work or presenting by controlling the light with our many window treatment options. Give us a call to learn more about the best commercial window treatments for your office today!

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