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What Are the Best Blinds for Rental Property?

April 14, 2022

What Are the Best Blinds for Rental Property?

A rental property should feel comfortable no matter how long of a stay. Whether you’re an investor looking to create a desirable rental or a long-term renter trying to make your temporary space your own, the right window treatment can drastically enhance the experience. Window treatments add value to your property and ShadeMonster is here to help you understand the benefits of adding window treatments to your rental and how to choose the right ones for you. 

The Benefits of Window Treatments for Rental Properties

When you own a rental property, your number one concern is maximizing your profits. There’s a fine line between spending too much on a property and investing in the right features to make your property more attractive to renters. While it might not make sense to add marble countertops or top-of-the-line appliances, installing quality window treatments can easily pay for themselves. Your guests will be so much more comfortable knowing that they have window treatments to increase their privacy and promote better sleep while they stay at your rental. 


Short-term renters might not be too concerned with the aesthetic of your window treatments, but having a coordinated interior style will win you points in the decision making process. Matching your blinds to your decor will help elevate your space, allowing you to ask for a higher price. Appearance counts when renters are searching endlessly for their perfect vacation spot. The decision could very well come down to whether your property has blinds or shades, instead of being exposed to the public. Adding blackout shades to your bedrooms might be the final decision factor to someone looking to sleep-in. Zebra shades in the common areas are a great way to add light control when it’s needed, like for day-time TV watching. 

Blackout shades in bedroom rental property

Although owners are not required to install window treatments to their properties for long-term renters, it’s very probable that renters will want to add them for their own privacy and comfort. Adding custom window treatments to your space could allow you to ask for a higher rental price.

If you’re a renter looking to add shades to your rented apartment or house, ShadeMonster can help. Solar shades are great for living spaces to reduce glare and protect your furniture against harmful UV rays. They can also help you conserve energy and reduce your electricity bill by an average of 30%! A great way to keep utilities low during the summer and winter months. Investing in durable, professional window shades means you can be comfortable and protected without worrying about damaging your rental unit. ShadeMonster’s custom window treatments are so easy to install and maintain, it’s a no-brainer! 

How to Choose the Right Window Treatments for your Rental Property

When it comes to choosing window treatments for a rental or airbnb, it’s important to take into consideration which room you will be installing them in. ShadeMonster recommends deciding on which features you want in those rooms to decide on which window treatments to install. 

  • Faux-wood blinds

This durable alternative to real wood blinds is a great option for rooms with high moisture levels, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Faux-wood blinds are moisture-resistant and won’t warp, crack, or break due to water damage. Available in many different stain colors and textures, these blinds look so much like real wood we guarantee you won’t be able to tell the difference. Match your interior aesthetic with these blinds to create an organic, traditional warmth to your property. 

  • Solar shades

Common areas should feel bright and protected against glare, UV rays, and prying eyes. Solar shades are great for providing enough privacy to make it difficult to see through, without losing your view completely. They filter light to allow your space to be bright and comfortable by reducing glare. With a large variety of colors to choose from, you’ll easily find the right shade for your space. 

  • Blackout shades

It may not come as a surprise that better sleep can be achieved by a darker room. That’s just what adding blackout shades to your bedroom or nursery does! Made of an opaque fabric, blackout blinds offer the most privacy and light control. Your guests will be so thankful that you added these window shades to your property, giving them the option to sleep in and enjoy their getaway even more. As a long-term rental, blackout shades offer the security that your space is private and yours. 

Window blinds rental property. White solar shades in bedroom window

Still unsure about installing window treatments in your rental property? Let ShadeMonster take care of the work for you! We offer free virtual consultations and can help walk you through measuring and installing new shades. With over 200+ colors, fabrics, and textures to choose from you, you’re guaranteed to find the right fit for your property. Get started today!

Why Trust ShadeMonster With Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster boasts over 25 years of experience creating custom window treatments. Our products come directly from our local factory guaranteeing high quality customizable materials, competitive pricing, and quick turn around. Contact us today for your free estimate, and have your new shades in less than 7 business days! 

Still Need Help Deciding On Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster’s team of experts are happy to assist. Call now for free consultation: (866) 206-8056




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