20th Sep 2022

What to Consider When Buying Curtains For Your Business

What to Consider When Buying Curtains For Your Business

Are your staff members returning back to the office post-COVID? If so, you might be looking for a new pair of curtains to keep the autumn and winter sunshine out. Creating a productive workspace for your staff members is essential, so you want to choose curtains that are attractive yet functional.

Here are a few things we would recommend considering when buying your office curtains:

Colour & Fabric

Colours are very important as they have a significant impact on mood, in turn affecting productivity, creativity and focus. Calming colours like blue, green, yellow and white are relaxing yet positive and peaceful, great to have in your office unless you have specific branding you’d like to match.

Considering the fabric of your curtains is essential, you want something durable and easy to maintain. Polycotton and polyester would be recommended because of their low maintenance and easy dry cleaning.


A crucial part of choosing your curtains is thinking about the length. Measuring for curtains is super easy too. All you need to do is grab your measuring tape and mark from ideally where curtains will be hung from. This should be located a few inches above the window. You might want your curtains to fall straight to the floor or stop at the end of your window. For safety purposes in the office, we would recommend choosing shorter curtains so you aren’t creating a trip hazard.


As the cost of living is rising, we are all looking for ways to cut back on money, and buying well-insulated curtains can help retain heat during the winter months. Keeping your office well insulated will not only help keep your energy bills down but will reduce your environmental impact and also provide a more comfortable office for staff members to work in.

Design & Style

Design and style are important when picking out curtains for your office, they’ve got to do the job well but also work with the aesthetics of your office and the overall interior design choices of your business.

We have a wide variety of different style curtains. Some of the styles you can choose from include  BlackoutEyelet Ring TopPencil Pleat and Thermal.

Blackout Curtains - Blackout curtains are extremely popular here at The Mill Shop and most blackout curtains have thermal properties, so not only can you block out any unwanted light, but can also insulate your workplace too. Using blackout curtains to shield glare from screens is also super effective, reflections of sunlight can make screen strain a real issue.

Eyelet Ring Top Curtains - If you’re looking for a simple, elegant, effective and flawless curtain for your office, that is what our eyelet curtains can offer you. Transform your space with ease with eyelet ring top curtains.

Pencil Pleat Curtains - Our stunning collection of pencil pleat curtains is hard to beat. Modernise your office with pencil pleat curtains. These luxury, bold and modern curtains are available in thermal or lined.

Thermal Curtains - Don’t miss out on our collection of thermal curtains for your office, keep out the draughts and save on those energy bills. Our thermal curtains come as pencil pleat thermal curtains, or eyelet/ring top thermal curtains.

Here at The Mill Shop we stock commercial curtains in a wide range of colours and fabrics, lengths and designs and styles. Head over to our curtains page on our website to filter our products down by type, price, colour and stock. Our made to measure options are really popular for hotels. We also offer fire retardant voile and nets at custom sizes. 

Explore our full range of curtains to add a stylish touch to your office

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