Dress your bath­room win­dows

Add both pri­vacy and style to your bath­room with these pretty win­dow treat­ment ideas

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Com­pared to other rooms in your home, choos­ing a dress­ing for your bath­room win­dows can be more chal­leng­ing and re­quires ex­tra thought. So it’s worth look­ing into all your op­tions be­fore you be­gin.

Not only does it have to suit the style of your space but it has to tick off many prac­ti­cal re­quire­ments, too. For in­stance, given that bath­rooms tend to have quite high lev­els of hu­mid­ity and mois­ture, it’s im­por­tant to seek out a hardy ma­te­rial that can with­stand these con­di­tions.

Roll up, roll up

Roller blinds are a good op­tion if you want to in­ject a splash of colour, as they of­fer plenty of choice when it comes to de­signs and pat­terns. Plus, they’re typ­i­cally a less ex­pen­sive al­ter­na­tive to other fab­ric blinds as they’re more straight­for­ward to make. Be sure to choose a prac­ti­cal, wa­ter­re­sis­tant ma­te­rial that will tol­er­ate high hu­mid­ity lev­els, splashes and damp.

Spa-in­spired

If you have your heart set on in­stalling shut­ters or slat­ted blinds, avoid go­ing for real wood as it’s poorly suited to damp con­di­tions and can be a breed­ing ground for mould and mildew. In­stead, go for faux or im­i­ta­tion wooden blinds to get the look with­out com­pro­mis­ing on func­tion.

Also, if your bath­room is short on nat­u­ral light, con­sider a frosted win­dow film rather than a blind or shut­ters. It’s a mod­ern al­ter­na­tive that’s very sim­ple to ap­ply. It gives the ap­pear­ance of etched glass, so not only will this al­low more light to en­ter the room, but there’s a wide range of play­ful de­signs avail­able that will add a con­tem­po­rary fo­cal point.

Match your tow­els to your blinds for a co­or­di­nated look

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