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