When you are selecting the most suitable window treatment for your bathroom, there are some important considerations to incorporate into your choice. Ideally, you need window coverings that will permit light while at the same time, also provide privacy if your bathroom can be viewed from the street or by your neighbors.
Further factors that should influence your choice include window coverings that not only regulate light but also facilitate ventilation, and prevent mold from arising due to the constant moisture and humidity.
While these are significant functional considerations, it doesn’t stop there. Your bathroom can be an expression of your creativity and flair, and window treatments – whether custom curtains, blinds, shutters, roman shades or something else – can be skillfully integrated with the rest of your bathroom décor to complete your style statement. They provide the opportunity to bring some contrast into the room, not only by adding texture but by providing pops of color to your theme.
Fortunately, some excellent options will allow you to pick the right window treatment that is not only practical but elegant and creative as well.
The windows in many residential bathrooms have frosted or opaque glass for privacy purposes. This solves the need for your window coverings to provide that security. You can focus on expressing your personality with a wider variety of creative décor solutions instead.
It can be difficult to decide on what style of window treatment will be perfect for your bathroom. Bathroom windows can come in all sizes and shapes and you may need to install custom curtains or shades but this variability gives you scope to design a distinctive bathroom décor that celebrates your unique personality.
An ever-popular choice
Bathroom curtains are a versatile option when planning to refresh your décor or create a whole new design. If your windows are not standard sizes then custom curtains are your solution. Curtains provide the opportunity to incorporate your preferred patterns, textures, and colors that can add contrast or focal points to your bathroom décor. It is an economical way to inject aesthetic appeal while functioning to provide privacy or to filter light into the room. Choosing light-colored, thin or sheer curtain fabric will allow natural light to shine in while still blocking the view.
Aside from the visual appeal, your bathroom curtains still need to be durable and be a robust material that can cope with the regular high level of humidity. A resilient and cost-effective option for your bathroom is vinyl curtains. They are easy to keep clean and can take the wet atmosphere without being compromised by mildew or mold. Vinyl curtains come in a variety of colors and patterns and can even match your vinyl shower curtain for that stylish, coordinated finish.
A smarter alternative
Alternatively, shades or blinds may be the perfect answer for your bathroom window treatments. They are the modern, durable and affordable choice to provide better privacy and match your design theme. Blinds and shades come in a wide variety of textures, prints, colors and sizes and they won’t discolor or warp when exposed to humidity.
The clean, simple lines of roller blinds and Venetian blinds have always been a popular choice for bathroom window treatments. They are very cost-effective, easy to install, hard wearing, and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Insist on made-to-measure for a perfect fit flush against the window, regardless of what size it is.
Blinds provide privacy, and easy height adjustment, and are made from material that is moisture-resistant and gives protection from UV damage. You can even select the degree of transparency, from translucent through to block out. The translucent material is semi see-through, which may not prove ideal for privacy at night but full block-out blinds may need to be opened during the day to let in some light. Venetian blinds are more flexible than roller blinds for controlling the degree and direction of light you choose to let into the bathroom.
Functionality and sophistication
An elegant treatment for your bathroom window could be custom roman shades which look soft and luxurious and come in a pleasing variety of prints, colors and textures to match your decor.
Roman shades are versatile and functional, providing privacy and the ability to filter out light. They drape in stylish swags that draw up in soft, horizontal pleats. Narrow windows only need a single swag but if you have wide windows, two swags are ideal. For atypical window configurations of unusual shapes and sizes, custom roman shades can be the best solution.
For perfect light control, select your preferred fabric, with sheer fabric to let in plenty of light, or a lined fabric that is protected from UV damage and when they are lowered only permits filtered light into your bathroom. You could also choose a blackout lining for your roman shades, to ensure complete privacy.
Roman shades are ideal to integrate into your bathroom design because they come in a variety of styles and endless fabric patterns and color possibilities. They enable you to control what level of privacy you need, closing them when the bathroom is in use and raising them to let in natural light and views when privacy is not an issue.
Modern and sophisticated, roman shades can serve as a design statement that balances all of those hard, smooth surfaces in your bathroom with an eye-catching soft, textured luxurious statement. You can choose from flat fold roman shades with back slats in the lining that create stacking folds at the bottom, or the flat fold roman shade with front slats. This style still has stacking folds at the bottom but has horizontal slats at the front of the shade. Or for that casual, European visual appeal, choose roman shades with a smooth front, tailored to drape in a gentle curve at the base.
However, if you are seeking a classy finish to your window treatments at a more affordable cost, you could install the fixed/faux roman shade valance at the top of your bathroom window and still achieve that desirable, modern style statement.