The Best Bathroom Window Coverings For Your Home

Bathroom Window Coverings: Stylish Privacy Solutions

Bathroom windows, no matter how big or small, need to offer certain assurances. The most obvious is privacy. But when you’re looking for the best bathroom window blind coverings you should also think about durability. They need to withstand damp, steamy conditions and help with airflow to stop mould and mildew. Looking good is the cherry on top.

With those must-have characteristics in mind, your ideal window coverings need to be functional yet stylish. If you’ve recently redecorated your bathroom and haven’t found the perfect window blinds, or just looking for bathroom window ideas, this guide is a great starting point.

Here you’ll find the best bathroom window coverings that deliver privacy, are long-lasting, look good and, (perhaps best of all) are easy to clean.

Factors to Consider When
Choosing Coverings


For privacy, bathroom coverings need to obstruct visibility from outside without sacrificing natural light. Sunscreen Roller blinds are a popular choice as they offer an adjustable covering. Frosted or patterned options provide continuous privacy, while still allowing light to penetrate.

Light Control

The ability to control light is crucial in a bathroom setting. Plantation Shutters, made of wood or aluminium, can be tilted to adjust light levels and maintain privacy. Sheer Fabric Wave Fold Curtains with varying degrees of opacity can offer nuanced light control, ranging from sheer to blackout.

Moisture Resistance

Bathroom window coverings should resist moisture to avoid mould and damage. Aluminium Plantation Shutters are recommended for their easy-to-clean surfaces and higher resistance to humidity. Avoid materials that absorb moisture, like untreated wood or certain heavy fabrics for your bathroom window treatment.

Style and Aesthetics

The style of the window coverings should complement the bathroom’s decor. Sheer Fabric Wave Fold Curtains add a light, natural look, while metallic finishes can introduce a sleek, modern touch. Colours and textures of the fabrics should be considered to contribute to the overall aesthetic of the space.

Aluminium Plantation Shutters
Long-Lasting and Stylish

For the ultimate in bathroom window covers, there’s really only one choice: aluminium plantation shutters. While all shutter styles offer great airflow and light control, plus round-the-clock privacy, aluminium plantation shutters have an extra advantage: they’re super hard-wearing and built to last.

Aluminium plantation shutters are often used outside. But you shouldn’t be afraid of fitting them as an interior furnishing, especially in the bathroom. When they’re treated with a powder coat finish, aluminium plantation shutters are practically immune to water or mildew damage.

Should they get splashed or pick up any dust, they’re easily cleaned. A damp cloth and a quick wipe over are all they need.

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Roller Blinds
Minimalist and Practical

These are a practical, affordable and stylish way to dress your bathroom windows. Sunscreen roller blinds are made of semi-translucent fabric, which for bathroom projects can be cut from a water-resistant material.

For a smaller toilet ensuite, Roman blinds are a good option as they offer an ideal amount of light and privacy control, available in cord-drawn, chain driven or motorised blind options.

If you have low-set bathroom windows, Double roller blind systems provide day/night privacy and glare reduction. Roll down a sunscreen fabric roller blind for day time use. At night, bring down a second blind in block out or privacy fabric for additional light reduction and privacy.

In terms of cleaning, roller blinds can be wiped over with a duster or damp cloth. For a deeper clean, get the vacuum on them.

Sheer Fabric Wave Fold Curtains
Delicate and Contemporary

If your bathroom is your at-home sanctuary for relaxation and pamper sessions, then consider hanging sheer fabric curtains with a gentle wave fold header. Combining this contemporary (and our most popular) curtain header with translucent fabric achieves a light and airy bathroom ambience. Style the curtain any way you choose, with additional ties for an extra flourish.

The soft fall of the curtain creates gentle lines, while the sheer fabric is thin enough to let in as much sunlight as possible without obstructing airflow. 

These curtains offer little in terms of complete privacy. They’re ideal for high-set windows, or for hanging in front of frosted glass for daytime use and coupled with a blockout curtain or blind for the evening.

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Trends in Bathroom Window Coverings

Smart Home Integration

With smart homes becoming the norm, bathroom window coverings are now expected to integrate with home automation systems. Motorised blinds that can be controlled via smartphone apps or voice commands are in vogue. They enhance privacy and convenience while adhering to the minimalist aesthetic that modern homeowners often seek.

Coloured Blinds

A new window covering trend has emerged as the forerunner… using coloured blinds in the bathroom. Whilst this may seem strange and a little eccentric, adding small pops of colour through window coverings is a fantastic way to create atmosphere and add interest to your bathroom.

With our Dulux paint range, our Aluminium plantation shutters can be custom powder-coated any shade from their range, allowing a greater breadth of colours and shades available. Alongside coloured blinds, add complementing accessories and features, such as towels, shower tiles and candles to create a warm and inviting space.

Classic Blinds and Shutters also offers a selection of fabric blinds, which soften the harsh lines of the bathroom area and are available in a wide range of colours, patterns and textures.

Which Blinds are Best for Small Bathrooms?

Choosing blinds for small bathrooms involves striking a balance between functionality and space optimization. Opt for blinds that provide privacy without overwhelming the limited space.

Venetian or Roman blind shades in light colours can be excellent choices, as they create an illusion of openness. These styles allow you to control the amount of light entering the space while maintaining a visually uncluttered look.

Additionally, consider blinds with a compact and sleek design, such as Roller Blinds, as they seamlessly fit into smaller windows without overpowering the room. Ultimately, the best blinds for small bathrooms are those that enhance privacy, maximize natural light, and contribute to an open and airy feel within the confined space.

What Bathroom Blinds Don't Go Mouldy?

When it comes to selecting bathroom blinds that resist mould, it’s crucial to prioritize materials that can withstand the damp and humid conditions inherent to bathrooms.

Opting for water-resistant materials, such as those used in Sunscreen Roller Blinds, can be a smart choice. These blinds not only provide privacy and a sleek aesthetic but also boast durability in the face of moisture, making them less susceptible to mould and mildew growth.

Additionally, Aluminium Plantation Shutters, renowned for their hard-wearing qualities, are another excellent option, especially when treated with a water-resistant finish. By choosing blinds crafted from materials designed to repel moisture, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of mould-related issues in your bathroom.

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