Attractive Window Coverings For Your Bathroom

The Best Window Coverings For Your Bathroom

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, 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.

Sunscreen 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. Whether you choose water-resistant fabric or not, the material is transparent enough to let the natural daylight shine through without compromising your privacy.

If you have high windows, sunscreen blinds should be enough. But if they’re low-set, get a double roller blind system. This lets you hang an additional blockout blind for evening use, ensuring your bathroom interior stays private once you switch the lights on.

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.

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.

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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Add A Pop Of Colour

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.

Usually a place of bland neturals and endless shades of white, bathrooms often lack the design appeal and homeliness like other rooms in the house. The addition of a coloured window covering is both practical and invigorating, bringing a little 70’s touch to modern designs. When you feel like lots of colour just leave the blind down, and when you want the bright whites to shine through, simply put the blind up.

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.

Coloured blinds are the way forward – add a statement to your bathroom and enjoy the lovely aesthetic it creates.

Still unsure about the best window blind coverings for your bathroom?

The Classic Blinds & Shutters team offers a free consultation and measuring service. Once we’ve got the measurements, we can provide you with your project quote.

Further Resources

What is the Cost of Plantation Shutters?

Want Plantation Shutters but not sure if they are affordable? You have done your research and know that plantation shutters would be great for your new home. You’ve found out that they are fantastically durable for family homes.

You know they are easy to clean, adjustable for heat, light and privacy. Know you can leave a window open at night and not get woken by any rattle. This is your top pick to finish the look of your new home. But, can we afford them? They look expensive and it seems like there are so many options to choose from.

Energy Efficiency of Plantation Shutters

We were aware that there were a lot of extravagant claims circulating, regarding the impact window coverings can have on energy bills. We commonly saw “Reduce energy bills by 80%, 70% or 40%“ and wanted to test the possible accuracy of these claims and use the results to develop and improve our understanding of how window coverings impacted on heat gain or loss and light block out. With this improved understanding, we would be able to advise clients more effectively and improve our own product range.

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