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Things to Consider When Selecting a Blind for Your Bathroom

Adding stylish blinds to your bathroom may not be a top priority. Most bathrooms will benefit from frosted glass windows, making you think you have all the privacy you need. However, frosted glass is still transparent, especially at night when you have your bathroom light switched on.

Finding the right blind for your bathroom doesn’t have to be tricky, but there are a few factors you should consider before you invest. 

Natural Light

Your bathroom is the place that you’re likely to get ready each morning, so it’s important to invest in a window dressing that does not block out natural light, allowing you to benefit from a bright sunlit room to get ready in.

Privacy

Privacy is one of the main things to consider in your bathroom. Before buying a blind, consider how easily and quickly you will be able to adapt the level of privacy in your bathroom, and whether your window faces onto a main street.

 

Size of your Bathroom Window

The style of window dressing you invest in for your bathroom will largely depend on the size of the window space you have. Talking to professional blind and shutter specialists will help you think creatively about your window space, and open up an array of options you may never have thought of before.

 

Moisture

 A lot of moisture occurs in your bathroom daily, so steer clear of opting for a fabric blind that will collect dust and soak in moisture. Opting for a blind with a plastic or PVC coating to allow water to run straight off when condensation forms.

 

The Best Blinds for Your Bathroom

 

Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds come with plastic or light metal slats that can open and close with ease. They’re an excellent choice for bathrooms as they’re water-resistant, and you may angle the slats in a way that provides privacy, without blocking out light.

Comprising multiple small slats, Venetian blinds, however, are not the easiest blind to clean.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds may be made from PVC, vinyl, or material. Being easy to wipe clean, roller blinds can be a great addition to your bathroom. A roller blind doesn’t offer as much flexibility in terms of privacy and will need to be fully closed to prevent people from seeing through your window.

 

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds come with PVC or plastic coatings which are great for bathrooms. Because they’re set vertically, they tend not to collect dust, and they’re easy to wipe clean.

They can be set to closed if you want complete privacy, but the strips could also be tilted to let the natural light in by following the sun’s direction.

 

Blinds to Avoid

 

Wooden Blinds

The bathroom’s moisture and humidity can cause thin woods to warp and change shape.

 

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are made out of heavy fabric set into folds. These aren’t water-resistant and may become waterlogged and moldy fairly quickly. 

Summary

Make sure you measure your space, consider the moisture levels depending on the window position, and select a blind that is easy to clean.

With the help of a window blind specialist, you can choose the perfect blind that matches your personal style and interior requirements.

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