Best window coverings for bathrooms

Best window coverings for bathrooms

Curtains and blinds can make a refreshing change in any room. When your home is craving a makeover, the obvious go-to for most people is a fresh coat of paint or a revamp of the floors – but curtains and blinds are important for any makeover. Curtains and blinds can add significant value to the atmosphere of your home with softness or even a pinch of colour. The most important thing to remember when choosing fabrics for a high moisture and heavy traffic area like the bathroom is to select a fabric or material that is resistant to mildew and can be easily spot cleaned. Installing the wrong coverings in your bathroom will most likely result in your curtains/blinds not lasting as long as they should.

Why waste your time and money? Choose the right bathroom coverings from the beginning.

When deciding what works best for your bathroom, look, privacy, size, energy efficiency and illumination should all be considered to assist you to make the best decision for each space. The most popular treatments for the windows in your bathroom are blinds and shutters, as they work best in high moisture areas. Faux wood blinds are one of the top bathroom window treatments because they are so versatile, giving you the elegance of real wood blinds. Faux wood blinds will resist high moisture areas like bathrooms because they will not warp, crack or mildew. Faux wood blinds will not be a hassle for you when it’s time to clean and the classic, traditional look complements the quality of this space.  If you are still looking to add a pop of colour to the bathroom, try adding decorative cloth tapes or drapes to brighten the mood in your bathroom.

Faux wood Venetian blinds

Faux wood Venetians are one of the best solutions for wet areas as they resist moisture really well. On the other hand, timber Venetians can actually absorb moisture and bow and buckle. Faux wood blinds are made from a compressed synthetic compound that resists moisture and heat, so they are great for sun-facing windows exposed to a lot of heat.

Faux wood shutters

Also made from a compressed synthetic compound, faux wood shutters can resist moisture and heat well. This makes them ideal window coverings for bathrooms. They also provide excellent light and privacy control and come in a range of neutral shades that will tie in really well with virtually any bathroom colour scheme.

Shutters are the ultimate traditional and clean look.  They have a rustic feel and since they are vinyl, they won’t warp or crack like wood. Feel more comfortable in your bathroom setting with natural light flowing through and knowing that shutters provide the supreme privacy that sheer fabrics lack.

Roller blinds

Roller blinds can make great blinds option for bathrooms, provided the correct fabric is chosen. Some fabrics will provide the ideal home for mould when installing in a damp environment such as a bathroom. Timms Curtain House does stock some fabrics that are treated with an antifungal solution, which may assist in keeping your blinds looking fab.

If roller blinds are your choice of bathroom blinds, talk to your Timms Curtain House consultant about choosing the right fabric for you.

Vertical blinds

Vertical blinds are another versatile blind that can be installed effectively in a bathroom. They allow for superior light and privacy control as the blades both rotate and slide along the track and out of the way.

Similar to roller blinds, the lifespan of vertical blinds in a damp bathroom environment is largely dependent on fabric choice. For vertical blinds in a bathroom environment, we recommend our acrylic coated fabric ranges. These fabrics are extremely durable and will not absorb moisture from the environment, making them an ideal choice for bathroom blinds.

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Please note, just because a type of curtain or blind wasn’t listed above doesn’t mean it is not suited to your bathroom.

Talk to a Timms Curtain House consultant about all of the types of curtains and blinds available and if they are suitable for your needs.