Did you ever have one of those moments when you were in your bathroom minding your own business and then there is it – someone was looking in your window? Perhaps it was the lawn guy or Fed Ex delivery guy. You’re embarrassed, he’s embarrassed and you vow to never let that happen again.
So why did this happen? With the exception of flying visitors from Transylvania, most of us love sun light. We leave our windows uncovered so the light streams in. It’s much easier to get the motor running in the morning with beautiful natural sun light. Many studies have proven that people become more depressed in the winter due to lack of natural light. So completely blocking the sun light to get privacy is not a good idea. You need a window treatment that will give you both sun and privacy. Well guess what, there are solutions where you can have both.
Window shades and blinds are all about privacy and light control. You need to pick the best window treatment for each room and even make small adjustments within the room. There are so many styles and options that guarantee a perfect solution. With our guidance you?ll know all the options and make smart choices and eliminate the mistakes.
The trickiest room to get right is the bathroom. Privacy is important, but you have to consider some natural light for the ladies to apply their make up. Add an abundance of moisture and you?ve got the bathroom version of the perfect storm. Immediately strike wood blinds from the list. They will peal and crack over time. If you love the look of wood, then faux wood is the way to go. They are made of composite materials and moisture won’t cause any damage. However, when they are closed you can forget about any light. Thus, we would rule out faux wood blinds if you still want light when they are closed.
We strongly recommend that you focus your window treatment choice on top-down-bottom-shades. You can raise the shade from the bottom of the window up to any desired position. You end up with extraordinary privacy while letting in natural light in from the opening at the top. Neighbors and delivery people may get a peak at your curlers, but not much else. Shades and blinds with this feature include cellular honey comb shades, bamboo shades and fabric roman shades.
Fabric Roman Shades are beautiful and with thousands of fabrics available, these shades can become the center point of your bathroom style. The flat roman shade style comes in a top down option as well. Bamboo shades are very stylish and their natural look is very in vogue today. We love the function of cellular shades, but they can be a little plain looking on their own. We recommend you consider adding a fabric valance to add softness and color while concealing the shade when it is up. Finally, if you have windows that are hard to reach say behind a jetted tub, you might want to consider motorization. You can raise and lower the shades using a small remote. The shade motor is powered by battery, so you don’t need to worry about running wires.
Remember, making the right choices for your bathroom windows will give you great light, privacy and beauty.