Bathroom / October 3, 2018 / Adaline Faure.
However, if you are a little creative or do some research, it allows you to create a unique look that matches your personal taste and style. Bathrooms are very private, but many things you do in there can benefit from additional lighting. Sometimes window treatments that let light through are not very private, so its a balance. Let us look at how to start looking for bathroom window treatments, and then we will look at options.
As with any project we start, we always recommend you create a budget. We have many options today with window treatments, so its easy to talk yourself into spending more money than you wanted to originally.
Research, research, research. That’s why your here right. Please become familiar with traditional curtains and blinds, but also stained glass, shutters and other window covering options you might have overlooked. Ask yourself how you want the window treatments to function in your bathroom. For example, if your bathroom is on the ground level of your home, a full-cover window treatment, such as blinds or shutters, is necessary for privacy. That is not as big of a deal if your bathroom on the top floor as a sheer curtain will work and allow more light to enter the bathroom. Please choose a window treatment that matches your bathroom’s decor. Here are some simple rules: country decor- consider curtains that tie back. modern-style bathroom - simple blinds. Today, every company provides samples. Take advantage and take them home and place them in your bathroom. Test them out as to how they react to moisture. Try to clean them and see how clean they stay. Look at how the material looks in your lighting and see if any colors work in your home. Now let us take a look at what different options we have and some benefits and disadvantages to each.
Sheers are drapery made from a lightweight, semi-transparent fabric. The lightweight fabric will tend to let more light in a while providing some privacy. Most sheers will only allow only shapes to be seen through. A simple rule is the longer the sheers are, the more dramatic the effect.
Top treatments are window coverings, such as cornices or swags, that cover top of a window. Originally they were made to hide drapery hardware, but are used alone to dress up and accentuate windows that don’t require other treatments. There is zero privacy here, so they are most likely not an option to be used alone in the bathroom.
Fabric shades are installed to fit the window and are made by creating soft, horizontal folds of fabric. These can be made out of fabric, including cotton and silk. Heavier fabric will provide more privacy, and the color will be the factor that blocks light or not.
Woven shades are somewhat like fabric shades, but are made of tiny wood dowels linked together with rope. They can add interest and texture, but they usually do not provide much privacy. I would only recommend woven shades in windows that do not face neighbors or that are on upper levels.
Cafes curtains are short drapes that are installed on the bottom part of the window and leave the top open to the outside light. Cafe curtains are different from drapery as they only cover the window to the bottom of the sill. Again, suitable for an upstairs bathroom.
Cellular shades are a plastic window treatment. Most are built from pressed polyester and woven into two panels with a honeycomb tube in between. The honeycomb traps air, which provides protection from heat in the summer and cold in the winter. Cellular shades are available in many styles and colors. They are not easy to maintain, as they can trap dust and with moisture, the earth can stick to the surface. Once its stuck, they will not come clean when only maintained by vacuuming.