You want your bathroom to be filled with lovely sunlight, but you also want your bathroom to be private. That makes finding the right window treatments for your bathroom a bit tricky. Luckily, there are a few different kinds of window treatments, like motorized shutters, that allow you to have both natural light and privacy in the bathroom.
Use this list of bathroom window treatments to inspire your bathroom décor and window design:
- Motorized Shutters – Shutters, like planation shutters, give you the best of both natural light and privacy in the bathroom. They are ideal for use in bathrooms for a few reasons, First, you can open the shutters to let in as much light as you can possibly want and then close them again to get the privacy you need in a bathroom. But shutters take things one step further as you can also adjust the louvres to let in natural light while still getting privacy. Second, shutters are great for use in bathrooms as their midrails allow for even more light and privacy customization. A midrail splits a shutter into two sections, a bottom half and a top half, so that you can have one part closed for privacy and the other part open for natural light. Shutters with midrails are especially helpful in bathrooms that have double hung windows as they allow you to open the top portion of your window along with the top slats of your shutter for fresh air that balances with privacy.
- Faux Wood Blinds – Faux wood blinds are generally assembled with horizontal slats, almost like shutter louvres. These slats can be adjusted up, down and various points in between to give you some privacy when you need it but also to let in natural light. While there are lots of different kinds of blinds out there to choose from, faux wood blinds are the best choice for use in a bathroom because they can stand up to high levels of humidity and moisture and are very easy to wipe clean.
- Cellular Shades – Cellular shades are similar to shutters in that they allow for customization of privacy and light, but they are not made out of hard wood or materials but are instead made out of fabrics for a lighter look. Cellular shades come in top-down and bottom-up varieties so you can the shades upward from the bottom of the window or downward from the top of the window as needed or desired. These window treatments come in tons of different kinds of materials, fabrics and thicknesses to give you even more control over the amount of natural light in your bathroom. Plus, you can also pair shades with curtains for even more style. You can combine cellular shades with semi-sheer decorative curtains for style and still enjoy all the privacy you could ever want in a bathroom.