Q & A: Bathroom Window Treatments
One of the readers asked whether I could help her with a new idea for covering her bathroom window.
There are a couple of things to consider when choosing window treatments; 1) Determine which side the room is facing. Is it facing north or south? It will determine how harsh the room is receiving light/sun. You don’t want to cover your window with thin or bright coloured material or blinds that you will need to replace within 6-months due to sun damage. 2) Natural light needs to flow through. Don’t cover it with thick, dark material. 3) Privacy. You don’t want your neighbor to see your birth suite do you? 4) If you do decide on material, choose it wisely. Don’t buy delicate material that will not be able to handle the humidity in the bathroom. 5) Have fun. Turn away from the old ways and look at new fun, romantic ideas.
I am obsessed with window treatments and believe that it can make or break your whole room. Here are my favorites. Click on the links to view the source.
Blinds will always be popular. It is easy to open and close. Wood/faux wood, aluminum or bamboo blinds are very easy to clean. Only use faux wood because the moisture in the room can lead to severe warping. (Used the word ‘easy’ way too much in one sentence. It’s just that easy)
Film adds that decorative touch to a bathroom. There are so many gorgeous designs out there. It also helps with the whole privacy and light issue. I really love this idea.
I love this bathroom. Don’t you just want to lie in that tub all day and sip on fruit smoothies? ah. Shutters gives that French feel to a room. Depends on what vibe you are looking for, but if you want to create a romantic atmosphere, this is your one. It also filters natural light beautifully.
Why not frost the glass. It will give the same effect as the film, but will be more permanent. You can frost it in beautiful designs.
Cafe curtains are brilliant for privacy on the lower part of the window and leave loads of space for natural light to flow through the top part of the window. These curtains gives a soft touch to the room.
I hope this helped a bit. Do you have any other ideas? Please share with us.
Happy weekend. What are you guys up to? We are going camping. I am really not very fond of that idea. Sleeping in a tent where all sorts of creeping and crawling things can come into. Mozzies. Eating out of plastic plates. Sharing a bathroom with numerous strangers. But nature and I will make peace and it will show me that camping is good. Spending quality time with the Viv and our friends, that is going to be priceless. So bring it on nature!