Today we’re sharing with you the exact same advice that we give every day to the hundreds of customers that trust us to make their bathroom blinds.
Before we get started, you should read our article on the different types of blinds. It will take you through all the different blinds that we mention below. Already familiar? Feel free to skip ahead.
What Are the Best Blinds for a Bathroom?
The best blinds for your bathroom are made from materials that are water resistant. While fabric blinds look fresh out the box; damp fabric becomes the perfect home for mould and mildew.
Depending on the size of the room and the distance between your shower and window; this may be less of a problem – particularly if your bathroom is well ventilated. However, we recommend you play it safe and choose one of these three materials:
- Faux Wood
All three of these materials are affordable and cover a variety of different styles. PVC can either be used as a soft fabric for roller blinds or rigid for vertical blinds. Faux wood and aluminium are both materials used to create venetian blinds – but be careful when buying them. If they include decorative tapes like the picture below, the tapes can also get mould.
Avoid These Blinds in Your Bathroom
We’ve already looked at what materials are great for blinds, so by implication anything that is not made from those materials will be bad. Simple, right? But we’re not afraid to call out names – so here are a few styles to avoid for bathrooms:
- Roman Blinds
- Double Roller Blinds
- Day & Night Blinds
- Real Wood Venetians
Roman blinds look great, there’s no denying it. But when it comes to a bathroom, they are all form and no function. Over time they will spoil and collect mould because they are not waterproof. If your heart is set on roman blinds, then clean them regularly.
Both our double roller and day and night blinds do not currently come in a range of PVC fabrics. If you choose these then you will face the same issue with mould. However, with roller blinds the high levels of moisture in the air will encourage warping of the blinds.
The same is also true for blinds made with real wood; they warp in wet environments, so avoid them in your bathroom or wet room. We recommend you stick with faux wood for bathrooms.
Best Blinds for Full Size Bathroom Windows
If you have full-size windows in your bathroom, then you should consider vertical blinds made from Rigid PVC. They have amazing light control and are super easy to clean.
But if vertical blinds are not your cup of tea, you can also choose either the faux wooden blinds or aluminium venetian blinds. They will offer you the same levels of light control and privacy, but that’s going to be a lot more slats for you to clean.
While it may be possible, we do not recommend PVC roller blinds as the go-to for full-size windows. Over time roller blinds tend to warp from being curled around the roller, which will ruin the great look you’ve chosen for your bathroom.
Love All Your Options
So, there you have it, these are our tips to help you choose the right blinds for your bathroom. While these are our recommendations, you may choose to break the rules a little and still get a great look.
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