You can never have too many windows in your bathroom but how do you keep the light coming in while keeping prying eyes out? The answer of course is window treatments but with so many options out there you might be unsure which route is the right for you to take. Let's take a moment to look at all of the option and see how each one can improve your bathroom design.
Curtains will give you two options, both lined and unlined. Lined curtains will provide you with complete privacy and darkness if desired but can be heavy and take up a lot of space. Unlined curtains are sheer and will give a decorative look but will not do much for privacy.
There are virtually dozens of options when it comes to blinds. You can get plastic or wood and there are different colors and finishes available for all of them. You can also get blinds that pull completely up to open your window up all the way or chose ones that stay in place and allow you to open and close the slots. Blondes are a great option for privacy but do require a bit of extra cleaning and maintenance to keep them looking clean.
If you don't want to have to worry about opening and closing curtains or blinds, frosted glass could be your best option. It allows plenty of natural light to come in without letting people see through. You will not have a perfect view to the outside world but this is the easiest way to keep your bathroom private.
If a bathroom remodel leaves you with the option of choosing your window placement, choose an area that won't be easily accessed by prying eyes. Another option is to include skylights, which won't need any type of window treatment .These do require a little bit of extra work when it comes time to clean them though.
Take a look at the different window treatments in these bathroom designs to see which might work best for you and your bathroom needs.
These curtains add a feminine touch to this masculine bathroom. When closed, they will help keep out some of the sunlight but will not prevent people looking in from seeing shadows. If privacy is not a major concern for your bathroom, then sheer curtains can be a great way to add color and design to your bathroom.
These curtains are a little thicker and sunlight will not be able to easily penetrate through them. People won't be able to see through them either when closed. Curtains like these will be a little more expensive but if you are looking for the fastest way to add privacy to your bathroom, lined curtains could be your best option.
Wooden blinds are a great option because they come with a stylish look that can't be matched by other types of materials. They are easy to close and open, so you can close them while bathing and then open them while getting ready. This will allow you to never miss out on sunlight when privacy isn't an issue.
This is a small window that eliminates some of the concern for privacy already. But the slightly tinted glass keeps prying eyes from being able to make out details in your bathroom. The glass stills allows plenty of sunlight to stream in as well.
Part of the problem with mounted binds is that they are always there, even if you want to open your window. The might make noise in the wind or become a nuisance. Blinds like the ones in this example will roll all the way up, allowing you to see out your window easily and open it if desired without a fixture being in the way.
Strong Tinted Glass:
The window in this design has a deep tint that will prevent anyone from seeing in. However, you won't be able to see out either. For bathrooms with an amazing view, this option might not be the best if you want to be able to see out everyday. Light will still come in, but with a heavier tint like this it will be drastically less. But if privacy is a main issue, this would be your best option.
There are plenty of options for decorating your bathroom windows. Make sure that your privacy needs are met and then decide what type of design you want to achieve with your window treatments to make your decision easier.