- Step 1: Evaluate moisture level Evaluate your bathroom's moisture level before you buy window treatments. Keep in mind the most expensive window treatments do not always tolerate high moisture levels.
- TIP: High levels of moisture may cause some fabrics, blinds, and shutters to rot.
- Step 2: Look for privacy Look for window treatments that provide privacy without trapping moisture between the treatment and window. This will help avoid potential damage to the window, sills, drywall, and the flooring beneath the window.
- Step 3: Seek synthetics Seek synthetic materials for bathroom window treatments -- like nylon, polyester, vinyl, aluminum, or faux wood -- that withstand high moisture levels.
- TIP: Protect window treatments by using a bathroom fan when generating moisture in the room.
- Step 4: Consider window blinds Consider horizontal window blinds as a bathroom window treatment. Horizontal blinds, rather than vertical blinds, provide privacy while allowing air to circulate behind them.
- Step 5: Try a sample Get a sample of the window treatment you prefer from your local home decorating store. Hold the sample up to the window to evaluate the level of privacy it provides. Notice how well the color, pattern, and texture complement the room's themes and style.
- Step 6: Add final touches Buy stylish window rods and complimentary hardware to give your window treatment the final touch. Investing time into choosing window treatments and coordinating them with flooring and fixtures will transform a plain space into a tasteful, everyday haven.
- FACT: Marie Antoinette, queen of France from 1755 to 1793, had her own personal bathroom at the Palace of Versailles, which featured hot and cold running water and a flush toilet.
You Will Need
- Moisture level evaluation
- Home decorating store
- Window treatment sample