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Curtains And Blinds For Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are often neglected as a room that is purely functional but they also deserve interior design input as the harsh feel of the floors, wall tiles and sanitary ware needs softening with a window treatment.

Window Treatments For Your Bathroom

Bathroom Curtains

A bathroom may be clean looking and functional with bright white walls accompanied by a fresh blue curtains on a white wooden curtain pole or for a more romantic look, light coloured curtains fitted to a chrome curtain pole which will compliment the chrome bathroom fittings as well adding a greater feeling of warmth as well as decadence.

Plenty of thick luxurious towels, stylish bathroom fittings and quality soaps, even if they are only for show, will help to create the mood.

Open plan bedroom and bathroom with a Victorian bath

This wonderful open-plan bedroom and bathroom clearly calls for matching window treatments.

Many bedrooms have the luxury of an en-suite bathroom which is often treated as an extension of the bedroom and can be furnished and carpeted to match. The curtains should match the bedroom to ensure a unified finish. A decorative wooden curtain pole would not look out of place in a luxury bathroom, especially if the coloured finish of the pole matches the sanitary ware or the tops of the units and tiles.

ivory wooden curtain pole with a carved decorative curtain finial

This fabulous wooden curtain pole will make any window the centre piece.

Do not use heavily textured or ornate fabrics in a bathroom as the steam may well affect the fabric. Silk curtains are used extensively in the humid conditions of Asia, so why not in your Bathroom ?

Bathroom Blinds

Privacy is crucial in bathrooms so the window dressing design must take this into account. Blinds are an ideal choice in a bathroom where steam can adversely affect some fabrics.


The strong horizontal effect of a venetian blind gives width to a window.

Blinds are good in small areas as they can be fixed in the window recess as well as across the front of the window. If floor area is at a premium the blind should be set back in the recess of the window. It will give a greater feeling of space as well introducing a splash of colour in the form of a plain roller blind or in a brightly coloured flower on a Roman blind.

striped bathroom roman blind

A blue and white striped blind always makes an attractive window treatment in a bathroom.

If you have a small window in the bathroom and have chosen a blind that is in the window recess but wish to bestow some importance on the window, then to make it appear larger you can paint the window frame the same colour as the blind.

For a fun finish such as in the family bathroom you can purchase from any good home improvement store decorative transfers or stenciled borders mirroring the colours of the window treatment. This will draw your eye to the bathroom window, making it an attractive feature in its own right.

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Angela Broughton
Angela is one of the co-founders and directors of Poles and Blinds and previously ran her own interior design company. With an eye for colour and detail Angela brings innovation to the blogs and buying guides to inspire decor around the home. Working on the design of show homes and interiors she holds a firm grasp on design and is always on hand to offer advice on what would work well in your home. Post a picture of the area you are thinking of re-designing on our Facebook page and Angela, our in-house designer, will offer her advice on what would work well for that particular scheme. Follow Angela on Google Plus
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