Bathroom Blinds – Great ideas
Bathroom blinds can be an attractive focal point of your bathroom design but they should also be practical and offer privacy. Inspired use of colour and clever style can transform your room simply and effectively, with many affordable options on the market.
Blinds are a practical alternative to curtains which are generally unsuitable for the humid conditions of bathrooms as they will be susceptible to mildew and collect dust.
It is essential to measure accurately the width you will need, taking into account the wall fixtures and the depth the blind requires. Remember to consider the window fittings, the tilt of open windows, and any other objects that may impede efficient operation of the blind.
Choose a blind that complements the style and colour of your bathroom. With such a wide variety available, personal choice and practicality can often combine happily without much need for compromise. Many blinds can be made to measure, but you will need to take certain factors on board. If your bathroom is small, light colours will help to bounce light around and create the illusion of space.
Teaming a bold, contrasting colour of blind will give a fresh, modern feel, but keep in mind that dark colours and busy patterns can also close the room in. Matching the colour of your blind with the colour of your bathroom will flatter awkwardly shaped rooms and suit smaller ones.
If your bathroom is particularly damp or even prone to mould, some materials may not be suitable; choose blinds that are easy to wipe clean and disinfect. It’s worth researching the pro’s and cons of the blinds you are thinking of choosing for your bathroom and finding out about cleaning and maintenance to keep them in the best condition, although most blinds should come with care instructions enclosed.
Ensure that cords are not too long where they could get caught or might pose a risk to small children, so ideally they should be fixed out of the way on hooks or wall fastenings.
Roller blinds are extremely popular and come in an extensive choice of designs and colours. These can be made to measure and many are available in blackout material.
Venetian blinds can be adjusted to vary the amount of light let into the room as well as adjust the level of privacy. The horizontal lines help to create a clean, stylish look but bear in mind that wooden blinds can develop mildew.