Your bathroom is one room in the house where privacy is important. Even if your windows have frosted glass, you'll probably want window shades so you have total privacy at night when the lights are on. Here are four good options for bathroom shades that provide privacy while being attractive.
1. Vinyl Roller Shades
Vinyl roller shades are perfect for a bathroom because vinyl tolerates changes in humidity and temperature without warping. Vinyl also resists mildew, but if mildew growth occurs, it can be washed off vinyl easily. These shades come in a variety of colors so you can choose basic white or a color that complements the décor of your bathroom.
Vinyl roller shades can be cordless for safety if you have pets and kids. They can mount inside the window or on top of the window so you get the look you want. They are easy to roll up and down so you can open them to let light stream in during the day and close them at night for maximum privacy and security.
2. Cellular Shades
Cellular shades are another good choice for a bathroom. These have a honeycomb construction that provides some insulation for the windows that you may appreciate on frosty days. Plus, they have an attractive appearance and come in several colors. You can buy these shades in the top-down style so you can keep the lower part of your windows blocked for privacy while lowering the top to let natural light in. When choosing window shades for your bathroom, correct sizing and proper mounting are important so there are no gaps along the sides or bottoms of the shades to allow neighbors to see through.
3. Banded Shades
Banded shades are roller shades with bands of thick privacy material linked with sheer fabric between the bands. These shades allow some light to filter in while giving your bathroom some privacy. The shades can be adjusted to close over the fabric for complete privacy or the shades can be rolled up into a valence to allow maximum natural lighting. These shades are versatile and attractive, and they allow you to customize the amount of light and privacy you want at different times of the day.
4. Roman Shades
Roman shades are made from different types of fabric, so they add to the décor of your bathroom, which you might appreciate if plain white is the dominant color in the space. You can choose thick fabric for privacy when the shade is down and then raise the shade when you want natural light. A Roman shade could be a good choice when you want window shades made in a colorful pattern or custom-made in material that matches linens in your master bath or bedroom.
To learn more about window shades, consult a resource in your area.