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Bathroom curtain ideas might seem like an unusual addition to your washroom, however, they can be an elegant and sophisticated window dressing that will elevate your space. Bathroom curtain ideas are the kind of finishing touch that can turn your functional wash space into a restful sanctuary.

Curtains provide a soft antidote to the hard surfaces that define most bathroom ideas, bringing a gentle softness back into your design scheme. Of course, the considerations required for bathroom curtain ideas are a little more nuanced than for other rooms in the home, as you have to factor in the high moisture levels that is inherent to the bathroom.

‘A bathroom is a humid environment, so be conscious of this when choosing the curtain material. Consider a lightweight, washable fabric so that you can clean regularly. Man-made fibres are better at resisting mold and mildew, though natural materials such as linens and cottons will provide a more natural look,’ explains Emma Joyce, Brand Manager at House of Rohl. However, with a vast variety of different materials, styles and colorways available, you can easily find the right bathroom curtain ideas to complement your space.

Bathroom curtain ideas

While blinds and shutters are the traditional choice for bathroom window treatment ideas, curtains should not be overlooked. Bathroom curtain ideas can bring elegance to a scheme as well as offering the opportunity to introduce color, pattern and texture to your bathroom design.

Bathroom curtain ideas do not need to be waterproof or splashproof but they do need to be easy to clean and maintain. Your choice of material will also depend on how you use your bathroom. Powder rooms or cloakroom ideas that simply have a WC and sink, can have nearly any style of bathroom curtain ideas as there will not be much moisture in the room. However, bathrooms with a bath or shower will need to be more measured in their choice. In most cases a quick-drying, machine washable material such as linen, cotton or voile will be the best options, though for large bathroom ideas, that have baths rather than showers, heavier materials can be used, so long as the moisture and humidity levels in the room are kept to a minimum.

Curtain ideas will not work in every bathroom. If you're looking for family bathroom ideas, then curtains might not be the best option, instead opt for something that is highly-waterproof such as blinds or shutters that can withstand the wear and tear of daily family life. Equally, curtains should be avoided as part of wet room ideas. Their open plan design increases the amount of moisture and humidity in the room and will lead to the curtains becoming damp.

1. Pair sheer bathroom curtains ideas with wooden paneling to evoke spa-like quality

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Sheer curtains are a great choice for traditional bathroom ideas. Not only do they offer a level of privacy but they still let softly filtered light flood into the space, setting a soothing scene for a relaxing soak. Linen provides a spa-like feel that lends itself to the bathroom environment. Quick-drying and durable, most linen curtains are also machine washable making them easy to keep looking luxurious. It also brings with it seasonal benefits, linen's natural weave enables it to let in plenty of fresh summer air when the windows are open while in winter its insulating properties will help to keep your bathroom feeling cozy and intimate.

Complete the spa bathroom aesthetic by pairing full-length linen curtains with exposed wooden bathroom paneling ideas and elegant stone flooring – there are plenty of stone flooring types to choose from – to create a space that celebrates the beauty and restorative qualities of the natural world.

2. Use bathroom curtain ideas to inject pattern

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Your bathroom is a private space, and as such gives you the opportunity to create a truly personal scheme. If you prefer to play it safe in the main rooms of your home, then use the bathroom as a place to experiment with color and texture.

The injection of pattern can completely reinvent a tired space and bathroom curtain ideas offer the perfect canvas. Choose a pastel background illustrated with a bold floral print to bring a serene feel to the space – there are plenty of floral room decor ideas that would add interest and character to your bathroom design. Combine floral patterned bathroom curtain ideas with plain walls and terrazzo flooring for a modern update on this classic look. 

3. Use full length bathroom curtain ideas to frame your space

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Not every window in the bathroom needs a curtain. An open skylight increases the natural light in the room and is perfectly paired with a dressed window to combine privacy and light in perfect balance.

When open, these luxuriously thick, full-length curtains frame the window, emphasize the height of the room and draw the eye to the elegant silver roll-top bath – the focal paint of the bathroom's design. However, when closed, these bathroom curtains provide ultimate privacy, curating a serene atmosphere that is perfect for a candlelit bath under the stars.

4. Opt for long linen curtains for a  long with linen

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Being able to shut off from the world is essential in creating a soapy sanctuary; so for large windows, full-length curtains are a must.

‘When looking at bathroom curtain ideas, it is important to consider first and foremost what sort of aesthetic you wish to achieve in this space. Typically, a bathroom is a place for relaxation. With this in mind, a long linen design is a great option when choosing curtain material. This, paired with a soft color scheme and a freestanding bath gives you the ingredients for a luxurious bathroom space,’ says Louise Wicksteed, design director for Sims Hilditch interior design.

5. Opt for pleated bathroom curtains ideas to channel vintage vibes

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Curtain ideas are one of the best window dressings for powder room ideas. Powder rooms don't have the same challenges as large bathrooms, since they don't have the baths or showers that lead to the high humidity environment.

In a cottage or vintage-style bathroom softness opt for pretty pinched pleat cafe-style curtains that will bring a delicate detail to your bathroom scheme. However, adding a curtain to your window brings a gentle softness that will instantly channel both vintage bathroom ideas and cottage bathroom ideas in equal measure.

6. Choose minimal palette for a calming effect

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In our increasingly busy day-to-day lives, the modern bathroom has become an ever-important sanctuary, providing us with the space to escape from the world and have a little time to ourselves. This bathroom opts for a simple palette of grey, white and black to induce a calming atmosphere, that will provide the perfect space for switching off at the end of a busy day.

Black and white bathroom ideas can have a sharp, clinical feel and don't always lend themselves to creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. However, adding bathroom curtain ideas in a monochromatic palette offers the perfect way to soften the look while still keeping the sophisticated scheme in tact.

7. Select cafe-style bathroom curtains ideas for small ideas

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If your bathroom window is on the smaller side then full-length curtains will dwarf the space. Instead keep your window treatment simple and opt for cafe-style curtains. These minimal curtains strike the perfect balance between providing privacy while bathing while also letting light to continue to flood into the space, making your bathroom feel brighter and more welcoming. 

'Try to keep window coverings in your bathroom almost like a wisp of a design element. Your bathroom is one of the most utilitarian rooms in the house, and you want it to feel functional yet relaxing,' advises Georgia Zikas of Georgia Zikas Design . 'Using very light, gauzy or transparent coverings, like a cafe curtain or simple fabric covering, gives you that sense of privacy and serenity you crave in a bathroom. Also think about bathroom color ideas as you'll want it to blend seamlessly with your walls. '

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Recent years have seen bathrooms become more playful spaces, where homeowners are looking to explore their personal style. ‘Curtains in the bathroom are a great way to introduce color and pattern into a traditionally plain space,’ says Rebecca Craig, lead designer at Sanderson . 

In this bathroom, bay window ideas come in the form of pink and white patterned drapes, which feel suitably quirky alongside the egg-shaped bath and geometric rug. 

9. Color co-ordinate your bath with your bathroom curtain ideas

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Freestanding tubs are increasingly becoming the star of the show in bathroom design – so use your curtains to help show off your statement piece. In this example, the vibrant green-blue of this metal bath is reflected in a slightly tamer shade on the billowing curtains which pool elegantly on the floor. 

10. Get the best of both worlds with a half curtain 

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A key element of getting window treatments right in your bathroom is ensuring your sense of privacy is protected. One conundrum you may find when choosing curtains is that while you want to create a barrier between yourself and the outside world, increasing natural light into this small room is crucial to your enjoyment of the space. 

One of the types of curtain you can consider in this instance is a half curtain, or cafe curtain, like the one in this bathroom by designer Windsor Smith . Covering just the lower half keeps the bathroom out of sight from passers-by, but allows light to flood in through the top half of the window, and keep the elegant arch visible at all times. 

11. Double up with blinds and bathroom curtain ideas

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For a luxury bathroom idea, consider teaming your bathroom curtains with window blind ideas. In this design, white, semi-sheer fabric is used for both layers to create a versatile but ultimately ethereal look. 

Harry Cole, founder of Loom & Last , points out that blinds on their own can often be the better choice for smaller bathrooms. ‘Windows can vary from room to room and in some cases, blinds will be a better fit for your space than a pair of curtains,’ he says. ‘Assess how much room you have either side of your window, if there is little to no space, or if it is situated within a recess then a blind is a more suitable choice.’ 

12. Create harmony by co-ordinating your bathroom curtain ideas with a basin skirt

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For vintage bathroom ideas florals are a must, so opting for floral bathroom curtain ideas is a no-brainer. In this elegant vintage bathroom, nature defines the scheme, from the blousy floral prints and wooden flooring through to the watery blue tones of the bath – it is a space in which you can't help but relax.

Create harmony through your design by echoing the soft look of your bathroom curtain ideas around your basin. Adding a basin skirt in a complementary fabric will add further depth to your space without overwhelming it with floral prints. Pair with neutral walls and flooring to let the fabric define the overall look.

13. Layer sheer curtains to balance privacy and light

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‘Balancing the need for light and privacy can make curtains in the bathroom tricky,’ says Craig. ‘Light, washable curtains work well in the room, and layering them with blinds or shutters will provide ample privacy.’ 

Just as with blinds, layering a sheer curtain under an opaque curtain can create versatility for your privacy and light levels, as well as adding a touch of elegance to a room. This is also a great call for bedroom curtain ideas, where the evenings call for darkness and the mornings call for gentle light. 

14. Bathroom curtain ideas aren't just limited to window dressings

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Curtains in the bathroom are not just limited to your windows. For a luxury bathroom idea that will add a touch of vintage elegance to your freestanding tub, install a curtain encircling your bath. A step up from the shower curtain, this arrangement ties in with the whole-home interior trend for cocooning furniture and spaces, and will add drama to the higher levels of your bathroom decor. 

15. Use a curtain to created a sophisticated ensuite door

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Working in harmony with your adjoining bedroom, ensuite bathroom ideas won’t require quite the same level of privacy as your main bathroom. Instead of shutting a beautiful bathroom off entirely from your sleep space, consider blending them together in a more relaxed fashion by using a curtain to cover the doorway. In this example, curtains by Sanderson with tie tops and a slight puddle at the bottom create a sense of relaxed luxury as well as adding a hit of pattern to the bedroom design. 

What length should bathroom curtains be?

The length of your bathroom curtains will be determined by the size of your window. For small cottage-style windows, cill-length curtains will look more in proportion while full length windows will benefit from longer curtains that puddle on the floor.  

If you're unsure how to measure for curtains, then its fairly straightforward: simply measure the total length of the curtain rod between finials, then measure from the top of the rod to the floor. From here you can add between 1 and 12 inches for a puddle of varying decadence. If you are looking for shorter curtains, then add one to three inches below the cill.

How do I make my bathroom window not see through?

Bathroom curtains are a great way to make your bathroom window not see through. From semi-sheer linens that allow daylight to trickle but will still provide that all important privacy to thick full-length curtains, which when closed, will provide total privacy, there are plenty of different bathroom curtain ideas to help.

Alternatively, consider opting for frosted glass as this will almost totally obscure the window without compromising the light-levels. 

What kind of curtains go in a bathroom?

For your bathroom, you can choose any curtains you like – but in terms of what types work best, be sure to work out what you need in terms of light and privacy. If you want to ensure lots of daylight floods into your small bathroom space, consider sheer or semi-sheer fabrics in lighter colors, or choose a half curtain to allow light to come through at a higher level. 

If your bathroom is not overlooked and you plan to keep your curtains open most of the time, you can choose heavier fabrics and more elaborate patterns that act as a frame to your window. 

Can you hang regular curtains in a bathroom? 

Yes, you can hang regular curtain fabrics in your bathroom. They don’t need to be water or splashproof, but you may want to consider curtain fabrics and styles that are easy to clean. In a frequently humid space where water and soap is splashing about regularly, you will likely want to wash your bathroom curtains more regularly than others in your home. Therefore, consider choosing curtains that are lightweight and machine washable.  

Having graduated with a first class degree in English Literature four years ago, Holly started her career as a features writer and sub-editor at Period Living magazine, Homes & Gardens' sister title. Working on Period Living brought with it insight into the complexities of owning and caring for period homes, from interior decorating through to choosing the right windows and the challenges of extending. This has led to a passion for traditional interiors, particularly the country-look. Writing for the Homes & Gardens website as a content editor, alongside regular features for Period Living and Country Homes & Interiors magazines, has enabled her to broaden her writing to incorporate her interests in gardening, wildlife and nature. 

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It can be hard to decide what style of bathroom window curtains are right for your bathroom window. Bathroom windows can be all shapes and sizes and are not always placed in the most convenient places.

Bathroom curtains create a visually aesthetic appeal in your bathroom without the need to spend a lot of money. They also give you privacy without blocking all the light.

A lot of bathroom window curtains I’ve seen in client homes can be small or the wrong size, preventing any privacy you would expect to have in your bathroom. But I’m here to assure you that no matter the size or shape, there is always an option out there that fits your bathroom window exactly how it should.

You want natural light to come into your bathroom, but you still want to maintain privacy, so this is why you need bathroom window curtains. They are different from the curtains you have on your living room windows or the curtain panels you have on your bedroom windows.

Bathroom curtains are meant to provide privacy, be durable to withstand moisture and humidity, and create an atmosphere for relaxing.

There are different kinds of bathroom curtains that will look beautiful with most bathrooms. So let’s consider the best materials and fabric for your bathroom window treatments.


Sheer Curtains

Sheer bathroom curtains let in light while still offering you some privacy.

Waterproof Curtains (Vinyl)

Vinyl curtains are convenient for bathrooms because they can get wet and then dry easily without worrying about mold or rot. They are a window treatment that is inexpensive, simple to install, and easy to clean and maintain. They come in different colors and designs. So, you will surely be able to find a color and design that will suit your taste and bathroom decor.

You will easily find a bathroom curtain window treatment that coordinates with your shower curtain and it can be made out of the same material.


What about Small Bathroom Window Curtains?

If your bathroom windows are small, there are many creative ways to give them a stylish looking window treatment while still getting the privacy you’re looking for.

Consider bathroom curtains that are made especially for the window. Have the bathroom curtain hemmed to fit your window perfectly so they have a nice clean look to them. You can also sew a tie-back to each one, then you can pull them up and out of the way when you want to let some light in.

A fun idea for decorating a small bathroom window is applying a shutter to it. A plantation shutter will give your bathroom a homey feel, while still allowing you to have the privacy you want.

Another option would be using roman shades or panel curtains. Panel curtains are easy and simple because they come in many different prints, designs, textures, and colors. They are easy to match with any decor.


Small Curtains for Big Windows

Some bathrooms have windows that are much larger, but some of the small bathroom curtain ideas may work just as well with larger windows.

For example, classic hanging curtains and panel curtains both look great with large bathroom windows. They provide an adequate amount of privacy while still looking nice. With larger windows, you should also consider a bathroom curtain and blind combo. Having blinds will ensure privacy while still incorporating decorative curtains as a style element.


Curtains for Arched Windows

Not all windows are rectangular. If you have arched windows, you still have many curtain styles to choose from.

You can hang bathroom window curtains directly under the arch of the window leaving the arch open, allowing light into the room, but giving you privacy at the same time.

If you do not want to leave the arch uncovered, consider draping curtains over the arch giving the window an elegant style. There are also arch-shaped bathroom curtains made specifically for this purpose!

Bathroom Window Curtains for a Row of Windows

If you have rows of windows in your bathroom, hanging curtains are always a great choice. You can hang matching curtains on each window, giving the windows a uniform look.

If you are looking for something a little different, you can create a frame with your curtains. For example, on the two outside windows, hang one long bathroom curtain. On the middle windows, hang short decorative curtains. This will give your bathroom windows a unique and stylish look, which is very easy to achieve.

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 Plants as Bathroom Window Treatments

A great alternative idea to bathroom window curtains is to use natural items such as shrubs or plants that will block your windows. This is a perfect solution for large towering windows.

Just put large plants in convenient planters and place these near your windows to cover them.


You can also use vines to create a curtain! Really? Yes, vines can hang from the top part of your window and cascade below. It gives you a cool jungle looking bathroom effect.

Beads as Bathroom Window Treatments

A bright and fun (Bohemian) window curtain idea is a one made of different colored beads or shells. Simply string them together and install them over your windows.

Let the beads cascade downward and provide you some privacy. Strings of beads may also be parted to the side to open the window and allow natural light to come in and is easy to clean at the same time.

Static Privacy Window Film as a Bathroom Window Treatment

If you don’t want to hang anything, you can add these great translucent “stickers” to your windows. They let in the light and obscure the view of peeping toms!


Bathroom windows are special because no two bathrooms are the same. This gives you tons of freedom in your decision making.

Bathroom windows come in all shapes and sizes and so do bathroom window curtains. There is a bathroom curtain that is right for you, no matter the location or size of your bathroom window.

A bathroom can be a messy place with all the soap, hairspray, and water that is being used inside it every day. Use the right kind of bathroom window curtains so that you will create a look that is not too boring and not too sloppy either.

You do not have to spend a lot of money to update your old bathroom window curtains. All you need are a few bathroom window treatment ideas, time, and easy to find materials and you will have new bathroom windows in no time at all!

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In addition to the main function - protecting the surrounding space from splashes, curtains in the bathroom are an important part of the interior. To create a relaxing and at the same time invigorating atmosphere in this small room, you need to choose the right curtains. For a competent choice, it is not enough to view photos of bathroom curtains placed in the catalogs and brochures of manufacturers. It is necessary to familiarize yourself with their advantages and disadvantages.


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Classification by material

The range of materials from which curtains are made is quite extensive:


Polyethylene is cheap, but the quality does not shine, so it will not last long. It breaks easily and quickly becomes dirty, and it is difficult to clean. Often there is mold on it. But, despite the serious disadvantages, due to its low cost, it is still popular.

Polyester textile

The main advantage of this material is the fabric base, which provides high wear resistance. There are no difficulties with care, since it is permissible to use a washing machine for washing and, if required, bleaching. The cost is quite affordable.


Its main disadvantage is considered to be low fastening strength. Since it does not have a fabric base, it is easily damaged by careless handling. Over time, its surface begins to crack and darken.

Plastic curtains can be plain, patterned, stone imitation. There are options with reproductions of famous paintings.


Glass curtains are rigid types. They are used for showers and rectangular bathtubs. Attached to a metal frame. Available in clear or tinted. Models with mirror or mosaic inserts are especially spectacular. Looks great in bathrooms with glass items such as shelves.

One of the pluses is the ability to visually expand the room. This type of curtain is made of impact-resistant glass, but if the strength threshold is exceeded, it can break.

Vinyl (silicone)

Vinyl (silicone)

Curtains made of it are more practical than those of polyethylene, since its strength is much higher. They serve for a long time and can be cleaned in the washing machine, but you can not wring out and iron. Strong contamination is easily removed with bleach.

Available in transparent or patterned fabrics. A wide range of colors can satisfy any request.


Polycarbonate combines the advantages of glass and plastic. The advantages also include safety, since the composition does not contain components harmful to health. Caring for it is more complicated than for fabric species. Stores offer these curtains in embossed or matte patterns, as well as sheer or tinted options.


Fabric is usually used to separate areas in shared bathrooms. Fabric curtains in the bathroom are hung on a cornice, string, baguette. The original will be the use of eyelets and loops. Despite the impregnation of the fabric with hydrophobic compounds, which is easily washed off, the service life of such curtains is short.

Design classification

Rigid curtains (glass, plastic, polycarbonate) can be made in a variety of designs:

Sliding, which are very popular. They are good because they provide reliable protection against water seepage. If there are any electrical appliances in the bathroom, this type of curtain is the most reliable option.

Depending on the design of the bathroom and its size, sliding curtains are assembled from a different number of shutters. Thanks to various design registration and color, such curtains harmoniously fit into any interiors.

Foldable. This design folds easily and compactly, so it does not take up much space. It consists of several parts and is mounted on the wall. Therefore, there should be no protruding objects on the wall (shelves, plumbing, etc.).

Rotary. It is preferable to install them in a large bathroom so that the doors do not rest against the wall when opened. Models with inward and outward opening are produced.

Panel, designed to enclose the installation site of the shower. Therefore, they are inexpensive, but very functional.

Combined. In such designs, part of the curtain is fixed, while the other opens when rotated or shifted to the side.

Screen. Such curtains are used to close the shower area. When folded, they take up little space. For their manufacture, colored or frosted glass is used, stained glass models are produced. Screens do a good job with the main function, but their design is not strong enough. If handled carelessly, the fasteners of the sections break easily.

Curtain options for corner bath

Due to the nature of the corner bath, not all types of curtains are suitable for it. By design, corner curtains are:

Hinged, which can open inward, outward or in both directions. Installing them in a small bathroom is problematic, but for a large room they will be just right.

Sliding (coupe) are good for everyone, but the fastening of the rollers on the doors is not strong enough. Therefore, when buying, you need to pay special attention to them.

The accordion does not require much space for folding, so the edge of the bathtub opens completely, which is important if it is small.

Sliding screens are preferred for small bathrooms because no space is required to extend the corner screen, either outside or inside.

There are original designs in which curtain rods in the bathroom are not needed. If desired, it is permissible to equip a corner bath with a satin or polyethylene curtain. To do this, you will have to buy a special corner profile, fix it on perpendicular walls and hang a curtain. However, the fabric does not provide reliable protection against moisture penetration.

When choosing curtains for the bathroom, you should take into account its size and design, which element can be a curtain rod. Among the wide variety, you can choose unusual rounded rods or with design delights in the desired color. The main thing is to focus on functionality and your taste.

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How to Decorate a Small Bathroom Window: Bathroom Window Curtains, Photos and Design Ideas

In an apartment building, you rarely see such a miracle as a bathroom with a window - this is usually a nice feature of the layout of country houses and townhouses. Bathrooms in them are traditionally larger than similar ones in a city apartment. Surprisingly, homeowners often wonder how to close the window in the bathroom. In fact, it implies several smaller questions: how to hide from neighbors' eyes and not lose the view from the window, which curtains to choose for the bathroom, what material is not afraid of moisture, and are there sustainable trends in the design of curtains for such windows. It would seem that you can decorate the window with curtains for the bathroom of any design. But at the same time, roller blinds or roller blinds are considered the best choice, unambiguously recommended by decorators and designers. Why?

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Large and small windows offer different design approaches. For a small opening, there is no need to resort to draperies and lambrequins. However, simple solutions are often the best option for any bathroom window. So, the roller blind is inexpensive and looks aesthetically pleasing. Drawings can be absolutely anything: from solid colors with a large palette of shades and textures to fashionable prints. For bathroom roller blinds, polyester-based fabrics are used, with the addition of fiberglass, with PVC coating, and there are also familiar mixed solutions (polyester with viscose, satin, cotton). By analogy with a curtain for a residential interior, a roll-up curtain in the bathroom can be with light, medium, strong and full shading (blackout).
Advice: When choosing curtains for a window in a bathroom, you need to look not only at the dimensions of the opening, but also at the practicality of the fabric. fade in the sun, are not afraid of dirt, dust and pet hair do not stick to them. Such curtains are shown "conditionally wet cleaning" (that is, they can be wiped with a damp cloth).

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Types of roller blinds
A roller blind is a fabric wound around a shaft to which a lifting device (lever, chain or electric control) is attached. From below the fabric is weighted with a plate.
If we talk about varieties, then there are open and closed systems for folding roller blinds. In the first, the twisted fabric (the roll itself) is visible, and in the closed ones, it is removed from prying eyes behind an aluminum box.


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mini rolls. When open, their fabric hangs freely. When airing the window, it can dangle from the wind so that this does not happen, the lower part of the curtains is fixed with special latches or magnetic fasteners. You can also do this with the help of a stretched vertical fishing line, which is not visible when the roller shutter is lowered, since it is literally hidden behind the fabric.

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2. Closed Cassette Roller Blinds
These are installed on the window sash along with side aluminum profiles (or rails) into which the fabric is tucked. This ensures a snug fit of the canvas to the window and, as a result, the absence of gaps. When using blackout fabrics in such systems, it is possible to achieve complete darkening of the room. Why you might need it in the bathroom is a question, but if suddenly you love watching melodramas on the screen from the projector, lying in foamy water, dimming can come in handy.

Cassette roller blinds can be controlled by a chain mounted on a shaft, as well as a spring mechanism that starts rolling the blind itself when you remove the latch. Lifting is controlled by a handle, which is attached to the bottom of the canvas: one of its positions keeps the curtain in place, the other starts the movement of the shaft in one direction or another.

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What is important for a bathroom curtain
With a spring mechanism, the shaft with a textile sheet can be installed not only in the upper, but also in the lower part of the bathroom window. In this case, you can close the curtain from the bottom up, which allows, for example, to close the person who is washing from prying eyes: the lower part of the window is closed, sunlight continues to flow through the upper one (an excellent example in the photo).

Cassette roller blinds are attached to each sash separately. Which fits perfectly into the concept of modern styles, where the open frame will not be dissonant with the design of the room as a whole (sometimes you want to hide the bathroom window with textiles).

Fact : Cassette-type bathroom curtains allow the use of a window sill - with such systems it always remains open.

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Day and night or zebra shades
Two years ago, in 2014, a novelty appeared on the market - fabric roller blinds "day and night" (or they are also called "zebra"). There are two differences between "zebra" and ordinary roller blinds:

  • The use of a special fabric in the curtain, in which transparent and opaque horizontal stripes alternate;

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  • Use of this sheet in two layers using a special weighting agent. An important detail for curtains on the window to the bathroom (see photo).

"Zebra", unlike other roller blinds, allows you to control the access of light to the room by shifting the strips. It is enough to move the canvas just a few centimeters and the curtain turns from tightly closed to half-open.

At the same time, it can be rolled up like a regular roller blind and there are also cassette models. "Zebra" can be installed both on each window sash, and close all the sashes at once (mounting on a wall or in an opening). The fabric roll is usually hidden in an aluminum box. In the collections of fabric manufacturers - from simple plain to textured with different prints, including floral.

In the photo: a bathroom with a sink by the window

Delia Shades

. Standard measurements suit most buyers: the height of the fabric of finished products is 170 cm, and the curtain can be easily shortened in width at home. Available width options: 43, 52, 60, 73, 80, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 180 and 210 cm. If none of these measurements fit your window, you will have to order a curtain in the studio or sew it yourself hands.

Large bathroom window

Basket of Daisies

. When installing a curtain in an opening or on a window frame, you also need to take into account the dimensions of the structure, that is, measure what width the roller with the mount will have.

Tip: If desired, the width of the finished curtain can be changed. To do this, completely unwind the curtain and remove it from the aluminum tube (roller). Using a hacksaw or a jigsaw, shorten the tube and weighting agent to the length you need. Cut off the excess with scissors from the curtain fabric, and then assemble the structure again.

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The great advantage of roller blinds is that you don't need special skills or tools to install them yourself. From a salon or store you get a canvas wound on a shaft and a set of various mechanisms and fasteners (chain mechanism, roller, clamps, brackets, clamps). Fasteners are not included in the kit and are selected depending on the materials and design of the mounting site. But this is not a problem at all, since adhesive tape or self-tapping screws can be found in every house, the curtain is attached to one of them.

The curtain is usually supplied with installation instructions. It describes four simple steps for installing an open free-hanging curtain: insert the chain mechanism and the plug into the pipe, insert the roller blind into the mounts, attach the assembled curtain to the installation site, mark it with a pencil, drill the mounts with screws, insert the curtain into them. Not only a man, but also a woman can cope with such work, besides, there are many instructions on this topic on the Internet.

Tip: You can mount the curtain both on self-tapping screws and on double-sided tape. Self-tapping screws are a more reliable option, because there are cases when, after some time, roller blinds installed on adhesive tape simply flew off the windows. However, if you don't want to ruin the frame, choose duct tape.

Jeff Herr Photography

1. Installing the roller blind in the opening
To correctly size the shade for installation in the opening, you need to measure the width of the window opening and subtract 2 cm from it on each side.

You need to be aware that when installed in the opening, gaps remain at the top (approximately 5 cm) and on the sides. The gap on top is due to the fact that the roll is attached to the walls of the opening on two brackets, and they have a certain length. Gaps on the sides within 2 cm are formed due to the fact that a technological gap is provided between the shaft mount and the brackets, which ensures free rotation of the shaft (usually 2 cm).

However, these gaps are more critical for the bedroom than for the bathroom, you just need to know about it. And if you do not want clearance from above, you can close the roller blind (the shaft itself) with an aluminum box.

When attaching the curtain to the opening, it is important to correctly calculate the place of attachment so that when it is open, it does not interfere with folding the transom.

Erin E. Kaiser, Kaiser Real Estate Sales, Inc

2. Attaching the roller blind to a wall or ceiling
With this method of attachment, you can add 3-5 cm on each side, then there will be no gaps. But gaps inevitably form between the curtain and the window, approximately the width of the shaft on which the curtain hangs.

3. Attaching a roller blind to a window
Curtains with an open mechanism can be attached to a bathroom window, but as a rule, it is still hidden behind an aluminum box, and the curtain itself is tucked into the side profiles.

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The main disadvantage of roller blinds
A word from Prosperity-design specialists: “The main disadvantage of roller blinds is that this option is much inferior in beauty to the same Roman blinds made of designer fabric.” With all the richness of patterns and ornaments, roller blinds rarely look as impressive.

Designers traditionally consider roller blinds to be technical: “For example, you go on vacation or for a few days, covering all the windows with roller blinds. In this case, curtains, Roman and other "main" curtains can be left untouched so as not to disturb the beauty of the fold.

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