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Choosing Blinds For Bathrooms

Ever wondered about how to choose window coverings for bathrooms? There’s a bit to consider in helping you make the right decision for your particular space. At Nicholls Interiors, we get asked about  bathroom blinds every day. Are blinds durable enough for bathrooms? Are shutters hard to clean? Do you even need window coverings if you have privacy glass? In this blog, we address some of the most common questions we receive about bathroom blinds.

white plantation shutters nicholls interiors brightonWhich fabrics are best for bathroom windows? Are blinds durable enough?
When it comes to bathroom blinds, there are a number of factors to take into consideration when choosing how to dress your windows.

However well ventilated you consider your bathroom to be, there’s still a high level of steam your furnishings will have to withstand. Makes sure you choose durable materials which are water resistant and can stand up to the high humidity you’ll find in bathrooms. These could be blinds (only certain fabrics) or polysatin shutters.

 Why do I need anything at all for my bathroom window?
If your bathroom has opaque or frosted glass, you may not need blinds, shades or shutters for privacy reasons, however – they can still serve an important energy efficiency purpose.

Bathroom windows are no different from other windows in your home in that you can lose up to 50% of your home’s heat through them. Luxaflex Duette shades provide a particularly good thermal barrier thanks to their unique honeycomb design. They were created to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer, and their special fabrics are resistant to moisture in the air too.

Also, remember that there are different levels of privacy glass. Just because it’s slightly blurred – doesn’t mean your neighbours can’t see you (albeit slightly fuzzily).

Are shutters water resistant?
Luxaflex polysatin shutters in your bathroom bring beautiful aesthetics and impressive water resistance. They offer pared back Scandi-style combined with practical benefits, such as being easy to clean, child safe and resistant to moisture so they won’t warp, fade, crack, or chip.

These shutters can be configured to suit the shape of your window and your requirements when it comes to protecting your privacy or managing the light. Reassuringly, they also come with a 20-year guarantee.

Are shutters easy to clean?
Tough and UV-resistant, Luxaflex polysatin shutters are easy to clean with just a little soap and water. The stainless-steel hinges are resistant to rust so will stay looking as good as new for years to come. Faux wood shutters allow air to circulate easily within your home, providing good ventilation.

Can you use wooden blinds in a bathroom?
Luxaflex Polysatin shutters mirror the natural warmth and tone of real wood using manufactured materials that will stand up to the daily rigour of bathroom humidity. Not only are they able to blend with any bathroom décor, they are also easy to clean, water-resistant, and highly durable.

Are roller blinds practical for bathrooms?
Simple style – big impact; roller blinds are perfect for contemporary bathrooms with clean, uncluttered lines. Practical, custom-made roller blinds come in a range of colours and textures which are easy to clean and resistant to moisture.

Roller blinds also give you the chance to add pattern and personality to an otherwise simple and practical space. From sheer looks to room-darkening fabrics, the choice is yours. Roller blinds can also be controlled by home automation/ remote control making it easier than ever to operate your bathroom blinds.

If you’d like assistance in choosing appropriate blinds for your bathroom, make an appointment for a complimentary in home consultation.