Choosing the right blinds for your bathroom windows can be a very demanding activity, especially if you want to find the perfect blinds, that would match your bathroom 100%.
As we’re talking about bathroom, a good option would be to go for some waterproof blinds, that would save you the trouble of cleaning them up once a week.
During the last years, many people have told me that it’s really hard to find some suitable window blinds that are also waterproof, so I thought I should write a post where to talk about this topic and to where show you all some waterproof bathroom window blinds ideas that you can apply in your own bathroom.
It’s not even that hard to match waterproof window blinds with your bathroom’s decor, but it’s important to start off with the right foot and choose exactly the window blinds your bathroom needs.
How to choose the right waterproof blinds for your bathroom?
Before making up your mind on a certain bathroom blind, you should consider some important aspects that can give you a better idea if you’re looking for the right type of blinds for your bathroom.
1. Waterproof blinds are necessary only if your shower is close to the window
Another common mistake many people do is that they think they need waterproof blinds in any type of bathroom. In other words, “waterproof blinds are a must just because it’s a bathroom.”
This doesn’t make any sense actually, because there’s no point getting waterproof blinds if you don’t need them. It’s like buying a 3 roomed apartment and using only one room…Tell me, does that make any sense?
If your shower is very close to the window, this probably gets splashed easily, so waterproof blinds would be really useful in this case. They would absorb the water and the excessive moisture, and would make your bathroom look just normal.
I know that many of you know if they really need waterproof blinds or not, but I just want to make sure you’re not spending money in vain. So, I really advise you to get waterproof blinds if it’s necessary, but if it’s not the case, I believe there’s no point paying more on something you don’t even need.
2 . Dark blinds are perfect for privacy, but you won’t get much sunlight
I know that most people wouldn’t even imagine having bathroom blinds other than dark colored. That’s because for many of us, dark bathroom blinds are already a cliche’…
It’s true that dark colors are the best choice when it comes to ensuring privacy in a bathroom, but after all, it’s not all about privacy here, it’s also really important to have a balanced decor.
I’ve seen so many bathrooms that used a lot of lights, simply because there wasn’t enough natural light. Believe me, despite all the efforts of the owners, who actually did exactly what they should have done, there was a huge difference between that bathroom and a normally illuminated one.
This is where I wanted to get, if you want blinds that have a very dark color, keep in mind that, although you’ll get an A+ for privacy, the general aspect won’t be that great, thanks to the lack of sunlight.
If you’re one of those people who don’t mind letting the blinds opened, then darker ones shouldn’t be a problem because letting them opened means allowing the sunlight to enter your bathroom. And that is everything you want.
But unfortunately, when it comes to bathroom, most people always keep the blinds closed, which is quite normal, if you think about it.
This is why, unless you’re an “opened blinds” lover, I don’t really advise you to get dark waterproof blinds for your bathroom, because it would look much better without them.
Waterproof bathroom window blinds ideas
Just like I promised, in this last part I will show you some pictures with different styles of waterproof blinds, all designed for bathrooms. You can take a look at each and then decide which you like and which would be a good idea to use in your own bathroom.
This picture is a very good example that darker waterproof blinds can be a great choice, as long as they allow light to pass and they don’t have an extremely dark color. The other elements from the bathroom are also responsible for this great match, as the colors blend together very well.
Imagine that these blinds would have a much lighter color, let’s say…beige. Would the room look as good as it looks now? I say it wouldn’t…
I probably didn’t mention this, but the reason why darker blinds are so popular is because they are the best match for light pieces. And what is the most common color for bathroom furniture? White, beige, or anything light.
So if you’re one of those many people whose bathroom is dominated by light colors, darker blinds may look great, but pay attention not to choose hard, thick blinds, because they will prevent the light and will make your bathroom look too dark.
This uncommon type of window blinds is actually very efficient for a bathroom, because you don’t need too much force to open and close them up.
Although the color is very similar to the room’s, I believe a focal point would be really necessary in this room, so I can’t say these blinds are the best choice for this bathroom.
There’s too much light blue, if the colors were stronger maybe it would look better, but in my opinion, this color isn’t very suitable for the blinds.
As I said at the previous photo, if your bathroom is full of light colors and pieces, go for darker waterproof blinds, that have a lighter structure. In this way, you’ll definitely make your bathroom look stylish.
A great option for a dark colored bathroom would be light waterproof blinds, that’s for sure.
As you can see in this photo, these simple, neutral window blinds blend perfectly with the other elements, making them look like they were designed together, precisely for this bathroom.
The dark tiles have a strong color, becoming the focal point of the room, therefore the blinds should have a simple, almost absent pattern, else the bathroom would look too crowded. And this is exactly the style chosen by the owner, who went for light beige, simple blinds, that wouldn’t grab the attention on themselves.
If you have a similar, dark colored bathroom, I really advise you to follow this picture’s example and choose a neutral color for your waterproof blinds.
If you’re wondering whether waterproof blinds are a good idea for a luxurious bathroom or not, this picture is the best example that the answer is yes.
Although it would be a bit harder to find some suitable waterproof blinds for a glamorous bathroom, there are enough solutions to this problem. For such a room, I advise you to get lighter blinds, because thicker ones could take away from your bathroom’s charm.
What I love about these blinds is that they fully allow the light to enter, and the bathroom look so natural and fresh. It’s true that this bathroom is totally dominated by white, but thanks to the colorful decorations from the left, there is no danger of looking boring or plain.
So, in case you have a luxurious bathroom and you’re thinking about waterproof blinds, I really advise you to get some, because if you choose them right (light blinds), there’s no way it won’t look gorgeous.
I really hope that you enjoyed reading these ideas about waterproof window blinds for bathroom and that you found something useful in this post. Remember that you should only get waterproof blinds if you really need them and if you can choose a suitable color for your bathroom.
Thank you for reading my post and once again, I hope it was what you’ve been looking for. If you have any questions about this topic or about anything related to interior design, please don’t hesitate to write a comment below and I will gladly answer you.
Which of these waterproof blinds ideas did you like best? 🙂