4 Simple Waterproof Bathroom Window Blinds Ideas


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%.

Waterproof bathroom window blinds ideasAs 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.”

Waterproof bathroom window blinds ideasThis 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.

Waterproof bathroom window blinds ideasIf 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.


Waterproof bathroom window blinds ideas

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.


Waterproof bathroom window blinds ideas

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.


Waterproof bathroom window blinds ideas

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? 🙂

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8 Responses

  1. Robin Rasmussen says:

    Hi Anne,
    I do find that the lighter dark color blinds seem to work best in most bathrooms. The light airy color schemes of bathrooms is what I like. It helps me when I wake up in the morning to lighten up so to speak. I am definitely going to lean towards waterproof near the shower and tub. Thanks for the great ideas.

    • Anne says:

      Hey Robin, you’re right, dark blinds do work very well in bathrooms, so if the material they’re made of is a light one, it’s even better, the light will enter the room easily and the atmosphere will be great 🙂

  2. Cathy says:

    Hi there Anne,

    This is something that I’ve not thought of before – putting waterproof blinds in the bathroom. My windows are located upwards, more or less at the height of the head, so there’s nothing much outsiders could see.

    But I live in the tropics and our bathroom mold easily. I am wondering if placing blinds to reduce the ray would decrease this incidence? Of course, cleaning the bathroom regularly sure helps, but I am just wondering.

    • Anne says:

      Hey Cathy, thank you for returning to my blog 🙂

      When it comes to people not being able to see inside your bathroom, everything seems all right with those windows you have, but just like you said, mold could be a problem.

      I cannot say I’m 100% sure if waterproof blinds would solve this problem, because I haven’t really had any experience with this, but when I just think about it, it quite makes sense.

      Less light and a regular cleaning should prevent the appearance of mold, so I advise you to try this, it might work really well. I’ll ask someone who knows more about this and I will email you after, okay? 😀

  3. Gloria says:

    You have a lot of great ideas here. I think the lighter darker blinds are a great idea to bring some color to the bathroom. My bathroom window is not close to the shower, however if my son does not turn the fan on then there is a lot of moisture in the room so water proof blinds would be a great idea. Do you recommend any places to purchase these?

    • Anne says:

      Hi Gloria

      Moisture could lead to a lot of problems in your bathroom, and probably the biggest would be mold. So yeah, waterproof blinds would be a great solution for this too, not just for windows close to the shower.

      I usually buy my blinds from home decor shops, because I prefer to see their texture and pattern myself, rather than buying them from the internet. But I’ve seen some blinds that seem really interesting on Amazon, so I may try to buy once from there too.

      Thank you for reading my article 🙂

  4. Michel says:

    Great article. The pictures are stunning.

    I have never thought about blinds for our bathroom as the window isn’t see through, but looking at how lovely blinds look in some of these bathrooms it just got me thinking.

    The only thing that puts me off is the cleaning factor. Most blinds are a real pain to clean.

    • Anne says:

      Hi Michel, I’m glad you liked these blinds 🙂

      Yeah, cleaning them up would take a while, but as they are waterproof, you won’t have to do it as often as with other kind of blinds, simple because there will be no need to. They won’t get as dirty as the others, or I should rather say, they won’t get dirty as fast as the other regular blinds.

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