Best Window Coverings for Bathrooms

Putting window treatments in your bathroom can be tricky because you need to take into account lighting, privacy and dampness. There are several options to consider to make your bathroom both attractive and functional.


Light-filtering shades such as cellular shades Cambridge are a great option for a bathroom that would be too dark with a more traditional curtain. Light-filtering shades let in enough sun to keep the bathroom well-lit without sacrificing privacy. Installing a top-down/bottom-up shade also allows you to control who gets to see what view. Those in the bathroom can still see the blue sky and the treetops while those on the outside can only see the top of your head at most.


There are different types of blinds that look nice in the bathroom.  Metal, plastic or faux wood blinds all resist mildew but the more natural-looking the material, the classier look for the bathroom. Blinds can be tilted to let in light but to also keep the room private from those on the outside.


Shutters always provide an upscale look to any home, but the wood may be subject to warping or splitting in the humidity of the bathroom. Ask your window covering professional about using a smaller version of outside shutters which are treated to withstand all types of weather conditions.

Glass Blocks

If you have a window in your shower, you may find your window treatment options somewhat limited as the constant splash of water may be enough to degrade any covering. Glass blocks may provide the perfect solution. The blocks act as a window that you can’t see through. The light gets in but the shapes in the shower are too distorted to make out, much like wearing another person’s very high prescription glasses.

Bathroom window treatments can do more than just provide privacy. Choosing the right style can make a big difference to the overall look of the room.