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Best Window Treatments for Bathrooms – Hot and Steamy!

Bathrooms demand moisture-resistance, heat-resistance blinds and shades.


Heat, humidity, and moisture: these three things typically do not mix well with window treatments. So, your options are a little limited in the bathroom. But that doesn’t mean you cannot find beautiful, functional window treatments that meet your every need. It just means that you have to be smart with what you choose. Bathrooms demand moisture-resistance, heat-resistance blinds and shades.

What are the best window treatments for the bathroom?

Vinyl Shutters in Bathroom

Wood Blinds are a no-no in the bathroom. While these blinds may be great everywhere else (except in the kitchen), they are less than ideal for the climate of the average bathroom. Heat, humidity, moisture, and wood do not mix. Sorry! But Faux Wood Blinds are a-okay, giving you the look of real wood without the threat of warping under the intense humidity of the bathroom. Faux wood blinds also restrict mold and mildew growth. That’s what we like to call a win-win.

Another great option for the bathroom is Honeycomb Shades. What can’t these shades do!? Premium quality honeycomb shades illuminate your home with filtered sunlight, while providing privacy and exceptional energy efficiency. These shades can also stand up to the heat and humidity of the bathroom. Bingo! Moisture and heat do not affect their performance, and they will last for years.

What are the worst window treatments for the bathroom?

As we have already mentioned, wood blinds are a no go in the bathroom. But what other blinds and shades should you stay away from?

  • Fabric Shades absorb water and promote mold and mildew growth. Yuck!
  • Natural Roman Shades, while beautiful, are not ideal for the bathroom. The natural fibers trap moisture and promote mold and mildew growth.
  • Aluminum Blinds, while a cost-conscious option, will rust when exposed to the constant moisture of the bathroom.