Although bathroom curtains will add a lovely finishing touch to a bathroom they are not essential for great bathroom decor as there are a number of window treatments that also look good. And in fact if you are looking for a minimalist look, rather than a romantic or country look, curtains will detract from the effect you want.
Here are 5 alternatives to decorating bathroom windows with curtains
1. Change the Glass
Replace the glass in your bathroom window with patterned glass which provides a degree of privacy. You can do this by replacing the glass itself or by adding a decorative film on top of plain glass. You can get different film to suit different themes – for example film made to look like etched glass would suit a Victorian style bathroom. If you want a special multi-colored effect replace the glass with a stained glass window – or simply add film made to look like it!
2. Use a Simple Fabric Blind or Roman Shade
Fabric roller blinds or roman shades add privacy and finish off the window nicely. They are available in many fabrics, colors and designs and with decorative edgings as required. If you think your window needs more add a valance along the top of the window.
3. Venetian Blinds
Silver colored metallic mini blinds have a space age look to a modern bathroom and go well with modern fittings and faucets in chrome and cool colors such as black, white, gray, bright pink and turquoise. Wooden venetian blinds on the other hand are great for a bathroom in warmer cream and natural tones.
4. Indoor Shutters
Indoor Shutters are yet another window treatment that looks great in bathrooms. Most can be painted (and untreated wood would need to be painted to protect it from the steamy atmosphere of the bathroom) and you can let your imagination run wild thinking about various color options for a window treatment with great impact.
5. Add Accessories
If you think you bathroom window will look a bit bare without curtains then you could add accessories to your window sill which will add interest and further enhance your bathroom. Colored vases, bottles of colored bath oils, candles and soaps can be arranged in an attractive display. Or how about filling your windows with tropical plants of various sizes and shapes of leaves for a jungle effect – great with wooden blinds or shutters.