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Bathroom Blinds Buying Guide

It can be tricky choosing which type of window dressing would be best for your bathroom.  Blinds are generally preferred over curtains in bathrooms.  They are available in fabrics that are suitable for the high moistures levels found in bathrooms, they don’t take up as much space as curtains, and they can be easily adjusted for privacy, whilst still letting light shine in.  As a rule, when choosing a blind for your bathroom, pay particular attention to the type of fabric and opt for something that is durable and easy to clean.  Blinds are generally operated by cords, which allow them to be raised and lowered, and also allow you to control how much light is let in.

Roller blinds work by using a roller system, with the blind material being wrapped around the roller when the blind is raised.  They are operated by a single pull cord, which unrolls the material to close the blind.  This type of blind can be fitted either inside or outside the window recess.  Fitting a roller blind inside the recess can give a fitted finish, but you must take accurate measurements to make sure the fabric doesn’t brush against the walls on either side.  Usually, roller blinds are fitted to brackets attached to the window frame.  Roman blinds are similar to roller blinds, the difference being that they have horizontal battens sewn into the fabric, which fold the material up when the blind is raised.

Venetian blinds are made of horizontal slats of wood or aluminum, which connected by cords.  Unlike solid roller or Roman blinds, which are either open or closed, the slatted design of Venetian blinds means they can be adjusted to control light levels.  This makes them good for maintaining privacy in the bathroom without shutting out natural light.

Vertical blinds are similar to Venetian blinds, but instead have vertical slats.  This design enables you to control the degree of light coming into the room, but this type of blind looks more like curtains when it’s open, as it moves horizontally across the window.