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Best Window Treatments for Bathrooms – Hot and Steamy!

We all want our bathrooms to look their best. The problem: heat, humidity, and moisture.


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 Bathrooms?

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.

Bathroom Honeycombs

Another great option for the bathroom is Honeycomb Shades. What can’t these shades do!? Light Filtering Honeycomb Shades illuminate your home with natural light, 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.

Another great option for the bathroom is Vinyl Shutters. They combine the beauty of real wood with the practical advantages of vinyl components, similar to Faux Wood Blinds. Café Panel Shutters allow for privacy on the bottom half and open, clear views on the upper portion. Functional beauty that is perfect for bathrooms.

What are the WORST Window Treatments for Bathrooms?

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? Natural Roman Shades, while beautiful, are not ideal for the bathroom. The natural fibers trap moisture and promote mold and mildew growth. Another option to stay away from in the bathroom is Aluminum Blinds. While a cost-conscious option, they will rust when exposed to the constant moisture of the bathroom.


Founded in 1993, Next Day Blinds is a fully integrated, full-service custom window covering company located in Jessup, MD, just 25 miles from Washington, DC, and 15 miles from Baltimore, MD. From sales and design to manufacturing, measuring, installation, and service, we do it all. Our goal is to help you create a better tomorrow by providing a superior result--blinds, shades and shutters that look nicer, last longer, and are there when you want them.