Thursday, August 2, 2012

Add Elegance and Style to Your Bathroom

Window coverings can provide elegance and style to your bathroom

Having windows in a bathroom sometimes seems uncomfortable and causes one to feel a lack of privacy. It is important to maintain that level of privacy while also maintaining a certain level of style and elegance to the bathroom. This can be successfully approached through window coverings.

It is necessary to understand and choose the correct window covering. It all depends on what you are looking for; something more flowing and graceful like drapes or curtains, or something more mechanical and resourceful, like shutters or blinds. Any one of these window coverings will improve the overall taste and feel of your bathroom, it is just up to you to decide which one to go with.

Bathroom windows, when compared to windows throughout the rest of the house, should allow more privacy and protect your modesty. If choosing curtains or drapes to help maintain this level of privacy and modesty, try choosing a neutral-colored fabric that can help in softening the presence of windows inside your bathroom. It is also possible to use thin-louvered blinds or shutters in relation to the color scheme present on the walls.

Here at Stanfield Shutter Co., we believe that the best and most reliable window covering for a bathroom window is the Plantation Shutter. With the movable louvers and the supporting tilt-rod, you can give yourself privacy as well as allow sunlight and fresh air to come through the window.

Plantation shutters are also a good idea due to the durability and effectiveness that they have. They are easy to clean, they do not break (or tear) easily like blinds or drapes and they are easily accessible and user-friendly. Also, depending on the moisture exposed to the shutter, you can choose between wooden shutters or vinyl shutters. Vinyl shutters, though more expensive, can resist water damage that is frequent in bathroom settings. However, with whatever shutter that is installed in a bathroom, as long as they are kept dry, then water damage will be left to a minimum.

Window Treatment Tips

  • If using drapes, be sure not to clean the curtains in very hot water so that there is no risk of shrinking or fading them.

  • If using blinds it is important to be very careful not to get them wet. If exposed to water, be sure to dry them as soon as possible.

  • Plantation Shutters do need to be dusted and cleaned occasionally, so do not be too alarmed if they are exposed to water. Just be sure to dry them off and wipe them down.