Bathroom Venetian Blinds

The bathroom is one room in the house where window coverings are a must. Not only do you need privacy, but you also need to be able to control the amount of light that comes into the room.

There are a lot of options to choose from but in this article, we focus on the classic Venetian blind for bathroom.

The horizontal blinds are a great option for bathroom windows, as they offer both privacy and light control in a stylish way.

The blind itself is composed of horizontal slats placed at angles that can be simultaneously adjusted to control the the amount of light coming in and also completely block out passers by when you are baring all in your birthday suit.

Venetian blinds are a very popular choice and they come in an almost limitless variety of materials, colors and styles. 

What Are The Best Materials for Bathroom Venetian Blinds?

Not all Venetian blinds are created equal. A bathroom is a place constantly exposed to heat, water, and steam so the material is an important factor if you want to make the blind last.

It is safest to choose water-resistant materials , they will last longer and help you avoid having repairs or replacements in the future. For these reasons, the best choice of materials are plastic/PVC, aluminum, or faux wood.

Plastic/PVC

Plastic or PVC is an excellent material for Venetian blinds. It is waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about it being constantly wet. 

On top of that, Venetian blinds made of plastic or PVC are easy to clean. You simply need to wipe them over with a damp cloth, which is a big bonus in any room where hygiene is essential.

PVC is excellent at resisting heat, so even though they can allow sunlight to come in, they can maintain the temperature of the bathroom by resisting heat.

PVC Venetian blinds are available in many different colors and styles, so you should have no problem finding the perfect match for your bathroom décor.

Lastly,  plastic or PVC blinds are relatively cheap , making them a great option if you’re on a budget.

Aluminum 

Aluminum is another viable option for Venetian blinds.  It is waterproof and easy to clean, while being more durable than plastic or PVC.

Aluminum Venetian blinds are great at resisting heat , so they will keep your bathroom cool in summer and warm in winter.

They are also available in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find the perfect match for your bathroom.

Faux Wood

Faux wood is often created from blending materials which results in something that looks like wood. Their slats are moisture-resistant, making them a perfect covering for bathroom windows.

Even if they are consistently exposed to water, faux wood will remain straight and avoid getting cracks in the slats.

Faux wood is great at maintaining its color over time because they are made of special materials such as polymers.

The cleaning and maintenance of faux wood is also very easy, a simple wipe with soapy water and a rinse and you are good to go.

A good faux wood blind can look as stylish as real wood, without bringing you the worry and expense of the damage real wood can.

What Materials Should You Avoid in The Bathroom Venetian Blinds?

Bathrooms are constantly humid and exposed to water as well as soaps and shampoos. For this reason, some materials should be avoided when choosing the best blinds for your bathroom.

Real wood

While real wood can look elegant and stylish, but it is not a good material for Venetian blinds used in the bathroom. Real wood seems durable, but it will not last long. As the humidity and temperature changes you, will find the wood start to warp, crack, and even discolor. The constant moisture of the blind's wooden surface will also lead to the formation of molds and mildew which is not only unhygienic but also a health concern.

If you want your Venetian blinds to have that wooden look, you should opt for faux wood instead. The appearance is very similar, but the materials can withstand the moisture and changes in temperature much better.

Fabrics

Venetian blinds made of fabric is also a poor choice for your bathroom. While they can be versatile and they look great, they will do more harm than good.

Fabrics are not water-resistant, on the contrary, they are very absorbent. Therefore, your fabric Venetian blinds would absorb most of the liquids it comes into contact with. This becomes a problem because fabrics will start developing an unpleasant odor caused by the bacteria that begins to build up as a result of the constant moisture.

Cleaning fabric Venetian blinds is also difficult, as unlike other materials, cannot be simply wiped or washed down. They need to be thoroughly washed and dried and it would be a regular and constant battle to keep them clean.

Fabric Venetian blinds are much better suited for offices and living spaces.

Other Metals

Although metal is very durable it will corrode quickly in a bathroom setting. Your bathroom blinds will constantly be exposed to water and other liquids and will quickly develop rust  and other corrosion.

This will not only make your bathroom look unappealing but it can also be a health hazard as the rust can flake off.

Will Venetian Blinds Get Moldy in The Bathroom or In Humid Rooms?

Venetian blinds will not get moldy in humid rooms, assuming you carefully consider the materials that have been mentioned above and clean them regularly.

PVC, aluminum, and faux wood are all moisture-resistant and are easy to clean. Combine their moisture resistance with regular cleaning and the molds will not have the chance to grow.

Conclusion

Venetian blinds are a versatile and stylish window covering that can suit any room in your house. However, when it comes to the bathroom, you need to be careful about the materials you choose.

PVC, aluminum, and faux wood are all great choices for Venetian blinds as they are moisture-resistant and easy to clean. Real wood and fabric are not good choices as they will absorb moisture and be difficult to keep clean.

As long as you carefully consider the materials and regularly clean your Venetian blinds, they will not get moldy in the bathroom.


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