How To Find The Right Bathroom Window For Your Style

It’s super important to have a window in the bathroom, no matter how small. Obviously, it’s awesome to have one that’s large and possibly even with a nice view. Bathroom windows are an interesting topic with plenty of min-subjects revolving around it. Today we’ll try to cover a few of them in an attempt to better understand what makes a bathroom window so important in the first place and what you should focus on when planning your own bathroom’s interior design.

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Symmetry is often a characteristic of traditional interior design, with all sorts of variations for each type of space. In the bathroom, the positioning of the window (or windows in this case) can be one of the elements which contribute to an overall neat and symmetrical design which ensures a welcoming and comfortable ambiance.{found on studioduggan}.

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A big window can be just what a tiny bathroom needs in order to look open and more spacious. Take this one for instance. It’s barely wide enough to accommodate a small tub but even so it doesn’t look tiny. It’s all because of that wonderful window and the way in which is beings natural light inside along with a relaxing view.

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Just because a bathroom has a window (large or small) doesn’t mean the focus should be on this particular feature. In certain cases the best strategy is to make the window blend in seamlessly with the rest of the decor. It’s a strategy best suited for traditional or retro-inspired bathrooms whereas the modern and contemporary kind actually put an emphasis on windows and the light and views that they offer.

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In most bathrooms (at least the traditional kind and those usually found in standard apartment units), the windows are small and positioned on the upper part of the wall, at head level. This is meant to offer a maximum of privacy.{found on markdsikes}.

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There are a few different design strategies when it comes the exact placement of a window inside a bathroom. Quite often the tub is adjacent to the window either so that the view can be admired while bathing or that privacy can be maintained. In other scenarios, the sink is placed in front of the window, usually when there’s a view worthy of admiration.

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Because privacy is always important, in the bathroom more than in other rooms, the presence of large windows can be both a pro and a con. Having lots of natural light is great but sacrificing privacy for that is not an option. To solve this dilemma, it’s often practical to opt for shutters or blinds.

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Because curtains aren’t exactly practical in the bathroom, given the humidity and everything else, some consider it better to have window shutters, like these wooden ones. They block the view completely when closed and they actually look pretty stylish, especially since they match the light fixture, the side table and a few other elements in the room.

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Leaving the space directly in front of the window open for easy and direct access can provide a sense of freedom which makes a huge difference in the bathroom, being the element which actually defines the whole space.

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Even though we said before that curtains aren’t exactly practical in the bathroom, sometimes they actually make a lot of sense. In here, the white curtains frame the window in a very beautiful and bohemian manner and they’re also practical, offering privacy whenever needed.

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This bathroom looks a lot like a modified living space so it makes sense for it to have regular-sized windows and curtains, just like any other room. We like this design strategy. It makes the space feel very inviting and comfortable.

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There are also other strategies for maintaining privacy in the bathroom, apart from relying on shutters and curtains. One of them is to opt for windows with opaque glass. They let in a certain amount of light without exposing the interior of the space. This window is actually pretty special. Its bottom half is opaque while the upper half is clear – a great compromise.

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Based on how big or small a bathroom is, the number of windows can range from one to as many as you can fit on the walls. Of course, other factors matter as well. There has to be a balance between the dimensions of the floor plan, the proportions of the furniture and fixtures as well as the desired style and ambiance. A large mirror is a great design trick if you want to make a space look bigger.

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The window treatments are just as important as the windows themselves. Naturally, there’s more than one option to consider. Base your decision on priorities: if privacy is the most important thing, shutters or opaque blinds are your best options.

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If possible, think of the interaction between the window and the mirror. If you want to put an emphasis on the light or the view that enters the bathroom, the window should be reflected into the mirror in one way or another.

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A long and narrow bathroom layout is not desirable but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it. Check out this chic bathroom and its wall of mirrors. The window at the far back is reflected into the mirrors and that makes the whole room look bright and open.

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This bathroom window is tall and narrow which actually helps to put an emphasis on the height of the ceiling instead of the small floor plan. It’s a pretty cool trick which can actually be generalized and used in just about any other type of room.

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Bedroom suites with open bathrooms are a relatively new idea. There are several different pros and cons to consider and we’re not getting into those right now. All we’re interested in is the bathroom window. Given how this type of layout is contemporary, the bathroom windows are usually large, much like this one.

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An entire wall of windows combined with a wall of mirrors is a pretty cool combo. Naturally, you can expect such a bathroom to look very bright and spacious, even one with a small footprint.

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Small bathroom windows can be quite charming. They may not bring in a lot of sunlight and they may not expose a panoramic view but they can make the room feel extra cozy and that’s sometimes what matters the most.

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Window shutters, no matter where you put them, have this wonderful ability to make spaces feel warm and cozy. That’s particularly important in spaces like the bedroom or the bathroom. Add to that the retro charm that shutters bring with them and you can put the bases for a truly wonderful interior design.

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Full-height bathroom windows are in a category of their own. Put the tub right next to such a window and you’ll feel like you’re bathing outside. Obviously, this requires a certain degree of privacy.

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A bathroom window that takes up an entire wall (more or less) means one less wall to which you can attach furniture and storage shelves. If you can find a practical way to compensate for this, it’s a win-win situation.

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Sometimes the architecture of a space offers the best design solution. This bathroom has its windows right under the ceiling and at a slight angle. This leaves plenty of room for storage, mirrors and even for a chic accent chair.

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Focus on verticality if you want to save space on a wall and at the same time to be able to capture a nice view from top to bottom. We’re talking about bathroom windows and we have two examples to show you related to that. This is one of them.

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The second example is this zen bathroom which actually has not one but three tall and narrow windows. They fit beautifully in the design, framing the two wall mirrors in the best possible way.

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A circular window is another way to go, especially if you want to imprint a nautical feel onto your bathroom’s decor. This shape is more effective if you want to also turn the window into a focal point.

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Apart from tall and narrow, another practical option when it comes to windows is the horizontal approach. The shape is practically the same but the orientation is different. Check out this modern bathroom and its sleek window. Its placement right under the ceiling is very practical, leaving plenty of room for the mirror, vanity and everything else and ensuring good ventilation and a decent amount of sunlight.

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Sometimes a glass door makes more sense than a window, especially if the room has access to a private courtyard or a garden. There are a few different options to consider in this case. Sliding doors are always popular and pivot doors are a cool option for contemporary spaces.

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At the end of the day, you have to look at the big picture, to define your priorities and then to find the best possible solution for every design feature, whether it’s the bathroom window, the closet door or something entirely different. In this particular case, a small, horizontal window made sense given the layout of the space and it’s privacy requirements.