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12 Ways to Add Privacy in Your Bathroom

By: Sharon Merritt
April 20, 2015

Bathroom window treatments are more than just a dressing for a window frame: they need to pull double duty by beautifying a space and providing privacy. Here are 12 creative ways to add some style to powder room portholes.

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Photo: David Dietrich

Softer Shades

For this rural mountaintop home, privacy is not much of a concern; however, softening the design of the room was important to the homeowners. Designer Katheryn Long used an embroidered semi-sheer fabric to accomplish just that. The room also gets a lot of morning and full-day sun, so hidden beneath the fabric shades are cell shades that operate by remote control. Design by Ambiance Interiors

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Photo: Lori Gentile Interior Design

Back to Nature

In this peaceful, contemporary space, natural fiber shades were chosen to blend with the grass-cloth wallpaper for a clean, organic feel. The window coverings and metallic tub balance one another within the room. Design by Lori Gentile

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Photo: Tamara Mack Design

Peaks and Valleys

This fun fabric shade not only loosely mimics the floor tile pattern but frames out the tub area, making it feel as if it's tucked in a cozy corner. When shades are fully closed, a slightly sheer quality to the fabric still allows a bit of diffused light in from the outside. Design by Tamara Mack Design

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Photo: Dewson Construction Company

Waves of Style

Instead of creating a window covering, try designing the window itself. A wavy wall design is copied in the framing of this seaside window. And this is no ordinary window; textured and stained glass are combined to create this one-of-a-kind seashell design. Design by Dewson Construction Company

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