Shopping for blinds can be a challenge, especially when you're trying to choose the right option for a room with high humidity. Bathrooms are the typical culprit—warm baths and showers can cause moisture to build up in the air, and traditional blinds can become damaged or moldy in places like this. Kitchens and attic rooms are also susceptible to high humidity, as well as rooms with poor ventilation.
As a general rule, if you regularly see condensation on the inside of your windows, then you can consider the room to have a high humidity. For the most effective, long-lasting blinds in these rooms, you'll need to shop around and choose varieties that are specially designed to resist moisture.
Canvas and polyester
Most moisture-resistant blinds are made from canvas, woven polyester or vinyl. You'll want to consider aesthetics and practicality when making your choice. Canvas and polyester blinds can offer a more traditional look and are available in a wide range of patterns—this makes them great for bedrooms and living spaces. Blinds made from vinyl can be wiped clean, making them perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and rooms where children play—anywhere where they're likely to suffer from spills or splashes!
There's a lot of choice when shopping for moisture-resistant bathroom blinds. Blinds labelled waterproof tend to be more resilient, so they are great if your blinds are located very close the the bath, shower or sink. For blinds further away from areas that get wet, you don't need to worry about them being 100% waterproof, as moisture-resistance will be enough.
Moisture-resistant wooden Venetian blinds are specially made in a way that ensures they will never warp or lose their shape, which can be a problem with traditional wooden blinds that are exposed to steam and moisture. These blinds can be adjusted for privacy, and opened to let in more light when desired. Available in many colors, wooden blinds are perfect for finishing off a rustic, traditional bathroom look.
For something a bit more modern, consider aluminum blinds. These won't rust, making them perfect for bathrooms. You can choose from a wide range of bright colors, so this is an easy way to inject some color into the room. Metal and wooden blinds aren't the best option if you have kids around, though, as there may be sharp edges. You should also choose cordless blinds if children are going to be in the room where they're located—this prevents any risk of them becoming tangled in the cord and injured.