Bathroom Curtains: Stylish Bathroom Window Treatments

Saffron Marigold - Updated: May 3, 2021

The right bathroom curtains join function and style together in the most beautiful way.  The best bathroom window treatments will provide privacy, filter natural light, and create a sense of atmosphere. Easily laundered cotton is the fabric of choice as it stands up to humidity, looking crisp and fresh for years. Hand block printed with artistry and craftsmanship, our fair trade curtains feature our exclusive designs. You won’t find bathroom window treatments like these anywhere else!

bathroom curtains of orange beaded valance and indian print

Top your bathroom window with a sheer valance for a streamlined look, or if you prefer a fuller look, try pairing a valance with cafe curtains to create a tiered set. Valances for bathroom windows are both graceful and ideal for small and large bathrooms alike. Our beaded valances can be used alone, with blinds, or even over short plantation shutters for a burst of color and pattern. Whether you love bold colors and intricate patterns or adore vintage bathroom looks, you’re sure to find bathroom window curtains you love here at Saffron Marigold.

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White valances for bathroom window treatments 

Our white valances are always on point in a farmhouse style bathroom and go with all kind of bath decor from farmhouse styles to shabby chic cottage looks to minimalist designs. Pair them with a set of white cafe curtains to add privacy without blocking natural light.

Bathroom window curtains for a coastal bathroom 

If you find yourself enamored by coastal style or simply long for an ocean-themed bathroom, then we have your windows covered! Hang blue valances at the window for a touch of the deep blue sea. Blue bathroom curtains are quintessential favorite in coastal bathroom designs, but feel free to incorporate other beachy shades (like sandy taupes and crisp whites).

Bathroom window treatments in French country bathrooms

Hang French country valances to conjure imagery from the quaint and supple south of France. Our purple valances recall the vast lavender field of Provence–a lovely addition to your French country decor.  A yellow bathroom window curtain oozes French country style. This look also includes lots of blue and yellow; here, the options abound. We feel like these bathroom window treatments have the j’en ai se quoi your French bath’s been missing!

Colorful valances in a Moroccan bathroom

Filled with color, pattern, and bohemian style, curtains help create atmosphere in a Moroccan style room. Our red Moroccan curtains are a natural choice here, but curtains with sari-inspired Indian prints also provide that global, boho chic vibe. 

Floral valances for country bathroom decor

What are country bathroom window curtains? A wide range of colors, patterns, and designs fall into this category. Bold blossoms and delicate petals–floral patterns are right at home in country bathroom decor. Of course, the primitive star always finds its way into country style. And if you want create a bathroom space that looks like it would fit into a rustic lodge, then you can go wrong with a rustic red valance.

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About block printing

We design our patterns in our Petaluma, California studio, and the prints are handcrafted at our artisan studio in Rajasthan, India–the heartland of Indian woodblock printing. When you purchase a Saffron Marigold product, you’re not only bringing home a piece of original handcrafted artwork, but you’re also keeping an artisan craft alive.

FAQs about bathroom window curtains

teal bathroom curtains with indian print

What kind of curtains go in a bathroom?

Graceful valances and shorter bathroom window curtains are ideal for small and large bathrooms alike. Curtain ideas for bathroom windows run the gamut. Cotton valances, cafe curtains, or a set that employs both (known collectively as curtain tiers) are all beautiful and practical bathroom window treatments. Cafe curtains for bathrooms cover more of the bathroom window (the bottom half), but since ours our made from sheer cotton, natural light can still filter through. For a bathroom window treatment that affords the most natural light while adding to your decor, choose a valance. And try pairing a valance with a cafe curtain for a bathroom window treatment that provides the most privacy of all. 

What length should bathroom curtains be?

Since valances are often used as decorative window toppers, they should be long enough to cover the window frame but not the window itself. Our window valances measure 17″ long, for reference. 

If you’re using curtain tiers (or a bottom half cafe curtain), then you wil want the curtain to hit the sill or the bottom of the apron. Don’t let them hover a few inches above the sill–highwater curtains are not the look you’re going for! 🙂  For reference, our cafe curtains come in three lengths: 24″, 30″, and 36″.

What kind of bathroom curtains work for a small window?

A small bathroom window doesn’t allow for much natural light, so you’ll  want to maximize what you have! A window valance will allow for the most natural light while still serving as a decorative window treatment. We carry a wide collection of valances in a number of style.

Our cotton curtains have wonderful light-filtering properties, so you could even use a cafe curtain with tiebacks for a charming small bathroom window treatment if that’s the look you love.

How do I hang bathroom valances?

If you have a deep window, you might need to use a tension rod to hang a valance.  Otherwise, hang a curtain rod a few inches above the window frame to hang your bathroom window curtains. The idea is to cover the frame and block as little of the window as possible.

How do I make my bathroom window private?

Hanging bathroom window curtains ensures added privacy, but you can use a combination of bathroom window treatments for more protection from potentially prying eyes!


A simple and pretty way to make your bathroom window privacy is to use a valance along with a set of blinds or even half plantation shutters. For maximum privacy, hang a valance and a cafe curtain for a tiered window treatment.

Fabric shower or bath curtains in patterns matching your bathroom  valances will help you pull the room together. Why not find a shower curtain to match your bathroom window treatments?

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