In older homes, window treatments are a good way to battle pesky drafts by adding an extra layer of insulation. Velvet blackout curtains are the obvious choice, as this heavy material is practically immovable when it comes to a substantial indoor breeze. However, a thick drape only works well in spaces where there is enough space to support it without making the room cramped.
Bathrooms tend to be among the coldest places in the house to begin with, with cold tiles and linoleum being serious annoyances on a winter morning when you step out of the shower soaking wet. Drapes are hardly an appropriate option in a bathroom, since most of these are way too small to support an elaborate window treatment. But you should still use a curtain that insulates as effectively as a blackout drape while still conserving space.
A Venetian blind can do all of this when it is made of an appropriate fabric while still adding an elevated sense of style to the space. A rich velvet shade will only take up space only within the window pane but still effectively block out natural light as well as any cold air that may seep through the cracks.
You can also add dynamism to the look of the shade within the room by choosing a velvet blackout design with several decorative folds. This will give the treatment a cascading look that will especially complement the sheen of the fabric.
These blinds are functional and beautiful, providing even the smallest, coldest bathroom with an elevated sense of warmth in any season.