Privacy and light are big issues when choosing bathroom window treatments. Natural light is really important in a small space, but bathroom windows need some serious cover-up. Click below for 8 solutions for bathroom windows, whether you rent or you’re planning a renovation

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Top: Wooden blinds are a popular choice for bathrooms because they go with a wide range of decors, they’re simple to clean, and they let in light while obscuring the view. These blinds from The Shade Store fit in well with a clean, spa-like bathroom.

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Interior shutters show up a lot in British and New England bathrooms. With this classic window treatment, you can use shutters to provide privacy on the bottom half of a window while leaving the top half open. Photo: Living Etc.

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Window film is a relatively inexpensive solution to bathroom privacy issues, and there are a lot of design-minded options available now. These are Emma Jeffs’Delphi and Clover Leaf Window Films.

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Glass blocks in a bathroom obscure what’s inside while letting an entire wall of light into the space. Photo: Thomas J. Story for Sunset.

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Combining shutter systems with the modern look of blinds gives these windows flexibility. You can easily open the louvers to let light in, or close them for privacy. Photo: Heath Ceramics.

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A bathroom skylight in Christy and John’s Logan Square Bungalow fills their space with light, and solves the privacy problem.

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Windows set high in a bathroom let in light while keeping out onlookers. Photo:Anderson Windows.

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Cafe curtains provide privacy on the lower portion of the window, but leave the upper portion open to light and views.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/bathroom-window-treatments,Photo: John O’Hagan for Southern Living. Page consulted on May 22nd, 2012