Our aim is to help you find the best shower curtains and bathroom accessories that will perfectly match your decor. You will find many of the shower curtain themes that are popular today and even some vintage shower curtains which will remind you of days gone by. So, whether you are fond of more modern shower curtains or something more luxurious, hopefully our articles will at least spur some ideas to get you started in your decorating endeavors.
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You will be amazed at how installing bathroom shower curtains can do so much for so little. You can really make a splash with your visitors whether you go for designer shower curtains, or the more budget friendly, cheap shower curtains. Money is not a big issue when it comes to bathroom decorating if you know what to look for.
If you think about it, the bathroom is probably the most used room in your house. It’s generally the first place to go to when you get up in the morning and the last place you visit before retiring to bed. When visitors come over, it is in all likelihood, one of the rooms most scrutinized by them all.
You know the old saying, I am sure, that “you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” so why not get your bathroom into tiptop shape. A little decorating can go a very long way when it comes to bathrooms, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to do a nice job.
Our hope is to encourage you to make the right bathroom decorating decisions for your lifestyle by offering you interesting articles that will make choosing the correct shower curtains and bathroom accessories a breeze.
We will be discussing things such as color schemes, bathroom decorating ideas as well as the different types of shower curtains available on the market such as:
Fabric Shower Curtains
Vinyl Shower Curtains
Peva Shower Curtains
Burlap Shower Curtains
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We will also talk about all of the bathroom accessories that are needed to make your bathroom not only functional, but unique also. Tips on how to relax in a spa like setting will also be discussed along with the psychology of color and other interesting articles.
We know, from our own experience, that sometimes the bathroom is the only room in the house where you can escape to find some peace and quiet. We know the feeling of relief when you lock that door and take a deep breath, knowing that you will be alone, even if it’s just for a moment or two. We all need time to unwind and relax so why not make your bathroom your little haven of comfort. It is so important that you take the time for yourself to get away from the hurry and the noise and just relax. Hopefully, we can inspire you to create for yourself a beautiful atmosphere that you and your family can enjoy.
We are hoping that this will become your one stop shop for all of your shower curtains and bathroom accessories.
Come back often so that you don’t miss out on any of the articles that will be coming up.
Finding an extra long shower curtain or special sizes can be a daunting task if you don’t know what to look for. Long shower curtains can come in a variety of styles and sizes which generally run from 72 inches up to 96 inches. If you need an extra long shower curtain that is longer than 96 inches, you may need to look into custom shower curtains.
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Shower Curtain Sizes
The average shower curtain is usually 70 x 70 inches, although 72 inches x 72 inches is also quite common. Sadly, there is not a one-size-fits-all standard when it comes to shower curtains so you will need to do a little bit of work to find the right one for you.
What Size of Shower Curtain Do You Need?
In order to determine the correct size, you will need to take two measurements.
Take out your measuring tape and measure horizontally across the sides of the tub from wall to wall.
Next measure the distance from the top of your shower curtain rod to the length where you would like your shower curtain to hang.
People can have varied preferences on the length of their shower curtains. Some people may want them from ceiling to floor, but some people want them going from the top of the shower curtain rod or rail to a few inches below the ledge of the bathtub.
Generally, people want them going from shower curtain rods or rails to a few inches above the floor. In either case, make sure that your shower curtain is at least 2-3 inches below the ledge of the bathtub. If this is not possible with a standard 72 x72 inch shower curtain, then you will definitely need to purchase an extra long shower curtain.
Shower Curtain Tip
Keep in mind that your shower curtain liner sizes should be determined in the same way as we suggested for your shower curtain. If you end up needing an extra long shower curtain then it stands to reason that you will also be needing an extra long shower curtain liner to go with it. Usually, you can find shower curtain liners sold in the same lengths as shower curtains.
Extra Wide Shower Curtain
Perhaps you have noticed while taking your shower curtain measurements that the problem is not that you need a long shower
Extra Wide Shower Curtain Comes in Various Widths and Lengths
curtain but rather an extra wide shower curtain. Extra wide shower curtains will definitely be necessary if you have a large area to cover such as a claw foot tub. In that case you will need to purchase a
wide shower curtain that is 108 inches wide to properly go around the tub.
Oversized shower curtains are not as hard to find as you may think, at showercurtainsplus.com we have many choices to help you buy an extra wide shower curtain or any other shower curtain size for your particular needs.
Stall Shower Curtain
For a stall shower curtain you will probably need something different. Although a long shower curtain may work, it may be too wide. Shower stall curtains usually come in narrower widths to make it fit better.
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A stall size shower curtain can be measured in almost the same way as measuring for an extra long shower curtain. You will need to measure from side wall to side wall but this time you will need to measure from the shower curtain rod to the bottom of the floor. If you shower stall curtain does not reach the floor, then you will have water getting through and causing a slippery mess. This is why the shower curtain length is so important.
Small Shower Curtain
If you are looking for a small shower curtain they can usually be found for rv’s and and other small spaces. A short shower curtain is usually sold at 64 inches long and are generally what people want when looking for a small shower curtain or short shower curtain. If you do not find any small shower curtains that you like, then perhaps a short shower curtain liner can be a good substitute for you.
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Shower Curtain Tip
Although specialty shower curtains may be harder to find you can always use a shower curtain liner instead. Shower curtains add a nice decorative flair to the bathroom, but it’s the shower curtain liner that is doing all the work for you. Without a proper shower curtain liner your bathroom will be a mess.
When it comes to bathroom shower curtain rods, (also known as shower rails in Europe), there are many types and sizes from which to choose. In reality, there is not really a standard measurement for all shower curtain rods, which make finding the right fit a little more difficult for some people. Most people will do fine with a 72-inch shower curtain rod, but it is always necessary to measure your bath/shower from one wall to the other to determine the correct size that you will need for your individual bathroom. Fortunately, many shower curtain rod manufacturers have made more choices for customers like you that need a little more variety.
Assorted Shower Curtain Rods and Shower Rails
In choosing the right shower curtain rod, one of these in the list will probably be just the ticket you need. If not, then there is always the possibility of getting someone who makes custom shower curtain rods to make one especially for you. Hopefully, you won’t need to do that as it is more expensive.
Below is the list of the most sought after shower curtain rods. We will take a look at each type individually.
Curved Shower Curtain Rods
Tension Shower Curtain Rods
Corner Shower Curtain Rods / L Shaped Shower Curtain Rods
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When it comes to buying a curved shower curtain rod, there are a few things that you should consider.
The Size of Your Bathroom
Who is Using the Shower
Many people love having a curved shower curtain rod, but they may not always be practical. If, you are fortunate enough to have a larger size bathroom then a shower curtain rod curved to the outside of the shower will definitely give you extra room to move.
This is especially handy if you are always being wrapped up in your shower curtain due to the “blow in” effect. This happens when the cold air from outside of the shower meets with the hot air inside of the shower and causes the shower curtain to come closer to your body and stick to you. It’s not a pleasant experience fighting off a shower curtain when you are all wet. A curved shower curtain rod helps to keep the curtain a little further away from your body, allowing you more room to move as seen in the example below:
Curved Shower Curtain Rods Give a Little More Elbow Room – Click on Image for More Information or to Purchase This Item
These curved shower curtain rods are great if you are having to shower in a small area, such as an RV. Many campers purchase them for this very reason. Problems may arise, if you have a very small bathroom that has the toilet bowl right next to the shower.
Because the curved shower curtain rod curves outward, it will give you a little less space in front of the toilet. If you are one of the unfortunate people who’s toilet is really close and you practically step into the toilet when getting out of the shower, this may not be your best choice for a shower curtain rod.
Another thing to keep in mind is the person who will be using the shower. Most people really do prefer a curved shower curtain rod due to that extra space that they get but, if they are elderly, then it may cause a problem. Some elderly people have a problem with depth perception and having the curtain further away from them may cause them to try to grab onto the shower rod for support when water or soap is in their eyes. The shower curtain rod, of course, will be further than they anticipate and this may cause a fall. Many seniors today enjoy the benefits of having a bath seat to sit on when they shower. This will help ensure their safety while giving them that extra room to shower in because the shower curtain rod is curved. It is always advisable to have safety shower rails installed along the shower wall for extra stability when seniors are in the bath or shower.
There are many people who like to use tension shower curtain rods. The main reason is the fact that these types of rods are adjustable and easy to install. This is especially handy for people living in apartments. If you move often, it is easy to bring your tension shower curtain rods with you knowing there is a good chance you can use it at the new destination.
Shower curtain tensions rods come in a variety of styles and finishes and can match any decor quite easily. These are quick to assemble once you know how; simply follow the instructions that come with the product. The main thing is to make certain that you have these tension shower curtain rods on good and tight, especially if you have a heavy shower curtain.
These types of rods can be found in a good array of sizes. The one shown above come in four distinct sizes:
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Some people seem to have problems finding suitable shower curtain rods for more custom spaces such as corner baths. For corner baths, fitting a shower curtain on a rod for privacy purposes can be done, if you purchase a corner shower curtain rod. Some people call these L shaped shower curtain rods and these too can be found for a good price on Amazon. Most of these will need to be mounted from the ceiling so make sure that you use the proper screws and anchors as needed.
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Ceiling Mounted Shower Curtain Rods
Ceiling mounted shower curtain rods are also used for Claw Foot Tubs. These are generally purchased as oval shower curtain rods, but some people may purchase circular shower curtain rods for this type of clawfoot bath.
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These circular shower curtain rods are round and are ceiling mounted shower curtain rods. Some people do use these for claw foot tubs but many others use them to enclose a specific area for privacy during showering.
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Double Shower Curtain Rods
Double Shower Curtain Rods come in a variety of finishes and are mostly used by those people who prefer to have their shower curtains and shower curtain liners on separate rods.
Double Shower Curtain rods are necessary if you are wanting to install Double Swag Shower Curtains such as these:
A Double shower curtain rod is necessary so that the swags on the outside are untouched as you pull your shower curtain liner across from the inside. The liner is on the second rod to make this process easier.
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Although shower screens have been used in Europe for many years, they are still a fairly new choice in North America. Shower screens, just like shower curtains, come in various sizes and styles and therefore, choosing the best one will depend on the size of your bathroom and your personal taste.
Discussing shower screens may seem foreign to you because as Westerners, we are so accustomed to using shower curtains, but being aware of other choices is always a good thing.
If you already have a bath installed in your bathroom, space may be limited if you wanted to add a separate, walk in shower enclosure. This is a common problem in small bathrooms therefore, bath shower screens could be a solution. In this case, simple over bath shower screens could serve you well. These shower screens for baths are shorter than regular shower screens that would be used in a stand alone, walk in shower area. This is obviously, because you will not need the same height when fitting shower screens over the bath because the distance from the top of the bath to the ceiling will be less.
Here is an example of a Bath Shower Screen
As shown in the example to the left, shower screens for baths sit directly on top of the bath edge and gets its support from the bottom aligning itself on the bath and also the hinges, which are very sleek and almost unnoticeable on the wall.
You can generally purchase glass shower screens in clear glass, or for more privacy, you may prefer frosted shower screens.
In the example on the left, this particular shower screen has a swing door of glass, but you may prefer to purchase folding bath shower screens. Purchasing folding glass shower screens may make it easier if you need to get children in and out of the bath. It also folds away against the wall when not in use so it’s out of the way.
Folding Glass Shower Screens Closed
Folding Glass Shower Screens Opened
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If you have the luxury of having a walk in shower, then walk in shower screens may be more in line with what you are looking for. Walk in shower screens also have a few variations to choose from. You can choose from:
Frameless Shower Screens
Sliding Shower Screens
or Semi Framelss Shower Screens
The difference between frameless shower screens and semi frameless shower screens is the amount of hardware which shows in the finished product. When this picture is compared to the one that was at the top of this post which was of the frameless shower screen you can see the difference.
Here is an example of a frameless Bath Shower Screen
Here is a semi frameless glass shower screen
Glass Sliding Shower Screens Look Like This
As you can see, shower screens come in a variety of styles and sizes. Many people buy glass shower screens when they are renovating their bathrooms. This is what gives the bathroom a zen type of modern look. You can even purchase corner shower screens if you wish to save space. If you are looking for cheap shower screens we’ll be surprised if you find any, but of course the term “cheap” can mean different things to different people.
If you cannot afford the luxury of glass shower screens then perhaps purchasing an extra nice shower curtain could give you the feeling of luxury without as much cost. The decision is up to you
Don’t forget to check out the rest of our website for great shower curtain themes you may like.