Shower Curtain Selections

The Ultimate Bathroom Decoration

Not only are shower curtains one of the most highly sought-after bathroom accessories, but shower curtains are a key design element in their own right. The right shower curtain can be the focal point of your entire bath area, can compliment or contrast your existing bathroom décor, and can change a plain bathroom from drool to cool. In fact, many experts consider shower curtains the ultimate bathroom decoration.

No longer are shower curtains merely a way to keep water in the tub and protect your privacy. Shower curtains add drama, fun, style, class, elegance, creativity and an extra special "something" to bathrooms all over the world. There are shower curtains to match every taste and every style. An inexpensive way to give your bathroom a makeover, shower curtains are a decorator's dream.

Types of Bathroom Shower Curtains

Offering a unique blend of fashion and function, contemporary shower curtains are available in a wide array of fabrics, patterns and colors. There are vinyl, plastic, silk, linen, lace and cotton shower curtains. There are solid color and patterned shower curtains, theme-inspired shower curtains, children's shower curtains, extra-long shower curtains, fabric shower curtains, hookless shower curtains, and more. For the environmentally conscious bathroom consumer, there are durable hemp shower curtains, made from natural fibers. Today you can also buy shower curtain-shower curtain liner sets. Shower curtain liners are designed to protect your shower curtain (replacing the liner is cheaper than replacing your favorite shower curtain).

Color Combinations

If you are decorating your bath area according to a theme, your shower curtain should match that theme. If your bathroom follows a color scheme, consider a shower curtain/shower liner that compliments those colors. Alternatively, let the shower curtain be your starting point and then coordinate all the other bathroom elements in kind. You can also mix and match shower curtains and shower liners for an attractive look (i.e. a dark green liner against a floral shower curtain, a dark blue liner against a sea-patterned shower curtain, or a rose-colored liner against a pale pink shower curtain). Pattern-solid combos and light-dark color combinations are particularly eye-catching. Finally, for a complete bathroom décor package, match your window curtains to your shower curtain as well.

Shower Curtain Rods and Rings

Shower curtain accessories can add yet another layer of style to your bathroom décor. Today you can purchase decorative and detailed shower curtain rings for a unique look, as well as curved shower rods that not only expand the amount of space you have in the shower/tub but are more attractive than their straight shower rod counterparts.

Shower Curtain Cleaning

To maintain your shower curtains, wash them regularly to prevent the buildup of mold and mildew, which are the natural outgrowth of accumulated soap scum on the surface of the curtain. All vinyl shower curtains/liners are 100 percent waterproof and can easily be cleaned with a solution of vinegar (or bleach) and water. Fabric shower curtains can be machine washed.

Hookless Shower Curtains

For the most up-to-the minute innovation in the realm of bath products, meet the hookless shower curtain! Used increasingly in hotels worldwide, you can now say goodbye to broken shower rings and torn shower curtains. Hookless shower curtains simply pleat back and forth across your shower in a design that is built directly into the product. Super-easy to hang and take down, hookless shower curtains are quickly becoming super-popular bathroom luxury items.