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Monday, June 22, 2009

Shower Curtains

Bathrooms have become as beautiful as kitchens with high end surfaces and cabinetry. Master baths with soaking tubs and walk through or glass enclosed showers almost resemble a car wash with a multitude of shower heads, computer controls, sound systems and more.  But there are still many bathrooms with the perfect shower or tub opening suited for a shower curtain.   

I have always enjoyed making shower curtains as a way to soften the cold surfaces and to add color and pattern to the bath.  The heading can be flat and have button holes or grommets for rings.  Shower curtains can also be pleated and hung from any style of hardware from pole rods with rings to track systems.  Top treatments can also be used if the opening is tall enough to allow for good proportions.

When using shower curtains you must be practical.  Will the shower be used often?  You may want to explore some of the popular fabrics created for outdoor use that can withstand moisture and washings.

For a luxurious style a beautiful fabric curtain tied back with a tassel can be very elegant paired with a more practical shower curtain underneath.  Layering is smart and for ease of use two shower rods can be installed, one for the liner and one for the decorative layer.

Enjoy these pictures of shower curtain styles for inspiration and ideas of how to dress the bath.
Fit for a King or a Queen complete with a tufted tub (matching toilet seat available).

Synthetic suede cowhide for Western decor or your favorite Cowboy.

For the inner broadway star in you, a curtain and a spotlight. 

A simple solution for a small bath.  

Always a perfect choice for a traditional bath.  A fresh white pique shower curtain with a scalloped edge and monogram detail.

A clever use of a fabric design to create a scalloped detail and tabs with buttons and welt cord.

Very cool. Moveable wall from www.trendir.com

Pretty white shower curtains with stitched details.

A cheerful striped outdoor shower curtain.

Turn your favorite photo into a shower curtain.
Flamenco shower curtain with layers of ruffles.  

Feminine chenille shower curtain is perfect for a girls bath.  

Having the shower curtain go all the way to the ceiling makes this small bath appear larger.  www.apartmentthearpy.com

Keep those shower curtains tidy with your own curtain-kitty-cleaning-system.
photo by Adam Clay www.flickr.com/photos/adamclay