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A Guide to Shower Curtains & Accessories
Most people think that shower curtains only serve two purposes: providing privacy and preventing water from spraying outside the shower area. While that may be true, there's one other reason why you should carefully consider your next shower curtain. Shower curtains and accessories are a quick and easy way to brighten up your bathroom. And although this accessory may not be the star of your bath decor, it's one of the first things you and your guests will notice. Here's what you should know before you make the purchase.
Standard Shower Curtain Measurements
Knowing exactly what size curtain you need for your shower is of vital importance. Shower curtains for a bathtub shower are designed to fit a standard 60-inch long tub, with an extra 12 inches of width to ensure a full appearance. Many of the curtains found in stores are a standard size – 72" x 72". However, there are other types of shower curtains that differ from this size.
Stall curtains typically measure 54" x 78". Extra-long curtains can measure 72"x 84" or 72" x 96". Lastly, extra-wide shower curtains are also available and usually measure 108" wide and 72" high. Therefore, taking into account the size of the shower you are looking to add the curtain to will help you best decide which option is right for you!
Shower Curtain Materials & Designs
Another important decision to make when choosing a shower curtain is deciding on what material consistency you'd like your curtain. Fabric shower curtains are usually made out of cotton, polyester, or a blend of the two. Although not waterproof, these curtains can almost always be machine washed, making care easy. Vinyl shower curtains, on the other hand, are waterproof and easy to clean. They're also a durable option that is resistant to mold and mildew.
In addition to the material, be sure to also consider the design of the shower curtain. Decide whether you want the curtain to be the focus of the room or a subtle touch that ties the room together. Do you simply want a solid color or a trendy design that will make a statement? Make a splash with our selection of coastal shower curtains that are sure to create a soothing coastal vibe. From blue and grey options to white and green styles, you can also peruse our line of shower curtains by color.
Not all shower curtains require a liner, but it's a versatile option that often comes in handy. A shower liner not only protects your curtain from water damage, but it keeps the water in the tub and off your bathroom floor. Liners can also be equipped with magnets, placed where the bottom of the liner reaches the bathtub. These magnets offer extra weight, holding the liner in place for maximum protection and ease of use.
Shower hooks and rings provide the finishing touch to your curtain. You can choose from rings or hooks that are made of plastic, ceramic, resin, or metal. They also come in a variety of colors, so you can be sure to coordinate your hanging hardware to match your curtain! There's a curtain hook for everyone, you just have to think about what you want:
If you want to add glamorous style to your bathroom or give it enchanting flair, then you'll achieve it with fashion curtain hooks.
Update your shower curtain with a simple, yet trendy look that only classic shower hooks can give.
Generally speaking, shower curtains should hang where the bottom hem is at least 1 to 2 inches away from the bathroom floor. Curtains that are overly long can become the ideal environment for mold and mildew. Additionally, long curtains can become a tripping hazard and will get in the way while you clean. If you're deciding on what type of shower rod to get, here are a few popular styles to consider:
Straight Shower Rods
Curved Shower Rods
Adjustable Shower Tension Rods
L-shaped Corner Shower Curtain Rods
Shower curtains and accessories are an easy way to add personality and style to your bathroom. With many design options to choose from, you're sure to find just the one that will complete your bathroom décor!