How to Use Fabric Shower Curtains like a Pro

How to Use Fabric Shower Curtains like a Pro

On average, we spend a couple of hours every day in our bathroom. So we need to make it as comfortable and pleasant as possible. One of the simplest ways to improve the look and feel of your bathroom is by using fabric shower curtains.

Although they are used mainly for a functional purpose, fabric shower curtains can also liven up the overall feel of your bathroom. These curtains can effectively blend with the various elements in your bathroom to deliver the desired effect. You know what this means?

By choosing the right fabric shower curtain, you will get the level of privacy that you want.  That is in addition to the positive impact on the overall design of your bathroom. In the light of this, let’s explore a few ideas on how to maximize the use and effect of fabric shower curtains.

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Be Sure Your Shower Curtain Matches Your Décor

Fabric shower curtains are available in a wide selection of fabrics and patterns. So, you can easily get a curtain that blends in well with your bathroom décor. If your bathroom features a rustic theme, for instance, consider buying quilts that have been transformed into fabric curtains.

Likewise, you could be looking to decorate your beach house bathroom. In this case, a cloth shower curtain made from cotton duck would be a great choice. The curtain will blend in well with your coastal-themed bath products and accessories. You can even get a fabric curtain that you love and then style your bathroom around it.

Bathroom interior with dark brown vanity cabinet, tile floor and striped curtain
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White and blue bathroom interior with mosaic tile trim.
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Choose the Right Color Scheme for Your Curtain

Heavy and thick shower curtains are perhaps the most popular among homeowners. They are known to deliver the best level of privacy.  This doesn’t mean that you can’t get the much-desired privacy from other types of fabrics. Fabrics that are not too heavy and thick can still provide the kind of privacy that you want.

All you need to do is choose the right color scheme for your fabric shower curtain and liner. Nonetheless, be sure that the color scheme you choose perfectly matches your bathroom’s overall color scheme.

Refreshing bright bathroom with white cabinet, bath tub and white curtain
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Use Liners with Your Fabric Shower Curtains

Fabric shower curtains normally soak up moisture quite fast. As such, they can be frustrating to use. Therefore, it is advisable to use a vinyl liner with your fabric shower curtain. Does this also apply to fabric curtains that don’t absorb moisture?

Using a liner on a shower curtain designed to repel moisture will help to maintain the great look and shape of your curtain.

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Curtain rods Add to the Look and Feel of Your Bathroom

You may think that such things as shower curtain rods and hooks or rings are insignificant items. However, they actually play an integral role in your bathroom’s overall look and design setup. The curtains and rods should blend and complement your bathroom’s overall character.

For instance, your shower curtain may have aquatic and fish prints. In this case, you can blend it with curtain rods that have light blue or green colors.

Beautiful Bathroom With Free Standing Bath And Shower
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Always Keep Your Fabric Shower Curtains Clean

Fabric shower curtains may be very charming, but they absorb moisture and take quite a long time to dry. As such they are prone to mildew and stains. Luckily, you can keep your fabric curtains looking great by washing them frequently.

Interior shot of classic freestanding bathtub with curtains
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Final thoughts

Fabric shower curtains can add a pleasant touch of elegance to your bathroom décor. Today, the curtains come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and styles. You just need to choose a curtain that matches your décor and blends in well with your bathroom color scheme. You should also find matching liners and shower curtain rods. In this way, you will get the kind of privacy that you want. At the same time, you will achieve the desired look and feel in your bathroom.  

 

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