Shower curtains protect your bathroom by keeping water where it belongs in your bath or shower, but they also set the style tone for the room. Available in a huge range of patterns and multiple materials, Overstock shower curtains come from brands such as Vera Wang, Tommy Bahama, Urban Habitat, Izod, Disney, Ellen Degeneres, and many others. Of course, a shower curtain needs the right accessories to hold everything together, so don't forget about shower curtain rods, hooks, rings, and liners. Before shopping for shower curtains, take a look at the following information.
Shower curtains sometimes come with matching hooks or rings, but often, you need to buy these accessories separately. The most common designs are S-shaped hooks and oblong rings. With hooks, the top part of the S-shape sits on the rod, and the bottom part of the hook slips through the grommets or openings on the shower curtain. Rings go through the shower curtain holes and around the curtain rod. Available in metal, chrome, and plastic, shower curtain hooks often feature decorative finials with crystals or metallic patterns, and some boast designs featuring stars, seashells, flowers, leaves, birds, fish, deer, jungle animals, and rubber duckies.
Shower curtain hooks that come with matching rods create a completely coordinated look, but rods are often sold on their own. Styles include tension rods as well as rods that need to be permanently affixed to the wall with hardware. Straight rods are ideal for most standard showers and bathtubs, but there are also curved rods and double rods, designed to hold a curtain and a liner. Finally, rectangular rods hang from the ceiling and are essential for clawfoot tubs.
Liners add a bit of extra protection to your shower curtain, and they are a must to help cotton and polyester shower curtains last longer. They come in PEVA, vinyl, and polyester, and they are designed to be water-repellent and resistant to mold and mildew. While most liners are clear, opaque, or white, some come in different colors, making it easier to coordinate them with your shower curtain.
Shower Curtain Designs
A huge range of shower curtains can add a luxurious look to your bathroom. There are faux silk shower curtains with intricate embroidered designs as well as ornately decorated polyester shower curtains featuring shiny metallic accents. Linen curtains balance sophistication and luxury with simplicity.
Holiday-themed shower curtains mean you don't have to leave the bathroom out when doing holiday decorating. To create a Yuletide mood in the bathroom, try shower curtains featuring stockings, holly, Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and rubber ducks wearing Santa hats. For Valentine's Day, check out shower curtains with love letters and hearts printed on them.
Many shower curtains create an artistic look. Abstract styles including geometric patterns, ombre shades, visible brushstrokes, colorful bursts and even an abstract hipster octopus. For classical art lovers, there are shower curtains featuring da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," Munch's "The Scream," and Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" and "Starry Night," among others.
Sports fans can take their passion into the bathroom with a huge range of sports-inspired shower curtains. College football lovers can display curtains with logos from the Florida Gators, the Texas Longhorns, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. For NFL devotees, there are shower curtains celebrating the Washington Redskins, the Denver Broncos, the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks, just to name a few. Alternatively, shower curtains with soccer balls flying toward a goal or basketballs swishing through a hoop also create a sporty look.
Regardless of their favorite colors or hobbies, kids should be able to find a shower curtain that reflects their passions. There are shower curtains with animals such as butterflies, whales, cute bugs, pink flamingos, dinosaurs, elephants, and jungle animals. Some kid-friendly shower curtains help young ones set a positive tone for the day by featuring phrases such as "Think Good Thoughts" or "You Are My Sunshine." There are glamorous shower curtains as well as ones decorated with trucks.
Ideal for people who love to travel, the designs on some shower curtains draw on disparate images from around the world. Embrace hustle and bustle with a New York City skyline shower curtain, or find some respite with aspen trees in Colorado, a misty mountain scene, or a winding path surrounded by trees. Go a bit further from home with a Paris-themed shower curtain or a curtain featuring the Union Jack, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, black cabs, and other London icons.
There is a nearly limitless range of different shower curtain patterns in all kinds of fun colors and designs. Animal prints, polka dots, and tie dye add a whimsical look to any bathroom, while stripes, chevron designs, and checkerboards also add visual appeal. Slightly more sophisticated designs include paisley, medallions, and flowers. Multiple brands make shower curtains inspired by colors and patterns from India, the Far East, and the American Southwest.
Shower Accessories FAQ
What are the best shower curtain materials?
Cotton, polyester, cotton-poly blends, and vinyl are some of the best and most common shower curtain materials. Cotton, polyester, and blends feel soft to the touch and can be relatively water-repellent. These shower curtains are easy to take care of because you can simply pop them into the washing machine. Vinyl offers several pattern choices, and it is mold-, mildew-, and bacteria-resistant. Some vinyl curtains have a layer of antimicrobial Vinyzene, which fights stains due to bacteria buildup. PEVA is a durable, long-lasting type of vinyl that feels soft to the touch. Neither vinyl or PEVA are machine-washable. Both need to be spot cleaned. Linen shower curtains are a bit more delicate, and they usually need to be dry cleaned or washed by hand.
Is PEVA safe?
PEVA, which is short for polyethylene vinyl acetate, is a safe alternative to traditional vinyl shower curtains. People who are trying to avoid plastics often choose this material instead because it is PVC-free. There are PEVA liners and curtains, and they are eco-friendly, mold-resistant, chlorine-free, and odorless.
What are the best shower curtains?
The best shower curtains are mildew-resistant and water-repellent. They have sturdy grommets that resist tearing, and they boast designs that add appeal to your bathroom.
How do you stop shower curtains from blowing in?
Weighted shower curtains tend to hang straight and resist blowing into the tub. Many shower curtains come weighted, but you can also add weights by sewing in magnets or attaching binder clips to the base of the curtain.