CHOOSING THE BEST SHOWER CURTAIN FOR YOUR BATHROOM

Shower curtains are a chance to decorate the bathroom according to your tastes. Choosing a shower curtain can be overwhelming. To find the shower curtain that is best for you and your bathroom, be sure to consider these three things.

Shower curtains are a chance to decorate the bathroom according to your tastes.

Choosing a shower curtain can be overwhelming. To find the shower curtain that is best for you and your bathroom, be sure to consider these three things:

Color

A shower curtain can make a burst of lively texture and color in a calmly painted bathroom. If you are looking for a new color scheme for your bathroom, the color of your shower curtain can be a great place to start for the color scheme for your bathroom.

Tip: If your curtain is machine washable, wash it with 1/2 the usual amount of laundry soap, and one cup of white vinegar. This will set the colors, keeping your curtain colorful and bright over subsequent washes.

Material

Most shower curtains are made from synthetic materials that repel water and are easily affordable. However, not all shower curtains repel water! Be aware that, though cotton or linen shower curtains are lovely in the bathroom, they absorb much more water, and if not properly dried and cleaned regularly, they could become a habitat for mold and unpleasant, musty odors. If you notice an odor from your shower curtain, there are a few tricks for removing bathroom odors.

Cleaning

All shower curtains should be cleaned regularly. Check care instructions for your curtain before purchase. Though many store bought showers are machine washable, some can only be washed by hand or dry cleaned. Adding a shower curtain liner can also extend the life of your shower curtain.

Looking for more great tips on finding and caring for bathroom fabrics? See what we have to say about caring for bath towels and choosing great bath mats.