The style of popular bathroom curtains has changed drastically from the ‘80s and ‘90s, when the top choices were frilly, lacy curtains or simple roller blinds. Today, just about anything goes in the world bathroom curtains, depending on your budget and your personal preferences. You can find anything you want from luxurious spa-like options to simple, sweet sheer curtains.
One of the first questions you’ll want to ask is what will be the most practical in your bathroom. Many people like honeycomb shades because they allow you to adjust them virtually any way you want, which maximizes your privacy options. They’re also made from high-quality materials that are particularly good at withstanding the wet and humid environments in bathrooms.
Floor to ceiling have become very popular for homeowners who want a bathroom that is luxurious and lovely. They remind people of five-star spas, and are generally easy to wash. You don’t want something that’s going to hold water or be attractive to mold, which make sheers a great choice. We also recommend linen and polyester curtains. They are often more affordable than other natural curtains and look great.
Choose your hardware carefully
While you’re being careful to buy bathroom curtains that will withstand the unusual environment in a bathroom, we recommend making sure that you’re thinking about these issues when choosing hardware. You don’t want anything that’s likely to tarnish. High quality aluminum is a great choice, and hardware that has fewer moving parts versus more moving parts is a great option. Remember that if you wash your curtains, you should always remove your hardware from them first!
Consider what to do when you’re designing your bathroom
Too often we see homeowners go through a major renovation or redecorating project, only to assume that they’ll just pick up some curtains when the rest is done. The reality is that the type and style of curtains you hang in your bathroom will have a significant impact on the overall look of the room. You should carefully consider your options and figure out what you’re doing before making other major decisions.
At Half Price Drapes, we offer free fabric swatches to let you test out of our fabrics before you buy. Just put up to ten dollars worth in your digital shopping cart and then pay a small shipping and handling fee. We’ll send the swatches out to you and you can check to see how the colors match and the quality of the fabric.