What kind of shower curtain do you have?
I’ve seen all the phases of shower-curtain-decor in my adult life – from a map of the world to colorful prints from Klimt and Kandinsky. In our last home, we had the classic white waffle weave, which served us well for years (and years!). I’ve loved all of them for different reasons (and seasons in my life), but for our current bathroom, we wanted to mix it up. We wanted easy breezy, nothing too fussy, but something to contrast with our sea of white. It started harmless enough; something simple, we said. We also loved the idea of floor to ceiling, so I – again, harmlessly – ordered a 96″ liner online at the start of our renovation. We’ll get to the curtain later, I thought.
The problem? When ‘later’ came, a 96″ shower curtain – unless we wanted to fall back on the waffle weave – was surprisingly hard to find! While 96″ liners abound, a casual-but-cool curtain in the same length was almost non-existent. Feeling frustrated, we contemplated buying curtains or linen bedsheets and sewing them together. We also considered buying extra large blankets and having button holes sewn in, and at one point, I found myself on a site dedicated to nothing but tablecloths! With sewing at the very, very bottom of my list of talents (oh, my poor, neglected sewing machine), the total cost of those options equated to the cost of handmade Etsy options. And so, ready to just buy already and move on with our lives, we landed on this grey slubbed-fabric curtain from Etsy. We liked it from one of our very first searches, but at the time, we were so sure we could DIY a curtain for less. The purchase was slightly impulse at the height of our frustration and more than we thought we’d spend, but it proved to be a splurge in the right area. It adds a massive dose of texture and luxury – and it’s so pretty!
The curtain has an amazing weight to it, and it added an instant facelift to the space! Not to mention, we’re one step closer to a victory shower.
Our hunt took us to places all around the web, and although we wish they could all be extra-extra long (for reference, our skinny storage above sits 6′ off the floor), we found a lot of curtains we’d totally buy and rounded them up below! We seriously considered chambray curtain panels and turkish blankets, so I threw those in the mix, too. Even if you’re not a seamstress, we think an alterations drop-off shouldn’t run too high. (And if you are a seamstress, can we be friends, please?)
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