An extra long shower curtain is hard to find, but why? Today, I’m breaking down our method for making a floor-to-ceiling shower curtain, plus I’m sharing a round-up of favorites!
Have you ever tried to purchase an extra long shower curtain? Something – anything! – longer than the standard 72″? If you have, then you know it’s one of the world’s unsolved mysteries as to why they’re not offered in multiple lengths. I’m guessing it has something to do with standards for fabric bolts (do you know?), but a shower curtain that can go from floor-to-ceiling not only makes your room appear taller, but it also helps to trap in the warmth of your shower. In other words, it’s downright dreamy!
So until shower curtains are offered in multiple lengths (like any other curtain!), you can make your own or scour the web for the options that are available. As notorious over-researchers, we’ve taken out a wee bit of the hard work for you, we hope. I’m sharing how we made our own extra long shower curtain using curtain panels, and I’m also sharing a round-up of the cutest ones on the web at the end of this post. Let’s go!
Cheat Code | Take It To the Cleaners!
In true Kim fashion, I overthought the shower curtain in our recent Tree House bathroom renovation, but as soon as I landed on these Kalei panels, I just knew. These were The Ones! I waited for a sale and pounced, picking up two in the 96″ length. Our bath ceiling is just under 100″ tall and after the first wash, the panels shrunk to about 90″ – but they’re slightly stretchy with a nice weight, so they drape beautifully.
I brought both panels to our dry cleaner, and I asked to have them seamed down the middle, with an 80″ width overall. This would gave the seamstress 20″ of wiggle room to play with the pattern repeat, and she nailed it, giving the panel pair a mirror-like image. We paid $20, and as someone who can’t sew to save her life, I was thrilled!
Next up was adding the grommets. I needed this to last, so I picked up these 1/2″ grommets + this pint-sized kit + that had all the tools (minus the hammer!) to give me 12 perfect rust-proof rings – the same number of holes in a shower liner.
I found this video that shares the easiest step-by-step for using the kit. (Watch it just for the music!) I found that you need to mean business when hammering, but once I got my technique down, I was able to finish all 12 rings in about 15 minutes. I like that I’ll have that little grommet kit for future projects as well – it’s so compact.
And… That’s It!
We got our brass shower rod from Lowe’s, but it looks like it’s no longer available. This one is similar* (if not identical!), and we paired our extra long shower curtain with these brass rings and this equally long liner. We have the same liner in our Chicago home and love it; it’s washable and feels more like fabric, allowing it to hang nicely.
* We prefer a one-piece rod that can be mounted with anchors into the wall or tile. They can be cut to size, and you’ll never worry about a tension rod falling on your head ever again!
If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect curtain to gussy up your (most likely already adorable) bathroom, this is your chance to go floor-to-ceiling. It makes a big impact, keeps you warmer while showering and cheats your eye into thinking the room is taller than it is! Think about all those curtains in waiting, hoping that one day, they could be made into the prettiest shower curtains. Do it for the curtains!
But if you’ve been wishing for the prettiest extra long shower curtain that you can purchase in a click, I’ve got you, too, boo. Everything below is at least 90″ in length, unless noted otherwise. I almost picked up #2 for Tree House, and how cute is #5 for a kids’ bath? #13 is a classic, for sure.
17 Extra Long Shower Curtains
1. black tassel (up to 78″), $22 | 2. buffalo check, $125 | 3. sage waffle (up to 84″), $24 | 4. geometric scallops, $104 | 5. moby, $40 | 6. vintage eyelet, $60 | 7. boho tassel (up to 84″), $32 | 8. chambray, $187 | 9. cream waffle, $26 | 10. grey flax linen, $29 | 11. navy windowpane, $73 | 12. vintage ruffle, $60 | 13. ticking stripe, $130 | 14. poppy tassels, starts at $47 | 15. ombre stripe, $50 | 16. highline stripe, $55 | 17. natural linen, starts at $126