Shower curtains can change the look and feel of a bathroom’s decor, but the options that are on the market are limited. When you are looking to make a change but nothing seems to click, consider making or re-purposing custom shower curtains to create a look that is as individual as you are.
Using Window Treatments as Shower Curtains
The simplest option to create a custom look in your bathroom is to look for a pair of window panels that offer the pattern and color that you are looking to add to your bathroom. Using a liner to protect the fabric, hang one or two regular curtain panels by shirring them onto the shower rod or using clip rings. Using window treatments gives you a wider range of options and more length so you can hide an ugly or mismatched tub.
Using two window panels also provides you with the option to swag the panels to each side with a liner behind them. This method requires two shower rods since the liner needs to move separately from the curtains. A cornice covered in fabric and protected with polyurethane can be used to hide the shower rods and add even more sophistication and flair to the look.
Using Table Cloths as Shower Curtains
For those looking for something a little craftier, table cloths may be the answer. Since most rectangular table cloths are sixty inches wide, this is the perfect solution for a small shower stall that needs a new look. Clip rings can be used to hang the cloth, or you can sew a rod pocket and shirr it onto the shower rod.
If you are trying to cover a tub, you have the option to sew two table cloths together or hang them as two panels. If you prefer to go without a liner, you can treat the table cloths with two coats of water based polyurethane to make them water-proof.
Decorate a Plain Curtain
If you have something in mind, and it doesn’t exist as a shower curtain, window treatment, or table cloth, a plain white or colored curtain can be personalized to bring your imagination to life. This is a great option for those who want something crafty but don’t want to sew.
Using a printer and iron-on paper, you can print anything that you can think and iron your creation onto a fabric curtain. If you are technologically savvy, you can add a monogram, pattern, or special words to a boring curtain for a new look. If you can think it up, you can print it out and iron it on to create a curtain that makes every shower special.
Other ways to dress up a plain curtain include painting with stencils, tie-dying, or adding pretty ribbon. Allow your creativity to run wild.
Make it from Scratch
If you love to sew, creating your shower curtain from fabric and imagination is a fun and practical project. Look through clearance fabrics and thrift store sheets to find inexpensive fabrics that reflect your personality. The Internet offers a wide selection of patterns for window treatments and shower curtains that are available at no cost.
With some creativity and a few dollars, you can create a piece that shows off your personality while it gives you privacy.