You don’t get much chance to ring the changes in a bathroom once the bath tub, shower, toilet, sink and tiles are installed – at least not without a great deal of expense. However new shower curtains are one way to change the look of your bathroom especially if you have wisely chosen a plain white bathroom suite and neutral tiles.(If you are planning a new bathroom it’s worth thinking about designing in the ability to change your décor easily in future)
Shower curtains can change the whole mood of your bathroom. From dull and boring it can receive a magic touch of designer luxury, of color, of boldness or of fun and frivolity. You get to choose!
1. Keep the décor neutral
The more neutral the items already in the bathroom the easier it is to change your room scheme with a change of shower curtain. If walls are painted you may want to give them a lick of paint in white or cream so you are not distracted by the color that is already there when designing your new scheme. Pack away any colored items that can be removed too. Tiles however are not so easy to change so you will need to consider them in your new scheme unless you are prepared to go to the expense of re-tiling.
2. Choose a Look
Think about the type of look you want to go for. Would you like a bright and cheerful kids bathroom? Do you want an exotic designer look? Do you want something contemporary, funky and modern? Let your imagination run riot. Check out a few shower curtain sites and bathroom interiors magazines for inspiration too.
3. Select Your Shower Curtains
Choose a shower curtain to be the starting point for your bathroom décor. This will be a balancing act between getting something you like at a price you can afford and something which fits in with the elements you can’t change in your bathroom. Be a little bold in your choice if you want a distinctive bathroom. If you can’t find the exact product you are looking for in a shower curtain buy a good quality liner instead and make an outer curtain in a fabric of your choice to use with the liner.
4. Change Your Bathroom Accessories
Choose new towels and other bathroom accessories to coordinate with your new shower curtain (and don’t forget the rings and hooks which need to tie in to your design too). This will pull the look together and make your bathroom more of a pleasure to use. You may want to check out available accessories when choosing shower curtains to make sure you’ll be able to buy the coordinating items.