Shower Curtains

How to Buy Shower Curtains for Less : 5 Ways to Save

You can buy shower curtains for all levels of budget from beautiful designer fabric shower curtains to very cheap shower curtains imported from the Far East. As your choice will make a big impression in your bathroom (as the design you choose will be one of the first things you see when you enter), do not buy anything that looks cheap. You really want a great design at low cost rather than the cheapest clear or solid white boring curtain.

As patterned shower curtains are not much more expensive to produce than plain ones, you should not have to put up with plain shower curtains to save money. The main thing is to choose a design and color which goes with your bathroom and if you have a neutral bathroom, you can even use your shower curtain as the starting point for a color scheme. For example if you have a curtain with a lime green and turquoise design, you can use those colors in your bathroom accessories such as towels, blinds and bath rugs.

To save money on quality curtains you can try any of the following :-

1. Buy Shower Curtains on Sale

Department stores with a bathroom department and interior design and bathroom stores usually stock only high end curtains but you should be able to find these at a discount at sale time. These sales occur several times a year in most stores. Look out for them so that you can visit at the right time.

2. Use Designer Outlet Malls

The bigger designer outlet malls are bursting with home decoration items as well as clothes and you should be able to locate what you need at a considerable discount.

3. Be Discerning at Discount Stores

Pick out the better shower curtains from stores such as Walmart. IKEA and discount warehouses and you will find that you have great curtains at a low price. Avoid the cheapest curtains there however as they are not going to improve your bathroom.

4. Make Your own Shower Curtains

It is not easy to make waterproof shower curtains but what you can do is use a cheap inner shower curtain as a liner and then choose any fabric for an outer curtain. That way you can have the designer shower curtain look for very little. As a shower curtain is mainly straight edges, they are not difficult to make at all. Use ready made eyelets at the top, matching the holes and eyelets to those in the shower curtain lining.

5. Buy Online

You will find plenty of great examples you will love on the web at low prices. Here are a selection of shower curtains for sale online all under $20 many with free shipping. If there is nothing here in this small sample to suit your bathroom, then you will find many more low cost shower curtains here.

InterDesign Leaves Fabric Shower Curtain, Gray (Click Image for Details)

InterDesign Leaves Fabric Shower Curtain, Gray (Click Image for Details)


Beautifully effective in a modern white and chrome bathroom, this gray shower curtain with an oriental design will look great in your bathroom. 100-percent water resistant polyester with rust proof metal grommets. Use with a curtain liner for best results. Click here for more information.

Black Shower Curtain with Tulip Design (Click Image for Details)

Black Shower Curtain with Tulip Design (Click Image for Details)


Fantastic for a modern bathroom, this contemporary shower curtain has universal appeal. 100% PEVA anti-mildew vinyl which you can wipe clean with a damp cloth. Click here for further details.



InterDesign EVA Fun Shower Curtain with Ducks. Also available with frogs, fisg, gerbera and goldfish for kids from 3 to 93! Click here for details.


InterDesign EVA Shower Curtain with Ducks (Click Image for Details)

InterDesign EVA Shower Curtain with Ducks (Click Image for Details)

Maytex Sorrento Stripe Fabric Shower Curtain, Burgundy (Click Image for Details)

Maytex Sorrento Stripe Fabric Shower Curtain, Burgundy (Click Image for Details)


Burgundy shower curtain in a traditionla striped design. Use with a liner. Also available in blue stripe. Click here for details.



Incredible value as this whole set costs less than $20 for all three items and includes 12 curtain rings too! Beautiful bright colors to add cheer to your white bathroom. Click here for more details.


Crazy Daisy Retro Shower Curtain and Bathroom Rug Set (Click Image for Details)

Crazy Daisy Retro Shower Curtain and Bathroom Rug Set (Click Image for Details)

Zebra Shower Curtain (Click Image for Details)

Zebra Shower Curtain (Click Image for Details)


Create a zebra bathroom theme with this black and white shower curtain. 100% polyester. You will find details of the curtain here and all the matching accessories you need.


Shower Curtains Guide

Welcome to Shower Curtains Place! This is a site full of information about shower curtains, of course. (I’m not sure what else it could be about with a name like that :)

But, why shower curtains?

Well, the humble shower curtain tends to be forgotten in bathroom design – you choose a beautiful new white porcelain sink, toilet, bath, you select the best floor and wall tiles you can afford, you pay big bucks to get it all installed – and then find that you are struggling to buy shower curtains which match up to what you had in mind for your dream bathroom.

But buying beautiful shower curtains is really not that hard if you know what you are looking for and where to buy – the checklists and guides on this site are designed to make the choice easier and to get you that beautiful bathroom you deserve and many sites have a search function which makes it easier to find the right product.

Of course, it would be a little easier if you chose your shower curtains BEFORE your bathroom furniture and fittings for easier color coordination and the best choice but I know you haven’t done that – no one does – so lets just get my plea in not to choose the cheapest shower curtains you can find but the best. Cheap shower curtains will do the job of stopping your bathroom getting flooded when you or your kids take a shower but they can’t and won’t make your bathroom look a million dollars and they will cheapen whatever beautiful bathroom furnishings and accessories you have selected.

Better shower curtains = better bathrooms

Better shower curtains = better bathrooms
(image by Peter Hellebrand)

And another plea while I am busy with pleading my case for beautiful bathrooms nationwide :) Please look after your shower curtain once you get it home. There’s nothing worse than a shower curtain that has gone black, mildewed and moldy for making a bathroom look downbeat.

Get into the habit of opening your curtain whether cotton, hemp or vinyl after you take a shower and fully extending it as far as it goes along the length of the shower curtain rod or track.

Let the fabric dry before you close it up again and you should not have too many problems with mildew.

If it gets a little dirty, a gentle wash in the washing machine with some mild detergent once every few weeks will do the trick – provided your shower curtain is washable – a good reason for selecting one that is.

Wash with a couple of cotton towels which will soak up the excess moisture after spinning so you avoid a soaking when you take your curtain out of the washing machine if it plastic, EVA or vinyl !

Here’s to a beautiful bathroom! Look out for the other posts on this site and have fun shopping for shower curtains!