8 Creative Shower Curtains to Transform Your Bathroom

published Oct 24, 2023
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If you’re designing for the first time or just feel like you’re in a rut in your existing apartment, start in the bathroom. Why? It’s a smaller space, so it won’t seem that intimidating, and because it’s a room that won’t always be on display, you can have a little fun with it. 

The shower curtain you choose can do a number of things to your bathroom. If you opt for a single clear curtain, it can make a cramped space look larger. If you want to quickly add color to an all-white room, you can lean into bold, colorful shower curtain prints that won’t cost you that much money to change out. Either way, here are eight of the best shower curtains pulled from House Tour archives that will inspire you to switch things up in this smaller (yet important!) space.

1. Bring Contrasting Colors Together

This colorful, color-block shower curtain from Society 6 pulls in all of the working colors of this Florida bathroom. It’s a statement-maker for sure, but because most of the prints are concentrated in the shower curtain and the rug, it’s just bold enough to work. 

Take the full tour of this vibrant home.

2. A Consistent Home

This New Orleans bathroom uses the same color shower curtain as the rest of the curtains in the home, for a unique way to tie in the entire house. If being consistent is your jam, this is a fun way to bring the colors of the curtains into the bathroom. The one shown here is sold out, but Anthropologie carries a similar style.

Want to see more? Check out the full house tour of this two-bedroom, shotgun-style home.

3. Mod and Understated

There’s something about the simplicity of just using a single, colored vinyl curtain for the shower. It’s easy and effective, and the clear color makes the bathroom look larger by allowing guests to see into the tub itself in this California home.

If you like what you see, learn more about this remodeled mid-century modern house.

4. Light and Bright

If you want brightness to be the overall theme of your bathroom, the colors of your walls and tile can extend to the shower curtain, like in this New York apartment. The pom-poms at the border of the curtain add just the right pop of color.

This design editor’s apartment is bursting with inspiration — take the full house tour to see for yourself.

5. Maximalist Fun

Maximalists, we didn’t forget about you. The bathroom can be a great room to choose in your home that you go totally bold with. That can include displaying wacky wallpaper, or going all out with your shower curtain. The curtain found in this Bronx apartment is sold out, but you can find a lookalike from Target.

6. Bohemian Beauty

Bohemian is the theme throughout this entire Santa Barbara house, even in the bathroom. Adding texture and mixed media to your shower curtain is a great way to make the entire room feel warmer. The soft orange and gray colors of the shower curtain work well with the bright walls and floor.

See how these renters maximized 650 square feet in the full house tour.

7. Fruity Fun

This Albuquerque home is anything but boring, and that extends to the bathroom. The fun, fruity print of the shower curtain is the star, but additions like real plants and wood floors balance out the print.

Can’t get enough of boho design style? This four-bedroom family home masters the look with a modern spin — don’t miss the full house tour.

8. Floral Garden

Each room has a different feel in this North Carolina home, and the bathroom is all about bold, beautiful florals. The printed shower curtain makes it easy to turn flowers into the star of the show, and colors pulled from the curtain influence the art prints and accessories of the room.

Learn more about remodeling on a budget in this design-forward house’s full tour.