One Thing That Will Make Your Bath Feel Less Blah and More Spa

updated Jun 10, 2021
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This bright bathroom is something of a design legend at Apartment Therapy, simply because a lot of us really love it. Sure, it could have something to do with the classic subway tile and graphic gray grout. But I’m pretty sure it’s the shower curtain that really makes this space sing. The fruity retro print is such a happy, sunny motif that it’s hard not to like, even if you’re not a peaches person—or a pattern person, for that matter. Several staffers have purchased the exact style seen here, and this $39 curtain has been so popular, Urban Outfitters has since introduced papaya and banana versions.

Credit: Brooklinen

Well, citrus fruits must be the latest iteration of this trend, because a few days ago, Brooklinen released their own version of the fruity shower curtain, which sports an all-over orange motif set on a black-and-white grid background. And honestly, this cheery cotton curtain might be the perfect way to wake up a tired bath and usher in the new season right now. If you’re feeling the recent resurgence of ’80s Memphis style but don’t want to go all in with neon accessories or tubular furniture, here’s a subtle way to bring a playful vintage touch—and a nod to the outdoors—into your bathroom.

Yes, the Brooklinen style is priced higher than the UO curtain, but this comes as a set. For $68, you’re getting the curtain, a recyclable mold and mildew resistant liner, and a new set of shower curtain hooks. If you haven’t been the best about cleaning these extra shower essentials, consider this your chance to start fresh.

A new shower curtain might seem like a small thing, but it’s a piece that takes up a lot of visual space. Finding something that makes you smile might be just the thing that’ll make your bathroom feel less blah and more like a spa—all for less than $70.