From plastic to cloth, and lined, shower curtains vary in look, style, and fabric. You may base your shower curtain purchasing decision upon your bathroom interior decor, or you may be feeling a bit more creative and decide to try your hand at some innovating creative techniques.
When looking for a shower curtain to compliment your interior design you should not have much trouble. However, due to the fact of high humidity, some shower curtains tend to dirty quicker than others. For this reason, many people prefer a shower curtain that is easily machine washable.
One home remedy tip is to include a cup of baking soda in the wash with your shower curtain; this will cut down on mold and bring your curtain to a sparkling shine.
Making your own Shower Curtain
For those who are feeling festive or just plain crafty, customizing your own shower curtain may be just what you need to add your own personal touch to your bathroom decor. Here are some tips for designing your own shower curtains.
If you sew, you will find that it is extremely simple to create your own fabric based shower curtain. All you need is to make sure that your fabric will fit your shower. The standard sized shower curtain is 72 by 72 inches.
Once you have your fabric cut and your shower curtain rod, simply hem the fabric on all four sides. You can then add buttonholes to the top of your shower curtain to accommodate for the curtain holders or hooks. Place a vinyl shower curtain liner between the fabric shower curtain and the bathtub.
Another wonderfully creative way to create your own shower curtain is to purchase a clear vinyl shower curtain and decorate it with stencils and paint pens. You can purchase paint pens at any local craft store or department store. Using stencils either trace or fill in your design. This is a wonderful activity that you can use with children as well.
You can create your own holiday themed-based shower curtains such as using Christmas themed stencils, Valentines themed, or any appropriate theme for the specific holiday that you have in mind.