Sophisticated Shower Curtains



I am constantly amazed at the aesthetics of some bathrooms, powder rooms, washrooms, whatever you choose to call them. It’s fantastic that a room whose purpose is typically so pragmatic and functional can be made into a relaxing retreat, of sorts. Recently, I’ve stumbled across some bathrooms that have something in common: super stylish shower swag. (Which shouldn’t shock you, having read the title of this article, and all…) Look at these beauties:

The classiness factor is out of this world in this washroom. I mean, look at the capiz chandelier, modern countertop dual sinks, and leaning narrow mirror…an elegant ceiling-to-floor shower curtain just makes sense among this crowd. I like how the curtain is emphasized not only by chic form but also by being a bolder version of blue than exists in the rest of the sleek space.

The homeowners here added a pelmet box lookalike for a streamlined look in this shower/tub. Khaki linen shower curtains with clean-cut ivory trim is a classic color combination that calmly and maturely balances out the graphic wallpaper in the same color scheme. What I love about this is the fact that it’s in a “regular” sized bathroom with a common layout – this sophistication could be fairly easily recreated.

Although the curtain itself is nothing crazy-special here, the presentation is done with a bang. Angled to match the slant of the ceiling, this simple white shower curtain creates drama…which continues through to the beautiful whole-surround mosaic glass tiles. Perfection.

Speaking of drama, how about this two-panel curtain layout? Dark, rich espresso brown curtains set off the shower/tub, like it’s a point of destination ratherthan a necessary stop along the way to Elsewhere. Complete with tie-backs for ultimate theatre presence, this shower curtain gives off an undeniably luxe vibe.

To me, creating a minimalist bathroom seems a tricky business, as it can quickly cross into the realm of feeling dingy or prison-ish. This space, however, is pulled together with perfection, as the neutral ruffle curtain adds a touch of “excess” and keeps the space from feeling barren. Paired with what appears to be a stand-alone clawfoot tub, this curtain exudes a sense of timelessness and enjoyment. White subway tile is a perfect backdrop to the tastefully decorated metal shelving.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.


Published by in Bathroom, on November 5th, 2012

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