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Shower Curtains – do we actually need them ?

Shower Curtains are either a necessary item for our bathrooms or just another added piece of decoration, but do we actually need them ? The answer simply put is Yes, shower curtains provide a no nonsense approach to keeping our bathrooms and ensuites typically clean and dry. They can be used as a decorative piece or alternatively we can use them purely and simply as a functional curtain.

Shower curtains - Cheap and Effective

Shower curtains - Cheap and Effective

The current trend towards shower curtains is now to basically use either a polyster or nylon curtain, this type of material will endure high temperature moisture and will handle as much washing in a machine as is necessary. A little eucalyptus oil in the wash will do wonders. Many new shower curtains come in a vast array of designs including plain voile or to the more dramatic contemporary designs.

Themed shower curtains are also very popular as this enables you to create a specific feel within the bathroom for a short period of time, ie Christmas or Easter, Thanksgiving day, they are relativily inexpensive for what they are and are usually packaged as a ready made item. When purchasing a new shower curtains always ensure that you have allowed extra on the drop of the curtain to make sure that it is covering the area completely, there is nothing worse than a half masted shower curtains.

These shower curtains can either be installed on a rod using  rod and rings, or alternatively they can be installed a specialized curtain rod using either pinch pleat or pencil pleat curtains, for my information read our “how to make curtains – includes secret fabric formula” tutorial. I have seen many shower curtains in my clients homes that have basically transformed a tired bathroom into a place of  brightness and atmosphere.

One major factor you should consider when purchasing new shower curtains is to ask the salesperson for advice, there are many new fabrics that are now being used and some of these are mildew resistant, this type of material has been chemically treated in the manufacturing process to reduce the growth of mould. If you are looking a natural shower curtain than hemp is what you should choose, this is now becoming more and more available in many different styles and shapes. Hemp shower curtains do require more washing but the overall softer look is well worth it.

So remember when choosing your next shower curtains always consider what material you will use, the colour or theme and most importantly the size of the area it needs to cover. Just recently added are also the new nylon materials that will allow for as much washing when necessary. Normally your curtain should be washed in a small amount of diluted eucalyptus oil, this will always give you fresh shower curtains

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