If you’ve been isolating yourself at home due to COVID-19, there’s a good chance you’re growing tired of your same old surroundings.
Once the novelty of staying inside wears off, the social distancing lifestyle can start to feel a bit lonely, boring, and monotonous. If you’re looking for a cheap, simple way to make your living space more exciting, we have a somewhat unconventional suggestion: Buy a new shower curtain.
I know you’re probably thinking that buying a new shower curtain sounds even more dull than the idea of staying home for another month. But I’m not talking about a sensible, neutral shower curtain that you’d buy to tie your whole bathroom together. I’m suggesting you order a fun, colorful, wacky, patterned, perhaps even slightly chaotic shower curtain.
A new shower curtain has the power to transform the look and feel of your entire bathroom, not to mention, glancing at it in the mirror when you’re washing your hands 20 times a day can help cheer you up.
I’ve always favored extremely tame shower curtains that seamlessly blend with surrounding bathroom decor, but after recently coming across a Wayfair ad for a few wacky-looking shower curtains I did a little research and stumbled into the weird and wonderful world of online shower curtain shopping.
Was everyone aware of just how many shower curtains there are in this world? There are curtains with gorgeous flowers, colorful stripes, maps, tassels, animals, sports logos, travel scenes, and more printed onto them. If you can imagine it, it’s on a shower curtain. And if not, you can personalize your own curtain with a favorite quote, photograph, or design.
The online shower curtain selection is honestly a bit overwhelming, so if you need some inspiration I suggest filtering search results by seeking out curtains that reflect your interests. Do you love the color orange? Are a you a huge fan of Star Wars? Are you obsessed with dogs, vinyl, or traveling? If so, you’re in luck. The perfect shower curtain is out there for you.
After a few initial searches I was able to find these serious contenders for my own shower, but the possibilities are truly endless.
Price: 29.99 via Wayfair
Price: $57.14 via Redbubble
Price: $17.55 via Amazon
Price: $101 via Wayfair
Wayfair, Amazon, Etsy, Redbubble, and more have delightful selections of shower curtains — including both whimsically unhinged and tastefully simple options — that I highly recommend browsing. But some custom curtains online can be a bit pricey, so remember that you can always search for discounts at stores like Target and Bed Bath & Beyond, or Marshalls and TJ Maxx when stores re-open.
Most people don’t usually change their shower curtains very often, but it sounds like a nice idea to have several options on-hand that you can swap out depending on your mood. They even sell festive shower curtains for the holidays that are hilariously extra. And if you really feel like an upgrade you can also shop for new shower curtain hooks and rings.
Just be sure to keep the height of your shower/tub in mind when shopping for your new shower curtain, remember to buy a plastic liner if needed, and your bathroom glow-up will be good to go.