One of the essential bathroom fittings we need is some kind of separation of the shower area from the rest of the bathroom. In a large bathroom this may not matter. But for any small or moderately-sized bathroom, this is an essential requirement. There are usually two ways of achieving this — glass/plastic shower cubicles or shower curtains. The latter is an easy and economic way of achieving this.
Shower curtains India serve a few purposes:
- They separate the shower area from the rest of the bathroom. By this simple separation, we ensure that the shower water does not spill into the rest of the bathroom. The floors remain dry and we don’t have to deal with water splashing all over the room.
- It provides a visual focus point. Because it takes up a lot of visual space and because their look is extremely flexible, shower curtains can bring colour, style and personality into a room as mundane as a bathroom.
- A shower curtain acts as a simple separator in a room which is multi-functional.
- It provides privacy.
Shower curtains can be very effective in achieving all this. Luckily we also have a really wide variety of shower curtains available in the market today. So, how do you pick the right one? Here are a few tips:
Decide on the right material
Luckily there are many types of materials available in the market today. Gone are the days when you had nothing other than plastic. It may be cheap, but plastic also looks cheap. It discolours and cracks within a few months, leaving a rather dirty and shabby shower curtain. You can choose a number of other fabrics, including linen, microfibre and PEVA.
Linen looks elegant and is long lasting. But it requires lining and it gets soaked pretty quickly. Moreover, the lining, usually plastic, has a pretty short shelf life. Microfibre is easy to clean, but heavy and expensive. Vinyl and polyester are often used as a chaser option that is also quite effective. However, these are harmful for the environment and known carcinogen.
One of the most effective and modern solution is PEVA shower curtains India. Made of composite materials, PEVA is an eco-friendly option that is completely PVC-free. It is strong, lightweight and resistant to mould. Easy to clean and maintain, PEVA is recyclable and non-toxic. It is also extremely durable. But before you decide, visit the stores and check samples. See if you like the texture and do some research on the material.
Measure the sizes
Most curtains come in standard sizes. It is your bathroom which may be out of the standard size. If it is too big or too narrow, you may have to take a measuring tape to gauge the size you want. For large bathrooms, look for extra-large curtains or hang two similar curtains side-by-side. For smaller bathrooms, you may think of cutting the fabric. But this may just end up damaging it. Our advice would be to just keep it as it is. A few more pleats won’t hurt anyone!
Decide the styles
Shower curtains are a great medium to carry out the style of the room. You can pick any style you may want — from nautical, floral, cartoons to psychedelic. Even a plain monochrome curtain is perfectly fine if you want just a classical, clean look.
Decide the colour theme
It’s a good idea to pick shower curtains India that reflect the colour theme in the rest of the bathroom. Even if you are picking printed curtains, see that the predominant colour goes with the rest of the bathroom. It is best to match it with the hardware in the room — the toilet, bathtub, sink or the tiles. Don’t worry about the towels. You can always get a new hand towel!
Decide the hanging style
There are two main options here — hookless and rings. A hookless curtain is easy to hang. With its sleek and straight lines, it’s a perfect look for a modern bathroom. Rings are also quite convenient and most shower curtains India come with matching rings. You can easily take them out without dismantling the show rod when you want to give them a wash.