Shower Curtains

I just had my bathroom renovated and cannot find a shower curtain to go with it.  I think the problem is that I bought a wider tub so it comes out a few more inches than my old one so it's closer to the toilet and I also have a cabinet hanging above the toilet.  When I hung up a curtain it just looked like it was touching the toilet and really felt like it made the room feel even smaller.  All I have in there now is the clear liner...do I need a shower curtain?  I feel like I'm always seeing design photos online with no shower curtain...are these dated? Or still preferred? 


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I already returned the shower curtain but here is the liner hanging where the curtain would...it's hard to see but it touches the cabinet.


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Here's a pic of the liner hanging inside the tub but how about if I get a fabric liner that wouldn't be see through?


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built in shelves we added...this was just an empty space...we thought our hvac ran through this...can't believe the builders didn't make this a linen closet.


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Posted on September 12, 2011 at 3:08 am
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Do you have pictures so I can see what you are talking about?

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 3:47 am
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I think shower curtains done right can look good & even modern.  If I can say so myself, I quite love the one we have in our guest bathroom!  LOL.  Matches the other bathroom decor perfectly.


However, I don't think you need one at all, and you have a liner with helps keep the water in.  I think shower curtains are usually aesthetic, and if it really makes your room look smaller I might forego it.


Like Allie asked, do you have a pic?

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 4:38 am
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I totally understand where you are coming from. We have two TINY bathrooms in our military housing, and the shower curtains make the rooms even smaller :-( 


Would something like this work in your bathroom? Then you could still have some kind of curtain/pretty fabric, but the open tub would make the room appear bigger.


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(Just a tieback/holdback on one side.)

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 8:54 am
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I think that is a nice solution to open the room a bit more and still dress it up with a curtain. :)

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 9:21 am
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bump...added photos.

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm
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I like how you added the shelving!

For the curtain, are guests ever using this bathroom? I like the idea of a pull back, like Debbie suggested. You don't need a shower curtain, but I think its a nice way to add color. I had trouble finding one I liked for the guest bathroom, then I lucked out finding one at Wal-Mart for $30. I then have it hanging from Restoration Hardware hooks!
Posted on September 13, 2011 at 6:39 am
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I really like the idea of having the curtain pulled back when not in use. It adds the decorative element without making the room appear smaller. 

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ok, I think a pull back is my answer!  Thanks ladies!!  I swear I've been to BBB so many times the past few weeks and have returned 4 shower curtains and made DH return 2!!  Now I think I'm going to go back and buy the original one I liked and find a pretty tie back!  :)


Hmmm..now I'm wondering if I should add the tie back on the side by the toilet or by where the shelves are?

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I just put my mad Paint skills to use (j/k I paint like a 2 year old).  Anyway, I like option # 1 the best.  I think it would keep the room more open, and make it more inviting like "hey, step in from this side", where I think option # 2 says "hey, climb past the toilet then climb in".  That is if you have the drywall space next to the cabinet to screw the pull back into.


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Posted on September 13, 2011 at 7:23 am
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I like #1!! :) 

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 8:55 am
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I love the floor!  Did you guys DIY?  Where did you buy it? :)

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 9:03 am
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LOL, Amanda! Those paint mock-ups are actually very helpful. I like #1, too! (For the reasons Amanda mentioned, I think it looks more inviting and like it is part of the intentional design.)

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Thanks Athena!  That does help and I think I like option 1!  I'm going to try and find a pretty tie back the weekend!


Plum- we ordered the pebble tile from stratastone.net.  I had seen a pebble tile I liked at Home Depot but the didn't have many selections and were $16.99sq ft.  They have so many at stratastone and ranged from $10-12sq ft.  We ordered samples first to make sure that's what we wanted. 


We didn't do them ourselves...a coworker of mine that did my bathroom did them.  It looked easy to me though because you don't have to start in the middle of the room or use a saw.  They are on a mesh backing so you can cut it and if you need to.  I think the most time consuming part was the grout.  DH also got them in his bathroom in a different colorl

Posted on September 14, 2011 at 1:18 am

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