Hands down, the simplest way to update a small bathroom.
If your current bathroom feels far from spa-like, but your next remodel is still a few years away, the easiest way to update the room is to buy a new shower curtain. Most shower curtains measure about five feet long and run from floor to ceiling—so they take up a significant amount of visual space. Especially in a small room, the curtain is likely the largest thing in the space. Luckily, this one element is also the easiest to switch out (it takes less than five minutes) and there are plenty of options at affordable prices.
Choose from the pretty patterned curtains below, then invest in a mildew-resistant liner ($11, amazon.com) that will keep the curtain looking fresh for longer. You’ll have to replace your shower curtain less often, so you’ll get the most out of this micro bathroom makeover.
Kate Spade Striped Shower Curtain
To add a relaxing nautical touch to your bathroom, choose this blue-and-white striped option by Kate Spade. By simply changing this one feature, your forever home (or rental place) will instantly start to feel more like your beach house.
To buy: $50; bedbathandbeyond.com.
Peaches Shower Curtain
Pink and orange is the unexpected trending color combination right now, and this playful shower curtain proves how pretty it can be. Pre-order this curtain now for early April delivery, and it will freshen up your bathroom just in time for spring.
To buy: $39; urbanoutfitters.com.
Floral Print Shower Curtain
The dramatic navy blue background on this curtain helps the blooms stand out. Swap this option in for your boring white curtain in your guest bathroom and every friend who stops by will want to know where you got it.
To buy: $19; target.com.
Galaxy Shower Curtain
If you’re looking for a shower curtain that’s cute enough for the kids’ bathroom, but stylish enough for guests to see, choose this galaxy-themed option. On sale for just $25, this is the most affordable way to make over this often-overlooked space.
To buy: $25; urbanoutfitters.com.
Andana Medallion Shower Curtain
For those looking to bring color and pattern to an all-white bathroom, this kaleidoscope-esque curtain will brighten up the entire room.
To buy: $24; worldmarket.com.