9 Shower Curtain Ideas to Maximize a Small Bathroom

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A good shower curtain can be a game-changer for a small bathroom. If you're lacking the square footage and wall space for furniture and decor, a pop of color and personality can do wonders. To prove our point, we rounded up some of the savviest shower curtains on the market to help maximize your small bathroom. From storage-friendly styles to polka-dotted ones, here are nine shower curtains that will upgrade even the tiniest of bathrooms.

1. Brighten up your bathtub.

A sheer color-blocked shower curtain turns a traditional white bathtub into a colorful display.

Get the look: Quiet Town Sun Shower Curtain, $65

2. Get lacy.

A cotton shower curtain with lace and ornate embroidery creates an elegant scene in a small bathroom.

Get the look: Caprice Shower Curtain, $248

3. Try polka dots.

A fabric shower curtain clad in multicolored polka dots dresses up a cramped bathroom with a pop of graphic personality.

Get the look: Kate Spade Polka Dots Single Shower Curtain, $68

4. Add texture.

Looking for a way to bring a touch of texture into a small bathroom? A textured cotton shower curtain with thin horizontal stripes can instantly update any sized bathroom.

Get the look: Vera Wang Textured Stripe Shower Curtain, $50

5. Try a tech-friendly shower curtain.

If you thought you couldn't bring your favorite electronics into the shower then it's time to think again. This Better Than Bubbles tech-friendly shower curtain features multiple phone and tablet-sized pockets — placed at different height levels — so you can watch TV or a movie while getting ready in the morning.

Get the look: Better Than Bubbles Tech Friendly Clear Shower Curtain, $19.96

6. Flower power.

A bright and colorful floral shower curtain makes a stylish statement in a small bathroom — no wall paint necessary.

Get the look: Flower Shower Shower Curtain, $112

7. Make a textual statement.

Let a bold statement do the talking inside a cramped bathroom.

Get the look: Get Naked Shower Curtain, $49

8. Find a shower curtain that pulls double duty.

A little extra storage space goes a long way in a small bathroom. This one above boasts nine mesh pockets that are accessible from inside the shower, perfect for storing soap, shampoo, conditioner, and more.

Get the look: Maytex Quick Dry Mesh Pockets Waterproof PEVA Shower Curtain, $15

9. Think artfully.

An eye-catching shower curtain with a colorful abstract art print transforms a small bathroom into a sophisticated scene in seconds.

Get the look: Quiet Town Marfa Shower Curtain, $198


Caroline Biggs is a writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Apartment Therapy, Refinery 29, and more.

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