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Stall Size Shower Curtains

Madhura Pandit Dec 01, 2018
Shower curtains are primarily used to ensure your privacy and to prevent water from splashing out of the shower stall. Available in various colors, designs and varieties, shower curtains contribute significantly to the decor of the bathroom.
If you have a stall shower, then having a shower curtain is a must. You may not be aware, but apart from vinyl curtains (that are very popular and inexpensive), there are many other varieties to choose from. There are new styles, trends and patterns available that cater to every type of decor.

Types of Shower Curtains

Shower curtains are prominently made of vinyl or plastic. But, apart from these synthetic materials, you will also find curtains made of natural material like cotton, hemp, etc. Let us take a look, in brief, at the types and features of the different shower curtains.


These are the most popular or commonly used shower curtains. They are inexpensive, durable and waterproof or water-repellent. They are also easy-to-use and clean. As they are available in different sizes and colors, you can surely find one that suits the decor and overall look of your bathroom.
Vinyl curtains are also found in exciting designs and themes, suitable for adults' as well as kids' bathroom. At the same time, solid color curtains are also very popular.


When it comes to use and applicability, polyester curtains are very much similar to vinyl curtains. 100% polyester is waterproof and easily washable (can be washed in a machine). It does not require any maintenance.
On the other hand, you can also consider going for shower curtains made partly of cotton and partly of polyester. These curtains are perfectly suitable for contemporary as well as traditional decor. Vinyl and plastic shower curtains are suited for high-traffic bathrooms.

Cotton Fabric

Cotton shower curtains are more elegant than plastic. They are environment-friendly. They are available in large number of colors and patterns. But, cleaning and maintaining is not as easy as vinyl or polyester curtains. They take a longer time to dry and mildew quickly. You can look for cotton curtains that are treated to make them more water-resistant.


Hemp (a thick plant fiber) is yet another variety of natural material used to make shower curtains. It is as mildew-resistant as vinyl; and as environment-friendly as cotton. Hemp naturally has antifungal and antibacterial properties, and so, does not mildew easily.
However, the only side effect of hemp is that it requires longer time to dry. Due to its absorbent properties, it tends to absorb water, and hence, needs extended drying.
The price of a shower curtain depends on the material used. While those made of vinyl and polyester are inexpensive, those made of natural materials like cotton and hemp are pricier. Fabric shower curtains require vinyl liners to protect them from mildew and stains. This may increase the cost. But, they definitely look more elegant and beautiful than vinyl.
Theam based vinyl shower curtains are priced higher than others. Due to availability of large number of designs and themes, you will surely find what you are looking for. If not, you can also customize one. Look out for manufacturers that make curtains, as per your specifications of color, material, design, etc. Also look for designer label shower curtains.

Shower Curtain Designs

➡ Solid white and beige curtains are the most popular ones they match with most of the bathroom themes. Whereas, the second most common are polka-dotted ones.

➡ You can even opt for other solid colors like blue, green, maroon, black, violet, etc., as they are visually appealing and will also match / contrast your bathroom decor.
➡ If looking for shower curtains for kids' bathroom, then you can find the ones themed on popular cartoon characters, animals, cars, abstract art, etc.

➡ When it comes to themed shower curtains (usually of vinyl or polyester material), you will find that the aquatic theme is quite popular: with designs of droplets, fish, aquatic life, etc.
➡ Lastly, if you are looking for something unique, then try silhouette shower curtains. These are cool, intriguing, and will suit modern bathroom decor.
Shower screens are also, sometimes, used in place of shower curtains. However, they are expensive as compared to shower curtains. Secondly, curtains are more preferred as they are attractive and easy to maintain and replace. With new styles and trends available, finding the perfect shower curtain to add some style to your shower, has become quite easier.