The 5 Best Shower Curtains for the Most Popular Types of Showers and Tubs

These stylish options will elevate the design appeal of your bathroom.

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You have likely carefully designed almost every room in your home—but one often-overlooked area is the bathroom. The pieces inside of it, like a shower or tub, can make the area stand out, especially when they are dressed up with one crucial piece: "A quick way to update your bathroom without remodeling is to add a new shower curtain," says Mary Maloney, the owner of Bee's Knees Interior Design. "The shower curtain takes up a lot of visual real estate in a bathroom; swapping out this one detail is one of the easiest updates you can make."

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She notes that a colorful curtain can change the palette of the room (no painting necessary), whereas a white iteration can make the entire room feel clean and calm. Plus, keep in mind that there are plenty of options to choose from—your choice, however, should depend on the style of your tub or shower. "For a clawfoot tub, I love a shower curtain that encircles the whole space. It provides privacy and looks elegant," explains Andi Morse, the founder and principal designer of Morse Design. "To spruce up a standard shower, a custom curtain made from a fabric you adore is an easy way to pull some personality into the space." If you want to shop for a pre-made version instead, we have you covered: Ahead, find the best shower curtain styles on the market to add some elegance and function to nearly every shower and tub type.

Threshold Floral Wave Shower Curtain

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A shower and tub combo is a standard option in many homes. Your shower curtain, however, doesn't have to be. Add a functional, yet unique, option to your bathroom with this pick from Maloney: "This curtain adds some color, but it's still simple enough to stay in the realm of a clean and chic bathroom look."

Parachute Turkish Shower Curtain

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Those with a walk-in shower will love this curtain. Maloney notes that "this curtain will add texture and give your bathroom a relaxed feel," even if you don't have a tub to soak in. Morse adds that this pick offers up a "more earthy look that embraces neutrals."

Ceci Microfiber Geometric Single Shower Curtain

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Since clawfoot tubs are geometric, why not opt for a geometric-style shower curtain, like this one, to match? "Add some color to your bathroom by making the curtain the focal point, giving your bathroom a modern glam aesthetic," Maloney says.

Room Essentials Microfiber All Over Polka Dot Shower Curtain


Garden tubs can be the centerpiece of a bathroom. Enhance its form with an option that can wrap all the way around when needed. This one does just that and also "adds a ton of pizzaz and can be used [in spaces] for any age, from toddlers to adults," says Morse.

Haven Mini Waffle Shower Curtain

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Place this curtain along a shower stall, and you'll introduce a chic, soft accent to your space. It has a stylish waffle design and fabric made of 100-percent cotton. Morse always recommends iterations like this, since she loves "adding a beautifully textured curtain to an otherwise [neutral] space."

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