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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Decorating Bargains: Shower Curtains

Yesterday I received the March issue of Better Homes and Gardens in the mail and while I haven't had time to fully dig in to this month's content, I did come across an article that peaked my interest, "30 Easy, High Impact Decorating Ideas." Lots of quick, terrific tips, but #21 - "A fabric shower curtain is full of potential" really spoke to the "champagne taste on a beer budget" me, reminding me of my own quest to use inexpensive textiles intended for other uses, as I shared here in a window treatment post.  Think of it, at 72" x 72" this is 2 yards of fabric with 50% more width than the average designer fabrics, at the right price, this is an amazing bargain.  So I decided to search out some great looking, well priced shower curtains and share them as well as a few ideas on how to use them.

I love the block printed paisley, a fabric style that is currently quite trendy.  Picture this as the upholstery on a chair like I featured here with wood arms and legs painted black.

Saffron Marigold $59.99

 I stuck this bedspread in here because of the size, it would be good for taller window panels.
Saffron Marigold $79.99 (90" x 108")

Picture these fabrics in a kid's room or playroom made into floor cushions or slipcovers for kid sized chairs.  Or, using two different colors, make window panels with the top 2/3 of one color and the bottom 1/3 of another, so fun!
Garnet Hill $28

This would make a darling roman shade or shirred/gathered treatment on a window where privacy is important but you don't want to fully block the light.
West Elm $49 (74"l x 72"w)

How perfect would this be as a twin sized upholstered headboard?
West Elm $39 (74"l x 72"w)

Dwell Studio fabric for a bargain price.  Great as a bed skirt or crib bumpers in a gender neutral nursery.
Layla Grace $66

How about these two great looks from Amy Butler?  Think window valences, pillows, a cushion on a bench.
Since this is water resistant and mildew proof, it would be perfect for use in a protected outdoor area, think cushion covers, chair seats, pillows.
A lively fabric for a bedroom as an upholstered headboard, bed skirt or euro shams.

This Marimekko pattern, Unikko, would great pulled over stretcher bars and used as a wall hanging
There are probably millions of other ways to use these great fabric shower curtains, but my brain is too tired to conjure them all up, so here are just a few more: 
A table cloth 
Cover for a bulletin board
Have you used a fabric shower curtain in any decorating projects?  I would love to see what you have created, so please comment and feel free to share a link.
Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? If so please contact me,
I would love to help!


Rene said...

What a great roundup of shower curtains. I have been enjoying those colors in the latest Garnet Hill.


AlwaysMod said...

Thanks for the mention. Great post!

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