When it comes to showering, I'm a huge fan of a curved shower curtain rod. It's an added touch of luxury in a bathroom that isn't visible until you shower. The extra elbow room makes it so you can shower without the curtain attached to your elbow....the difference is huge! A curved shower rod holds a standard size shower curtain and it attaches to the wall, so noone is pulling it down by accident (ie: little kiddies.)
Metallic sheen shower curtain: Calvin Klein
Bathroom and tile design: Done by me
I shut the shower curtain here to give you an idea how it bows outward, otherwise it is kept open. I like the look of a shower curtain open and I love to see the tile design...also, it keeps the bathroom looking larger. I had a niche built to house all the bathing necessities, so it looks tidy with the curtain open. What are your thoughts on a curved rod?