Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Shower time

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 
Tiles: Slate
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?

21 comments:

sara said...

I love the tile work and light fixture in your bathroom, so pretty!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i have a curved shower curtain rod - i LOVE it - gives u a lil more space inside, i think .. plus gives dimension to the look as well!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika

~Tiptoe Butterfly~

La Dolfina said...

Yours looks fabulous. I've always been intrigued with them and agree that it's so much more practical but it doesn't work in my space as our toilet is too close to the shower/tub and would make it a bit crowded.
Wishing you a stellar week ahead!!

Debby Lee said...

I am in love with your chandelier & tile!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Lovely chandelier! i am on hunt for one for my girl's room,

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I think a curved shower rod is a must!

Beautiful tile and light fixture :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Believe it or not I just used a curved shower curtain during a recent stay at a hotel! Makes a huge difference -I'm a fan!

Splendid Willow said...

Forget the rod (although I like the idea) - I would like to see more pics from your home!

ox, Mon

Deborah said...

The curved curtain rod is a great idea - like you said it allows for more elbow room. I'll have to try that in my daughter's bathroom.
But I have to say I luv luv luv the tile in that bathroom. LUV IT!

The Zhush said...

New to this concept...sounds like such a great idea! Thanks!

Hamptontoes said...

Oh, I'm so glad some of you know about a curved shower curtain rod. And for those who haven't tried one, they are amazing! I would never use any other kind. Thanks for all your comments!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Never thought of the shower curtain as away to achieve more elbow room, but now that I think of it, yes, good idea! I think the curved shower curtain is unusual (in a good way) and for some reason, gives a touch of luxury (oh, and the chandelier helps too ;)... fab!).
*kisses* HH

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

I totally prefer them to the straight ones!

House of Design & Style said...

I think its a really great idea and it def makes sense! I couldn't help but notice that gorgeous chandelier!

Kathysue said...

My Son has had one at his house and it is amazing how that slight curve gives you so much more room and it does not go into the room. Pretty amazing design. Love your shower curtain , it looks so pretty with your tile!! Kathysue

Jeanette {A Passion for Home} said...

That is one change I wish to make to our guest and hall baths. I got my first taste of a rod of this type during a hotel visit. It's nice to have a bit more elbow room.

Love your tile!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love curved shower curtain rods! We do a lot of traveling and I love when hotels have these! Your bathroom is gorgeous, love the chandelier! And yes, you and I have been on the same page lately, post-wise! XO!

Cashon&Co said...

Like the curved rod... More room inside! I like the slate tiles you picked out!

Classic Style in the City said...

Yes, I like the curved rod, I have a similar in our bathroom hanging from the roof..

Rock'n Roll Ballerina said...

It looks absoulutly faboulus! I love it! And the glamourus touch with the chandelier is so perfect! ;)

Leigha said...

Agreed! Always a curved shower rod. Nice touch of glamour with the lighting. Gorgeous.