Published on December 5, 2018

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The shower curtain is so much more than a barrier between the dripping wet tub and the squeaky-clean bathroom. For renters with little leeway to make their cookie-cutter bathroom their own (be it for their stubborn landlord or fear of temporary wallpaper), this often-overlooked staple is a chance to make a personal statement. And there’s little we love more than making decorative power moves for less.

Swapping out your standard shower curtain for a chic alternative isn’t just a hassle-free way to switch up your space—it’s also one of the most affordable upgrades you can make to the bathroom. That’s right: No tools, tears, or deep pockets required.

Whether you’re looking to make an artful impact with graphic shapes or stick to a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic, the seven curtains ahead are serious bathroom showstoppers. Washing up will never be the same.

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Eclipse Shower Curtain, CB2, $39.95

A bold black-and-white print comprised of half-moon shapes puts a fresh spin on traditional polka dots.

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Colorful Confetti Curtain, Crate and Barrel, $31.97

Throw a sudsy soiree every day with this celebratory confetti curtain—the perfect excuse for a private party.

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Organic Cloud Shower Curtain, West Elm, $39

Bring the beauty of a windy summer day to the bathroom with this whimsical black-and-white landscape inspired by an antique lithograph.

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Woven Block Placement Printed Curtain, Target, $24.99

Neutral enough for minimalists but graphic enough for maximalists, an edgy print in shades of gray offers the best of both worlds.

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Pinstriped Shower Curtain, Zara Home, $35.90

For the traditionalist at heart, there’s no going wrong with this classic pick. And at under $40? You’ll have cash to spare on your favorite splurge-worthy bath products.  

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White Checked Shower Curtain, H&M Home, $34.99

Checkmate! This gridded curtain pulls off chic shower vibes without relying on heavy florals or loud color.

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Shape Study #1 Lola Collective, Society6, $55.99

Channel the canvas of a modernist oil painting without taking a trip to the museum by hanging up this eye-catching piece.

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Grid: Orange and Gray, Bathage, $31.90

An electric pop of orange will cure any whitewashed bathroom of its boredom.


See more stylish finds for the bathroom: 

20 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Bathroom

14 Things You Need for an Organized Bathroom

11 Things Every Small Bathroom Needs