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Dressing Up Shower Curtain Rods
by Peter Wilson
Description: Tips for decorating your home with bathroom shower curtain rods.
If you are on a tight decorating budget, or just like getting
really creative, then you may want to consider using shower
curtain rods in more places than the bathroom. Sure these rods
are functional--they do hold up the all important shower
curtain liner that keeps water in the shower and off the
bathroom floor. However, shower curtain rods also make great
decorative poles in other room of the house.
Some of the Most Unusual Places to Hang a Shower Curtain Rod
Shower curtain rods can be purchased for just a few dollars but
look like a million bucks when used in some creative places
around the house. It’s the kind of home improvement project a
struggling college student or the most sophisticated
decorator can use and still have a great new look.
In the bedroom: Drapery fabric or curtains are a great way to
hide an unattractive wall or cover closets where doors just
don’t work. The pressure style rods simply twist to the right
size and are held in place by pressure. One consideration with
this type of rod is that it cannot usually support very heavy
drapes. If you are using velvet for example, you would probably
need a rod that is mounted with good drywall screws.
Another creative place to use shower curtain rods in the
bedroom is by suspending a couple from the ceiling above the
bed. Sheer fabric can drape across both rods with a dip in the
centre and then the fabric can cascade down the wall at the
head of the bed. Not only have you created a romantic canopy,
but you will also have a soft fabric headboard as a backdrop to
In the kitchen: A pantry area can be curtained off by using a
shower curtain rod and some lightweight kitchen print fabric.
This can be coordinated with café curtains on the windows and
all of the table linens.
In the sunroom: What to do with a sunroom that gets too hot?
Most sunrooms are vented to control temperature, but it can
still heat up the connecting rooms in the house when too much
sun comes in. You can use a pressure shower curtain rod at
either end of the overhead windows in a sunroom. Then stitch a
pocket 1/2” wider than the pole’s diameter into which the poles
slip. When you hang the rods the fabric can be taut or drape
slightly. Either way you have diffused the sunlight just enough
to control the room’s temperature.
Shower Curtain Rods for the Bathroom
The latest decorating trends have taken the mundane out of
bathrooms. There are s-shaped rods that make an old fashioned
claw foot tub able to support a shower spray. Also, there are
new designs in rods that suspend them from chains so that they
appear to float from the ceiling. You can dress up shower
curtain rods by choosing fun coordinating colours or attaching
the curtains with interesting ribbons or clips. It doesn’t have
to be just a plastic ring through a button hole.
The ideas are endless and only limited by imagination and
creativity. Spend some time looking through decorating
catalogues and you will see that whenever there is an expensive
rod used to hold up fabric, a shower curtain rod may do the job
just as well, but for a whole lot less money.
Peter Wilson revealed a lot of articles for
http://www.curtains-drapes-coverings.com, a source on tips and
tricks. The writer is writing on subjects such as shower
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