HOUSE: New Mexico #2 + I Want This

Botanical shower curtain options.

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Saskia Pomeroy Plants Shower Curtain, Urban Outfitters

Yesterday’s post about my bathroom makeover got me thinking about shower curtains. I mentioned that I’ve been considering putting removable wallpaper below the chair rail, but D16 reader MaryMargaret commented that the removable wallpaper she recently had installed in a powder room is now lifting at the seams. If that’s how it holds up in a bathroom without a tub/shower, then I have concerns. I don’t want to go the traditional wallpaper route because I’m renting.

Maybe getting my bold pattern fix by way of a great shower curtain is a better option! I still may paint the lower half of the wall another color just to ground the room a bit, too. I keep picturing a super-pale, slightly “dirty” pink.

Reader Sarah V. recommended the shower curtain at the top of the post, this happy, green, plant-covered beauty. I really like Saskia Pomeroy’s illustration style, and it looks like just the right green for my bathroom. So that one is on my list, for sure. I know I definitely want to stay in the green family, and bold, botanical prints are very appropriate for a house of this age.

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1. Ann Wessblad SYSSAN curtains, IKEA
2. Leaf Cluster Shower Curtain, Samantha Dolan/Society6
3. Lanai Palm Shower Curtain, Frontgate
4. Swaying Palms Fabric, Tommy Bahama
5. Tropical Neon Shower Curtain, Ghostly Ferns/Society6
6. Ashley Bird Shower Curtain, Pottery Barn

I did a double-take when I saw the price on that Frontgate shower curtain (I had no idea shower curtains could cost $379—I feel so naïve), but I think it’s made from the Tommy Bahama fabric in #4, so that’s another option—buy fabric by the yard, and make a shower curtain. A side bonus would be that I could make it extra-wide to wrap around the short side of my L-shaped tub. Hmmm. The same goes for the IKEA curtains—I’d have to do a little modification, but that would mean the length and width would be perfect. Hmmmmmm.

If you have any suggestions for green/botanical shower curtains that might look great in my bathroom, please share!

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42 Comments

  • Reply Rachel B DeBacker April 18, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I have the UO shower curtain at the top and LOVE it! It’s such a happy pattern. But I like a lot of the others you rounded up, too!

    • Reply Anna @ D16 April 18, 2017 at 11:43 am

      That’s good to know, Rachel!! Thank you!

  • Reply Colleen April 18, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Hi Anna!

    Two suggestions!
    1. H and m home (which I think I learned about from your blog!) has a banana leaf print that is great! I actually have the curtains in my living room. They don’t have any shower curtains in the print right now but there’s a table cloth that maybe can be altered?

    http://m.hm.com/us/product/66917?article=66917-A

    2. Schoolhouse electric has a shower curtain designed by Justina Blakeney. I love the print and have been eyeing the sheets for a while now. It’s more blue and less green but I had to mention it!

    https://www.schoolhouse.com/collections/the-justina-x-schoolhouse-room/products/eucalyptus-nights-shower-curtain-by-justina-blakeney

    • Reply Anna @ D16 April 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks, Colleen! I got all excited when I saw the H&M tablecloth, but then I looked at the full-size image…and the pattern repeat is so poorly done. 🙁 BUT!!! That got me clicking, and I found this:
      http://www.hm.com/us/product/66109?article=66109-B#article=66109-B

      The color on the website looks kind of crazy, but I suspect it’s less vibrant in person (which is a good thing). Maybe it’s worth a shot? Thanks for the tip, it hadn’t even occurred to me to look at tablecloths. 🙂

      • Reply Kit April 19, 2017 at 10:58 am

        ohhhhh, I love the pinker one!

        • Reply Anna @ D16 April 19, 2017 at 10:59 am

          Cute, right?! Even if it doesn’t work as a shower curtain, I kind of want it for an outdoor tablecloth. (For the outdoor table I’ll own someday, hahaha.)

  • Reply GregM April 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    A little different than the ones you showed but I love the leaves here – very Charley Harper-esque!
    http://www.cafepress.com/+leaves_on_green_mid_century_modern_shower_curtain,1635055802

  • Reply Alexis April 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Love all these – making me consider a bathroom makeover even though I really like my current decor! I also have a corner tub and I use two shower curtains and two hook sets so that they go completely around the “L” and there’s enough fabric to drape and not look all stretched out.

  • Reply Katrina April 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    $375?! That’s insane. It’s my favorite of the bunch but I’d never pay that for a shower curtain.

    I hope you pick one so we can see!

  • Reply Alexis April 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Oh, and this one at Nordstrom is pretty darned close to the Frontgate one, with a much better price point:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/destinations-miami-leaf-shower-curtain/4586301

  • Reply Nat Simons April 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Love the Pottery Barn one, not too over powering especially in a smaller bathroom!!

  • Reply Alexandra April 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    When I decided to give my bathroom a little makeover (it’s kind of low-key hideous, mainly because of the ugly floor I can’t do anything about) I was inspired by an Anthropologie shower curtain. I didn’t want to spend 160 € on a shower curtain, so I had a good long look at it to pinpoint what it was I loved about it – and then I found another shower curtain, at a third of the price, on juniqe.de. I don’t know if they ship internationally, but I do know that Society6 has shower curtains, and I imagine the quality would be similar. I like my curtain because it drapes very well, so it doesn’t have that weird stiff plasticky look.
    So, I guess I could have written a shorter comment saying “I guess you thought of Society6 yourself already, right?” 😀

    • Reply Anna @ D16 April 18, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Yes, I did! And two of the shower curtains in my post are from there. 🙂 Most of the banana/palm/tropical prints on Society6 aren’t for me, though, either because they look too “digital” (watercolor effects created in Photoshop, etc.), or because the scale of the pattern is too large for my taste.

      Juniqe doesn’t ship to the US, but many of their sellers are also on Society6!

  • Reply Lizzie M. April 18, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Three + four totally remind Blanche Devereaux’s bedroom and I love it. You’ve done such a great job with it all so far!

    • Reply Anna @ D16 April 18, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      YES YES YES!!!!! Blanche did LOVE her banana leaves!!! 😀

  • Reply T April 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I think it’s really great to have you back!
    And my vote goes to the shower curtain from Urban Outfitters 🙂

  • Reply Alex April 18, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I don’t have any shower curtain goodness to share but got excited at the mention of pale dirty pink! I’m about to paint my bedroom “Dulux Ellen”. It’s an Australian paint range, and I just LOVE it. https://www.dulux.com.au/colour/ellen

    • Reply Anna @ D16 April 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Gorgeous, Alex!! I need to pull out my Valspar fan deck tomorrow and start looking.

  • Reply Steph April 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I recently discovered Frontgate after falling in love with a pool float they sell. Some (most) of the prices are like Woah. I love the UO outfitters curtain, great suggestion.

    • Reply Anna @ D16 April 19, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Thanks, Maxine!! Nice to see she’s able to customize the size, too.

  • Reply Brieanne April 18, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I used that Tommy Bahama fabric for some curtains in a bedroom and I absolutely LOVE it. It’s a thicker, indoor/outdoor fabric

  • Reply Marieke April 19, 2017 at 1:10 am

    I was also thinking about hm home. I found this one on their Dutch site, but can’t seem to find it on the US site.
    http://m2.hm.com/m/nl_nl/productpage.0451934001.html#Wit/bladeren

    • Reply Anna @ D16 April 19, 2017 at 9:38 am

      That’s gorgeous!

      • Reply Marieke April 20, 2017 at 12:43 am

        Couldn’t find it, because it was sold out, maybe in stores? m.hm.com/us/product/63442?article=63442-A

        • Reply Anna @ D16 April 20, 2017 at 7:51 am

          H&M home goods aren’t sold in the stores here, alas! Thank you, though.

  • Reply Christina April 19, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I vote for the Tommy Bahama fabric made into a shower curtain. It is just the most classic of those big banana leaf prints and immediately jumped out at me. It would look incredible! PS – So glad you’re back! As a fellow renter, I have missed your inspiring home improvements.

    • Reply Anna @ D16 April 19, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Thank you, Christina! It feels great to be blogging again. 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie Zell April 20, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Just saw this fabric online and I love it. Sort of vintage looking: https://www.fabric.com/buy/0333348/richloom-solarium-outdoor-balmoral-opal

  • Reply Reba April 21, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Can you stand another option? 😉

    https://www.tonicliving.com/collections/drapery-fabrics/products/swaying-palms-aloe-fabric

    So great to have you “back” by the way. We also had a big move recently (from a D.C. Arts and crafts Rowhouse to a Detroit Tudor) and I love seeing how you’re transitioning your style from one setting to another. It seems like you are reinventing and reinterpreting your environment while staying true to your aesthetic. Inspiring!

    • Reply Anna @ D16 April 21, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Thanks, Reba! That’s the same Tommy Bahama fabric I featured in the post (#3 & #4), actually. 😉

      Congrats on your move!

      • Reply Reba April 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm

        Gah–I’m that poster!

  • Reply MaryMargaret April 21, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I really like the UO one and the Leaf Cluster from Society6. All good! We have L-shaped tubs as well and opted for extra wide curtain options, which unfortunately are not really fun but are the right width. In hindsight, I would have just ordered two regular curtains that I like and put one on the short end and one on the long end. Assuming you have an L-shaped rod that follows the tub, there is usually a skinny connector bar that goes to the ceiling for stability of the shower rod. That bar blocks the extra wide curtain from being all the way opened to the wall. Not an issue if you keep the shower curtain fully extended all the time or if you skip the skinny ceiling connector rod, but I think our bathrooms look very open and nice with the shower curtain pushed back to the wall (or in our case, the connecting rod). A bit of a weird aesthetic though to have all the fabric bunched at the corner of the L when pushed back instead of at the wall. Maybe we just should have skipped the ceiling connector rod!

  • Reply Tara Faircloth April 22, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Dorothy Draper’s Brazilliance is a can’t-beat-it Classic!! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/02/c5/40/02c54075b8f683894e605cbd1aea499f.jpg

  • Reply Heidi April 25, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I’ve been totally eyeing botanical shower curtains too – especially loving the banana leaves! I’ve been eyeing this one at Nordstrom that’s similar to the TH from Frontgate but not even close to the price. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/destinations-miami-leaf-shower-curtain/4586301

  • Reply Lisa May 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I was at TJ Maxx today and saw they had Tommy Bahama table cloths in the print above. I’m not sure whether the size works for a shower curtain.

  • Reply Yael @ Nosherium July 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Just saw this shower curtain for $21.90 on the early access Nordstrom sale. Open to the public on the 21st, card holders can order it now. http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/destinations-miami-leaf-shower-curtain/4586301?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=GREEN

  • Reply Anna Richey Cole August 6, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Hi~ Thanks for the roundup! Have you seen these? https://society6.com/shower-curtains/nature So many pretty designs! I’m not sure of the quality, but I think I’m going to give one of these a try.

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