Asked on Jul 14, 2018

Bathroom Issues Questions????

B. EnneEmilyCindy Annesty Justus


I am re-doing my bathroom. This is an extremely old home. I was considering buying the pictured shower curtain, however I wanted to put a Valance over the top of the curtain. But what would I use for a valance.....a solid color, but would that look bad? Another issue I have is this: There is a storage cabinet (see photo) 11-1/2 feet from the bath tub. I was thinking of making a curtain for the middle section. Leaving the top section as is, painting it blue also, then leave the bottom section open and putting blue and white hand towels in the Wine Bottle holder, and putting a large basket with decorative soaps, and shower bombs in that. I'm painting walls, woodwork, and ceiling powder blue. Ok, so I was also thinking of making the shower curtain and make a matching valance; but was also thinking of making the storage cabinet with matching fabric as the shower curtain. But am worried that this may be too matchie match, if you know what I mean. My bath rugs will be white. My towels will be Navy Blue. Please help me as I'm at a loss as to what to do. Apparently I can only post one photo. I will try to copy this post with the other photo.

The two shelves in the middle is what I would make a curtain for.

6 answers
  • Connie Windes
    Connie Windes
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Apparently I can't post another photo of my shower curtain I might buy. So picture a Navy Blue, powder blue, and White background Floral Shower Curtain.

  • Lisa Fletcher
    Lisa Fletcher
    on Jul 14, 2018

    I would get some tension rods from doller general and lowes usually has some curtains on clearance where they have the displays of the curtains the information desk usually has a table infront of it and you only pay a couple bucks for their most expensive curtains
  • Coolfurniturelady
    on Jul 14, 2018

    If you could find a solid fabric in a light hue that is already in the shower curtain or a shade close to or slightly darker than what you had planned to paint the walls, you could use as both the valance and the cover over the shelf. They would blend in enough to not make it feel matchie-matchie. What you don't want to do is use a print to cover the shelves, as you really want to disguise, not draw attention there.

  • Cindy Annesty Justus
    Cindy Annesty Justus
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Just a thought ... what if you did solid navy or medium blue shower curtain, and then make a valance from the patterned one. Then use rest of patterned shower curtain as backdrop for the shelves.
  • Emily
    on Jul 15, 2018

    I have to admit I have an aversion to valances and don't see the need of one esp over a shower curtain. I also would not use the curtain over the middle section of the unit. It's too bad the closing doors are not on the bottom of the unit as the floor area would create the most dirt. Any chance of flipping the unit upside down? Instead of a curtain I think you need at least one more shelf in the middle, maybe one in each section of that area? You appear to have a lot of small items, (see pic below) and I do too in my bathroom. I have shelving to accommodate them. It sounds like this is a very big bathroom, so I would suggest not painting it out in one color which would make it look larger. Do you mean rugs or bath mats? Rugs can be dangerous in a bathroom, but of course we all need to use bathmats. I would not change colors between towels and rugs/bathmats. Here again my own personal preference is white as colors fade and white can be bleached. I don't know why you can't post more than one pic, but computers can be tricky! Your shower curtain is beautiful.

  • B. Enne
    B. Enne
    on Aug 10, 2018

    pretty shower curtain!

    Alternatively instead of a valance, you could hang the shower curtain at ceiling level and put a solid blue panel at the bottom.

    Here are some other ideas:

    You could paint out the wall unit white, and find a wall paper with colours similar to the curtain to line the back of the shelves. You could then corral everything in white baskets or spray paint some in blue, then you don't need a curtain.

    Source for the pic below:

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