Showering in Style: Our Guide To The Best Shower Curtains
Transform your bathroom with our handpicked selection of shower curtains, catering to various styles and preferences.
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An easy way to transform your bathroom on a small budget is to invest in high-quality shower curtains. Available in a range of designs to complement your bathroom, they are easy to install and a much cheaper alternative than installing a glass shower screen.
To assist you in selecting a shower curtain, our handpicked selection lists top-performing designs, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing and using a range of options. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Best Overall: iDesign Poly Shower Curtains
Best All-Rounder: Ansio Herringbone Shower Curtain
Best Value: Funria Waterproof Shower Curtains
Best Extra Long: EurCross Narrow Shower Curtain
Best Weighted: AmazonBasics PEVA-Shower Curtain
Best Standout Design: ZSZT Extra Long Shower Curtain
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Shower Curtains
As we own a number of properties (Airbnb’s and rentals), we’ve had the pleasure of testing out a variety of shower curtains over the years. During our testing, we analyse the curtain’s construction quality, mould and mildew resistance, durability and design. With regards to our preference, it all depends on the current bathroom’s décor. For example, the below photos are two of the most recent shower curtains we’ve installed and both complement the bathroom.
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As well as our testing and experience of installing a variety of shower curtains, we also based our recommendations within our roundup on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors we considered included the curtain’s construction quality, design, mould and mildew resistance, durability, sizes available, warranty and value for money.
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1. Best Overall: iDesign Poly Shower Curtains (How We Review →)
By far one of the most popular shower curtains in the UK is by the iDesign brand. It’s available in a choice of 7 different designs and is constructed of a waterproof fabric that allows water to bead off the curtain.
In terms of sizing, the curtains measure up as 183 x 183 cm, which is more than suitable for most bathrooms.
- Constructed of a high quality waterproof polyester
- Mould and mildew resistant
- Choice of 7 different style options
- Can be machine washed if required
- Weighted hems for extra support
- Reinforced holes for durability
- Only available in single colour designs
Overall, the iDesign Poly are excellent all-round shower curtains that tick all the boxes and won’t disappoint. They are completely waterproof and available in popular colour options that’ll make a great addition to any bathroom.
2. Best All-Rounder: Ansio Herringbone Shower Curtain (How We Review →)
The Ansio Herringbone shower curtains are another highly rated option that’s also available in a charcoal grey design. In terms of their construction, they are made entirely of polyester and are available in a 180 x 180 cm size that provides full coverage of your shower. They also feature 12 durable plastic hooks for easily attaching the curtain to the rail.
- Mould and mildew resistant
- Easy to clean and machine washable
- Easy to install via the 12 plastic hooks
- Herringbone or charcoal grey designs
- 100% polyester construction
- During testing, we felt that the construction could be improved (very thin material)
Overall, the Ansio Herringbone is a cheap yet premium-looking shower curtain that’ll uplift the look and feel of any bathroom. They also benefit from being completely mould and mildew resistant and do a great job at preventing water from escaping from the shower too.
3. Best Value: Funria Waterproof Shower Curtains (How We Review →)
The Funria waterproof shower curtains are another popular option that’s available in a choice of four different styles. According to the brand, they are environmentally friendly made from a mixture of waterproof EVA and PE fabrics, which is mildew resistant and designed for long-lasting use.
- 70% EVA and 30% PE construction
- Wipes clean with ease
- Anti-wind blowing
- Choice of four different styles
- Waterproof, mould resistant and non toxic
- 12 curtain hooks with reinforced heads
- After fitting these shower curtains, we found that the creases from where it was folded for delivery remained for many weeks (you can iron the curtain beforehand if this is an issue)
These shower curtains by Funria offer great value for the money and are well-made using a mixture of EVA and PE materials. The brand also offers two spliced styles that are extra long and ideal for those wanting a clear panel.
4. Best Extra Long: EurCross Narrow Shower Curtain (How We Review →)
EurCross is a brand that specializes in shower curtains and offers a range of designs that vary from standard colours to Christmas or Halloween alternatives. This particular set is available in short to extra-long shower curtains and a cobblestone, frosted or clear design. They are also constructed of an EVA fabric, which is non-toxic and 100% eco-friendly.
- Lengths range from 182 to 238 cm
- Choice of three styles
- Mildew resistant and anti-bacterial
- Wipes clean with a damp cloth
- 6 anti corrosion metal grommets and 3 magnets at the bottom to keep it in place
- Matching hard wearing plastic hooks
- Both the designs are see through
To conclude, the EurCross shower curtains are high quality yet affordable and are available in an excellent selection of sizes to best suit your requirements. However, if you are looking for a more unique curtain, the brand offers a huge variety of alternatives that may be better suited to your personal preferences.
5. Best Weighted: AmazonBasics PEVA-Shower Curtain (How We Review →)
AmazonBasics are known for its affordable products in several industries and their shower curtains are a great example. They also benefit from being available in a choice of 11 different designs and two sizes with lengths of either 183 or 200 cm.
A unique option with these shower curtains is the fact that you can choose their weight and there is a choice of three weights that include light, medium and heavy.
- Choice of 11 different designs
- Choice of three weights
- Water repellent and easily washed
- Lengths of either 183 or 200 cm
- Rust-resistant brass grommets
- Uses eyelets instead of hooks, which may be an issue for some curtain rails
To conclude, the AmazonBasics PEVA shower curtains are affordable, waterproof, easy to install and built to last. Considering the low price tag, you really cannot go wrong with these shower curtains. However, the standout feature is that you can choose the weight and if you require weighted shower curtains, they are the perfect solution.
6. Best Standout Design: ZSZT Extra Long Shower Curtain (How We Review →)
For those that want a shower curtain that really stands out, the ZSZT brand has the answer. The curtain has a high-definition 3D digital print pattern that features an array of colours and stands out within any bathroom.
- Constructed of 100% polyester fabric
- Waterproof and mildew resistant
- 3D printed colourful tree design
- Machine washable at low temperatures
- Electroplating holes and C-type plastic hooks
- Weighted hem that increases drape
- Extra long 200 cm length
- Available designs may not suit all bathrooms
To conclude, the ZSZT shower curtain is a unique option that looks great and has been constructed without compromise. Although it may not be to everyone’s taste, it’s a high-quality shower curtain that won’t disappoint.
Shower curtains can be found in the majority of homes and are available in a range of shapes and sizes. Whether you want something that stands out or a contemporary design, all of our recommendations above are perfect.
To avoid water dripping onto the floor, we strongly recommend that you measure the distance from the railings to the floor. Most curtains range anywhere from 180 to 250 cm in length but you’ll want to buy a length suitable for your shower.
If you require further information regarding any of our shower curtain recommendations, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.
Written By Richard Morgan
Richard has many years of experience renovating properties and turning them into rentals and Airbnb's. As with many people, he started as a beginner but has now become somewhat of a DIY expert and he now isn't afraid of taking on any type of DIY project.
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