We all know that a bathroom shower curtain isn’t just a piece of cloth—it’s the ultimate defender against water chaos and a style statement that ties your bathroom together! Before you let your creative juices flow, you gotta know how to hang a shower curtain properly.

#1 Gathering Supplies

Alright, first things first, you gotta gather your shower curtain arsenal! What do you need, you ask? Well, you’ll need a trusty shower curtain rod (could be tension or wall-mounted), curtain hooks, and if you wanna double up on protection, a curtain liner. Make sure to grab the right because no one wants a shower curtain that’s too short or too long.

Society6 offers a wide array of shower curtains. Whether graphic, printed, or patterned, all of these come in various measurements, which all ensure you have the shower curtain that not only fits your space but your style too. If you need help finding the right shower curtain to use, check out these shower curtain ideas!

#2 Measuring and Marking

Now comes the fun part, measuring and marking the spots for your curtain hooks! Grab your tape measure and calculate how high you want your curtain to hang.

The standard height is about 75 to 77 inches from the bathroom floor, but you can tweak it to your liking or your specific shower curtain size. Once you’ve got your measurements, mark the spots on the wall or shower enclosure.

#3 Installing the Curtain Rod

How to Hang a Shower Curtain

Now it’s time to lay the foundation which, in this case, is setting up the curtain rods.

If you’re dealing with a tension rod, lucky you! All you need to do are the following:

  1. Twist the tension rod to adjust its length to fit snugly between the walls.
  2. Place the rod between the walls at the desired height for your curtains.

However, if you’re working with a wall-mounted rod, you don’t have to worry. It’s still fairly simple:

  1. Determine the ideal placement for the rod mounting bracket on the wall, considering the desired curtain height.
  2. Use a measuring tape to ensure equal spacing between the brackets.
  3. With the help of a level, make sure the brackets are horizontally aligned.
  4. Mark the screw holes on the wall through the bracket holes.
  5. Drill pilot holes at the marked spots to make it easier to insert the screws.
  6. Attach the rod brackets securely to the wall using screws and a screwdriver or drill.
  7. Slide the curtain rod into the brackets and ensure it fits securely.

After accomplishing either of the two, you’re set and can put up your shower curtains as you please.

#4 Hanging the Shower Curtain

Now that we’ve got the stage set, let’s bring in the main act—the shower curtain!

Attach those trusty curtain hooks to the curtain rings and start sliding them onto the rod. Go one by one, making sure each hook is properly secured. Now, drape that curtain over the shower rod and adjust it until it’s evenly spread across the shower area.

You’ll wanna avoid any wonky, bunched-up looks because we’re aiming for picture-perfect here!

#5 Adjustments and Finishing Touches

How to Hang a Shower Curtain

You might have your curtain up, but we’re not done yet! Let’s make sure it’s hanging at the right height—not too high, not too low, but just right!

Adjust the curtain hooks accordingly until you’ve reached shower curtain perfection. Then, take a step back and admire your handiwork—you’re a shower curtain hanging pro!

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hanging a Shower Curtain

Now, let’s talk about a few oopsies that happen more often than we’d like.

  • Don’t forget to measure your shower area before buying your curtain. You don’t wanna end up with a curtain that’s too short and leaves your bathroom floor flooded.
  • Keep an eye out for uneven hanging. We don’t want a curtain that’s lopsided and looks like it’s about to break into a dance routine!


Alternative Shower Hanging Methods

Some of you might think, “I’m not a fan of curtain hooks – is there another way?” Fear not, we’ve got options! You can opt for curtain clips or hooks with clips for a more straightforward approach. Or hey, if you’re feeling artsy, go for curtain rings with decorative elements for an extra touch of style!

Picture Perfect Shower Curtain Installation

Alright, now that your shower curtain is gracing your bathroom like a superstar, let’s talk maintenance! It’s crucial to keep that curtain clean and mold-free. Give it a spin in the washing machine with warm water and a gentle cycle to keep it spick and span. For vinyl curtains, wipe ’em down with a cloth and some mildew-busting bleach. Trust us, your curtain will love you for it!

We’ve gone from gathering supplies and measuring to installing the curtain rod and achieving that picture-perfect drape. Remember, it’s all about precision and style when it comes to shower curtain hanging. So, go ahead, unleash your inner decor wizard, and let your bathroom shine like the star it’s meant to be!