I guess I should actually say curtains since there's two of them!
You may remember our old West Elm shower curtain that we hung really low after making our own shower curtain rod:
It was a rookie mistake that we recently remedied by mounting our pipe shower curtain rod an inch or two away from the top of our 9' ceiling. I think it gives the bathroom a little drama and interest and makes the shower feel massive!
Since most shower curtains don't come in a 9' length, we decided to use two regular IKEA Ritva curtains. We washed and dried our curtains and then lined each panel with an 8' long fabric shower curtain liner and hung everything on our existing shower curtain hooks (ring clips for regular curtains would work as well).
After the panels were hung, my mom helped me hem them so they didn't pool on the floor. Thanks mom! :)
Note: if you don't have a custom shower curtain rod like we do, you could always buy a double curtain rod and put the shower curtain(s) on one rod and the liner on the second rod. Another option would be to buy a tension rod and mount it behind your existing shower curtain rod and do the same thing – shower curtain on one rod, liner on the other.
You do have to overlap the curtains and liners if you'd like to take a shower but each of our liners is 72" wide (144" total) which is way more than enough to overlap. In fact, we had to overlap some of each liner behind the curtain panels as it is since each panel is only 57" wide.
Here's a fun Dexter shot to show you what the liners look like from inside the shower:
I'm pulling the liner on the right away from the liner on the left to show you the curtains behind it. No gaps means no water seepage which is a good thing!
These photos weren't taken in the same spot but I tried to line up the ceiling height in each so you can see how the curtain looked before and after we raised the rod up:
Pretty big difference, right?
Now I'm thinking I should hang something on the wall above the back of the shower that could be visible in between the curtains:
I'm also thinking I want to rip out the tub surround and redo it with tub to ceiling subway tile buttt that's a different post for a different day!
What do you think? What's something water friendly that could be hung above the tub surround?