3 Interior Design Tips to Complement Tapestry Shower Curtains

Saffron Marigold - Updated: September 16, 2023

You left your boring white curtains behind, replaced them with colorful tapestry shower curtains, and now you’re wondering how to style your bathroom with this new pop of color.

Block printed tapestry shower curtains highlight the focal point of any bathroom—the bathtub, or standing shower.

They make this space look beautiful and inviting, ready for you to relax and freshen up after a long day.

You can hang the curtain and leave it at that, or make a few more changes to transform your bathroom into a spacious relaxation area, spa sanctuary, or a tropical paradise.

Tricks to make your bathroom seem larger

Pristine white bathrooms have been the default design choice for so long because light colors create the illusion of a larger space. However, you can use colorful tapestry shower curtains to create a similar illusion.

Start by hanging your shower curtain above the shower’s edge to make the ceiling look higher. By placing the curtain closer to the ceiling, the eye is drawn further up the wall, making the room appear more spacious.

Curtains aside, you can tweak other elements in your bathroom to create the illusion of space as well:

  • Add mirrors: Reflected light can really brighten a room, making it feel more spacious and open than it is.
  • Remove any clutter: Leaving toiletries out in plain sight can make a bathroom feel cramped.
  • Have closed storage: Keep your toiletries hidden to reduce the appearance of clutter .
  • Install vertical shelves high on the wall: This encourages people to look upward, making the room seem taller.

1. Use accents to create a cohesive bathroom style

Similar to the jewelry worn on your hands, fingers, and around your neck, “accents” are minor details that unite the entire room to create a style. The most common accent colors are silver, gold, black, copper, and white.

How do you match accents with colorful tapestry curtains?

The table below shows you which accents best suit the vivid colors of our blue, orange, and red tapestry curtains. We also included ideas on how to incorporate these accents in your bathroom.

Shower Curtain Color Accents That Complement the Color Elements You Can Use to Add Accents to Your Bathroom

dark red tapestry shower curtain Ruby Kilim ~ Designer Luxury Red Black Fabric Shower Curtain

  • Gold
  • Black
  • Vases and pots with artificial or real plants to liven up the room
  • Choosing a curtain rod in your accent color is a subtle way of making the design cohesive
  • Bath mats can be changed out easily if you decide on another accent color later on

blue, white, and golden shower curtain Casablanca ~ Moroccan Style White Quatrefoil Shower Curtain

  • Gold
  • Copper
  • White
  • Mirror frames to make the bathroom seem larger
  • Storage baskets in gold, silver, or white to remove clutter and keep your bathroom stylish
  • Accent wall to highlight the focal point of your bathroom, such as a basin on the countertop or the shower

orange and golden Versailles shower curtain Gardens of Versailles ~ French Yellow Gold Shower Curtain

  • Gold
  • Copper
  • White
  • Light fixtures to shed light on the focal point of your bathroom
  • Candles to create a peaceful spa atmosphere with a glow and pleasant aroma
  • Artwork (a small statue or wall art) to add a dash of your personality as well as another splash of your accent color

Expert tip: Tapestry curtains always have at least two colors—one is dominant and the other is for intricate details and patterns. The color that’s used for detailed ornamentation is the one you should use as the accent color in your bathroom.

Choose one accent color and be consistent to make the bathroom look cohesive.

2. Introduce a vacation-inspired theme with tapestry shower curtains

A bathroom is a soothing place for unwinding and relaxation. Why not create a vacation mood using tapestry curtains to further improve your days off? Choose between:

  • Blue ocean-inspired tapestry curtains to remind you of a day at the beach
  • Orange tropical paradise inspired tapestry curtains to make every day feel like summer
  • Neutral toned spa-inspired tapestry curtains to remind you to take a deep breath and relax

Tropical paradise in your bathroom

Warm color tones (orange, red, and yellow) combined with a lot of light, floral patterns, and plants will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation right in your bathroom.

Choose from these shower curtains to create a tropical wonderland of your own:

floral orange shower curtain

The Tropical Garden curtain puts a bohemian twist on the floral tropical theme.

orange shower curtain with paisley print

This orange shower curtain with sun-kissed paisley flowers makes the bathroom feel like summer.

shower curtain with orange blossoms

The Orange Blossom shower curtain with block-printed blossoms is a vintage take on the tropical motif.

Blue tapestry curtains that bring the ocean home

A beach theme is an obvious choice for a bathroom design. If you’re going for the coastal theme, decorate your bathroom with anything that reminds you of the sea—shell-shaped soap holders, coral print hanging on the wall, or woven storage.

However, just hanging rich blue tapestry curtains is enough to transport you to the happy days you’ve spent at the beach.

navy blue tapestry shower curtain

This Pacific Blue shower curtain featuring waves instantly makes a bathroom feel ocean-themed with little effort.

royal blue tapestry shower curtain

Shower curtains inspired by Morocco and the blue Atlantic ocean transport you to a Mediterranean vacation.

ornamental blue shower curtain

A tapestry shower curtain inspired by the blue Baltic sea and starry nights is a dreamy reminder of your carefree vacation days.

Relaxation and spa-inspired shower curtains

Lighter hues, white accents, natural elements such as live plants and wood, and candles will create the calming feeling of a spa in your bathroom.

In this table, you can see three elegant shower curtain designs that will help you transform your bathroom into a spa:

white shower curtain with geometric pattern

This white shower curtain, whose pattern is based on the spa at the hotel Royal Mansour, is the perfect choice for a relaxing spa bathroom.

blue floral shower curtain

A shower curtain inspired by the moonlit Taj Mahal that features scrolling vines is an elegant way to introduce nature into your spa-themed bathroom.

shower curtain with ogee golden pattern

A refined light blue shower curtain with a golden pattern uses a combination of relaxing blue and warm golden hues, ideal for a spa-themed bathroom.

3. Make a splash with unique tapestry shower curtains

With their vivid colors and patterns inspired by cultures all around the globe, tapestry curtains transform your bathroom into a happy place of relaxation.

Now you know how to:

  • Make your bathroom appear larger without just using white
  • Create a cohesive bathroom interior using accent colors
  • Create a relaxing vacation atmosphere in your bathroom

Drop by our store to see all of our tapestry shower curtains and to find more bathroom styling tips.

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