Sometimes it’s hard to imagine making an effective, impactful bathroom update without spending gobs of money, although there are a few things – like shower rods – you can swap out for a song that really put a shine on the space.
But, the shower rod is often overshadowed by sassier items like new hardware, mirrors, lighting and the like. After all, you can’t even really see the shower rod …
Shower Rod Showoff
Your shower curtain might be one of the most noticeable things in your bathroom, though it depends on whether you keep it open or closed. And, that’s your first tip – if you keep your shower curtain drawn then your shower rod can pop even more.
And, if you have a truly rad shower rod it can be a powerful décor feature no matter what you do with your curtain.
Shower Rod Space
A curved shower rod can change the dimensions of your bath area, not to mention how much space you have to shower when you’re on the other side of the curtain.
They can also make things look more dramatic, as far as shower profiles go. The curve adds an easy touch of luxury – like what you might find when you’re in a classy hotel.
Shower Rod Finishes & Materials
Switching from a plastic rod to one with a metal finish is about the quickest and most affordable bath upgrade you can make, and can be done for under $20 with an easy-to-install tension rod. Even the fancier curved designs are available for just a few bucks more.
And, you have your choice of finishes. Silver and chrome are still very popular, but brass, bronze, gold and even black are on the rise.
Shower Rod Flanges & Hooks
These may seem like little extras, but they can make a big difference. Flanges – those little metal rings that attach to the wall at the either end of your shower rod – might be a little tricky, but you can swap out the hooks with ease.
And, if you pick some out to match your new shower rod, your new bath upgrade will look that much better.