How to Put Up a Shower Curtain

How to Put Up a Shower Curtain

Shower curtains not only protect your privacy but also prevent splashing. When installing a new shower curtain will you choose a hooked shower curtain or a perforated style shower curtain? This article will provide you with advice on the steps to install a shower curtain and tips on how to buy one.

What Do I Need to Install a Shower Curtain?

The following items and tools are available to you before installing your shower curtain:

Essential Items

Shower Curtain: choose the right size and style of shower curtain to make sure it can effectively block splashes.

For example, this shower curtain: Pastoral style waterproof shower curtain

waterproof shower curtain

Materials sizes and weights are as follows:

Materials: Polyester

  • Size & Estimated Weight.
  • 35 "W x 71 "L (90cm x 180cm); 210g
  • 47 "W x 71 "L (120cm x 180cm); 260g
  • 59 "W x 71 "L (150cm x 180cm); 320g
  • 71 "W x 71 "L (180cm x 180cm); 360g
  • 71 "W x 79 "L (180cm x 200cm); 400g

Curtain Rod: choose the right type of curtain rod according to the width of the bathtub or shower, usually fixed or telescopic.

Hooks or Rings: When hanging your shower curtain on a curtain rod, choose metal or plastic hooks or simpler rings.

Shower Curtain Liner or Curtain (optional item): an extra liner, usually plastic or rubber, to keep water from splashing outside the tub or shower.


  • Hand Drill: used to drill holes in walls to install screws that hold curtain rods in place.
  • Ruler: measure the width of the tub or shower stall to ensure the proper size shower curtain and curtain rod are selected.
  • Screwdriver: used to tighten the screws that hold the curtain rod in place to ensure that the curtain rod is securely fastened to the wall.

Step-by-Step Guide to Installing a Shower Curtain

For ease of reference, we'll explain the installation steps step by step, guiding you through the entire installation process to ensure you have a great looking bathroom.

Step 1: Measuring and Marking

First, use a measuring tape to accurately measure the width of your bathtub or shower area and make a note of that measurement.

Then, on the bathroom wall, use a pencil or marker to mark the center of where the curtain rod will be installed. Make sure to align the markings with the center of the tub or shower area to ensure that the shower curtain is centered when installed.

Finally, determine the mounting height of the curtain rod based on the height of the tub or shower area and use a level to ensure that the marking location is level. For example, if the standard mounting height of the curtain rod is 72 inches, make sure the marker location is 72 inches above the floor.

Step 2: Install a Shower Curtain Rod

Drill holes at marked points on the wall for mounting curtain rod supports. Insert wall anchors if additional support is needed. Mount the brackets securely with screws and install the curtain rod on the brackets.

Use a level to make sure the curtain rod is level. This will ensure that the hung curtains will have a neat appearance and will be more stable and reliable in use.

Step 3:Hang the Shower Curtain

Slide the shower curtain rings onto the rod, making sure to keep them level. Then, carefully hang the shower curtain onto the rod, making sure it hangs evenly along its length without any bunching or twisting.

If you have a hook-style shower curtain, just distribute the hooks appropriately at the head of the curtain. Then attach the hooks to the shower curtain rod.

Adjust the shower curtain as needed to achieve the desired look and coverage, making sure the curtain completely covers the shower area and prevents water from splashing outside.


Step 4:Securing Shower Curtains

If your shower curtain has magnets or suction cups on the bottom, be sure to attach them securely to the tub or shower base to prevent water from spilling.

Alternatively, you can use adhesive hooks or clips to secure the bottom of your shower curtain to the wall or tub surface.

Step 5:Testing and Adjusting

Once the shower curtain is hung, test it by turning on the water to make sure it is effectively controlling the water within your bathing area. If water overflows, make any necessary adjustments to the position of the shower curtain or rod.

Step 6:Trimming and Adjusting

If the shower curtain is too long, trim the curtain to fit your needs and cut off the excess length to prevent the curtain from dragging on the floor. Also, consider adding a shower liner to prevent leaks.

It is important to note that shower curtains also need to be washed regularly. Prevent mold and blackening.

With the above installation steps, you have a better idea of how to install a shower curtain, and if you're looking for a new shower curtain, you can head over to Ownkoti to purchase one.

Tips for Choosing Shower Curtains and Accessories

There are many types of shower curtains, and with a wide variety of options, picking the right shower curtain and matching accessories can be overwhelming. Here's a bit of advice from us to help you on how to choose the right shower curtain.

Consider the Material

Choose materials that are easy to care for and durable, such as polyester or linen, both of which are effective at holding water droplets while being waterproof and mildew-resistant.

Consider the Dimensions

Measure the shower area accurately to ensure that the curtain will cover the entire bathing area. Also, determine the ideal size of the shower curtain, whether it hangs to the floor or just to the edge of the tub.

Consider Waterproofing

Choose curtains with a waterproof or water-resistant coating to help prevent mold and mildew. You may also want to consider adding a plastic liner to enhance the waterproofing of your curtains and ensure that your bathroom stays dry and clean.

Evaluate Shower Curtain Hooks

Choosing shower curtain rods and hooks that are sturdy and rust-resistant will ensure that they last longer while effectively resisting moisture and corrosion in the bathroom environment.


Installing a shower curtain begins with gathering all the necessary materials, including the shower curtain, rod, rings or hooks, and any other accessories. Measure, mark, and securely install the shower curtain rod, making sure it is level and aligned with the center of the tub or shower area. Finally, hang the shower curtain on the shower curtain rod, making sure the curtain is evenly distributed and making any necessary adjustments.

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