Panels Popping up in Bathrooms

A  trend (a small one, I admit!) that I’ve been seeing is using curtain panels instead of a shower curtain in bathrooms.  While I still prefer the look of glass doors, it’s not always the case for some bathrooms.  And let’s face it, I only have it in me to clean one glass shower door in my house which means my kids get stuck with a shower curtain in their bathroom.  Our kid’s bathroom also serves as our guest bathroom so I think adding curtain panels  would give it a more ‘finished’ look and make them feel like they were staying at a Four Seasons (okay, maybe not!).

Here’s a few inspiration photos that got me thinking about doing it in my own home.

 If you are fortunate enough to have a bathtub nook, I think adding panels makes this feel so serene.

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The pattern of these drapes give this all white bathroom a bit of interest.

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Elegant and classy!  Love the soft colored band on the drapes.

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Love this bathroom design for a boy’s bathroom and those horizontal, striped drapes look great with the bathroom decor. I’m bookmarking this photo–don’t you love the library light sconce?

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These drapes soften the all over look of marble.  What do we think about the artwork hanging over the tub?

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Love the valence which took this ‘average’ bathroom and turned it into a luxurious hideout.


So many things I love about this bathroom, white subway tile with darker grout, black door, dark (slate probably?) tile flooring and the casual feel the drapes add to this room.

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If you’re thinking about trying this look in one of your bathrooms, here are a few drapes that I think would work for a master or kid’s bathroom. Above, they’ve used the Ikat Ogee Curtain from West Elm

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West Elm-Ogee Linen

 At first glance, these look like just drapes with a small blue pattern but….

fish curtains

Land of Nod-Fish Curtains

look closely….love these Land of Nod Fish Patterned Curtain Panels for a kid’s bathroom and also love the fact that they are pocket rod drapes so you don’t see hooks or grommet holes.

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Land of Nod-Fish Curtains

 Or, these for a simple look…

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Land of Nod-Grey and White Panels

These PB Kids Addison Panelscome in three different colors but I think the pink ones would look adorable in an all girl’s bathroom.  Or, they would have been great during my single days!


Pottery Barn Kids-Addison Panel

Do you think you will follow this trend?  I’ll keep you updated when I decide to give it a try.  Enjoy your weekend and we will see you back here on Monday!

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