The anxious among us typically obsess over the fabric quality of our most-used items. We want our bed sheets to be the highest thread count and our towels to be made of the softest, most absorbent cotton. We rarely, however, give this kind of attention to our shower curtains—which is totally unfair considering that they're the staple of our bathroom décor and they're used every day (sometimes even twice). It turns out that the fabric quality for these is extra important, because many of those plastic shower curtains are made with bad-for-you carcinogens like phthalates.
Luckily, fabric shower curtains are not only healthier, they're way more chic. Brands that focus on quality materials are getting into the curtain-game, giving us tons of bold options with fun elements like fringe, patterns, and soft-as-a-pillow cottons. Here, eight of our favorites that'll make your bathroom instantly more stylish.
1. ISWAR SHOWER CURTAIN
John Robshaw knows how to make a crazy eye-catching pattern, and this cotton curtain is no exception. Hand-embroidery plus tassels make it extra glamorous.
Available at Horchow | $125
2. CASA BLANCA SHOWER CURTAIN
We love a print that's both organic and geometric, and this one's both.
Available at Bloomingdale's | $73
3. BLUE MOON SHOWER CURTAIN
The blue and white bands of pattern look traditional from afar but mesmerizing up close.
Available at Garnet Hill | $68
4. PARK SLOPE CURTAIN
We can't take our eyes off of these gorgeous cascading indigo flowers—can everything come in this pattern?
Available at Donna Karan Home | $40
5. TURKISH SHOWER CURTAIN
We're psyched for this sophisticated curtain covered in stripes and fringe, and made of 100 percent Turkish cotton.
Available at Parachute Home | $89
6. FRENCH TASSEL SHOWER CURTAIN
Playful navy tassels will surely add some fun to your bath.
Available at Serena & Lily | $78
7. QUIET TOWN NARLAI SHOWER CURTAIN
This quilt-inspired cotton-canvas curtain is destined to be the star of any powder room.
Available at Anthropologie | $198
8. PINK FLAMINGO SHOWER CURTAIN
Why not inject a ton of whimsy, in the form of pink flamingos, into your morning shower?
Available at Nordstrom | $30