Using a Ceiling Curtain Track to Hang a Shower Curtain

September 26, 2022

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I mentioned on our Project Punch List that I was considering trying out a shower curtain in the upstairs bathroom while the glass enclosure gets fabricated. Well I did it. It’s going to be 8 weeks (expecting there’s no delays) until it’s finished being made and so I figured we had two options. We could either practice some patience and wait… OR we could use a ceiling curtain track to hang a temporary shower curtain and get some use out of this space for the next couple months. So I pulled the trigger and went with the latter!

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And I kind of love it! I know we’ll have to patch and repair the ceiling once the glass doors get installed, but I don’t care. Being able to use this bathroom and shower even for a week and a half has been worth the hassle. Greta, who primarily uses this bathroom, has been absolutely thrilled.

The Ceiling Curtain Track We Used

Obviously this isn’t the easiest place to hang a traditional shower rod since it’s a corner shower. But I knew there was a way! I found this 16-ft flexible ceiling curtain track on Amazon for $22 that comes with everything you need. This would be perfect for hanging curtains in a bay window nook, or a window corner, but it also works perfect for this corner shower curtain!

Installing the ceiling curtain track took less than 5 minutes! You basically just screw it into place and trim off the excess track. It comes with 40 roller tracks and hooks to connect to the shower curtain, and it glides open and close effortlessly. Such a simple, budget friendly solution!

The Shower Curtains We Used

Since the ceilings in here are 9 feet tall, I needed a shower curtain liner that was 108 inches. I used my favorite Pottery Barn linen curtains in here but you could totally use whatever shower curtain or regular curtain you want. The nice thing of pottery barn is they already have a place to hook on the back. Here’s a double take of the curtain if you want the look for less!

Is The Shower Curtain Staying?

I knew there was a chance I’d love the curtain look enough to keep it forever and scratch the glass… The less patient side of me would love that, but down the road I know I’m going to be so so happy with the glass. Since the bathroom footprint is on the smaller side, the tall shower curtain kind of feels like an abrupt wall coming at you. Also when you’re showering, the curtain blocks out the natural light from the window so you always have to keep the shower light on. The glass enclosure will allow for all the natural light to filter through!

At this point we have maybe 7 weeks until the glass grid surround gets installed. I’ve learned through this process that timelines are really difficult right now so I’m trying to put less weight on a date. This is how the shower is going to be for the foreseeable future! Don’t wait.

Pretty Shower Curtains

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t so sure I would find so many pretty shower curtains… But I’m obsessed with all of these! If you’re looking for some cute shower curtains, this is your stop!

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  1. Andrew says:

    Hi there, your shower looks great!
    I just had my shower redone, but I’m going to wait on glass. I also have a 9 foot ceiling and was going to order the same curtain and liner as you. Does it bother you to have the liner dragging in the shower? I guess I could cut it if I didn’t like it. The curtain side pooling looks good, but I’m curious about the liner. Thank you!

  2. Gina Dawson says:

    I love this in a small bathroom. Did you love the other ceiling rod you used a few hours ago. I haven’t seen you use it since.

  3. JULIE says:

    What a wonderful solution. I can’t tell from the pictures, but were you able to visually hide the track with the top of the curtain?

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