Typical shower curtain hooks are made of
metal or injection molded plastic - for example, sturdy plastic with a snap closure. They are built to slide along the surface
of a rod to allow the users to easily swing the curtain open or shut.
While the plastic rings are more difficult to hang they're, however, less
likely to scratch painted curtain rods. There also are those that are round and have a well
polished metal structure e.g. antique copper-plated over solid brass and you can
also find some snap-on ones that make installation easy.
Some shower curtain hooks are
painted silver and have a teardrop-shape ring that
clamps shut. If you happen to have be interested in the latter, make sure that you also have
brushed silver or chrome fixtures in your bathroom. Regardless of the other finishes in the room,
the curtain rings shouldn't clash with the rod.
You can decorate plain shower
curtain hooks for a fraction of the price you'd pay for those fancy hooks found at department
stores. They are often packaged in sets of 12 to fit with shower
If you are buying for your children, then you
should consider finding those that have some popular characters such as Mickey Mouse, Ariel, Hello
Kitty and Nemo to name just a few.
For example you can buy Mickey Mouse shower curtain hooks that are shaped like his icon
ears or rubber-duck shower curtain hooks that will make everyone in the family
smile. If you or your kids are animal lovers then you can get penguin ones that are perfect
for adding a great finishing touch to your decorating efforts. You can also get cat and dogs hooks
for about US$8, cheetah or frog hooks at around that price. At the end of the day, buy what
appeals to you and your family.
Some other ones that you can
buy include ones that are like Lightning McQueen, Mater, and a lightning bolt, a set of 12 matching
Santa shower curtain hooks that are resin with metal and cost around US$12, Brushed
nickel, York Shower, American Pacific Princess, Seashell,
Corinthia, Canyon and you can even find some Tommy Hilfiger Gumball Shower Curtain Hooks. There are
larger seashell ones for those that want to make a bolder statement.
Over and above the variety of
colors and designs, shower curtain hooks are available in various sizes and shapes, you
need to be clear about your taste before going out to do some shopping for these small but great