Mickey Mouse Fabric Shower Curtain

I've been looking for Mickey Mouse fabric shower curtain products online, and while I've found shower curtains with the Mickey Mouse design, I haven't yet seen any fabric ones. The ones I've found are vinyl. Not that I have anything against vinyl shower curtains or anything like that, but I do tend to focus on fabric shower curtains. So again, I'll be talking about vinyl products here, not Mickey Mouse fabric shower curtains.

So, on to the Mickey Mouse shower curtains. Regarding the first product I saw, well, I have to say that it really injects quite a splash of color in any bathroom. In the middle of the shower curtain is a large graphic of Mickey Mouse, of course. He sort of has his back to the viewer, and his hands are clasped behind his back, and he has his head turned toward the viewer, his face bearing a large smile, of course. Mickey being Mickey, the predominant colors of this graphic are black (mostly Mickey), red (Mickey's pants and tongue), yellow (his shoes), and a sort of beige (for his face). Behind Mickey is a large circle, bordered by red, containing what appear to be grey white bathroom tiles (in keeping with this product being a shower curtain, I guess). The predominant background is a shade of light blue, with a texture that reminds me of light blue jeans. Scattered throughout that blue jean background are graphics such as a Mickey Mouse head outline, a star, a glove, and a letter M, all of which come in mostly red and yellow colors.

At the base of this Mickey Mouse shower curtain is a thick red stripe, which is bordered at its top by a stripe of blue. All along this red stripe, you find other Mickey Mouse related graphics such as his head outline, a glove, an M, and a star, over and over again, this time in the colors white, yellow and blue. At the top of the shower curtain, there appears to be a grey stripe, and there are holes there for where the rings which lock the shower curtain onto the shower rod are.

Well, it is what it is. I guess that if you're looking for a Mickey Mouse shower curtain, vinyl or fabric, that's the type of Disney design that tends to be used. I'm not a big fan of Mickey, by any stretch of the imagination, but perhaps young children might like this product, both because Mickey's there, and because of the bright and striking colors.

It's mentioned though that since this is a vinyl Mickey Mouse shower curtain, there will be a plastic seeming odor wafting from it, at least in the beginning, though it's said that this odor will fade over time. The descriptions adds that people who're sensitive to odors should consider getting a fabric shower curtain instead.

Now this is more like it. I'm looking at another Mickey Mouse shower curtain, but the aesthetic and the color of this one is quite different. This curtain is predominantly white grey. Not even a hint of red or yellow here at all. On the upper left, you have a graphic of Mickey who appears to be leaping toward the viewer, hands and head first. On the lower right is another graphic, I'm assuming it's Mickey Mouse but I can't be sure because I can't see that area of the curtain clearly. The Mickey Mouse graphics here are much more minimalist. Again, no color, but merely done in black and white, which is interesting. There are also light grey circles at the base of the shower curtain (I count three.), and perhaps more or other forms of texture in some areas near the top of the curtain.

So if your home, your bathroom, or your personal aesthetic tend to be more of a modern and/or minimalist one, but your kids are begging for a Mickey Mouse shower curtain, then this would probably be your choice.

So again, I wasn't quite able to find a Mickey Mouse fabric shower curtain product, or at least I haven't found one so far, but I did find two vinyl products, whose aesthetics are on nearly opposite ends of the spectrum.

Let me just talk a little bit though about the whole idea of a Mickey Mouse fabric shower curtain. Now, I can understand the appeal of that particular Disney character. After all, Mickey Mouse is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters around, especially perhaps for younger kids. He doesn't appear in films perhaps as much as he used to, but he's still on the the primary figures associated with Disney.

And aside from how well known Mickey is, there's also the way he's drawn. Lots of circles and round shapes there, and the colors used to draw him are pretty basic, mostly blacks and reds and yellows, colors which perhaps younger kids find most attractive.

So the idea behind having a Mickey Mouse shower curtain for a bathroom which'll be patronized mostly by smaller kids does make sense. Kids will have an idea of who that is on the curtain, and the figure is a safe and maybe even comforting one.

That said, Mickey Mouse is up against a lot of competition for kids' attention nowadays. Even back in the day actually, Disney's cartoons would have to go up against the likes of Looney Tunes, and Bugs Bunny, for example. Since then, however, there're quite a lot of other well known figures around. There's Barney, for example. That singing, dancing, purple dinosaur who likes to tell kids that they're loved, over and over again, on various shows and episodes. Back in the day, there also used to be more of Sesame Street, with Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, and the like. It doesn't seem to be in the limelight as much as it used to, but it seems that the Tickle Me Elmo doll still holds some kids' fascination. Then you have Blue of Blue's Clues fame, and the list goes on actually because you now have cartoons and interesting characters coming out of Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network, among others.

So a Mickey Mouse fabric shower curtain would be interesting for a kid's bathroom, but now there're other choices as well.

Viewtop Fabric Shower Curtain

Am now taking a look at the Viewtop fabric shower curtain. The viewtop name is rather intriguing since it makes me think of views and scenery, and in fact it does appear that the Viewtop fabric shower curtain was called that precisely because it does, in a way, offer a bit of a view. But before I go into that, let me talk about the shower curtain in general.

I'm looking at a picture of the Viewtop fabric shower curtain right now. I'm looking at the white version right now, and really the color white pretty much applies to the entire shower curtain. From top to bottom, you won't find even a hint of another color, or a stripe, or a pattern, or some other form of design. When this product is identified as white, that pretty much is the color you'll end up with. I'm not sure how this works for the other color versions of this product, not having seen samples. But I'm assuming that you get pretty much the same or similar aesthetic. If it's identified as a certain color of shower curtain, then that'll probably be the only color you'll see.

I have my concerns though about the color white, rather general in nature. Mostly I wonder how difficult this item will be to keep clean over time. After all, there'll be soap and shampoo suds hitting the shower curtain, probably leaving residue. All sorts of other sources of discoloration exist. Maybe after some time, this product won't quite be as white as when it first came out. So I'm thinking that maybe a shower curtain in a darker color would be more convenient, at least from a maintenance point of view. From an aesthetic point of view though, white really is lovely. It's clean, simple, light, even airy. And that takes me to the part about this shower curtain that the Viewtop label emphasizes.

Running near the top of the Viewpoint fabric shower curtain, there is a wide horizontal stripe that isn't made of the rest of material as the rest of the item. Instead, you end up with something that is transparent, sort of like plastic or cellophane, but presumably thicker and more durable. So that's what this shower curtain tries to do differently. That transparent area is high enough, so that whoever will be behind the curtain won't have to worry about privacy issues (unless of course the person outside's really, really tall), and yet at the same time, ideally, that transparent portion will allow more light to flow into the bath area. And if there're windows near that area, then you could even have some natural light making its way to you, while you shower, or hang around in the bathtub.

And it's an interesting idea. The kind of idea that makes this product stand out in my mind at least. A shower curtain which allows more natural light into a usually relatively darker space makes sense to me.

Just a few more things about the Viewtop fabric shower curtain. In the picture I'm looking at, this shower curtain is hookless. What this means is that, at the top of the item are holes, where you thread the shower rod through, the idea I guess being that this is more convenient since it takes away the need to fiddle with some way to attach the shower curtain to the shower rod. Greater ease of installation it seems. The description also adds that there's no need to remove the shower rod, in order to hang this curtain, which seems even more convenient to me, but I can't tell from the picture how that works.

All in all, this Viewtop fabric shower curtain looks pretty good to me.

I especially like the main premise behind the Viewtop fabric shower curtain. The idea that a shower curtain doesn't need to be completely opaque all throughout its surface in order for it to be able to do its job. In the case of this product, a portion of the shower curtain was made transparent at the top, but this was done so for a particular reason. It allows for more light to enter the shower stall, yes, and for taller people, it gives them more of a chance to take a peek at what's going on outside, if any.

The idea behind this can be used in other ways, I think. For example, it might be possible to have a shower curtain where the area which is transparent isn't found at the top, but at the bottom. You could basically have a sort of strip of transparent material running along the lower layer of the shower curtain. And this could serve a pretty useful purpose as well. Not so much if you're in the shower stall, though, but more if you're outside it.

Let's say you enter the bathroom and you're planning to brush your teeth. At the time you enter, the shower curtain is drawn closed. Now if you're a bit paranoid, you might be wondering if maybe there might be someone hiding behind that shower curtain. But then, if there is someone hiding there, you don't want to have to pull open the shower curtain because then you're right within grabbing distance. So a transparent strip at the bottom of the shower curtain would be great for this purpose. It'll allow you to take a quick peek, check for feet, that sort of thing, and if you verify that things are all clear, then you can go back to brushing your teeth in peace, and with a feeling of security and privacy.

At the same time, the strip whether it ends up running along the top or the bottom of the shower curtain, doesn't need to be transparent at all. Of course, if it were transparent, it would be easier for light to go through it, and for someone to look through as well. That said, if there are privacy concerns, then it would be possible to have something translucent instead, so that you sort of have an idea of something behind the layer, and light can sort of but not fully shine through, so there is still some of that benefit.

Again, I think the idea behind the Viewtop fabric shower curtain does show some promise.

West End Fabric Shower Curtain

The first type of product I'll look at is the West End fabric shower curtain. Now, first of all, the West End fabric shower curtain is produced by the company Nautica. The colors found on this shower curtain are ice blue, sand, and brown.

Now the West End fabric shower curtain is described as sleek, modern and sophisticated, and I have to say that I agree with those words. Usually I'm not a big fan of colors with all sorts of names which are supposed to lend a certain sophisticated air to the object being described, but in relation to this particular shower curtain, ice blue really is right. It's a particular shade of blue which, when I look at it, does give me the sense of something cool and refreshing. It's on the light side, not too heavy, just right. I'm not as sure about calling the other colors sand and brown because, well, to me sand is really just light brown. Anyway, when I look at the picture of this shower curtain, it looks like the shower curtain basically has two main sets of alternating vertical stripes, one in ice blue, and the other, I'm assuming in sand (since the brown is pretty light).

It looks like the brown on the West End fabric shower curtain comes into play in the form of a pair of thin dark brown stripes which run down the areas where the predominant background color is the ice blue.

And the overall effect looking at this product really is a light, cool feeling. True, it does seem to lean more heavily on the modern side, but I think this particular shower curtain wouldn't look too bad in a kid's bathroom either. I like the simple look of this shower curtain. No prints, no patterns, just lines and light color.

I'm sure I wouldn't mind having a West End fabric shower curtain over in my bathroom.

I was taking a look at a picture of this West End fabric shower curtain again, and I find that my eye is drawn to the ice blue color of this product. There's just something about that shade of blue which makes me feel all cool and relaxed, and it's quite a refreshing change, especially since sometimes the days can seem so hot.

The name of that shade of blue for the shower curtain really is appropriate. Ice blue, that's just an excellent name right there. It does somehow make me think of ice. Looking at the shower curtain reminds me a bit of what it's like to be experiencing a hot day, where the sun is shining brightly outside, the sky is cloudless so there's nothing to stop the sun's rays from hitting everything not in the shade, and the soil is parched, the asphalt looks like it's getting soft, there's a shimmering in the air because of the heat.

Outside, dogs are lying down, with their tongues hanging out. Grass is dry and getting a bit brown. People are either indoors, or seeking relief by fanning themselves, or maybe kids are running under sprinklers.

And then, in the middle of all that heat, you go inside your house where it's a little bit cooler. You make your way to the kitchen, you open the door and feel the cold air wafting out, the chill eagerly accepted by the pores on your dry skin. And then you reach in and grab an ice tray in order to prepare a pitcher of lemonade.

That's what I think when I hear the words, ice blue, and that's a little bit of what I feel when I find myself looking at the picture of this shower curtain.

Of course, a lot of this imagery might not be all that applicable in the context of a shower stall and a shower curtain. After all, even if this West End shower curtain's mostly ice blue in color, if you're inside the shower stall having yourself a long, warm shower after a long and tiring day, then cold, chill, and ice just aren't words that you'll be looking for to describe what you want to experience. You'll want a warm shower for an aching body so in that context, the ice blue of the shower curtain maybe won't quite make its mark, or be appreciated as much.

At the same time, when you wake up in the early morning, and you feel like you're freezing, a warm shower'll be what you're looking for as well. No cold shower for you. No having to shiver in the shower stall while cold water hits you, no feeling of having your joints lock up when the cold water douses your body. That wouldn't be quite a comfortable experience at all, so again, in that context, ice blue on a shower curtain maybe just won't cut it either, or at least will mostly be ignored.

But then again, that's also one of the nice things about this product. If you're into its color, or if you're just in the mood to appreciate the design, then that's fine, go ahead and do so. But if you're not at all in the mood, or if your mind is preoccupied by something else, then that's fine as well. No problem. There's nothing about this shower curtain that screams out to the world, asking you to take note of it or notice it. The design isn't garish or bold or loud in any way at all. In fact, it's more of a subdued design, with subdued lines and patterns, and a subdued color palette. So while it can loom large in your mind at times, it's also very much capable of blending into the background of your bathroom area.

So in that sense, this type of product can work for different types of people. It's flexible in that way, so it's not a product that falls into any particular type of user niche. Just about everyone can use and enjoy using this West End fabric shower curtain, I think.

About this Fabric Shower Curtain blog

I feel that choosing your fabric shower curtain is an important choice for several reasons. Since I thought I'd enjoy looking at the different kinds of fabric shower curtains available online anyway, then I thought I may as well try to write about what I find out.

The choice of the fabric shower curtain is important, I believe, because to me the bathroom is one of the most important places in the house. I mean, you use it everyday. You brush your teeth. You shave. You use the toilet. And many people choose to shower everyday. So the way your bathroom looks matters. After all, it's one of the first places that people go to first thing in the morning, so if your bathroom feels sloppy or uninviting or not very nice to look at, then I'm pretty sure that won't really help your mood. Not that I'm saying it'll hurt your mood or anything. But I really do feel that having a not very nice bathroom to look at on a daily basis, when you start your day just doesn't help.

And the shower curtain, whether it's a fabric shower curtain or some other type is a big part of the look of the bathroom. It takes up a lot of space when it's fully extended. And when you're in the shower or tub, it's probably the only piece of fabric that you can see. So this one piece has a pretty significant effect all on its own, so that why I thought it would be interesting to put some thought into my own shower curtain, and in the process look up the various shower curtains available online.

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