Happy birthday to us….www.ShowerCurtainHQ.com went live on October 27, 2013! Wow, it is amazing how fast a year can go by! We are still a small company but we have BIG plans our second year! We will be adding our OWN exclusive designs that we will sell on additional sites like Amazon and Houzz.com. We will advertise more to get the word out that SCHQ is THE place to get the most unique shower curtains! We will also be making YouTube videos so you can learn more about our products and company. We will continue to give great customer service and do everything we can to leave EVERYONE in a good mood. It has been a fun year, but we are no longer a baby company, we are now a toddler company which means that we will throw fits when we don't get our way and that everything is 'MINE!' (just kidding)
Shower Curtain HQ got mentioned in a blog post on About.com this week:
Top Woman's Pantone Colors for Spring 2014 offer several shades of blues, purples and oranges, just to name a few. One of the many great advantages about grabbing a shower curtain at Shower Curtain HQ is that you are getting a great work of art with an array of colors that will match the hottest colors of the season. It is easy to use your shower curtain as a starting off point to design the color scheme of your bathroom. Because these curtains are so vibrant and have such a wide array of colors to begin with, most curtains look great next to white walls. However, it is fun to add an accent wall or add colorful accents like picture frames or colorful vases that show you are keeping up with the latest color trends…
This color is very close to the "Facebook" blue and ranks first for woman's fashion for spring of 2014.
Here are just a few choices you have from our collection that would bring this gorgeous color into your bathroom…
Violet Tulip is a soft purple that gives a vintage feel. This color is ranked #2 for hot spring colors in woman's spring fashion. This member of the purple family is very flattering to most skin tones…
This romantic shade would give a very calming effect to any bathroom. Take your pick…
Yes, another member of the purple family, but with more pink undertones, this color is loved by the First Lady and Kate Middleton. One has to wonder if those pioneers of fashion are up to date on the latest trends or are they setting them. In home decor, this color looks awesome with lime green or a steel gray.
We all know that trends are always changing. But the good news about these beautiful shower curtains is that once these colors become last season, there are other colors in the artwork that will be the new hottest color!
Check out this great article on Houzz to get your bathroom organized…
Here is a great article in bathroom design that I thought I would share. The only thing that would make this bathroom better is a beautiful shower curtain ;-)
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Again, I want to be very transparent about this business. My dream is to be able to work from home so I can have more control of my schedule and have more time, energy and flexibility for my daughters and husband. So I thought I would let you know that about a year ago I signed up for an online course, Create a Profitable Online Store. It was created and still currently ran by this nice guy named Steve who also authors the blog, MyWifeQuitHerJob.com. His class has been one of the best investments I ever made. I have learned so much about e-commerce and Shower Curtain HQ would not exist had it not been for Steve's course. I am still learning from this course and I would recommend it to anyone. If you ever have ANY questions about the course, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will answer any questions you have the best way I can. These are affiliate links for me but I recommend the course with or without you using the link.
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I LOVE when people are transparent about how they run their businesses! Therefore, I want to let you know that Shopify is the company I am using to run ShowerCurtainHQ.com.
Truth be told: I am NOT a tech savvy person. Shopify made it so easy to set up this site that I felt like I was missing something. I picked out a theme, uploaded my pictures and content and BAM…online business!
If you ever wondered about starting your own online store I can tell you I have nothing but good things to say about Shopify thus far. The customer service is fantastic too. I also like how it is a one stop shop for everything you need. A few years back, I started a different business using a different company for my site and I needed to get so many other things like a shopping cart and a merchant account and an SSL certificate and it got really confusing. With Shopify everything is included which makes it easy. Cool, huh?
By clinking on any of these links, you can check out Shopify and they do have a free trial offer for 14 days. I am an affiliate for Shopify so I would earn a commission AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU. If you do not want me to earn a commission, don't click any of these links. It's cool, no hard feelings :-) but I still recommend them. Also, if you have any questions abut my Shopify experience, e-mail me at email@example.com and I will be happy to help any way I can!
Hello Beautiful People!
Just wanted to spread the word that Shower Curtain HQ will have a newsletter come out from time to time that will update everyone on new products and coupons! I love to keep in touch so if you enter your email below I will add you to the exclusive list. And I promise I hate spam more then you do so your email will not be shared with ANYONE! You have my word! Also, I just set up an account with Wanelo and The Prowl and would love to connect with you there too. I am still trying to figure them both out but they both seem similar to Pinterest. Hope everyone is having an awesome day!
Be a blessing,
We have been working hard, getting the word out about Shower Curtain HQ! We want you, and everybody else for that matter, to be able to find our beautiful shower curtains quickly and easily. Here are a few places you can find us (besides our website of course):
SCHQ does have a Facebook fan page. We love all the likes and all the shares. Even if you are not ready to purchase one of our unique shower curtains just yet, if you "Like" us, you will be updated on the latest news and new products once they are added.
For a while, I was just "pinning" all the products from SCHQ to my personal Pinterest account. However, a few weeks ago, a business account for Shower Curtain HQ was set up. If you are as addicted to Pinterest as I am and you follow SHOWER CURTAIN HQ on PINEREST, I will be happy to follow you back. I am all about win-win situations if you know what I am saying. Also, if you want to really rock my world, REPIN THE CURTAINS YOU LOVE THE MOST!
Please, and Thank you!
Ok, so this is only like the most AMAZING Interior Design website on the planet. Shower Curtain HQ does have a professional account set up so you can add our unique shower curtains to your "idea books" if you like. The site is evolving into somewhat of a social network where you can follow people and other people can follow you. It is free to set up an account and you can download a free app on your phone to get MILLIONS of pictures for inspiration on all things home and garden. WARNING: this site is very addictive once you check it out!
I also want to take this opportunity to recommend an awesome podcast that mentioned Shower Curtain HQ! http://www.ecommercefuel.com is a blog by Andrew Youderian about running online businesses. He does a podcast that comes out every Friday and it is an awesome resource for anyone interested in running an eCommerce store. When Shower Curtain HQ made it's first sale, I emailed Andrew thanking him for all the great content he gives away on his podcast and blog and on this podcast, he gave a "First Sale Shout Out" to SCHQ! Andrew does not need to do this on his podcasts, but I am glad he does. Andrew, if you ever read this: Thanks again! You really encouraged a new entrepreneur.
Most of us don't think very much about shower curtains until we have to, well, buy one. An excellent shower curtain that is well made and washable can last for a really long time but styles change and the humidity in the bathroom can produce mold and mildew. Because of this, all shower curtains must be replaced at some point. When purchasing a shower curtain, buyers should try to find an impervious, well-manufactured piece that fits their budget and bathroom décor with a design they love. By choosing the right shower curtain, the owner can enjoy it for years to come.
A Few More Necessities
A liner is needed with the curtains at Shower Curtain HQ. The actual curtain sits outside of the tub and should not be directly hit by the water. The artistic shower curtains at this site are made with 100% Polyester fabric and are machine washable and do not wrinkle. When deciding on a fabric to use for a shower curtain, consider how easy it is to clean and other maintenance involved. Some shower curtains are made with delicate fabrics like silk or lace or even linen which require a bit of care to maintain. Who has time to dry clean or iron their shower curtain? Not me.
Quality and Size Does Matter
Examine the details of your shower curtain to decide if it is a quality product that will last for a long time. The series of holes at the top of the curtain for the shower rings should be very tight as should the weaving around the grommets. There should be no fraying and the edges well hemmed. Also, keep in mind the type of bathroom you have. Most curtain rods hang 6 feet from the floor so the standard size of 74 inches will work fine. But, if you have tall ceilings and the curtain rod is hung higher, you may want to consider an extra long shower curtain. Most bath enclosures are between 5 and 6 feet so the shower curtains at Shower Curtain HQ will work just fine. But if you have a stand alone bath, you will need a curtain that is wider, obviously. I also have had customers ask about curtains for a stall. As of the time of this post, we do not carry narrower curtains but do check back often as we are always adding more products.
How Beautiful It Is
Colors, patterns and design is the next thing to consider when choosing a shower curtain. This is where the shower curtains at Shower Curtain HQ have a huge advantage. All the artwork is added to the curtain using the Dye Sublimation process so you are getting bright vibrant colors that normally are only possible with plastic, AND you are getting the advantages of polyester fabric (no wrinkles or PVC worries). The design on your fabric shower curtain can be the starting off point you use to design the rest of your bathroom. Choose a pattern and design you totally love...you need to look at it everyday.
Keeping it Clean
Shower curtains should be cleaned on a regular basis because of all the humidity. The curtains at Shower Curtain HQ are machine washable so it is probably a good idea to throw it in the laundry once a month. Just be sure to clean your shower frequently and replace your shower curtain liner at the first sign of mold or mildew if not before.
To Sum It All Up
Picking out a Shower Curtain for your bathroom can and should be a fun process. Pick one you love and want to look at everyday and use your creativity to find accessories that will complement the shower curtain and the rest of the bathroom. At Shower Curtain HQ there are a TON of selections so hopefully you find something different that will make a huge design statement that your guests will be talking about.
There are many different ways to use a shower curtain other then just to dress up your bathtub. Check these ideas out!
Shower curtain used for window treatments
Check out this article from Apartment Therapy about a couple that used shower curtains as window treatments
Shower curtain used as a photo back drop
Check out this awesome photo blog that suggests using shower curtains as a photo back drop
Do you love Instagram as much as I do? Just for kicks, check out #showercurtainselfie to see people using their shower curtain as a photo back drop - better then a selfie in the car right?
Shower curtain used to decorate a bed
(photo found on houzz.com) In this article, the designer could not find a blanket that would match the pillows used, so she used a shower curtain instead.
Shower curtain used as a closet door
Found this photo on HOUZZ. I have always loved this idea - what a great way to add color and texture to a room! This method has to be more cost effective then even a cheep door - AND easy to change when you remodel your room!
Shower curtain used as a room divider
Here a curtain is used to add privacy to the sleeping area in a studio apartment. Shower Curtain HQ does sell all there curtains in EXTRA LONG if you want to try this idea out yourself!
Shower curtains used as out door curtains!
Found this on HOUZZ.com - why not?
Have you ever used a shower curtain for something other then making your bathtub beautiful? Please let me know how you did it!