How To Decorate Your Shower Door For The Holidays

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The holidays are just around the corner and it is time to get decorating. In addition to your traditional decorations, there are many unorthodox ways to add a unique festive spice to your home. For example, you can add more to your bathroom than a scented candle and a wreath. If you have a glass shower enclosure, or even a glass shower door, you have a great canvas for decorating. 

Protect Your Investment 

Quality shower doors can be expensive, and they should last for years. Before decorating, you should think about protecting your investment. Avoid using adhesives, paints, or dyes that are difficult to scrub off. Also, do not leave any dyes or paints on your glass for more than 3-4 days, as it may become more difficult to remove. If you are concerned about a dye, try leaving it overnight on a glass bottle or jar and then test how easy it is to remove. If it is difficult, do not use it on your shower. 

Decorating the Outside 

You can decorate the outside of your shower door the same way you would decorate any window in your home, as long as you are aware of condensation that might build up while people are taking a shower. 

Vinyl stick-on art is a great option for the outside of your door. It goes on easily and comes down at the end of the season without a trace. It also handles moisture very well. You can usually find holiday themed vinyl wall art at home improvement stores during the holidays. However, you should not feel limited to snowflakes and santa cutouts. Instead, buy some contact paper and design your own decals. It is a great weekend project that will get your whole family in the holiday spirit. 

Another option is to hang decorations from the top of your shower door. Start with an s-hook that loops over the top of your door and then you can hang candy canes or ornaments. Avoid silk ornaments, as they do not do well in steamy conditions. 

Decorating the Inside 

The inside of your shower is the most interesting place to decorate because you can wash it and redecorate every day, or add on to what you already have. The most shower friendly way to decorate is with bathtub crayons. However, as some people complain that these leave streaks on glass, you can make your own recipe with a bar of soap and natural dyes. That way, you can control which colors you make, so you have plenty of reds, greens, blues, and whites for your door. 

If you have a large shower, set aside a day to pack the family in and draw a holiday scene on the walls. But if space is limited, you can let each member of the family draw their own scene while they shower. 

Cleaning Up 

At the end of the season, you will want to make sure that your shower door looks as good as new by giving it a deep cleaning inside and out. To do this, mix one tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of vinegar with enough water to fill a large spray bottle. Thoroughly spray down your shower door and allow the mixture to sit for 10-15 minutes. Remove coloring with a sponge. If any coloring or adhesive remains, repeat this process. When the door is clean, rinse it with lukewarm water and use either plain newspaper or a squeegee to get it streak free and squeaky clean. 

The bathroom is not usually the first place people think of when they are planning their holiday decorations. However, it is a great area of your home to add a little cheer. Also, if you want to replace your old shower door with a new one while you're at it, go to site.

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