The Best Shower Curtain Hooks to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vibe

A tiny change can make a huge difference.

Interior bathroom
A pop of color or chrome makes a small but powerful impact.Pixabay/Pkamiini

You’ve got cute towels, a comfy bath mat, and a coordinated soap dish and toothbrush holder. Why stop there? Upgrading our shower curtain rings to a style with a fancier finish or extra baubles will have a bigger impact than you think. Even better: This design element packs a big punch with minimal spend.

Amazer Shower Curtain Hooks Rings, Stainless Steel Shower Curtain Rings and Hooks for Bathroom Shower Rods Curtains-Set of 12, Polished Nickel

Multiple Shades

If you want to coordinate a vibrant drape with matching accessories, pick these! The colorful spherical balls are engineered to slide across the rod without effort.Amazer

Always cross-reference the number and size of hook holes in your curtain with the rings you’re eying. You don’t want to come up short when you go to hang your pretty new things.

Titanker Shower Curtain Hooks Rings, Rust-Resistant Metal Double Glide Shower Hooks for Bathroom Shower Rods Curtains, Set of 12 Hooks - Nickel

Ergonomic Design

Not digging a click-into-place style? This one—which also comes in chrome, bronze and matte black finishes—has two prongs, with an inward-facing one for your liner. If you replace or wash your liner frequently, an unlatched style makes moving it back and forth much easier.Titanker

Picking a rust-resistant shower-curtain hook is crucial. The bathroom is a hub of humidity, which loves to eat away at metal. Pick a naturally corrosion-resistant metal—like stainless steel, aluminum metal, copper, bronze, brass or galvanized steel—or something that’s been specially treated or plated to resist oxidation.

Maytex Shower Curtain Hooks Rust-Resistant Metal Double Roller Glide, Rings for Bathroom, Set of 12, Oil Rubbed Bronze


Those five little balls at the top aren’t just adornment: They also make the hangers slide across the rod quietly and easily.Maytex

If your shower curtain is still not gliding as seamlessly as you’d like, you can spray the top of the rod with a silicone spray, or just rub on some soap, wax or petroleum jelly.