The fix for, as Mariah Carey would put it, transforming a “bleak” bath into a jewel box of a room? Swapping your single plastic or vinyl shower curtain, which should be replaced every few years anyway, for a pair of fabric curtains.
Hanging a valance above a shower curtain isn’t as complicated as it may seem. At first glance, a bathtub with a shower curtain liner, a shower curtain and a valance look difficult to arrange, but they don't have to be. Many options are available to make a valance go above a shower curtain.