Walk-in showers are loved for a reason they can save space, are accessible to everyone, offers luxurious design options and just a great shower experience. It also provides your bathroom with a more modern appeal, all while leaving your bath as, …. well a bath I guess.
Here are 11 creative ideas for you to find some inspiration for your walk-in shower. Whether you’re after a classic shower look, a contemporary design or a unique, nature-inspired look, we’ve got everything covered. Let’s start from the walk-in shower ideas you’ve probably seen or are already thinking about.
1. GLASS-ENCLOSED CORNER SHOWERS
A glass-enclosed corner shower is a popular choice for space-saving in a bathroom, and it helps to create a seamless transition between your shower area and the rest of your bathroom. You can also mount small and practical shelves, benches and an oversized showerhead to add a statement element.
Having a corner shower also allows you to have plenty of space for other fitting and furniture in your bathroom. If you don’t want to conform with traditional corner walk-in shower design, try opting for a neo-angled shower design instead. It will enable you to gain more space when showering and remove any protruding corners in the bathroom.
2. NO TO TUBS, YES TO BIGGER BATHROOM SHOWERS
Getting rid of your bathroom will save you more precious space and will allow you to have more room to play with your walk-in shower design. If you extend your shower area along the rear wall, you can have a larger than average shower area and more luxurious experience without taking too up too much space.
3. INTRODUCE THE LIGHT
Recessed lighting can add function and style to your shower, so why not try adding some light? But if you’re fancy of natural light, you can opt for a window or skylight because it’s a beautiful addition that offers a divine look. The natural light works wonders, especially when you feel like you’re embracing it. The decors that you will choose for this space also matters, so make sure that it complements with the rest of your bathroom.
4. SHOWER AND SPA IN ONE SPACE
If you want to create a spa experience within a small bathroom, why not combine it your walk-in shower with a steam generator? It might sound a little far fetch but doable and a great idea. We recommend fitting a small window to let the air circulate when you use the shower alone. Since you’ll be able to have both a regular shower and steam room, you can relax and unwind any time of the day at the comfort of your home.
5. MAKE USE OF THE ALCOVES AND EAVES
Alcoves and eaves may bring awkward layouts and dimensions, but you can use it for your advantage too. You can create a smart walk-in shower design by making use of these parts of your home. It allows you to build a walk-in shower into the nook or tuck it into an eave and use the walls as natural a natural partition in the room. The roof window above the shower can also offer natural light and open up space, so you’re like catching two birds with one stone.
6. ADD A POP OF COLOUR
You can also set your walk-in shower apart from the rest of your bathroom by using bold patterns and colours. It creates an illusion of a bigger space and draws your guest’s eye to the critical areas of the room. Bright tiles have been around since Roman times but something that’s new to the party are shower wall panels. For example, Easy Panels in the UK do some shimmer effect ones that offer something completely different and a few others like DBS offer a range of sparkle effects that may suit those with strong spotlights.
7. MODERN TRENDY ROUND SHOWERS
The shape of a walk-in shower is one of the essential elements to take into consideration because it can define the whole design. Round showers are one of the modern trends that look glamorous, especially if enclosed with glass. It provides more details and offers a unique experience. However, it’s not a good idea for a small bathroom. But, if you have enough space, this new modern trend is worth the try.
8. A TOUCH OF NATURE
If you’re a nature lover and you want a fresh and peaceful vibe from nature, you should try using materials like stone and wood for your shower. You can also combine these materials to achieve a unique design. But, if you want more glimpse and pieces of nature, try adding stones and wood as a decorative feature and add some indoor plants to brighten up your space. It doesn’t just add aesthetics; it also purifies the air and brings charm.
Here are some of the indoor plants that can survive a humid environment like your bathroom:
- Orchid (Orchidaceae)
- Aloe vera (Aloe vera)
- Bamboo (Bambuseae)
- Fern (Pteridophyte)
- Peace Lily
- Spider Plant
9. INDOOR AND OUTDOOR COMBO
If you want a brighter space and more splash of nature, consider placing your indoor and outdoor walk-in shower side by side. You can incorporate elements from nature in your outdoor shower while you can exhibit modern design in your indoor walk-in shower. Then, allow them to connect through statement glass walls. This way, the light would be able to get in and illuminate the indoor shower area while the outdoor area offers a peaceful and haven sanctuary.
10. HALF-WALL WALK-IN SHOWER
While the glass-enclosed shower is a top choice for many, those of those who are after light and openness rather than privacy chooses half-wall walk-in shower style. It is an ideal solution for keeping your bathroom spacious and open to the sun. You can achieve a modern and minimalist style in a half-wall shower by producing some contrast. For example, you can use dark-coloured tiles or marble wall panels with a single accent to help illuminate the white theme in your bathroom. It is not a standard option, but it works!
11. GLASS BLOCKS’ COMEBACK
Glass blocks became popular during the 80s, but it is making a strong comeback. It perfectly works with contemporary walk-in shower design and its fogged glass provides privacy and transparency. You can use it anywhere as an alternative to clear glass panel in your walk-in shower to create an intimate space with its soft, muted and neutral palette.
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