Whether you’re looking for a way to add value to your property or simply desire a change, refurbishing the bathroom is one of the simplest yet most effective ways. Alongside popular options like freestanding tubs and rose gold fixtures, consider using the latest shower trends to give your bathroom an upgrade.
The wet room trend is still going strong in bathroom interior design, doing away with traditional enclosures in favour of open space. Glass panels are a natural fit for the wet room, offering a transparent, airy effect while still providing a barrier to prevent water from edging into other areas. The latest walk-in shower trends include ultra-wide glass panelling for a sleek, modern finish.
Simple black and white décor is another enduring classic for contemporary bathroom interiors, but the minimalist look goes monochrome in the latest shower trends. Think dark, moody shades of black and grey for your shower walls and floor. The key to making this trend work is to juxtapose an edgy black monochrome palette with plenty of light, either through an abundance of carefully positioned fixtures or wide bay windows that flood the interior with daylight.
Tiles remain one of the most popular options for shower walls, giving a classic look to any interior. The latest shower trends include an emphasis on unusual geometric shapes. Try replacing standard cubic tiles with hexagonal shapes for a look that’s both exotic and completely modern. You can use different coloured geometric tiles to create one-of-a-kind patterns for a finish that’s truly special.
An exciting trend dominating the bathroom landscape is a rustic décor using raw metallic materials. This can be applied to shower walls with warm copper tones – add extra visual allure by retaining some degree of mineral texture within the panel. Complement a warm copper wall with wooden accents for added luxury.
Bring the outside in with a blend of exotic wood like teak or mahogany with flourishes of tropical greenery. We’ve previously discussed the power of wooden walls in the bathroom, and you can spice this up with houseplants hung from the ceiling to create a tropical hothouse effect. For a simpler take on this trend, choose a green colour scheme when selecting shower tiles.
Finally, consider replacing tired shower walls with contemporary oversized tiles. This creates a streamlined look that’s wholly of the moment, particularly when you choose neutral colours for an airier atmosphere. Oversized tiles also offer the benefit of being easier to clean, with fewer grout lines. This makes them suitable for wet rooms and traditional shower stalls alike.
Whether you prefer the luxurious minimalism of a monochromatic wet room or quirky individual tiles, these fresh ideas offer plenty of variety to choose from. When in doubt, sleek glass is always a classic, polished choice for shower walls.