Looking for some seriously stylish shower room ideas? Ramp up the luxe factor in your bathroom with a dedicated shower space. Larger, walk-in shower enclosures are a big trend, as they help create that desired spa-like feel.
Many modern bathrooms are adopting Crittall-style shower screens – particularly fitting in monochrome bathroom schemes. At the other end of the spectrum, bathroom wallpaper can work wonders to create a more eccentric, maximalist vibe.
And while we still love metro tiled bathrooms – it’s classic, affordable and great in most settings – there are more options than the usual brick pattern, with tiles arranged vertically to emphasise the height of a space or diagonally to create something out of the ordinary.
Take the look further with herringbone or chevron patterns. As if that wasn’t enough, manufacturers have played around with the signature shape of the rectangular tile to produce longer, thinner versions that get our vote.
Alternatively, there is an array of different tile shapes to choose from for a really striking shower backdrop such as scalloped fish scales, hexagon, qautrefoil styles and more.
Meanwhile, marble is quite the style chameleon, and there are plenty of marble bathroom ideas for inspiration. Team it with period fixtures and fittings for a traditional look, introduce dashes of warm wood to get a Scandi vibe, or pair it with sleek sanitaryware to create a minimalist aesthetic. Whatever the combination, marble with polished chrome or glamorous brass taps never fails to make a smart statement.
Dark bathrooms are a huge trend. Temper black with white or warm materials to keep the area from feeling gloomy. Little has escaped unscathed from manufacturers’ fascination with this impactful shade, with sumptuous black tiles, shower enclosures, sanitaryware and accessories to choose from. Even brassware is in on the act.
Concrete has also made its way into bathrooms, bringing with it a growing demand for more urban, industrial-inspired bathrooms.
In search of a shower enclosure but limited on space? Forgo hinged doors that open outwards for a sleek sliding alternative. Take inspiration from these stunning shower room ideas, then kick-start your design project.
The brick partition wall separates the master bedroom from the shower room.
Patterned floor tiles give this shower room a good design grounding, complemented by heritage fittings and metro wall tiles.
This walk-in shower enclosure is framed in white marble. A subtle step-down in the marble floor keeps the rest of the bathroom dry. Alcoves in the marble wall create a space for toiletries.
The green marble basin continues through the glass shower partition to become the seating in the shower.
The marble bath enters this shower space, with the dividing glass screen resting in the marble. It's a very cool effect, and a modern twist to this traditional bathroom. White hand-moulded metro tile is accented by mosaic tiling on a smaller scale, and minimalist brass hardware and accessories are featured throughout, demonstrating how it’s often a well-edited space that makes the most lasting impression.
Vertical tiles accentuate height in the bathroom and a basin with an integrated towel rack helps keep the walls clutter-free.
RISE AND SHINE
A burst of sunshine in the shower room makes mornings feel like spring all year round. The otherwise white-with-a-splash-of-green foliage colour scheme echoes the rest of the house.
The master bathroom’s double shower was originally conceived as a wet room but when the kids used it, water ended up everywhere. A shower screen has been added to prevent splashes and slips.
Each time the budget was a bit tight, the architect would suggest the owners save money by cutting back on the marble but they were adamant it stays as it’s so glam.
The wall tiles of this wet room are actually enamel medallions found by one of the owners in a warehouse in Providence when he was a student. Dark grout makes the circular patterns stand out.
In this redesign, the floor plan was reshuffled to create a glamorous bathroom, complete with a walk-in shower, lined in a mix of gold, black and white tessera mosaic tiles.
Style your bathroom with wall and floor tiles that create an interesting design feature in even the smallest spaces. Hexagons and herringbones are still hot property, but there’s been a shift away from straight lines and sharp corners towards more gentle shapes, such as scallops and circles. Nothing jazzes up a shower quite like its surfaces, so allow tiles to shine by using a concealed shower with valves and pipework hidden in the wall. Look out for floor tiles with an anti-slip finish to keep you vertical.
TAKE THE PLUNGE
Who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this house when you have a shower room this gorgeous? The warm woods, graphic tiles and sleek fittings are beautifully combined. We love that this wet room has managed to incorporate a plunge pool, too. Even better that it's a deep tub that will cocoon you up to the shoulders.
IN THE ROUND
Personalisation, quirks and all, has become the hallmark of bathroom design. Enter Geometrica floor tiles by Domus, giving you total freedom to create your own design using its glazed porcelain tiles. Team them with dark walls to create a cocooning effect that invites the user to linger and relax. The collection has five solid colours, along with patterns, including this circular design.
A true wet room is completely open, although these savvy homeowners installed a minimalist panel so the rest of their bathroom doesn’t get wet. A black industrial-style shower provides the focus for the bathroom, striking a graphic contrast to the white-tiled walls. A monochrome palette can often have more impact when you introduce an accent colour. In this case, grey softens the scheme.
TAKE IT TO THE MAX
Colour in the bathroom has spent too long being confined to accessories and the odd sanitaryware line. But change is afoot. From fearless hue combinations and in-your-face patterns, designers are challenging the norm and exploring the infinite possibilities of maximalism. To master this trend, confidence is crucial – it must be embraced wholeheartedly or not at all.
Indulge in shades that bring you the most joy and patterns that speak to your personality. Break all the style rules, except one – try not to suffocate the space. You can achieve this by introducing white areas into your scheme that will offer a dash of light relief.
Thanks to manufacturing technology developments, the marble look is available at a fraction of the cost of authentic marble. These realistic alternatives are also easier to care for than the real McCoy. When it comes to tiles, bigger is better. Fewer grout lines create a fuss-free, uninterrupted finish that’s hard to achieve with smaller tiles. This shower makes a big impact, thanks to a simple mix of marble, chrome, wood and very little else. The walk-in design creates a luxurious, open feel, especially when installed with a fixed shower panel and minimal framing.
GO FOR GOLD
There are easier metallics to master than gold, but none elevate the status of your bathroom in quite the same way. The trick is to pick the right tone from the wealth of glittering opportunities available. Overly polished gold can tip the balance from glamorous to garish, so seek out warmer finishes for your fixtures and fittings to banish the threat of bling. The quality of finishes varies widely. Take care to source a product with lasting appeal.
When choosing a shower panel, glass is available in different thicknesses, which is reflected in the price. Cheaper panels are generally made from 4-6mm glass, while more robust models, including this one by Aston Matthews, often use 8-10mm glass. Thicker panels allow for minimal framing, helping the room to feel more spacious.