Who wouldn’t love to walk into a beautiful spa-like shower in the morning? There’s something almost magical about starting your day in a beautiful, warm space. Bathroom fixture trends tend to move a little slower than other home decor styles. Primarily because of the expense and hassle of replacing built-in items when remodeling a bathroom. In recent years, however, shower looks have changed in not only style but function. From rain showerheads to multiple water jet arrays, you’ll see updates in “how” showers are designed and built as well as changes in aesthetics. Check out our review of the latest luxury shower trends to see what’s happening in the world of shower design.
Tile designs evolve every few years, and tile that looks like wood has been one of the hottest tile flooring trends of the past decade. Now that wood-grain look is being used in showers and it is stunning! Most people wouldn’t use real wood in their shower design because of the ridiculous amount of maintenance required, but with this tile choice, you can bring a truly unique look to your shower.
Your average suburban tract home tends to come with a standard shower done with tile walls, or cheaper low-maintenance inserts typically made from acrylic or fiberglass. When you see something different — like this shower done with slab stone walls, the look instantly screams quality. You’ll find this look in anything from marble, to granite, or even cultured stone. We love this eye-popping blue marble with brass fixtures.
Double sinks have been standard in master bedrooms for decades, so why not take that efficient couple-minded design and expand it into the shower? No more waiting for your mister to finish his shower and hoping you won’t be late for work! When you expand your shower size and add a second showerhead, you can both make your 8am meetings, no problem.
Continue walls/floor into shower
One of the fascinating things to watch is how shower design has changed as class shower walls and doors have become more prevalent. Rather than viewing the shower as a separate little chamber or closet within a room, many designers make a choice to integrate the shower design into the look of the room. This is a great example of how that can be done by continuing both the wall and floor tiles through the shower space. Beautiful!
Interior designers have used feature walls in room design to give interest and focus to a space. Take that concept and apply it to a shower and you have a shower feature wall. This is a great way to stretch your budget by buying enough designer tile for just one wall and using a neutral color on all the other surfaces to help set it off.
Nothing says luxury like turning your shower into something almost like another room. By walling off an area and devoting it all to tile and shower fixtures, you can give your shower space a true high-end spa flavor.
Handpainted tile has a bespoke, quality look that is difficult to duplicate with anything else. Whether you purchase your handpainted tile from traditional artisans or contemporary artists, your one-of-a-kind shower will be a standout on your block.
Grid glass panes
Shower glass doors and walls done in grid-patterned panes is a hot new look that is taking the bathroom world by storm. Sophisticated with a retro-flare, this look will dress up any bathroom remodel.
While shower ceilings went neglected for many years, bathroom designers are bringing them back into the forefront by wrapping showers floor-to-ceiling in elegant tile designs. This top-to-bottom look gives your shower, and your bathroom, a “finished” look.
If you hate cleaning shower doors or shower curtains, this may be the perfect design choice for you. By going doorless (and/or curtainless), you give your bathroom a sleek look and probably cut down on maintenance. The key to making this shower work is having a professional help you design it so that splash patterns are accounted for.
This is one way to get a luxurious tile look without the luxury price tag. By committing to a big design pattern, your shower will look like it’s straight off the pages of a design magazine.
Wainscotting tile look
Wainscotting and wall panels can give a room an elegant flare, and it can do the same for a shower. Your shower will look all dressed up and ready for a dinner party with this style, particularly when done in tones of marble as seen here.