If you have a small en-suite or simply don’t have adequate space for a bath then shower rooms are excellent for providing the personal hygiene facilities you require in the most compact of spaces.
When decorating a shower room, the key is to create the sense of space regardless of the size so you don’t feel cramped. In order to do this you can use certain decorative techniques and utilize the space you have to its full potential. If you’re unsure of where to begin, then read on for some decorative tips that can easily be applied to create your perfect shower room.
Transparent objects allow light to pass through and fill the rest of the room, which can work wonders for creating space. Never have an opaque or translucent shower screen as this can darken the room and make it look smaller. Frameless shower screens can really help to create the illusion of space in even the smallest of shower rooms. The shower door is almost “invisible” (if you keep it clean) so doesn’t create a sense of divide.
Creating a sense of continuum in your bathroom can help the space to feel “infinite”. Having limestone wall tiles and matching flooring can help to create a continuous feel as there’s no distinct end between floor and ceiling. Opt for a light colour to ensure the space doesn’t feel cramped, this is an extremely modern look often used in spas and luxurious homes. Complete the look with a transparent floor to ceiling shower screen which can make the room seem like it has more height, compensating for the lack of floor space.
Light colours always reflect more light than darker shades, which is why they’re renowned for creating the illusion of space in smaller rooms. You could even opt for white wall tiles and flooring in your bathroom and break it up with a vibrant accent colour. This can make your bathroom appear extremely clean and hygienic whilst the vibrant accent colour prevents it from being monotonous.
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Although light colours seem to be the preferred option, high gloss black finish tiles can really make a statement if you’re striving for the most glamorous of bathrooms. The high gloss finish reflects light so minimises the fact that darker colours can make rooms feel smaller. This option is recommended for the boldest of decorators and isn’t advisable for exceptionally small bathrooms. Don’t forget the finishing touches such as transparent accessories and an LED mirror for ultimate glamour.
Shower rooms can be easily decorated if you choose your colour scheme and accessories wisely. There are plenty of different styles that work for small spaces, although it’s advisable to always avoid harsh coloured patterns for walls and flooring, they can make the room appear incredibly cramped.
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Written by Stephanie Staszko on behalf of Tapshop321, head on over for the highest quality taps to finish the look.
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