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Optimizing space is one of the key characteristics of modern architecture, due to the concentration of the population in large cities where the luxury of having spacious homes is less and less common.
That is why the current trend is towards small and compact bathrooms, bedrooms and auxiliary rooms that allow more space for large open spaces that join the living room and dining room as living areas. Even in luxurious houses, architects already seek maximum comfort and accessibility and prefer to design two or more small bathrooms instead of just one, even if it is very broad.
These specific to modern houses are an interior decoration challenge looking for ways to make the most of all rooms and turn them into cozy and relaxing environments.
Today we present some tips on how to decorate small bathrooms with a shower and not let limited space prevent you from feeling comfortable and relaxed in this very important room in your home.
Corner cabins are a great space-saving option in small bathrooms with showers
When decorating any interior, the first thing to consider is light and colors. It is known that with a timely choice of light and shades each space can appear much larger than it actually is.
Choose light colors and make the most of natural light. If you want to include curtains, screens or any other type of dividers in the bathroom, make sure they are light and transparent.
Owners of houses with small dormers can take advantage of this space to place the bathroom there since the presence of a sloping window in the roof will create the feeling of more space.
If you only have a small window, the best option is to choose a decoration that places the shower area around this window. Thus there will be conditions of interesting reflections caused by water and metal elements. In addition, there is nothing better than showering in a place with a lot of natural light that gives energy, creates the feeling of freshness and improves the mood.
Artificial lighting can also be used to create a visual illusion of more space. Opt for multiple light sources to add depth to the space.
You can place recessed lights on the floor and around end units and use pendant lamps as an accent. Apart from using strong light combined with light colors, you can also choose a different strategy and place only a dim light source. In this way you will create a more mystical environment and divert attention, hiding the exact dimensions of the bathroom.
Modern blue and gold decor with wall niches
Theoretically, small bathrooms with showers can look good in every style of decoration. However, with a rustic or vintage decoration you risk using more solid materials as well as furniture and accessories that can reduce space. On the contrary, the modern or contemporary style that bets on laminated surfaces and clean-lined furniture, is a more elegant and functional option.
The wise use of patterns on tiles can also be an important helper in expanding the space. Prefer vertical striped patterns to add depth to the bathroom, and make sure the tiles on the walls are perpendicular to the floor.
A trend that is gaining popularity lately in decorating small shower rooms is creating accent walls with complex patterned tiles. Normally the best option is to choose a wall that is in the shower area (in cases where the bathroom has a built-in shower) or in the space around the sink at the top of the wall.
Make the most of natural light to enlarge small bathrooms with showers
When it comes to small bathrooms with showers, logically the most important question is what type of shower to choose? and how to integrate it into a small space?
Walk-in showers are undoubtedly the best option for two main reasons – they are an integral part of the interior and can remain almost invisible, leaving room for sight and movement.
On the contrary, shower cubicles are visually heavier and create the feeling of an other room in the bathroom, which gives the impression of an even smaller bathroom. In addition, even the most elegant cabins contain various elements of plastic or metal that do not always fit perfectly with the environment.
Even so, If you like booths, we recommend choosing one with completely transparent walls so that light passes freely and does not create the sensation of a barrier. Angular shower cubicles can help you save space. However, it can be difficult to find a design that exactly fits the dimensions of your bathroom.
Interior with clean lines and warm artificial lighting
On the other hand, the built-in showers can be separated from the rest of the bathroom through screens or curtains.
We recommend opting for a shower without a threshold, especially in narrow and long bathrooms. The threshold is more appropriate for environments with a more square structure where you can differentiate different areas (sink area, beauty area, shower area, etc).
When choosing your screen, consider a clear glass partition that can be framed or unframed depending on the decorating style.
The best option will be a folding divider. The curtains are a less practical variant, but on the other hand they create a more welcoming atmosphere that recalls the interiors of the past. You can choose neutral curtains or make them a focal point in your decor.
Our advice is to find a way to tie them up or make them more compact when not in use, this way you will adhere to the basic rule of decorating small spaces – all the included elements must have a clear function.
In our photo gallery you will find multiple proposals for decorating small bathrooms with showers that will help you find an original and beautiful way to furnish your home. We wish you luck!
The combination of white and gray is very elegant and relaxing
Idea of combining different black and white patterns
Tiles will help you visually expand space in very small bathrooms
Small bathroom decorated in eclectic style with spa inspiration
Black and white decor idea with gold accents
Minimalist bathroom with small salmon colored tiles
A tiled accent wall will bring originality and good vibes to your bathroom
Small bathroom with home sauna
Very small bathroom with mirror and shower in vintage style
Almost invisible glass enclosure that creates a greater sense of space
Luxurious decor in contemporary style
White bathroom with metal fixtures that reflect light
Small bathroom with laminate surfaces and aquamarine accents
Cozy bathroom in natural tones
Bathroom decorated in white with gold accents
Decoration idea with a large sink cabinet and walls with horizontal lines
Very small bathroom with vintage accessories
Idea of combining tiles of different shape and type
Attic bathroom – space optimization to the maximum
Inspiration for a home decor with marble floors and walls.
Natural light always creates a greater sense of space
Open bathroom with well separated shower area
Modern small bathroom designs with shower
A suitable coating can cause visual effects of greater depth and breadth, so we must take into account factors such as the natural lighting of the bathroom and the colors of the decoration. This original design that appears above has very modern elements; the furniture with simple lines helps to gain space and the original mosaic of tiles creates a sensation of movement.
Small retro style bathroom
The retro trend looks great also in small bathrooms with showers. The design above shows this style in a modernized version where white is contrasted with some vintage-shaped metallic accessories. White is undoubtedly the best option to achieve more intense lighting.
Modern small bathroom
The bathroom that we see above is equipped with the necessary elements to make it functional and efficient. Rectified coatings are the perfect solution if you are looking for easy maintenance and a really elegant finish.
Small bathroom in modern style
Another way to play with the visual space of a small bathroom is to cover walls and floors in such a way that the different areas are delimited. Above we can see a design in which the tiles cover the areas with the highest humidity. The rest of the wall is painted white, forming a very attractive contrast.
Beige bathroom tiles
In conclusion, you can get the most out of small bathrooms with showers in many ways, but the simplest are to illuminate and eliminate unnecessary elements. In addition, the glass in the cabins does a good job opening the interiors, since if you choose a cabin without glass, the interior will appear smaller.
White tiles of different designs
One of the ways not to use glass is by using curtains. However, curtains in most cases create interiors without much style and elegance. Instead, you can also choose more modern curtains. On the other hand, to complete the interior decoration you can use colored tiles.
Bathroom with modern shower cubicle
However, you have to bear in mind that in small bathrooms with a shower it is better to opt for light colors. For that you can use the tiles in light tones and you can also use the modern glass cabinets. Another way to enlarge the interiors is by introducing more lighting. For that you can also put a window.
Bathroom with modern gray tiles
On the other hand, to increase the modernity of your interior you can use brown tiles in combination with gray tones. However, you have to bear in mind that when it comes to small bathrooms with a shower, you don’t have to go overboard with dark tones. That is why you can bet on white furniture.
Small bathroom with modern beige tiles
On the other hand, the beige color is also very appropriate for these interiors and to decorate them you can also use tiles a few shades darker to create an interesting and original decoration. On the other hand, the wood in the bathrooms will also look good but you have to bear in mind that it is more sensitive to humidity and water.
Bathroom with wood laminate and hydromassage cabin
The wood can also be reserved for the decoration of the floor by opting for a laminate. However, you have to be careful that the water in the cabin does not leak out.
Modern bathroom with mosaic wall
On the other hand, if you want the white color to predominate in your small bathrooms with a shower, you can combine it with other light shades of other colors. In this way you can also create some interesting mosaics that will serve to complete the decoration of the walls.
Modern bathroom with gray wall
On the other hand, in small bathrooms the wall designs of a darker color are also very good compared to the color of the other walls. In this way you will be able to create interesting contrasts and also create a feeling of depth inside.
With shower for an elongated plant
A narrow bathroom with an elongated floor plan can be decorated with both a bathtub and a shower. The idea is to organize the elements in line taking advantage of the longest wall. Here, as in the photograph that opens this report, it is Ritmonio that shows us an organized environment with a shower. The black and white binomial has been played with and a shower with a screen is arranged at one end of the bathroom with the sink below.
With double shower
Why not enjoy a shower with your partner? There are bathrooms that are left with the option of distributing the space with a shower area instead of a bathtub, but with a maxi cabin that houses double taps . This is what has been done here, conceiving the shower as a spa-like cabin with a bench and a niche for boats on the wall. The transparent glass partitions delimit without interfering in visual continuity or in the distribution of natural light.
With hydromassage bath
This bathroom with hydromassage bathtub is a proposal by the decorator Lourdes Martínez Nieto (lourdesmartineznieto.com) with mosaic on the walls of Hisbalit. Because the bathtubs can be embedded with the coated front, they can be exempt and it may happen that it is a design with hydromassage, as in this case, embedded in a surface accessed by stairs . This type of bathtubs require specific installation conditions that arise in the reform to have the water and electricity connections necessary for their operation. In this case, a fixed glass panel has also been installed between the bathtub and the washbasin cabinet to avoid splashing when using the shower.
With low height shower
The Quefalamaria studio (quefalamaria.com) signs the decoration of this bathroom with white walls and mosaic on the floor. It has a low bathtub, which is light. The black plinth that continues on the washbasin cabinet accentuates the suspended effect . This type of bathtub with a coated front allows you to enjoy a lying bath or a daily shower.
Very modern aesthetics and with a lot of practicality
A shower area that is located after the washbasin area and that is delimited not only by the use itself and its elements but by the coatings. Slow and Chic (slowandchic.com) has played with the gray of the shower and some herringbone tiles in shades of blue to demarcate. The result is a modern and contemporary bathroom that combines contemporary details in black with metallic brass.
Without giving up anything: pure continuity
In this bathroom, the Ábaton studio (abaton.es) proposes not to leave anything out. That is to say, bathtub and shower share space. When the dimensions allow it, there are many that have a shower area for daily and a bathtub for calmer and more relaxed moments. In this project, microcement is the coating chosen to give unity to the entire space, without joints, and creating a sense of continuity between each area. The shower is installed at ground level, with no other delimitation than the screen.
Possible layouts in the bathroom
When distributing a bathroom with a bathtub or shower, you have to think about the space and, at the same time, about the placement options it offers. It is common to place the shower on a back wall, to make good use of the space in the rest of the plant , as long as it is not too narrow a space. Following the shower can be the washbasin cabinet or, as in this project by Acana Interiorismo (acanainteriorismo.com), the toilet. The window is that this element is “hidden” by the furniture.
Bathtub behind a wall
This is another example where the bathroom cabinet grants privacy to the bathtub, in this case. Nice Home Barcelona (nicehomebcn.com) has organized the custom space in this bathroom. Following the main cabinet, a wall that separates the bathtub and, in turn, this is prolonged on a bench under the window . It is practical, bright and warm thanks to the combination of natural white with soft wood.
The jewel of the bathroom: the freestanding bathtub
In this generously sized bathroom, it is undoubtedly the bathtub that is the eye-catcher. A design free of rounded lines with wall-mounted and floor-standing taps, which are located in front of the washbasin cabinet . The study in charge of the project decided to move the bathtub away from the windows and gain amplitude in the space chosen to place it with a large mirror glass on the furniture.
In parallel and with shower
A bathroom distribution with a shower in parallel with respect to the sink cabinet and the cabin at the bottom of the floor with the toilet . It is the organization devised by The Room Studio (theroom-studio.com) for this project. The continuity is achieved through the veined material of the walls and floor, interrupted only by the front of the washbasin in blue with linear motifs.
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