April Showers

The best part of the day for me is when I step into my morning shower. I love the time spent showering to plan the day ahead and wash away the cobwebs left from last night’s dreams. Which is why, for me at least, a beautiful and comfortable shower space is tops on my list of home necessities. Today I thought we’d look at the elements needed for the perfect shower.

Of course, of primary importance is the shower head itself. Do you prefer a rain shower from the ceiling? A standard adjustable wall mount? A handheld shower? Multiple heads from ceiling and wall? It’s all personal preference, so no wrong answers here. As for the look of the hardware, I’m always of the mind that bath hardware should either look like it’s been there since indoor plumbing was invented, or so sleek, it looks like it arrived from the future. 

 Early 1900’s inspiration from Drummond’s UK

Early 1900’s inspiration from Drummond’s UK

 Sleek modernism by Gessi

Sleek modernism by Gessi

For years, the standard has been a frameless glass enclosure for a stand alone shower.

 Erin Gates Design/Elements of Style

Erin Gates Design/Elements of Style

Open showers have been gaining in popularity, and can really open up a space.Perfect for a minimalist aesthetic.

 Joanna Laajisto

Joanna Laajisto

And the steel framed shower enclosure is a very hot trend right now.

 Jenny Wolf via Traditional Home

Jenny Wolf via Traditional Home

A bench is a must in the the master bath, or at least a small stool. This shower has both! 

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Last, a storage niche is always a good thing to include. I try (when possible) to make sure the niche is on a side wall, so it’s not the focal point of the shower- no need to showcase your shampoo brand!

 Walker Zanger- Note the nearly invisible niches on both sides of the shower!

Walker Zanger- Note the nearly invisible niches on both sides of the shower!

For more shower inspiration, please visit my “Bath and Beauty” Pinterest board.

Warmly,

Beth