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Decorating Your Walk In Shower or Wet Room Enclosure Area

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Decorating your walk in shower or wet room enclosure should be simple. Why? A space designed for water should not have too much furniture, cabinets, fixtures, and accessories that may be ruined by moisture. Also consider cleaning. Minimalist designs are not an accident when it comes to wet rooms. They are designed to be easy to clean, easy to wipe down or wash, easy to use and should not have clutter.

Decorating in Simple ways

If you have chosen stone or tie or wood, perhaps with glass accents or doors, then you can keep the theme going with ceramic or clay pots, a small wooden bench, or a chrome seat that goes with a chrome and glass style.

Towels and Personal Effects

One of the problems of wet room enclosure designs is that often there is nowhere for towel storage or personal effects. One way to solve this problem and add a design feature is to build in shelving into the wall behind the shower. These will be tiled spaces that allow for shampoo and soap and other things without the need for plastic trays or wall units. They will look like a seamless part of the wall, be they stone or wood or tile. For towels, do something similar in an area where there will be less water, build-in the shelves into the wall or under the sink or in a corner. Leave them open for easy access, but don’t bring in outside furniture. Keep the space sleek.

A wet room enclousure that is totally open, by that I mean, it has no shower curtain or glass doors, will be a delight if decorated with natural items, bamboo, clay pots, ceramic vases, tin or wrought iron, or brass or copper. Personal effects and towels can be stored in unusual containers, even wooden boxes and baskets just as easily as in cabinets. You can also go with an all glass theme, using square blocks to create an open cabinet where you can store items but without adding heavy furniture.

An Alternative

The other alternative to decorating walk in shower areas that get very wet and are fun minimalist places that have a spa feeling, is to not store towels or personal items in the wet room enclosure but to have a linen closet outside the door where towels and other items are kept safe and dry. This will allow you to decorate the wet space with nothing more than the glass and chrome, or wood and stone, or tile and ceramic that is needed.

Keep it simple.

Do not use highly decorative tiles. Use handmade tiles amongst other ones to give a flavor of style, but don’t overindulge in patterns and motifs. Think Japanese, think Zen, think sleek and clean and crisp and you will have a beautiful practical wet room that the whole family can enjoy.