Yes, farmhouse shower ideas can be achieved successfully, because while the clean, functional lines of a standard shower may not immediately seem to lend themselves to the warmth of farmhouse style, there are plenty of ways to bring the modern rustic look to this space.
Whether your farmhouse shower room is a separate space, a standalone cubicle, or above the bath, key decorative choices in fixtures, wall surfaces, flooring and accessories will help to introduce the minimal but natural bathroom ideas that suit this look.
FARMHOUSE SHOWER IDEAS
Complement existing farmhouse bathroom ideas, or use the relatively small space of a shower room to explore this rustic-luxe aesthetic for the first time. A combination of wood, aged metalwork, sleek tile and restrained color are elemental factors in farmhouse shower design.
‘Modern farmhouse style is becoming more and more popular, especially in bath and shower rooms,’ says Connor Prestwood, interior designer at home décor brand Dowsing & Reynolds. ‘There’s something about its authentic charm and character that really compels us to relax and be at one with ourselves when in these spaces.
1. COMBINE TILES AND WOOD TOGETHER
Porcelain wood-look tiles, or actual wood cladding, will help you create classic farmhouse shower ideas.
‘For materials in a contemporary farmhouse, I find that mixing larger-sized subway tiles gives the space an updated yet classic look,’ shares San Diego-based interior designer, Amala Raj Swenson.
‘I often create an accent wall in porcelain tile by mixing two different wood-look tiles together. This creates drama while still being cohesive enough to blend with a subway tile.’
2. USE A MONOCHROME PALETTE
While richer tones do appear in farmhouse decor ideas, it’s more restrained tones that tend to feature – particularly shades of cream, white, grey and black.
‘When creating a modern farmhouse shower, mix clean lines with natural textures,’ suggests Bevan Talbott of Connecticut interior design firm, Bevan & Co.
‘Next, add high-contrast finishes, such as dark bronze hardware and black grout on white tile.’
3. CHANNEL THE BEAUTY OF NATURAL STONE
Walk-in shower ideas call for imaginative tiling that will suit the farmhouse shower room aesthetic. With its variations in pattern, color and texture, natural stone is intrinsically beautiful if you’re looking for fitting bathroom tile ideas. And while undeniably luxurious, it’s this lack of uniformity that works so well in a farmhouse shower room.
Play up the unique beauty of stone but choosing different tile sizes and laying patterns, to create a one-of-a-kind wet room shower.
4. PACK A PATTERN PUNCH WITH TILES
Simple white metro tiles and a black-framed shower enclosure tick the minimal farmhouse style box, but it’s the tiles that really pop in this picture.
‘I think it’s really important to push the boundaries and introduce juxtaposition with textiles, patterns and artwork that may not feel traditionally “farmhouse-Inspired”‘, says Los Angeles-based interior designer Kate Lester of Kate Lester Interiors, who created this scheme.
‘Keeping the eye moving and adding wow factor to a traditional backdrop is one of the tricks we always use when putting a modern spin on a classic.’
5. MIX WARM AND COOL TONES
When you’re looking for bathroom color ideas for your farmhouse shower room, then think about how much color you want to commit to. If the answer is ‘not so much’, there are still ways to use complementary tones to bring warmth and depth to your shower room.
‘I like to play with light and dark contrasting tones in the material palette,’ explains Merrill Alley, Principal at Austin-based interior design company, Urbanspace.
‘I love how lighter wood plays nicely with the warm grey tones of grey marble stone.’