Zebra Rug

Any bland room can come alive in an elegant manner by decorating it with a zebra rug. Of course, you don’t want to overdo any type of jungle theme, so you must carefully choose the wall paint colors and furniture so it blends and is easy on the eyes. Since the zebra print tends to be available in two main colors (although multi-color schemes do exist), it’s easy to use one of these colors with your decor.

Zebra Rug

Balance

Contemplating the use of basic colors and contemporary furnishings, this patterned type of rug will add some exhilaration to a living room area. Keeping balance in mind, experiment with muted shades like white or gray and beige for the furniture while choosing bold colors for other pieces. You can also opt to have some large pieces of your furniture match one of the rug’s colors, which increases the sense of balance in the room. In a living room, you could use contemporary furniture and place some plants around the room to give off a nature vibe.

Zebra Rug Living Room

Dining room

For example, you can place a zebra rug underneath a dining room ensemble to give it a central point. The look of the dining area can be made more pleasant by properly aligning the pulsating stripes of the rug with the width of the dining set table’s legs. Try to choose a rug which will go well with the particular wood used for your dining set. A rug which is much larger than the table itself will provide guests with an elegant scene that they’ll remember even long after they leave.

Bathroom

A bathroom can also benefit in its appearance by incorporating a zebra rug into its decor. The room can be accentuated by putting this type of rug in front of the bathtub or toilet. You can even find a few bathroom pieces such as a toothbrush cup or shower curtain in this same pattern. Another option would be to find some African masks to hang on the walls. Of course, you’ll want to keep the jungle look low-key by blending these items in nicely so make sure to avoid masks which are too large or outside of your color scheme. Lastly, try to keep the masks limited to only two per room.

Bedroom

The jungle look can also be added to a bedroom when you want to change things up. In addition to the standard uses of a rug, you could hang the rug on the wall since any well-made area rug can be considered an art piece, provided it’s not too large. Since the black and white colors in the rug’s print can virtually goe with any other color, you could choose bedding pieces such as a comforter, sheets or pillows in any color you find appealing. Again, take care to not go overboard on the size of the stripes in one room. If you’ll be placing this same pattern for the rug and bedding, consider purchasing a smaller size rug instead of a larger one. You could also choose a zebra pattern for the sheets if you keep everything balanced.

Focus & Simplicity

Due to the great qualities of a zebra rug, you’ll want to keep it as the focal point so avoid placing too much furniture or other objects in the room which would only serve to distract from its elegance. Additionally, be sure to simplify the design of the room and not use more than two color schemes as they will compete with each other and throw off the balance in the room. All in all, no matter where you place it, a zebra print rug will look great in any room!

Walk In Shower Designs

Whether you are building a new home, remodeling a current bathroom or you simply have an interest in interior design, understanding where a walk in shower design stands is important. Gone are the days of the standard shower and bathtub combinations. Those bathrooms of the sixties and seventies have been replaced by roomier spaces where nothing does double duty. Baths serve as baths. Showers have the sole use of being a shower.

Walk In Shower Designs

This article will touch on a few basic design elements of current showers: glass free showers, showers with no doors, the different surfaces we are currently seeing and the many accessories that can be implemented in your walk in shower.

Glass Free Showers

A glass free shower is an option when designing your new space. If the space is large enough to avoid spray, a half wall or no wall is an option. For smaller spaces, an enclosed shower with an open entrance would be a logical option. Opting out of the traditional glass shower will provide less to clean while also giving your bathroom a fresh and updated look.

No Door Showers

How about giving your shower a noticeable flair by not installing a door? As long as the shower space is large and the water sources are far enough from the entrance, a door free shower is entirely feasible. Door free showers are an especially good choice in a non transparent or windowless stall as it will give the sense of being less confining.

Walk In Shower Designs No Door Shower

Shower Surfaces

Choosing a surface for your new walk in shower is key in determining the overall appearance of it. With the options seemingly endless in tile size and color, this choice will be the one that gives your shower your own unique touch. Just remember, the smaller the size of the tile on the floor, the safer your shower will be. Smaller tiles mean more grout which is less slippery. Stone, marble, concrete and granite are also options for surfaces in showers.

Shower Accessories

When it comes to accessorizing your walk in shower, the sky is literally the limit! A wonderful way to save electricity while also adding interest to your shower is by installing a skylight. When it is daylight, there will be no need for a light, at night, the stars can serve as a unique view and rain will offer a peaceful escape.

Other popular accessories in today’s walk in showers include televisions, radios, telephones and even fireplaces! Getting ready in the morning becomes more enjoyable when you have a television to watch the news on in the shower or a radio to energize you!

Custom niches are also popular in walk in showers. Niches are used to hold various toiletries and take up no space in the shower since they are built into the wall.

Benches or seats are also becoming commonplace, especially in bathroom showers. They offer convenience while doing tasks such as shaving legs, gives a break to someone who needs to be seated or simply offers a nice way to get clean if in need of little effort.

When it comes to water accessories, shower heads have come a long way! In addition to the handheld heads, we are now seeing multiple shower heads, capabilities of steam showering, as well as full body sprayers.

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Plan Ahead

Designing your new walk in shower will take more decisions that you may have originally considered. Plans will need to be drawn and design centers may need to be visited. The bathroom is often a less thought of design element in homes, but when well planned, a place that will offer a relaxing retreat from your everyday routine. With proper planning, your new walk in shower will be a spot that you look forward to visiting each day!