Which Is the Best Shower Head Style?

If you’re renovating your bathroom, getting the details perfect is essential for the overall look of the space. Not only this, but the details matter when making the bathroom perfect for your usage. For example, if you’re a shower person as opposed to someone who likes to wind down and relax in the bath, each element of the shower matters, from its finish to the water pressure.

So, we’re helping you create your perfect bathroom by exploring the different shower head styles and other elements that go into the perfect shower design. Of course, there’s a lot that goes into choosing your preferred shower style, so read on to discover more about the different designs available and how they change the aesthetics and function of the shower.


Wall-mounted shower heads are one of the most popular styles available. As the name suggests, they are fixed to the wall within the shower area, making them a great space-saving option for those renovating a modest bathroom, such as an ensuite.

In addition, because of their popularity, they come in a wide range of styles, from traditional and ornate, to sleek and modern, making it easy to find one that matches your bathroom style.

Another reason for their popularity is some of them are adjustable, meaning you can move the arm of the shower to fit your height comfortably, making wall-mounted shower heads ideal for busy family bathrooms that multiple people of different heights use.


Rain shower heads are a perfect choice if you’re looking to elevate your bathroom and add a touch of luxury. They simulate the feeling of rain falling from the sky, making them incredibly desirable for those wanting to transform their bathroom into the ultimate tranquil escape from reality. Rain shower heads are typically large and have a flat, round design, creating a wide, even spray of water and providing you with a spa-like experience that is so sought-after. In addition, this style also gives a soft and gentle water flow, adding to the relaxing atmosphere.

rain shower head in wooden effect tiled bathroom

However, rain shower heads are unsuitable for every bathroom as they could appear too big and take up too much space. They may also not be the best choice for those with low water pressure as they are quite large and need high pressure to spread the water across the shower head evenly.

Our luxury bathroom brands have an array of different rain shower head styles to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that fits into your personal style and the size of your space from our diverse range of bathroom designers.

Spa-Like Jets

A spa-like jet shower head is a type of shower head that provides a high-pressure, massaging water flow similar to what you might experience at a spa or massage therapy centre. The water flow from these shower heads is designed to stimulate and invigorate the muscles, providing a therapeutic and rejuvenating shower experience.

Woman getting out of a shower

These shower heads typically have multiple nozzles evenly distributing water, creating a strong and consistent flow. However, some models offer adjustable settings, allowing you to customise the pressure and flow to your preference, making them an ideal choice for anyone looking to elevate their bathroom to a spa-like experience.

The water pressure from these shower heads can be particularly helpful for those with muscle aches and pains, as well as for people who simply enjoy the invigorating sensation of a high-pressure shower. If you’re considering a wet room or walk-in shower, spa-like jets are an excellent idea to upgrade a standard shower to something a little more impressive.

Dual Shower Heads

Dual shower heads, as the name suggests, are shower heads that have two separate heads, often mounted on a single fixture. The two heads can be used independently, or they can be used together to provide a wider or more intense water flow.

Some dual shower heads have heads of different sizes and shapes, which can provide different water flow patterns and intensities. For example, one head might be a handheld shower head, allowing you to direct the water flow where you need it, while the other head is a standard overhead shower head.

Dual shower heads provide versatility and customisation, allowing you to adjust the water flow to your preferences. This makes them a great choice for busy family bathrooms with children of different heights or couples with different shower preferences.

Black dual shower heads in modern bathroom

In addition to providing versatility, dual shower heads can also increase the coverage area of your shower, allowing for a more immersive and enjoyable showering experience.

Low or High Pressure?

Different shower heads benefit from different water pressure levels, so you must consider this when choosing the right one for your bathroom. The type of shower head you should get depends on your personal preference and the water pressure in your home. If your water pressure is high, consider a low-pressure shower head, as this will allow you to regulate the pressure and reduce the risk of damage to your plumbing system.

In contrast, if you have low water pressure, a high-pressure shower head may be more beneficial for you as it will help to increase the water flow and provide a more powerful shower experience.

Choosing the Finish on Your Shower Head

When it comes to choosing the finish on your shower head, you must think about several factors, including:

  • Choose a finish that complements the style of your bathroom and other fixtures. So, if your other fixtures are matte black, choose this for your shower head to tie it all together.
  • Some finishes are more durable than others. For example, stainless steel is known for its durable qualities.
  • Consider the upkeep when deciding on your shower head finish. Some finishes will be easier to clean, whereas others will show soap scum and limescale much worse.

If you can’t decide which finish would be best for your shower head, take a look at our bathroom gallery and explore our wide range of styles available from our brands.

Alternatively, you can visit our bathroom showroom in Preston or Bolton to speak with our bathroom design experts and discover how we can help you. Enquire online today for a FREE design consultation.

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