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What Makes a Beautiful Shower Design?
Showers don't have to be boring and clinical. Even in small spaces, you can design beautiful showers for a refreshing daily experience. From traditional to modern, using rough stone or sleek tile, showers can adapt to any style.
What constitutes "beautiful" is really up to the eye of the beholder. But in general, a sense of balance, plenty of light, design elements like contrasting lines and different tile patterns, and well-chosen accessories all contribute to beautiful shower spaces.
Have a look at these inspiring, beautiful shower designs that demonstrate the amazing possibilities of this underestimated space.Continue to 2 of 20 below.
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This seamless, neutral shower by Sisters In Sync Design, via Houzz, is a wonderful example of how you can integrate your shower space with the rest of the bathroom.
The tile extends outside of the shower area to present a seamless look, and the bleached wood bench adds a touch of beachside comfort.Continue to 3 of 20 below.
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Steel-Framed Shower Enclosure
If you want to bring attention to your shower space, these industrial-style steel-framed glass walls are just perfect. This trend is definitely making waves and this custom design by Smith Hanes shows you how this could look.
The contrast of black and white is definitely a theme here, and something you might want to explore in your own design.Continue to 4 of 20 below.
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Shower With Large Windows
Take advantage of the natural light with this shower set to a wall with large windows that still let in light but are frosted for privacy. Note the rain shower head and the plant and bench within the wet area.
The marble used by architect John Maniscalco gives this bathroom both elegance and a traditional look with a touch of minimalist inspiration.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Space Capsule Shower Design
If your tastes are more futuristic, then maybe this original shower design will inspire you. Note how the space is defined not only by the curved walls but also by the smaller cut of the tile within the wet area. The multicolored, iridescent tile makes you feel like an astronaut!
This shower by LAIR Architectural, via Houzz, is definitely among the most original and memorable designs out there.Continue to 6 of 20 below.
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Master Marble Shower
This large master bathroom shower design shows what you can do when you have lots of space---in this case, a long bench and enough wet area for two people to comfortably shower at the same time.
White And Gold Design did a great job with the marble tile here. Notice how the hex tile on the floor is reflected in the larger ceiling tiles.Continue to 7 of 20 below.
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Cathedral Window Shower Design
A variation on the steel-framed enclosure shown earlier, this shower design will appeal to architecture fans. The frame recalls cathedral-style stained-glass windows, and the surrounding decor choice highlights the traditional tastes of the owner.
This shower design by Larry E. Boerder shows you that today's design can have a timeless appeal.Continue to 8 of 20 below.
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Large Wet Room Style Shower
Want a large shower space and a bathtub? Maybe look into this wet room-style design, where the tub is installed in the showering area. This way, two people can comfortably bathe and shower at the same time.
This design by Spivey Architects, via Houzz, shows you the possibilities of combining both a shower and a tub without sacrificing space.
Not sure you like this particular tub? Explore the many different styles of tubs available.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Delicate Tile Shower Design
What attracts the eye first in this shower design is the delicate, almost lace-like marble tile at the back. The medium grey tile inserts give movement and interest to what otherwise would have been just another boring marble shower design.
This shower by Gilmore Design Studio is large enough for two and features natural lighting via the high windows.Continue to 10 of 20 below.
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Double Shower With Beadboard AccentContinue to 11 of 20 below.
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Corner Shower Design With Attractive Tile
If you're worried about getting just another boring shower design, try putting a visually stunning tile, as this example from Dovetail Construction, via Houzz.
The hexagonal design of the tile serves as an eye magnet and dominates the bathroom. To balance it out, the designer kept other possible patterns more muted, and the colors neutral.Continue to 12 of 20 below.
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Mosaic Tile Shower With Floating Bench
Try something a little different with a glass mosaic tile on one wall and a dark stone floor tile. This small shower design by TRI Tracy Rhoads Interiors shows you the design power of a well-chosen tile and the space-making effect of a floating (versus full) bench.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Shower With Teak Floor
Stone and ceramic tile are not your only options when it comes to shower flooring. This beautiful small shower by Gelotte Hommas has a teak tile floor, which gives it warmth and a bit of a tropical look.
The neutral colors make this bathroom compatible with any seasonal accents you like, whether it's new towels, fresh flowers, or rotating artwork.Continue to 14 of 20 below.
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Shower in Hyperspace With Great Tile
Tile is such a versatile decor product, especially when you think outside the box. This shower design by Franke Architekten adds tons of depth and movement to this small shower space. It feels like you're showering in a spaceship!Continue to 15 of 20 below.
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Simple And Elegant Shower Design
Avoid a boring, clinical all-over white look with a stripe of colored tile. This example from Kirk Riley Designs features a copper-colored stripe (a fashionable shade for bathrooms) to warm up the space.
Also note the accessibility features: a bench and two support bars. This shower will be practical for a wide variety of users.Continue to 16 of 20 below.
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Deep Blue Shower Design
This is not your ordinary tile. This deep blue shower by Carrington Hill Design, via Houzz, features a color that isn't that common in bathrooms. But the choice works well if you like the nostalgic high school locker room feel.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Green Tiled Shower
On the theme of colored showers, here's a more muted version with green subway tiles. Featuring marble accents and a rain shower head, this shower design by Anik Pearson Architect has a mid-century modern, mod vibe to it.Continue to 18 of 20 below.
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Colorful Stone Shower
A shower as a work of art? Why not? This shower design, found on Freshome, displays a colorful stone feature as its back wall. Who needs art when nature provides such beautiful designs?Continue to 19 of 20 below.
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Shower With Glass Ceiling
No, this isn't a cleverly placed photo wallpaper. It's an actual glass wall and ceiling surrounding the shower. The large tree provides privacy, but you still get the feel of showering under the sky (or the stars).
This stunning design by studio bracket, via Houzz, is every outdoor lovers' dream.Continue to 20 of 20 below.
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Marble Shower With Gold Fixtures
With marble tile dominating the shower design trends, it takes something special to make yours stand out from the crowd. The mosaic tile feature and gold fixtures in this design by Libby Green Interiors make the space look luxurious yet visually interesting.