Feeling blah about your shower these days? Your shower should be your own personal self-care oasis—and if it’s not somewhere you actively want to spend time, well, it might be time to give it some love. You don’t have to spend a ton of cash in order to achieve a luxe-looking shower space, either. With a little imagination, you’ll be able to turn your shower into a luxurious spot to unwind and relax.
Below, we’ve rounded up some seriously inspiring luxury shower ideas that will make you want to turn your bathroom into your own personal spa ASAP. These gorgeous ideas range from simple tricks that will upgrade any space to more significant renovation and design inspiration.
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Go for Dramatic Lighting
You don’t need to install lighting in the shower itself in order to reap the benefits of a well-lit shower space—rather, a dramatic wall sconce will do just the trick.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Situate a Stool
Whether you have a walk-in shower or your bathroom features a tub/shower combination, adding a teak stool makes a visually interesting statement but also gives you more space for products (or to pop a squat while conditioning your hair).Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Working with a rental or don’t really want to overhaul your existing tub? Look to the shower curtain rod! Lifting your rod by just a couple of feet will offer bold appeal without any financial or time investment.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Go for Powder-Coated Accents
Interested in luxury but want to stay on the minimal side? Matte black and powder-coated accents add a bold look to the space without overwhelming or looking too whimsical.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Extend Your Showerhead
If you’re hoping to make your shower/tub a little bit more luxurious, consider looking at your showerhead. A longer showerhead will make it easier to take advantage of the full spray—even if you don’t have the space for one of those high-pressure, waterfall, multi-spray devices.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Create Built-in Shelving
There are tons of cool and sophisticated shower caddies on the market, but nothing beats a built-in shelf, both aesthetically speaking and in terms of convenience. If you're considering redoing your shower, make sure to plan for a nook that will fit all your shower essentials.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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Opt for Bold Tiles
Subway tiles and other neutral materials might be common in residential bathrooms—but if you want to add serious luxury to your space without spending a ton, consider selecting an out-of-the-box tile that suits the rest of the bathroom.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Mix In an Accent Wall
The easiest and most effective way to create a luxury-looking shower without much effort? Consider adding an accent wall with bold tiles! Whether you stick to a cohesive color palette or go for totally different hues, it’ll add visual interest without a fun reno situation.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Opt for a Clawfoot Tub
Luxury doesn’t always have to mean new or modern. A clawfoot tub with a muted wrap-around shower curtain is sophisticated and classic but also totally unexpected.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Brass accents are one of the easiest ways to add some luxe to your shower. But they look especially sophisticated if the rest of your bathroom space leans on the monochromatic side.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Add Spa-Inspired Accents
If you’re keen to transform your bathroom into your own personal spa, consider filling your shower with spa-inspired decor and accents. A body brush, Turkish towel, and terracotta planters will instantly create a more relaxing vibe.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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A Forest of Foliage
If you’re lucky enough to have windows in your shower you should be able to keep just about any plant happy in the space—but if you’re working with a darker space, consider shade-loving plants like a ZZ plant or snake plant.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Look to Minimal Fabrics
Likewise, if you’re working with a classic tub with a shower curtain, there are still tricks to make it look luxe and sumptuous. Consider a minimal shower curtain rather than a printed variety for a more upscale monochromatic look.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Go for Natural Light
Working with a skylight? Make it the centerpiece of the shower! This’ll be your easiest way to create a zen-feeling space and will make you feel as though you’ve got your very own outdoor shower situation.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Brass and matte black are going to be your best bet if you’re hoping to employ mixed metals in your shower space. Both masculine and glamorous, this combination of colorways is an easy way to add a touch of luxe.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Considering installing a glassed-in shower? The easiest way to maximize your space while offering a dramatic visual appeal is by installing floor-to-ceiling glass rather than adding a tiled base or giving a couple of feet of space near the ceiling.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Take Advantage of Pitched Ceilings
A pitched ceiling in a bathroom offers instant luxury—but the extra height and sharp angles are going to be the most sumptuous when directly above a wet room shower.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Dramatic Colored Glass
It might seem like clear glass is the only option when it comes to shower walls, but a deep charcoal glass is the perfect alternative if you’re hoping to add some drama to your bathroom without going too bold or maximalist.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Consider a Bath/Shower Combination
You don’t need to skip a bathtub in order to have a luxury shower in your space. If you have enough space, consider creating a wet room shower on one side with a sinker tub on the other—just make sure the tiling matches the side of the tub and the shower floor.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Opt for Quartz
Quartz has become a popular option for kitchen counters and backsplashes—but it works just as well in a shower space. The marble-style finish will give a serious luxe feel for a fraction of the price.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Go for a Moody Quartz Backsplash
Your shower is the perfect spot to go extremely bold—even if the rest of your space is more muted or minimal. A darker quartz backsplash will offer a luxury hotel feel, especially if you’re also going for brass accents.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Create a Walk-in Wet Room
Whether you’re dealing with a small space or you’re keen to achieve a more open bathroom at any size, a walk-in wet room shower allows for a streamlined look and a very generous-sized shower space.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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There’s no rulebook when it comes to luxury bathroom finishes—especially if you’re a fan of a more whimsical aesthetic. This Mediterranean-inspired tiling is playful and fun but also offers a sophisticated feel.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Consider Seashell Tiles
Seashell tiles make a statement—they’re equally polished and playful and will instantly transform your shower into something straight out of a luxury hotel suite.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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A monochromatic bathroom with a matching shower is bold—especially if you’re going for black or charcoal—but using a single colorway is going to be equally striking and simple.