22 Beautiful Bathroom Shower Ideas for Every Style

Two Person Shower Room with wooden stools
Photo: Laurie Black

Both practical and beautiful, a well-designed shower makes a valuable addition to your bathroom. Whether you have a spacious walk-in shower or a compact tub/shower combo, the right mix of design elements and features can bring a sense of luxury to your everyday life. Consider these bathroom shower ideas to design a gorgeous and functional space.

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Bold Bathroom Shower Floor Tile Ideas

patterned tile floor and subway tile shower
Julie Soefer Photography LLC

Carry statement tile into the shower for a bold impact. In this bathroom, colorful cement tiles stretch across the floor, halfway up the walls, and into the shower, where it ties the space together. Brass fixtures add sparkle to the glass shower door and interior subway tiles.

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Industrial-Style Shower Design

walk in shower subway tile
Werner Straube

Classic subway tiles combine with antique-inspired fixtures and black metal accents to give this shower an industrial look. Black grout lines give the tiled walls a modern punch that pairs nicely with the shower's black-framed glass door. The sleek tiles contrast beautifully with a wood-paneled ceiling and slate floor tiles.

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Glass Bathroom Shower Design Ideas

shiplap walls glassed shower bathroom

Soft colors and a spacious glass bathroom shower give this space a bright, clean appearance. The glass enclosure ensures the bathroom feels airy while allowing light from the window to reach the shower. Watery blue hues on the vanity, rug and other accessories provide a peaceful, ocean-inspired color palette.

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Doorless Shower Design

glass walk-in shower in bathroom
Michael Partenio Productions

This glass shower invites you to walk right in with an opening in the corner instead of a door. A rain-style showerhead sprays water directly downward, helping to keep droplets within the shower. A built-in bench adds spa-like luxury, while a pebble-stone floor provides a nod to nature.

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Bathroom Shower Bench Ideas

walk in shower with marble seat
Werner Straube

A thick marble slab is an elegant built-in bench in this walk-in shower. Large rectangular tiles repeat the subtly veined marble across the walls, while small-format floor tiles provide extra grip when wet. A recessed niche offers a convenient space for storing bath products.

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Seamless Tub/Shower Wall

ocean blue tile bathroom shower
Paul Dyer

A separate shower and bathtub can add luxury and convenience, especially in bathrooms shared by more than one person. Consider combining these distinct areas into a single wall unit for a seamless look. Here, a spacious shower shares a half-wall with the tub, which eliminates an awkward gap between the two bathing spaces and complements the bath's clean-lined style.

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Shower Design with Window

small bathroom walk in shower
Anthony Masterson

Incorporate windows into your shower design to welcome natural light and create a more open feeling. To maintain privacy, have the windows installed above shoulder height or choose etched glass panes to obscure the view. Here, a frosted glass window brightens up a small walk-in shower without sacrificing privacy.

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Walk-In Bathroom Shower Storage

Two Person Shower Room with wooden stools
Laurie Black

Walk-in shower designs often lack the storage options found with tub/shower combos. To boost storage, consider adding a built-in niche to keep shampoo and soap within easy reach. For a simple, budget-friendly solution, move a small stool or bench into the shower to provide a handy seat and storage.

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Bathroom Shower Remodel Ideas

lime green bathroom with colorful shower curtain
David Tsay

Add personality to your basic builder bath without tearing out the whole tub or shower. Simple updates like a new shower curtain and tile can make a huge difference. In this bath, lime-green subway tile that extends from floor to ceiling and a large-print shower curtain add bold personality to a small space.

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Shower with Partial Walls

shower with teak bench shower seat
Michael Partenio

Partial walls around this shower offer a welcome sense of enclosure, while glass panels above the walls ensure the shower feels light and airy. Narrow, neutral-colored tiles line the back wall with textural contrast. A teak bench and corner shelf add practical storage.

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Natural Stone Shower Design

bathroom with stone mosaic shower
Stacey Brandford

Combine natural materials and warm neutral colors to make your shower a soothing retreat. In this bathroom, textural interest comes from the large-format stone wall tiles, bamboo floating vanity, and earth-toned mosaic tiles that cover the back wall of the shower. The glass shower doors ensure the focal-point tile is always within view.

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Luxury Bathroom Shower Enclosure

walk-in two-person shower
Laura Moss

This walk-in shower offers room for two, with a pair of rain-style showerheads at opposite ends of the 5x10-foot space. Glass panels keep the look open and airy and allow light to reach the rest of the bath. Solid-surfacing waterproof frames protect windows from moisture.

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Etched Glass Shower Panel

bathroom etched glass privacy panel
John Granen

Etched glass can add both function and beauty to a modern shower design. Here, a satin-etched glass panel between the shower and bathtub provides privacy without blocking natural light. A curbless shower entry enhances accessibility and creates a smooth transition between the shower and the surrounding bath. Limestone flooring is used throughout the room for an elegant, natural look, while smaller tiles are used in the shower area for better traction.

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Shower Design with Arched Entry

shower arched entry marble tile
Edward Gohlich

An arched entryway enhances the old-world appeal of this shower enclosure. Inside the shower, a mix of gold Calacatta marble, French limestone, and white granite tile beautifully showcase the natural patterns. The combination of neutral colors and textures provides an elegant backdrop for bathing.

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Small Shower Ideas

bathroom corner shower subway tile
James R Salomon

Corner showers can be a great way to make the most of the space in a small bath. This compact walk-in shower adds vintage charm to a new bathroom, thanks to subway tiles with dark grout lines on the walls and hexagonal mosaic tile on the floor. A partial wall enclosure subtly separates the shower from the adjacent vanity area.

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Colorful Bathroom Shower Tile Ideas

shower patterned floor blue tiles
Edward Gohlich

Make a design statement with shower tile ideas that add eye-catching color or interesting texture. In this bath, a custom blend of clear glass tile, opaque glass tile, and Carrara marble tile brings shades of white, gray, and blue to the shower floor. The floor's unique pattern complements the aqua wall tiles and adds a lively pattern underfoot. Two showerheads and a corner bench ensure the shower is as practical as it is stylish.

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Frameless Shower Enclosure

frameless contemporary glass shower
Brie Williams

Frameless showers showcase tile work and add spaciousness to a bath. They can bring a contemporary edge to the room and help even small baths live large. This frameless enclosure shows off the shower's classic treatments: white subway tile on the walls and black-and-white mosaic tile on the floor.

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Bathroom Shower with Sloped Ceiling

shower under sloped dormer
Richard Leo Johnson

Positioning the shower under a sloping dormer roofline or pitched roof can create a dramatic focal point and make good use of existing space. This spacious shower includes multiple showerheads and a pleasing mix of white, gray, and black tile that remains visible behind glass doors. The pared-down color scheme helps the small bathroom appear larger.

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Glass Tile Shower Designs

frameless shower glass tile bench
Werner Straube

Tile can transform a basic bathroom shower into a design focal point. Here, neutral glass tiles add subtle shimmer behind the glass doors of a frameless enclosure. The narrow bars of tile surround the shower and tub with an iridescent surface that complements the bath's sand-tone travertine floor.

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Skylight Shower Design

bathroom skylight in shower blue tile
Michael Partenio

A skylight over this tiled shower provides abundant light and views of the nearby ocean, making it feel like showering outside. The bottom of the operable skylight, set into the home's roofline, is placed roughly at shoulder height to maintain privacy. Floor tiles mimic the sand tones of the beach, and subway tiles on the walls and ceiling reference the teal hue of the ocean.

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Accommodating Bathroom Shower Design

shower room wide door pink tiles
Andreas Trauttmansdorff

This elegant shower design features a 36-inch wide doorway that can accommodate a chair and a wall-mounted grab bar for extra stability. (For an even more accessible option, consider a barrier-free design without a step.) Inside the shower, 1 ½-inch floor tiles feature more grout lines than large-scale tiles to provide more traction and help prevent falls. Shower controls are also placed at an easy-to-reach height.

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Mix-and-Match Shower Tile Ideas

gray tile shower bench glass door
Werner Straube

Mix and match tile in various sizes, materials, and colors for a standout shower. Beautiful shower tile designs are even more impactful when combined with glass doors that allow the tile to be seen from anywhere in the bath. This shower includes two frames of dark tiles around the showerhead and on the floor, which stand out from the surrounding stone tiles and attract the eye.

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