10 Doorless Shower Ideas for a Dreamy Bathroom

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Doorless showers open bathrooms of all sizes to an endless array of stylish possibilities. With nary a curtain or closeable door, these designs expose the latest approaches to wide-open showering stations.

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Make It One


Take one small bath and turn it into a hugely relaxing space by eliminating the barriers between shower, tub, and vanity. This bathroom, wrapped in water-resistant stone floors and rock-tile walls, situates the showering station on the wall opposite the streamlined tub. A toiletry niche, a handheld shower spray, and a wood bench make the most of the wall space. A ceiling-suspended rain showerhead enhances the spa appeal and directs water away from the room's other fittings.

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Play Every Angle

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Think about who will be using the shower when designing a doorless shower interior. This shower takes advantage of a windowed dormer, but places the rain showerhead at the alcove's highest point to accommodate bathers of all heights. A handheld spray mounted on the wall near the entry prevents overspray from reaching a fabric-dressed window which takes center stage on the far wall. Polished rectangular wall tiles reflect natural light and coordinate with contrasting hexagonal floor tiles to boost interest in the monochromatic scheme.

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Draw the Eye

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Direct attention to a doorless shower's entry with a high-impact feature. This focal-point tile treatment grabs attention, sums up the bathroom's palette, and provides a transition to the white-tiled shower alcove on the left. A marble ledge keeps bathing necessities within reach and provides a spot for resting a foot when shaving legs.

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Light It Right

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When you have no window in your shower, take a lighting cue from this period-style bathroom design that employs an interior transom to brighten and ventilate its doorless shower. The shower's raised threshold, low-lying shower pan, and rain-style showerhead allowed creative homeowners to contain overspray within the narrow inset in the wall of a small bathroom.

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Divide and Define

Colorful Baths

Raise pretty borders that won't block the light. A partial wall and switch-ups in materials turn this doorless shower into a standout feature. Water-hued wall tiles match the vanity cabinet in a deeper shade. The shower's floor tiles mirror the bathroom's main flooring but in narrower forms set in an opposing pattern. The partial wall and the rain-style showerhead, which directs water downward, ensure that spray stays inside the shower.

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Promote Privacy

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Create a degree of separation between the doorless shower and other bathroom fixtures. Tempered-glass partitions signify a transition between the vanity and tub area, and a commode closet on the left, while providing privacy to the doorless walk-in shower on the right. A wide doorway allows easy access, which is set apart from the main room by a short step down and a shift in flooring material.

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Streamline Views


Showcase architecturally interesting profiles by leaving showers undressed. No need for a door here. The placement of the showerhead and the high curb keep water from spilling out. White subway tiles on the shower floors and walls brighten the interior, amplify the sense of space, and enhance the bath's vintage charm.

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Stage a Serene Scene

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Opt for a neutral color scheme and for seamless look, repeat materials found in the main bath inside the doorless shower. Using large stone tiles results in fewer grout lines, which in turn keeps the view uncluttered and the mood peaceful. Add a built-in bench on the wall opposite the showerhead so you can relax in the spray. This stone bench is topped by a comfortably contoured wooden seat constructed from moisture-resistant wood.

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Embrace the Unusual

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Think outside the box when planning a doorless shower. Looking beyond the expected resulted in this distinctive design packed with pampering fittings and handsome tile treatments. Mosaic tiles create vertical stripes that contrast with the room's curves, while underscoring the wall height. An arched doorway and curved bench mirror the hall-like shower's bowed geometry.

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Bonus—Easy Tile Ideas for Your Shower

Turn your shower into a stylish focal point with these beautiful tile ideas.

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