Make an outdoor shower a pretty (and practical!) addition to your home—whether you're looking to wash off after a day in the garden or simply want to spend more time in nature. We found a dozen of our favorite designs to inspire your landscape.

By Katie Bandurski
June 26, 2017
stone wall outdoor shower

If you didn't know this outdoor shower was here, you'd likely walk right past it. A gorgeous cobblestone wall, textured floor, and distressed wood beam blend perfectly into this yard's country-rustic theme. Simple details, like a vintage bronze showerhead and soap rack made from rock, keep the shower simple yet stylish.

Halfway There

southwestern decor outdoor shower with blue shutters

If you like the idea of an outdoor shower but aren't keen on rustic amenities, try an indoor wet room with hinged shutters. This setup allows bathers to let in light each morning while still reaping the benefits of a modern shower. This outdoor shower design works best in warmer climates—otherwise gaps between shutters will let in too much cold air.

Plant Power

red wooden outdoor shower with plants hanging

If you're more of a plant person than a people person, this shower is for you. Mounted on a slatted wood wall, this shower is perfect for washing dirty hands, rinsing off muddy garden clogs, or cooling off on a hot day. Plus plenty of green friends attached to the wall will keep you company.

Mediterranean Dream

Mediterranean style outdoor shower

Outdoor showers don't get much dreamier than this Mediterranean-style escape. Multiple rooms outlined with hand-painted tiles frame brass shower fixtures and a giant copper tub. The spacious bath area is large enough to support multiple people at once, so it's ideal for a guest house or pool house. 

In Frame

ceramic tile outdoor shower big wooden beams above

A giant wooden trellis frames this beautiful outdoor shower. Intricate tiling behind the showerhead helps the fixture stand out as a focal point in the backyard. Weathered brick pavers underfoot create an easy-to-care-for and nonslip surface.

Privacy Wall

stone pebble tile outdoor shower with wooden bench

Outdoor showers typically offer less privacy than their indoor counterparts, but that doesn't always have to be the case. A well-placed wall creates a quaint little nook in which to shower while enjoying the sunshine. The secluded area allows for peaceful bathing in the buff—no matter how nosy the neighbors. 

In the Garden

outdoor shower with wood side and purple flowers growing around

With a little DIY handiwork, an old spigot can be converted to an outdoor shower. Nestled between trellises covered with vining plants, this shower is as close as it gets to bathing in a garden. Sturdy wooden slats double as shower walls and towel racks.

Pool House Rock

white wooden outdoor shower with ceramic floor

All-white shiplap walls coupled with a stone floor and simple metal fixtures give this pool house a beachy vibe. The simple high-mount showerhead makes getting clean a cinch. An outdoor toilet and sink stop wet swimmers from walking through the dry house every time they need to use the restroom.

Splash of Turquoise

turquoise and green tile outdoor shower

Break up the monotony of plain white walls by outlining an outdoor shower with a colorful tiled backsplash. This blue-and-green color scheme matches a surrounding pool. Small tile accents elsewhere in the space—like on stair risers—unify the look with the rest of the home. 

Welcome to Paradise

outdoor wooden pallet shower with flowers growing over

After a long day of surfing, clean up without tracking sand and other beachside messes into the house. This outdoor shower shack is perfect for rinsing off while still enjoying the sunset. Dress up the space with trellises bursting with fresh blooms.

Green Surround

outdoor stone shower in a bright green garden

Surrounded by flowers, greenery, and fresh air, this outdoor shower is nothing short of serene. You'll have the chance to reconnect with nature and appreciate your yard's beautiful bounty. When not in use, the showerhead adds a vintage-chic accent to the landscape.

Warm and Cozy

large stone wall outdoor shower palm tree in the background

Direct sunlight, warm tiles, green surroundings—how much cozier does it get? This private outdoor shower is tucked into the back corner of a yard, overlooked by towering palm trees. A gray riser forms the base of the shower and keeps bathers out of the mud.


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