Whether you're looking to wash off after a day in the garden or simply want to spend more time in nature, these favorite outdoor shower ideas make the perfect home addition.

Whether used for rinsing off your dog, showering sandy feet after a day at the beach, or cleaning up after spending time in the garden, outdoor showers offer a bit of luxury from the comfort of home. Outdoor showers can be as simple as a basic showerhead mounted in a discreet location or as elaborate as an open-air enclosure. The style possibilities are nearly endless, but finding the perfect outdoor shower idea for your home doesn't have to be stressful. We've rounded up some of the best outdoor shower designs to inspire your backyard renovation. 

There is a wide variety of outdoor shower types, styles, and sizes that can work for all budgets. Combine elements of nature in your outdoor shower by decorating with plants or installing a living plant wall. Or add privacy with wood fencing or a stone wall. Consider spa-worthy features like a rainfall showerhead for relaxation or hardworking add-ons, like a handheld outdoor showerhead that makes it easy to bathe pets and kids. These 15 ideas will inspire you to build the outdoor shower of your dreams, no matter how big your backyard.

black shower on white brick wall
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1. Minimalist Outdoor Shower

An outdoor shower doesn’t need to take up a lot of room or be a focal point in your backyard. If you simply want an outdoor shower for its functionality, skip the accessories and focus on a single showerhead you love. This matte black outdoor showerhead looks sleek against a white brick wall. 

outdoor wooden corner shower
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2. Outdoor Shower Privacy Wall

This outdoor shower combines elements of a nature sanctuary right in your backyard. The wood walls allow for privacy while keeping an earthy aesthetic. A few plants around the shower basin finish the serene look. 

white enclosed outdoor shower
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3. Outdoor Shower Enclosure

With a waterfall showerhead, this outdoor shower makes you feel like you're bathing in a rainstorm. With a stucco retaining wall enclosure and a wooden door, the shower feels like a private retreat. Native plants decorate the surrounding landscape. Add a few hooks to the enclosure for hanging towels hooks at the ready.

stone wall outdoor shower
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4. Hidden Shower

If you didn't know this outdoor shower was here, you'd likely walk right past it. A gorgeous cobblestone wall, textured stone 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 outdoor shower simple yet stylish.

southwestern decor outdoor shower with blue shutters
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5. Indoor-Outdoor Shower

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.

red wooden outdoor shower with plants hanging
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6. Nature-Inspired Shower Accessories

If you're more of a plant person than a people person, consider this outdoor shower design. Mounted on a slatted wood wall, the shower is perfect for washing dirty hands, rinsing off muddy garden clogs, or cooling off on a hot day. A pergola overhead creates additional privacy.

Mediterranean style outdoor shower
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7. Mediterranean Outdoor Shower Design

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

ceramic tile outdoor shower big wooden beams above
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8. Rustic Outdoor Shower

A wood pergola 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.

stone pebble tile outdoor shower with wooden bench
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9. Shower Privacy Wall

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. This secluded area allows for peaceful bathing in the buff—no matter how nosy the neighbors.

outdoor shower with wood side and purple flowers
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10. Garden Shower

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

white wooden outdoor shower with ceramic floor
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11. Pool House Shower

White walls coupled with a stone floor and simple chrome fixtures give this pool house a laidback vibe. The simple high-mount showerhead makes getting clean a cinch, even for tall houseguests. An outdoor toilet and sink stop wet swimmers from walking through the dry house every time they need to use the restroom.

turquoise and green tile outdoor shower
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12. Tiled 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 the surrounding pool. Small tile accents on stair risers unify the look with the rest of the home.

outdoor wooden pallet shower with flowers growing over
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13. Private Outdoor Bathroom

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

outdoor stone shower in a bright green garden
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14. Stone Shower

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 accent to the landscape.

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15. Sunny Backyard Shower

Direct sunlight, warm stone, 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 platform deck provides a base for the shower and keeps bathers out of the mud.


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