49 Beautiful and Practical Walk-in Shower Ideas
The shower. It’s where great days begin and stressful chapters end. So, why shouldn’t your shower look as good as it makes you feel?
We believe it should. That’s why we’ve gathered 49 walk-in shower ideas for you, suitable for all tastes, budgets, and ages. Now, prepare to be showered with inspiration…
Doorless walk-in shower ideas
Doorless showers are easier to access and to clean. That’s the dream combination, right? They also look beautiful and minimalist, and here are some of our favourites…
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From an aesthetic point of view, the black-framed glass makes the doorless entrance stand out. Also, the position of the entrance ensures you’ll keep all splashes firmly within the shower – and not on your bathroom floor.
With just one partition and fewer elements, this doorless shower is a simpler option than the previous one.
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Combining a built-in, ceiling shower head with a handheld companion, this doorless shower offers nearly 360 degrees of refreshment. We also love the proximity of the practical and contemporary towel radiator – there’d be no trudging to the towel while dripping wet.
Bored with white washed bathrooms? No problem. This dark, doorless walk-in shower should inspire you. It’s modern, unique, and truly eye-catching thanks to its inverted colour scheme.
Small bathroom walk-in ideas
We love walk-in showers because you can fit them anywhere, from en-suites to converted lofts. They’re adaptable. So, we’ve got four fabulous walk-in shower ideas for small bathrooms.
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To construct a walk-in shower, all you really need is a single pane of glass. Well, the showerhead and water supply go without saying. The point is, you can use a ceiling-high partition to cordon-off even the smallest area of the tiniest bathrooms – like the example above.
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No collection of small bathroom walk-in showers is complete without a loft conversion. Despite the lack of ceiling space, this shower still offers two heads, three alcoves, and a bench.
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Using a skylight to add brightness, this walk-in shower idea is all about making the most of limited space. The glass partition is relatively thin compared to our previous examples, yet the greenery and gorgeous tiles (more on those later) make this small bathroom really pop.
Contrasting a contemporary walk-in shower with a classic sink basin, this small bathroom oozes class. The shower itself also comes with a wooden stool, which matches the adjacent cabinet nicely.
Spa-like shower ideas
Spa-like installations are the pinnacle of relaxation, typically combining a steam room and shower. Below, we’ve chosen the walk-in shower that best represents this calming combo.
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Walk-in shower tile ideas
Tile designs offer an excellent chance to spice up your bathroom. Plain white paint does a job, but is it memorable? Not always. That’s why we’ve selected the best walk-in shower tile ideas for you below…
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Monochrome tiles are timeless. Why? Because they match almost any other colour scheme, particularly white bathrooms. For us, though, the star of the show is the copper piping that contrasts with the eye-catching tiles.
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Blue is one of the most calming colours, while the zig-zag pattern gives it an aesthetic edge. Needless to say, this is one of the boldest walk-in shower ideas on our list, packing a punch with its matte black framing, white flooring, and dark blue interior.
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Ideal for extroverts, this stunning feature combines a statement door frame with an equally exciting tile design. For pure originality, this walk-in shower tile idea gets five stars from us.
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Accented with an amazing pebble feature that draws your eyes to the ceiling – adding height to your overall bathroom – this tile design is truly effective. Plus, the neutral colours do nothing but relax the mind. Bliss.
Walk-in shower ideas for elderly users
Walk-in showers are stylish, and lend themselves nicely to mobility-friendly features. They can create accessible bathrooms for all ages, but we’ve specifically selected three walk-in shower ideas for elderly users below…
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As this example shows, accessible showers don't need to sacrifice luxury. We also like the practical handrail, doubling up as a towel rail. That’s not to mention the wide, comfortable, foldable seat.
Surrounded by waist-height railings, this is one of our most accessible walk-in shower ideas for elderly bathroom-lovers. Requiring very little effort to access, this shower also offers a seat with back support, plus an interesting tile design.
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Installing a handrail and a fold-out seat is an affordable way to add practicality to your beautiful walk-in shower. Don’t feel like sitting? No problem – you can easily fold the seat away and have plenty of room to relax.
Different floor styles
Moving from the walls to the floor, we’ve selected some incredible walk-in shower tile ideas that your feet and eyes will love. In this section, we’ve included examples of marble, stone, and cobbled tiles.
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Nothing says ‘high-end hotel’ quite like black marble flooring. If your budget allows, you could install underfloor heating for that extra level of comfort. We also love the matte finish, reducing slippages and lighting glare. With such classy flooring, you can just imagine all the day’s stress cascading down that drain.
Stone slabs typically have fewer grouting lines than your everyday tile, providing a smooth experience for your soles. And for your soul, depending on how spiritual you find showers. Overall, this grey slate is sturdy, stylish, and sure to impress any user.
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As far as walk-in shower tile ideas go, this is only suitable for large bathrooms. Offering an alfresco vibe, cobbled showers allow you to imagine showering in the rain on the streets – ideal for our naturist readers.
Sometimes it’s more impressive to remodel a tiny bathroom. It’s all about saving space. So, we’ve included some walk-in shower ideas that do just that. After all, why should big bathrooms have all the fun?
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With its two-way hinges, this door allows you to make your walk-in shower as big – or as small – as you like. Showers that save space are all about flexibility, and this installation has that in abundance.
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Tight on space? You can always build your shower into your bathroom counter – like this one. Think of it like terraced housing for your cabinet and walk-in shower.
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You can take that flexibility one step further by installing your shower by your toilet, without partitions. This approach won’t be for everyone, but it’s the ultimate two-in-one space-saver and can be used in the tiniest of bathrooms. It’s also one of the most cost-saving walk-in shower ideas on our list.
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This option blurs the lines between toilet and shower but remains a little more spacious than our previous example. The curved walls are effective, offering more space for when you wash.
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This clever installation uses a very thin partition right behind the toilet, offering reasonable privacy in very little space. The elevated floor also adds to the sense of separation.
Using plants and greenery
Using plants is an effective way to freshen up your walk-in shower, adding a splash of colour while oxygenating the room. For the bathroom, you want plants that thrive in damp conditions, such as the Snake Plant, Golden Pothos, and Dieffenbachia. Check out the shower below for some inspo…
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Walk-in showers with seats
Showers with seats and benches are typically a luxury. That said, they don’t need to be difficult to install. Here are some of our favourite ideas…
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Even without running water, this walk-in shower is an amazing place to just sit down. To install a bench like this, all you’d need is an extra slab of stone. Simple.
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We love this walk-in shower idea because of its ingenuity – the seat is cleverly built into the bathroom cabinet behind the shower. This design is contemporary, yet takes you back to the ancient baths of Rome.
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We love the free-standing effect of this bench, maximising space within the shower. Again, all you’d need is another slab of stone – if your budget allows, of course.
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This is one of the smartest walk-in shower ideas on our list, combining the bathtub, shower, and bench – all-in-one. The overlapping glass allows space for two people to comfortably sit down, ensuring the tub and shower match in terms of tile design, too.
The classic corner shower. It saves space and allows you to play with different designs. They don’t have to be simple space-savers, however, as you’ll from our ideas below…
You don’t always have to feel boxed-in with your corner shower. Curved doors save even more space and look more stylish than your average rectangle. We also love the monochrome theme.
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This pentagon walk-in shower offers an eye-catching, edgy design that perfectly matches the rigid tile layout behind it. This style is more unique than curved doors and rectangular-shaped showers, and for that reason – we love it.
As we mentioned earlier, corner showers don’t need to be space-savers. This walk-in shower idea is generous with its space, maximising the corner of this large bathroom.
Wet rooms are the most spacious walk-in showers. They’re open-plan. This means you can literally stroll around the entire room and still technically remain inside the ‘shower’. Check out our example below…
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Got plenty of room to play with? Lucky you. While most of our suggestions suit small to medium-sized bathrooms, we’ve also included some ideas for big bathrooms below…
Somewhere between a wet room and walk-in shower, this ‘hybrid’ uses similar colours throughout the entire feature, but with contrasting tile designs.
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The artificial light – and timber effect on the tiles – make it feel like you’re in a Norwegian sauna. Love natural light? Then maybe it’s not for you. However, it’s still an excellent idea for a secretive, sauna-style shower.
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Reminiscent of Ancient Greece, this spacious walk-in shower would cost a pretty penny. Although, can you put a price on the shower experience of a lifetime? Combining multiple shower heads with a full-length bench, it’s about as high-end as you can get.
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This idea is more affordable than our previous suggestions. It uses plenty of space, and includes somewhere to sit down, yet its simple design makes it a winner for almost any home. We also appreciate the modest window on the left.
Walk-in shower ideas using light
You can brighten up your walk-in shower by combining natural light with white paint or tiles. You’ll save on electricity bills, while creating a truly fresh showering experience. Below is an example of using light effectively…
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Simple walk-in shower ideas
With many aspects of life, it’s sometimes best to keep things simple. In this section, we’ve chosen some walk-in showers that look lovely but won’t necessarily make the history books.
White tiles, black flooring, and a single pane of glass – it’s about as simple and stylish as you can get. Remember, simple doesn’t mean boring.
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The showerheads add modernism to this simple walk-in shower, which uses clear glass to separate the toilet and shower areas. It also uses a splash of natural light to keep things bright and cheerful.
This bathroom uses simple tactics to create an impressive space. Combining white tiles with leafy accessories, you end up with a pleasant atmosphere that won’t cost the earth.
It can be tricky to pair traditional decor – such as copper shower heads – with modern furnishings. However, the example below demonstrates the perfect balance between modern, white tiles and traditional decor.
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Fast forward in time and, below, you’ll find our walk-in shower idea that uses modern decor to create a contemporary and minimalist bathroom. Even the storage compartment uses a slick, modern design.
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Accessories and fittings
Remember, you can equip your walk-in shower in the same way you would any other room. Bathroom routines typically require utensils, after all. Our shower idea below features five simple accessories that completely transform the shower experience.
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Walk-in showers with a view
If you’re lucky enough to enjoy gorgeous vistas from the comfort of your own home, then why not make the most of it? Walk-in showers with a view offer unrivalled tranquility, as long as you’re free from voyeurs, that is. Just check out our idea below to see what we mean…
Walk-in showers close to nature
Feeling close to nature doesn’t mean being exposed to the elements. As our example below shows, you can bridge the gap between Mother Nature and your bathroom by utilising plants, green decor, and wide views of your private garden.
Whether it’s your Victorian bathroom or hyper modern spa room, high ceilings offer a spacious experience. Ideal for the tall readers among you, the shower below should remove any risk of bumping heads on taps, doors, and fixings.
Using artwork in the bathroom
Adding artwork to your bathroom takes an already enjoyable experience to the next level. Whether it’s an array of paintings or selection of sculptures, we believe that any bathroom would benefit from some culture. For example, the bathroom below uses three paintings to great effect…
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Showers with a bath
While not strictly a ‘walk-in’ shower, the idea below combines the tub and shower. It’s a popular pairing, saving space and offering something for the bathers and stand-up washers alike. Below, we particularly like the use of plants and natural light.
There you have it. We’ve shown you 49 beautiful and practical walk-in shower ideas, ranging from humble to high-end. Now, you should now have an idea about how to improve or remodel your bathroom.
That’s where we can help. At Premier Care in Bathing, we’re walk-in shower and walk-in bath specialists, providing end-to-end installation services. That means we take care of the entire process, allowing you to relax and enjoy the good stuff – that is, an incredible walk-in shower experience