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We love these fantastic walk-in shower ideas, and so will you

Walk-in showers feature natural elements, open design schemes, and functional additions

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A walk-in shower adds a touch of luxury to your home, especially a well-designed one. With the proper execution, a walk-in shower can transform your bathroom into a sanctuary, giving you that spa-like atmosphere many homeowners crave in today’s home design.

So, if you’re interested in enhancing your bathroom this year, here are some fantastic walk-in shower ideas you don’t want to miss.

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Introducing the doorless shower

Doorless showers have become a trendy addition to many spaces. Often paired with a glass wall divider, these showers are elegant, visually appealing, and practical. The doorless walk-in shower saves space in a small bathroom by replacing the traditional tub-shower combo. A lip around the edge of the shower keeps water in, and the curved arch and flat shower head offer more control of the shower stream.

The doorless shower is a great choice for homeowners looking to open up their space visually while also adding a touch of elegance to the room.

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Slate tile showers for an organic look

Biophilia has entered the home, and one way we’re seeing this trend take root is through the use of natural materials in the bathroom. Slate tiles in the shower offer a rugged, organic look. Perfect for nearly any home design like rustic or modern, the slate tile offers a natural look that invites more biophilia into your design scheme.

Pair slate tiles with seamless glass shower doors and walls. The clear glass provides an unobstructed view of the shower beyond, giving the room a lighter and more open feel. Clear glass shower walls and doors are ultra popular right now and are perfect for expanding smaller bathrooms.

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The archway shower entrance

An arched entrance to the shower adds a sense of luxury to your bathroom design. It brings a vintage and elegant appeal to the space, turning your shower into a statement piece. Arched shower entrances often have clear shower doors that reveal the interior space. These doors swing inward to prevent obstructing the view of the arch.

The archway shower entrance is great for homes that crave more character and charm. Additionally, it blends seamlessly with midcentury modern and other vintage aesthetics.

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Pebble floor and stone wall shower

As we mentioned above, biophilic design is a focal point in today’s home design. As such, we’re seeing an upward trend of inviting natural materials into our spaces. One way homeowners curate more natural and biophilic designs is by adding a pebble floor and stone wall to the shower.

This stonework idea not only feels luxe, but it creates this zen, spa-like cave environment that feels intimate and private. It’s a great way to add a sense of calmness to the bathroom space. Additionally, you can style this shower with plants and a wooden bench for an even more natural aesthetic.

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The shower with built-in storage

Unfortunately, many walk-in showers don’t have a convenient ledge for your shampoo and conditioner. While tubs often provide a space to put our things, walk-in showers do not. That’s where built-in storage can be a fantastic addition. Recessed shelving in the shower wall provides space to put your things so you don’t have to clutter the shower floor. This is as great for your safety as it is for your design appeal.

If adding built-in storage isn’t possible in your space, many homeowners have taken to adding small tables and benches in the shower for added shelf space.

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Add a bright color to the shower

Bold colors have been super trendy over the last few years, and many homeowners are taking it a step further by bringing bold statement hues to more than just their walls. Bright colors in the shower can create a focal point in your space and offer more excitement to your design.

Dark navy floor tiles paired with white or light gray wall tile can add visual interest to a modern design. Colored mosaic tiles or brightly patterned schemes are also a fun way to spruce up the walk-in shower. With clear glass walls and doors, the brightly colored shower is unobstructed from view, becoming a statement in many bathrooms.

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Larger showers with benches for a spa-like aesthetic

If the space allows, many bathrooms today opt for grander, larger walk-in shower designs. Not only do these showers look impressive in bathrooms, but they also offer more accessibility for many homeowners. Large showers also provide a spa-like feel in the space. With the capacity for multiple shower heads, jets, heating elements, interactive waterproof screens, extendable shower hoses, and large built-in benches, these grandiose walk-in showers have it all.

Built-in benches are a super popular addition to larger showers. They provide a space to sit to focus on deep cleansing and spa-worthy shower rituals. Additionally, these benches can be dual purpose, functioning as a shelf to hold your shower tools so they don’t have to rest on the floor.

These shower ideas bring luxury and the tranquility of the spa straight to your home. From built-ins to gorgeous statement designs, your walk-in shower can be more than just a place to bathe. Rather than solely functional, showers today are luxe focal points in many bathroom designs. If you want to do a bathroom reno and need inspiration, these walk-in shower ideas are a great place to start.

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