8 Beautiful Alfresco Showers That Are So Pretty They Could Be Indoors
Sand and chlorine can wreak havoc on many things—our strands, our clothes, our skin, and if we go inside without properly rinsing—our home décor. But, if you’ve ever tried, you know it’s difficult to make your way through the house to the bathroom to clean up post-beach or pool without leaving a mess in your wake, so outdoor showers can become your best friend. If you’ve ever used one, then you know they range in setup and can be enclosed or en plein air. Lately, we’ve caught sight of tons of cute outdoor showers trending on Pinterest—ranging from a wooden oasis to a rose-lined dream.
These gorgeous designs prove that it’s not just the style of shower you get (although it is important), but it’s also how you choose to accessorize it. Even if you don’t have a beach house or pool, these will give you some serious design envy. Below, find some of the most eye-catching outdoor showers being pinned right now. Getting clean has never been this enticing.
go for a rustic feel
This spot is an adult tree house (on the ground). We can’t promise you’ll be able to plant an oak in exactly the same spot, but you’ll be able to achieve the look with a wooden bench and paneling. The marble backdrop feels especially lavish since it’s the only varied material… so chic.
TRY A SECRET GARDEN space
A showerhead hanging from an open ceiling is so modern, but a rose bush crawling up the wall gives it some old-school charm. We like the contrast of dark and light colors on the walls and paneling. But mostly we just love the smell of fresh blooms while we rinse off.
GET A LITTLE NAUTI(CAL)
Stripes, stark white, and a rattan basket. Welcome to the preppy beach house you didn’t know existed IRL. A teal pendant lamp adds that little pop of fun to keep the space from feeling stuffy. (Plus, did we mention the toilet and sink? Perfection.)
CHANNEL FARAWAY PLACES
Stunning mosaic tiles make up the floor of this exotic shower space. It’s as if you’ve been transported to somewhere in the Mediterranean with the textured walls and old-fashioned gate. We suggest scheduling a little extra time for some daydreaming.
BE A LITTLE PRACTICAL
Families need hooks for towels and sun hats, plus a bench that can hold a basket of towels and toiletries. Even though the area is small, the bright hues open it up (it’s also perfect if you play host on the regular).
LIVE THE LUSH LIFE
If you want to feel like you’re exploring a rainforest, then this is the shower design for you. Leafy, green foliage and stone walls almost give you the feeling that you’re underneath a waterfall (although we’d assume the water would be much colder there).
FIND YOUR ZEN
This airy space seems like a spa retreat in the best possible way. Is there anything more calming than smooth stones underfoot and the sight of fresh towels just begging to be wrapped around you?
INJECT SOME understated ELEGANCe
This spot is functional—it has multiple towel hooks and even a chair—but luxe fabrications like silver and chrome up the ante. A tall showerhead ensures great water pressure for both those tiny or tall.
Which of these outdoor showers happens to be your favorite? Sound off in the comments.