We're calling it: Walk-in showers are the hottest bathroom trend since clawfoot tubs. We first spotted the rising trend in the homes of interior design darlings like Kelly Mindell, Garance Doré, and Mandy Moore, but lately, we can't scroll through our Instagram feeds without stumbling across a well-appointed walk-in shower worth double tapping—and we get the appeal. Aesthetics aside, walk-in showers are surprisingly eco-friendly.
"Walk-in showers are replacing tub/shower combos in many homes as we become more water conscious," interior designer Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs tells MyDomaine. "They take up the same average footprint of a standard tub but feel bigger and more spacious when enclosed in glass." How, you might ask? "Continuing the floor tile into the shower area underscores the feeling of one big space," she explains.
Walk-in showers are replacing tub/shower combos in many homes as we become more water conscious. They take up the same average footprint of a standard tub but feel bigger and more spacious when enclosed in glass.
Want proof? Ahead, we've rounded up 15 walk-in shower ideas that'll make you want to remodel stat. (Sorry in advance to your budget.)
Walk-In Shower With Dual Shower Heads
If you're not quite ready to leave the clawfoot tub bathroom trend behind, gain inspiration from this bathroom designed by Leanne Ford that proves you can have it all. Boasting not only a clawfoot tub but also a walk-in shower (with dual shower heads, no less), this is the textbook definition of a dream bathroom.
Walk-In Shower With All-White Finishes
Further evidence that you don't need to ditch the clawfoot tub trend entirely, this bathroom designed by Nune is a minimalist's fever dream. Complete with an all-white color palette—from the penny tile floors to the wall panels to, yes, the clawfoot tub—this bathroom is proof that pared-back is anything but boring.
Walk-In Shower With Classic Subway Tile
For diehard fans of subway tile, look no further than this walk-in shower for inspiration. Designed by Leanne Ford, this bathroom is another case study for a crisp, all-white color palette, the interior designer's hue of choice. Gleaming gold hardware and fixtures take this neutral space to the next level.
Walk-In Shower With Trendy Zellige Tiles
While we'll never tire of subway tile, zellige is the tile trend that's taking 2020 by storm. Our love affair with this shiny glazed tile started when we first laid eyes on Kelly Mindell's walk-in shower, and frankly, we're still swooning over this emerald-hued space. Bold bathroom devotees, take note.
Walk-In Shower With All Marble Everything
We're not prone to playing favorites, but we're still obsessing over Brooklyn Decker's walk-in shower situation. (Those black-and-white checkered floors! That marble subway tile! The windowed shower room!) Frankly, if this bathroom doesn't make you want to renovate, we don't know what will.
Walk-In Shower With Patterned Tile
This bathroom takes the concept of continuing the floor tile into the walk-in shower area to a whole other level. The designers at Andrea West Design made the walk-in shower space look and feel larger by extending the tile from the floor all the way up to the ceiling. Talk about a "wow" factor.
Walk-In Shower With Arched Shower Head
This light-filled bathroom designed by the team at Arent & Pyke boasts a minimal grey and white color palette that's balanced out by warm wood tones and dark hardware. In the walk-in shower, an arched showerhead draws the eye up and opens up the space—which is an ingenious trick that we're copying stat.
Walk-In Shower With Metal-Framed Doors
If it's possible to fall in love with a walk-in shower purely based on its doors, then this would be "the one." In this bathroom designed by Studio McGee, an already stunning marble tiled walk-in shower is made a further show-stopper thanks to metal grid pattern doors. We're adding this one to our "Dream Bathroom" Pinterest board.
Walk-In Shower With Steel-Framed Glass Doors
In case you needed further evidence that steel-framed glass doors are trés chic, just look at this bathroom designed by the Arent & Pyke team. Here, they act as a grand room divider, creating a definition in the space while still allowing natural light to stream into the bathroom.
Walk-In Shower With Statement Tile Floors
Say hello to yet another bathroom that makes us want to lay down tile, stat. In this space, designed by Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors, statement tile flooring extends into the walk-in shower space, making the entire bathroom look and feel even larger than it already is.
Marble Walk-In Shower With Gold Fixtures
Prepare to swoon over this marble walk-in shower in yet another Amber Interiors-designed bathroom. Marble slab walls coupled with marble tiles laid in a herringbone pattern make for a decadently luxurious space. Gold fixtures (hello, dreamy rain shower head) are just the icing on the cake.
Luxury Walk-In Shower With All the Stops
This walk-in shower looks like something straight out of a five-star hotel, doesn't it? Designed by Natalie Myers of Veneer Designs, this space checks all the luxury bathroom boxes. Dual shower heads? Check. Marble walls? Check. Japanese wood bath mat? Check. Deep tub? Check.
Walk-In Shower With Patterned Tile Floors
This walk-in shower is proof that Natalie Myers is an interior designer who practices what she preaches. Here, the Veneer Designs principal stretches a patterned tile floor from the bathroom into the shower, creating a seamless transition from one section to another and creating the feeling that it's all one large space.
Walk-In Shower With Glass Doors
Another way to create a seamless transition from bathroom to walk-in shower? Glass doors. Just take it from Molly Madfis of Almost Makes Perfect whose walk-in shower boasts glass doors that act as room dividers without making the space look or feel any smaller in the process.
Walk-In Shower With a Round Tub
And now, the stunning bathroom that arguably launched the walk-in shower trend—Garance Doré's dreamy primary bathroom, pictured here, designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel. Complete with a round tub, brick tile, and gold fixtures, it's no wonder that this walk-in shower sparked an interior design craze.
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