Outdoor shower ideas that will turn your home into a jungle oasis

by John Griffith

Is there anything that summer can’t fix? You can’t possibly tell us that warm weather and longer days don’t make you feel better. So, if you are daydreaming and thinking of vacations and spending time outside, you are not alone! We recently discussed how you can turn your backyard into a safe haven, so today we are going to upgrade it. In this article, we are going to give you some outdoor shower ideas to upgrade your backyard and make it perfect for the summertime. What’s more, if you have a vacation home, and you are looking for ways to make it even better, these ideas will definitely help. So, keep reading to find tips on how to install your outdoor shower as well as how to design it.

Become one with nature with these awesome outdoor shower ideas

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Cute outdoor shower ideas to upgrade your backyard

Whether you decide to have a full-blown shower experience or you just want a shower to rinse yourself before or after you’ve been in the pool, outdoor showers are always good. So, without further ado, here are a few ideas you can steal from us.

Add color to your backyard

Add some color to your backyard by adding colorful tiles to your outdoor shower. Create a whole separate shower area, which can also be somewhat of a focal point in your backyard. Mount the shower head on the wall with the colorful tiles, leaving the rest of the area in a neutral color. What’s more, you can mix and match tiles on the walls, as well as on the floor, to create a more interesting and vibrant area.

Mix and match tiles for a fun and vibrant shower area

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Give yourself an outdoor spa treatment

If you have enough secluded space in your backyard, give yourself a full blown spa treatment. Install a bathtub and a shower and allow yourself to enjoy the benefits of it while also breathing the fresh air. Add plants and plant hangers to also feel one with nature. Another thing you can do is paint the walls in a light pastel color, which is going to give you a more airy and spacious feeling. Adding furniture can be another tip, especially if you want this space to be good for any step of a spa treatment. This will also make it look like an actual spa. Furthermore, if you want more privacy, you can hang a rod and add curtains.

Sign us up for this outdoor spa experience

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Make use of awkward spaces

If you have space in your backyard, and you are not sure what to do with it, installing an outdoor shower might be your best decision. Add some colorful tiles to give the space some character, or even string lights for an extra romantic feeling. Once again, add plants to feel one with nature. What’s more, if there is a tree like the one in the picture below, this will make you feel like you are out in the forest. Make sure you have the space for adding all your toiletries, as well as hooks for towels, and you are all set. Not only do you have a shower outside now, but you have also gotten rid of the awkward space in your backyard.

These tiles give the space so much character

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Natural outdoor shower ideas

Keep things natural by using the trees around your backyard as shade providers. What’s more, use natural materials to create the enclosure, as well as a shower head that can recreate actual rainfall. These steps will make you feel like you have become one with nature and are literally taking a shower in the rain. Of course, you can add some tiles as a focal point, just make sure they are also in natural colors so that they can blend in with the environment.

This looks so beautiful

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Keep things minimalistic

If you are a minimalist at heart, you don’t have to go all out for an outdoor shower. Especially if your entire house design is minimalistic. Keep it simple by installing a simple showerhead on a wall made of waterproof wood. Blend it within the trees and plants around your house which are going to provide a sort of natural enclosure and give you some privacy, and you have yourself a super minimalistic outdoor shower. This type of shower can be perfect if you have a backyard pool, and you want to be able to rinse before and after you enter the pool.

Minimalism at its finest

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Make it unique

If you want to feel like you are on a safari in Africa or vacationing on some remote island, this type of outdoor shower is perfect for you. Keep things simple and minimalistic with the materials that you use. Instead, create a shower with interesting forms and shapes, which doesn’t conform to standards. In order to recreate this, you don’t really need tiles or even wood. All you need is a good environment, which you can use to blend into the shower design. Trust us, with a unique design such as the one in the photo below, you might actually get featured in some interior design magazine.

This is such a unique design

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Outdoor shower ideas with a beach vibe

Well, if you have a home or a beach house that is literally next to the beach, aren’t you lucky? But also, it is good to follow a design that compliments the area and position of your house. Keep it simple with your outdoor shower, especially if you are using to rinse off the ocean water before you enter your house. In order to make it a bit more interesting, however, choose tiles in a light pastel color, which are going to bring some character, yet still, keep it minimalistic and simple. Incorporate plants in the design, of course, to add to the natural feeling of an outdoor shower, and enjoy!

These pink tiles bring so much character to the overall design

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Enjoy a zen garden

Create a zen space under the sun, which is going to be perfect for stress-reducing showers. If you have more space, use it to add plants, which always have a calming presence. What’s more, use natural materials to create the enclosure, such as wood or stone. Another tip is to cover the floor in small rocks, gravel, or stone tiles. That way, not only will you add to your zen experience, your feet will always be silky smooth as well. Trust us!

A Zen garden for stress-reducing showers

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Rustic shower area

Give your shower area a rustic feeling. When it comes to rustic, it is all about natural materials, sleek lines, and simplicity. Keep anything vintage and use natural materials, such as stone and wood, to create the shower’s enclosure. There is really not much to say, for anyone who is familiar with rustic design, you know that it is a timeless and elegant look that may never go out of style or so it seems.

If your house screams rustic then it will be best to have a rustic outdoor shower as well

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Enjoy the nature with our outdoor shower ideas

Installing an outdoor shower may not be as difficult as it may seem. The easiest way to install it is definitely if it is adjacent to your bathroom. That way, you don’t really need to worry that much about pipes making their way to the shower. However, an outdoor shower is a good investment, especially if you live somewhere warm. Outdoor showers are super relaxing, stress-reducing and give you the feeling of connection with the nature that surrounds you. So, if you have decided on having one and have read through our tips, now it is time to browse through our photo gallery for even more ideas.

There are so many options to choose from

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Lush garden and an outdoor shower – no better combination

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Rinse off the ocean water after a nice surf session

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Leave enough space for your towels and wet suit, as well as a seating area for when you are tired

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Cover it partially so that you are able to use it in any type of weather

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This Moroccan style outdoor are is simply gorgeous

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Create a natural enclosure with creeping plants

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Use bamboo, stones and plants for an all natural enclosure

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Seemlessly blend your outdoor shower with your house

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.