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15 Elegant Small Bathroom Walk-In Shower Ideas

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September 15, 2023
Kallista Design

While a small bathroom presents its own unique challenges, compact space doesn’t need to limit your design vision. With a little creativity and innovation, you can create a truly luxurious walk-in shower space even in a small bathroom.  

Explore unique storage options, decorative details, and playful tile patterns to transform your small bathroom walk-in shower into a rejuvenating spot that may become your favorite place in the house. Get inspired for your redesign with these small bathroom walk-in shower ideas from KALLISTA.

Turn Your Small Bathroom Into an Oasis

small minimalist bathroom with walk-in shower
Credit: @tantalus_studio Featured Product: One™ Showerhead With Arm

Create a coastal vibe in a small bathroom with cool blues and tropical plants. Paired with wood details, the result is a cozy and inviting space that feels like a genuine break from the daily grind. Add a built-in shelving niche within the shower wall to store essential products without taking up additional showering space.  

Go Glamorous With Gold Accents

shower with gold fixtures and marble walls
Featured Product: Transitional Rain Showerhead by Laura Kirar

Add a sense of elegance to a small wet room bathroom by pairing marble tiles with warm, golden fixtures. The shine of polished gold and unlacquered brass finishes not only adds elegance to the space, but it also reflects light, making the shower seem brighter and more open. Consider adding a towel rod in a matching finish for convenient storage.  

Divide Spaces With a Half Wall

small white bathroom with walk in shower
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While a fully open small bathroom is one way to make the space seem more expansive, creating separation between the shower and the rest of the room can add a sense of privacy and separation. Even a simple half wall, like the one here, can create division between the small walk-in shower and the rest of the bathroom.  

Add Built-In Storage to a Small Bathroom Shower

small bathroom glass shower
Featured Product: Chrome Shower Trim

Finding places for storage in a small shower can be challenging, but adding a built-in shelf can provide you with a place for essentials without taking away space in the shower itself.  

Pair Warm Tiles With Metal Accents

small bathroom handshower
Featured Product: Transitional Handshower With Hose by Laura Kirar

Choose fixtures with bright metal finishes to pair with more muted shower tile designs. The result is a pleasing yet subtle visual contrast that makes the space feel a little brighter. Explore luxury shower heads and handheld shower heads to add a luxurious feel to your shower.  

Create a Sense of Classic Elegance

small marble shower with black fixtures
Credit: DM Interiors Featured Product: One™ Collection

Stone tiles add an elegant touch to any walk-in shower, regardless of size. Paired with shiny or matte black fixtures and a glass door, this simple design feels at once modern and timeless, making full use of the limited space in this small bathroom.

Colorful Walk-In Shower

small white bathroom with green walk in shower
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While neutral colors are a classic choice, don’t be afraid to play with color in a small bathroom. The green tiles in this walk-in shower add warmth and vibrance to the design. Paired with gold accents and fresh flowers, this space feels uniquely charming.  

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Exude Artistry In a Small Bathroom

white small walk in shower
Credit: @stitchline_studios @openhomesphotography Featured Product: Pure Paletta® Collection

Make a bold artistic statement in a small walk-in shower to help the space stand out. The vibrant backdrop to the shower fixtures here pairs well with the cool white tiles on the wall and the rustic flooring. The wooden bench and hanging plant add a bit of warmth.  

Establish Contrast  

small bathroom with walk in shower and freestanding tub
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Carefully planned contrast between darker and lighter colors can help even small bathrooms feel striking and vibrant. The dark floors and vanity cabinet paired with the white walls, standalone tub, and countertop add pleasing visual interest to this space.  

Create an Expansive Space With Glass  

white bathroom with walk in shower
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One way to make small bathrooms seem larger is to take advantage of reflective surfaces, such as glass and metal fixtures. The more light you can reflect throughout the space, the more expansive the bathroom will feel. Consider lighted vanity mirrors to add even more illumination to your small bathroom.  

Take Advantage of Natural Light In a Small Bathroom  

white bathroom with a small shower
Credit: @stitchline_studios @openhomesphotography Featured Product: One™ Collection

If your small bathroom has a window or skylight, look for opportunities to let that light in to brighten up your walk-in shower and the entire space. Consider adding films to windows so you can enjoy privacy while still taking advantage of natural light.  

Opt for Neutral Hues

small traditional walk in shower
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For a minimalist modern style, select neutral colors like off-white and beige for your walk-in shower tiles.  

Simplify Storage

small bathroom shower with white marble
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nt towel rods or a wooden bench, which also serves as convenient seating for a more relaxing environment. Wood details also add warmth to cool spaces, grounding the design and focusing the room’s overall aesthetic.  

Elevate the space with a ceiling-mounted rain showerhead.

Transform a Small Bathroom Into a Spa-Like Experience  

shower with body jets
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Create the showering experience of your dreams with multiple showerheads that provide a thorough and relaxing clean. From multifunctional showerheads to wall-mounted body sprays, there are a variety of options to add to your walk-in shower.  

Add Visual Interest With a Geometric Tile Pattern

small shower with handheld sprayer
Featured Product: Soft Modern Dual-Function Handshower With Hose

At once elegant and compelling, a geometric tile pattern in a walk-in shower can take your small bathroom design to the next level. Fixtures with shiny metal finishes elevate the space while maintaining elegant functionality.  

Embrace Luxury for Your Shower Design

KALLISTA showering fixtures are the ultimate addition to any walk-in shower. With a variety of styles and a focus on incorporating advanced technology, they provide a personalized and luxurious showering experience. Whether you prefer a traditional or contemporary look, we have the fittings and fixtures you need to create an elegant, spa-like oasis in your bathroom.

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