One of the popular ways to get a sleek, modern bathroom is to opt for an open design shower. As the name suggests, these showers are typically fully open to the rest of the bathroom, or at least only partially covered. Many are even simply behind clear glass partitions. This design opens up the bathroom space visually. And the lack of a shower curtain allows the bathroom to look more modern and spa-like. If this is something you’d like to try, or you’re just curious about how others incorporated the style, below are some of the best open design showers.

Fully Open Design Showers

First on the list of different open design shower types are showers that remain fully open to the rest of the bathroom. These have a few different benefits. They can be good for those with limited mobility since there is often only a lip to step over into the shower. And many designs are even flush with the floor and have a drainage system that allows water to stay in the shower area.

As mentioned above, they can also visually open up the bathroom space, making these good options for small space bathrooms. And, of course, open design showers have a luxury, modern feel to them, like something you’d find in an upscale hotel.

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Small Style

Open showers can make a smaller bathroom look bigger. Image: Artazum/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Middle Style

An open shower fits well into the middle of a bathroom space. Image: Artazum/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Stone Style

Natural stonework can give an exotic spa feel. Image: Kalen Armstrong/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Texture Style

An open shower can show off the tile texture. Image: Kristi Blokhin/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Rounded Style

A rounded door design can fit in just about anywhere. Image: KUPRYNENKO ANDRII/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Two Tubs Style

Different floor textures can visually separate the open shower from the rest of the bathroom. Image: alexandre zveige/Shutterstock

Partially Open Design Showers

You may not be completely on board with a shower area open to the rest of the bathroom. If so, you can opt for partially open design showers. These give the best of both worlds. Most of the shower still opens to the rest of the bathroom, but part of the shower area will remain behind some type of partition. That serves the purpose of opening up the bathroom visually, but also allowing for some privacy.

The partitions themselves can also be wonderful additions to a bathroom. From partial walls to frosted glass, the partitions below add a sense of texture and style to the space.

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Partition Style

Creative, geometric partitions can add style to a space. Image: Photographee.eu/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Wall Style

Another idea is to have a minimalistic partition right next to the shower space. Image: David Papazian/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Frosted Style

Frosted glass is a good way to partition off partially open showers. Image: khunkorn/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Small Wall Style

A partial wall can add some organization to an open bathroom design. Image: alabn/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Background Style

An open shower can also sit farther back in its own space. Image: Rade Kovac/Shutterstock

Showers and Tubs

If you like the idea of being able to soak in a warm bath, these styles featuring open design showers and tubs are right up your alley. They blend an open shower design with a tub of some variety right into the same space.

An open design shower actually goes quite well with a soaker tub nearby. The shower and the tub are often placed right next to each other to minimize how much water is splashing about the bathroom. And the open showers help keep the space visually unimpaired so these designs can easily fit both showers and soaker tubs without anything feeling cluttered or cramped.

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Soaker Style

This style shows how well a clear glass shower goes right next to a tub. Image: alexandre zveige/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Blue Style

The open shower design can also help keep color patterns more uniform in a space, like this blue tile and gray wood texture. Image: design.at.krooogle/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Square Style

A square tub fits well next to an open shower. Image: BondRocketImages/Shutterstock

Collect this idea

Open Design Showers Geometric Soaker Style

Geometric soaker tubs add some style and class next to glass shower doors. Image: Artazum/Shutterstock