July 3, 2019

The 5 Best Shower Niche Real Ideas

Shower niches are a necessity in today’s bathrooms as they offer a discrete, stable and reliable storage solution for soaps and shampoo bottles. Therefore, say goodbye to using the floor or the corner of the tub for this purpose. Shower niches take care of this problem and also enhance your bathroom design, creating a beautiful focal point in the shower area. To help you to decide between the possible designs, we bring you a selection of shower shelf ideas that will make the most of your bathroom space. One look at these options, and you’ll be ready to start your next remodelling project today.

1. Using the same tile from wall to built-in shower niche

Niches don’t have to be all about making a statement. If you are looking for a contemporary and minimalist styling in your bathroom, you must use the same tile throughout to create a calm and seamless transition from the recessed shower niche to the wall. Colours like grey and brown are really in for shower areas, as well as stone or wood finish.

shower niches

Credit: @wolstenholme_associates

2. Decorating the bathroom niche with mosaic tiles

Niches are also great for playing with patterns, introducing textures and mixing colours thanks to the use of mosaic tiles. In this picture, Cristiana Zgripcea has combined a classy metal mosaic with natural finish tiles, achieving an outstanding result.

shower niche

Credit: @cristianazgripcea.

3. Spreading the shower wall shelf all over the wall

You can make the shower niche as big as you wish and even use the whole wall to maximise the storage space. It is an attractive option for both small and large showers, so there’s no excuse to incorporate this element into your bathroom in your next reform. Moreover, it also adds a sense of depth that will make your shower look bigger.

shower niche design

Credit: @webossa

4. Enlightening the ceramic shower shelf

If you wish to make the shower shelves more of a feature, place a slim light at the top or the bottom of the niche and create a pleasing lighting effect within the room. It will create a focal point that adds status and command attention.

ceramic shower niche

Credit: @aleart_dizain

5. Placing the shower niches geometrically

As you can see in this picture, geometry plays an important role when decorating a house, also when it comes to the shower area. Placing the shower niches on both sides of the wall gives a sense of balance and harmony, which is perfect for relaxing during shower time. Whether this is more practical or not is up to you to decide.

shower niche geometrically

Credits: @kristenelizabethdesign

One aspect that must be paid special attention is the frame that defines the “shower niche”, being the decorative metal profile one of the best solutions. Butech has a wide range of finishes, from high gloss chromium profiles to matt profiles and even profiles with built-in LED lighting, resistant to direct contact with water.


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