Complement the shape of your shower. Have curved walls? Consider an oval or circular bench. Position it beneath the showerhead so you never have to be without that warm stream of water when using it.
Reflect the furnishings in the bathroom. Furnish your shower with a bench that replicates the seating found in the main part of the bathroom. This is especially chic when your shower is finished with glass doors: that way the eye can make the connection.
Finish the bench in the same tile as the shower. The bench will disappear right into the wall of the shower, creating a seamless look.
Use those corners! Don’t have a lot of space? Sneak a ledge into the corner.
Install it length-wise vs. width-wise. If you have the space, use it wisely. The more ledge the better!
Overlap the shower’s perimeter with the tub surround. This infuses the different elements of the bathroom in an interesting way and gives the shower an instant bench without the additional cost. Finish the shower with glass to show off this chic solution.
Extend the vanity into the shower. Like the previous photo, this is another way to utilize an already existing element in the bathroom as your shower bench. This photo is interesting since you can see the room from two different angles: the extension of the vanity also makes the bathroom feel much larger.
Consider a fold-up bench. If space is tight, this is a great solution. Fold it down when you need it, up when you don’t. Perfect.
Go for double the bench. When you’re working with a shower as large and visually enticing as this one, you have to go all out. With all the functionality one bench offers, imagine two!
Substitute a ledge for a bench. If budget is tight, install a simpler ledge. It will save money and perform the exact same function.
Get creative. Don’t want to go through the trouble of installation? Find a small table or stool and stick it in the shower. Don’t forget to waterproof it if necessary.