These 8 Dreamy Outdoor Baths Will Inspire You to Get Outside
Spring has fully sprung, which means warmer weather is on the way. These weeks of May flowers mean you’re probably trying to spend more time outside, especially if you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space in your home. But if you’re still waiting for rain and cool temps to end — or your outdoor options are limited — let these dreamy outdoor baths and showers bring you to a happy, calming place. And if you’re lucky enough to have the space and resources to install one, these can serve as inspiration for really amping up your patio or backyard’s dreaminess factor. Even if you can only use it a few months each year, it’ll be well worth it when you’re soaking or showering under a big, beautiful sky.
This sweet escape is set just off the home’s front deck, and features beautiful wood decking, moody black siding, and gorgeous blue-green tiling. The light pink tub adds just a hint of color, and the surrounding plants were carefully selected to match the tile backdrop. Darker brushed gold hardware, including a rainfall-style shower head, adds a bit of glitz and glamor to the space — it’s like bathing in a cute, little Parisian garden!
This North Carolina treehouse is all about the outdoors, so the owner had to add an outdoor bathroom. The gorgeous brass shower is situated on the back deck overlooking the 23-acre mountainside. A few towel hooks keep the design functional and simple, and a cool stone mat ensures visitors have a luxurious place to stand and rinse off. You’ll find the covered outdoor toilet on the other side of the wraparound deck.
Want to feel like you’re bathing in an outdoor spa on an island somewhere? Let this quiet backyard oasis be your inspiration. The homeowners cleared out a small section of their yard right along the beautiful bamboo fence to install a clawfoot tub. They added adding gravel, stepping stones, string lights, and potted palm trees, so bathers can sit among the greenery. A wooden stump serves as a side table for a glass of wine, a candle or a good book.
Be alone with the trees and watch the light filter through the leaves in a beautiful clawfoot tub in the heart of New Zealand. The owners placed the tub on the edge of a wood deck overlooking a bush reserve land that they regenerated. The tub’s dark, painted exterior matches a small table sitting nearby. The stainless faucet and feet add a little shine.
On a lake in the middle of nowhere, this cottage’s back deck features a huge copper tub and matching hardware that shines under a string of lights. Copper is naturally antibacterial and corrosion-resistant, so you can soak without worrying about maintenance. A natural wall separates the tub from the other half of the wraparound deck. Private and stylish, the corner is breathtaking all on its own.
Anyone who loves rustic vibes will fall hard for this cute little outdoor bath. The woven wattle-style fencing mixes seamlessly with the home’s wood siding and provides privacy. and Tibetan prayer flags and candles create a sense of calm. The rest of the space is rather rustic, featuring a cozy bench, a built-in tub with iron plating and a potted bush.
Tub With a View
This simple yet elegant bathtub setup is the main feature of a narrow deck. The classic clawfoot tub is positioned perfectly so that whoever enjoys it has an endless view of the sunset. A solid wood caddy is a space-saving place to rest a cup of tea, and the potted plant or two enhances the view.
This outdoor bath has a whimsical yet industrial vibe String lights and candles add sparkle; while potted plants, small palm trees, and built-in planters surround the tub. Overlooking a serene lake and rolling hills, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing evening at home.
This piece is part of Get Outside Month, where we’re covering all things out-of-the-house, from curb appeal tips to al fresco hobby ideas. Whether you have a backyard, a patio, or 1 square foot of a fire escape. Head over here to read more!