The major draw of incorporating a shower window is bringing some natural light into an often-cramped and dim space, especially if you have a windowless bathroom. This can make the design of the room feel more open and breezy, and it can also bolster your morning routine. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, natural light, especially in the morning, can help with depression, issues sleeping, and seasonal affective disorder.
Additionally, a shower window gives you the opportunity to make the most of your surroundings and take in the outdoors when you’re not otherwise distracted by your screens or daily tasks. “A window in the shower will brighten and give the illusion of a larger space. It can add an elevated decor element to the design of your bathroom. It’s a delightful way to appreciate a gorgeous view,” said interior designer Janna Robinson in an interview with Homes & Gardens.