Coastal spaces are ultra calming and generally feature blues, whites, woods, and other natural hues and finishes. The bathroom is an excellent space in which to experiment with coastal style, whether you live near the beach or simply appreciate this aesthetic. We're sharing 30 of our favorite coastal bathrooms to help you get inspired as you begin the design process. Read on for simple tips on how to add coastal style to your loo in a snap.
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Hang Coastal Themed Art
Hanging some art prints with coastal or beach related images is a great way to introduce a theme to your bathroom. To save money, consider even framing photos that you took while on a coastal vacation or printing out some digital downloads. After all, you don't want to spend tons of money on artwork that could potentially fall victim to water damage or other bathroom-related casualties.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Display Pampas Grass
Maybe you're drawn to the coastal look but are a neutral lover at heart. Well, fear not, you can certainly enjoy the best of both worlds! You can't go wrong with an accent piece like a vase filled with pampas grass, which you can place on the bathroom vanity. Neutral paint hues are also wonderful in coastal themed spaces.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Decorate With Coral
It's the little details that can make the biggest impact, particularly in a small space like a bathroom. Place a beautiful piece of coral on your shelves or vanity for a bit of coastal flair.Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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Style Some Shells
A trinket dish filled with shells is also a budget-friendly and adorable way to introduce coastal style into your bathroom. Bonus points if you add some other on-theme touches like a beachy candle or some striped hand towels, as seen here.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Go Blue and White
Another way to introduce coastal flair to the bathroom is simply by decorating with blues and whites. These colors are timeless and always remind us of time spent by the water. So go on—paint your vanity a bold navy.Continue to 6 of 30 below.
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Pay Attention to Accents
Coastal inspired accents (like the sconces and mirror) in this bathroom are oh-so-charming. Shiplap is a no-brainer in any beach-themed space.Continue to 7 of 30 below.
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Show Off Some Coastal Creatures
Artwork showcasing favorite coastal creatures can add so much pep to a space and isn't just for kids.Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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Go Light Blue
Light blue paint and blue and white wallpaper equals total serenity. You can never go wrong with a pop of pattern.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Frame a Pennant
A framed pennant pays a nod to nautical life while filling an empty space next to the sink. Definitely don't hesitate to think outside the box when it comes to art—the seemingly smallest details can really work wonders in tying a room together.Continue to 10 of 30 below.
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Work in Some Wicker
Wicker accents fit perfectly in any type of coastal space. In the bathroom, consider working in a wicker tissue holder, storage bin, toothbrush cup, you name it!Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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Rock the Rope
On a related note, accessories adorned with rope are also essential in any coastal bathroom. This nautical looking mirror is both functional and festive.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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Include a Lamp
Here we see more wicker and woven accents, one of which is a darling little table lamp. A table lamp can work wonders in warming up a space and making a bathroom feel more luxe, so if you have room for one on your vanity, go for it!Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Shine Bright With Coral
Say hello to coral! This happy hue is right at home in a coastal bathroom and looks lovely paired with navy for a chic contrast. We love this whimsical wallpaper's octopus designs as well.Continue to 14 of 30 below.
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Say the Word
Celebrate your love for beach days with a wooden sign that boasts everything wonderful about the coast. Then get back outside and enjoy your time in the sun!Continue to 15 of 30 below.
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Make it Moody
Animal-themed wallpaper isn't just for kids. This design is moody, sophisticated, and perfectly coastal all at once.Continue to 16 of 30 below.
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Add Boho Style Flair
Bring boho decor flair to your coastal bathroom by setting out towels with muted colors and geometric prints and opting for a woven light fixture that practically doubles as art.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Style With Greenery
Don't underestimate the power of a few palm leaves. Adding something green to your bathroom (whether real or faux) brings so much life to the space and merges indoors and out.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Adding some cool blue tiles to the inside of your shower will ensure that you never feel too far away from the ocean.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Keep it Simple
A neutral bathroom features some chic coral prints by the tub. There's no need to go overboard with color if you prefer more subdued hues; accents like artwork can still help bring a theme to life.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Try New Towels
Swap out your regular towels for Turkish towels that will remind you of the beach all year long. Stripes are necessary!Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Install Whimsical Wallpaper
Feeling crabby? This coastal wallpaper will put a smile on your face, no matter what.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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Add a Pop of Pep
Oh, buoy! Here's another peppy wallpaper print that we love. This colorful pattern would look stunning in kids' and adults' bathrooms alike.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Or Be More Subtle
We see that palm tree print! If a more subtle wallpaper pattern is more your vibe, you can't go wrong either.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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Experiment With an Accent Wall
Why not try an accent wall in the bathroom? We're all for painting shiplap, but if you'd prefer to leave yours white and incorporate color elsewhere, we love the idea of painting a small sliver of wall in a cool blue.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Mix and Match
Don't be afraid to mix and match woven pieces, cane finds, rope accents, and the like. Pairing an oversized rope mirror with a petite cane vase couldn't look sweeter in this space.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Grab a Stool
Placing a small stool next to the bathtub is excellent if you need a place to set a tray to hold a drink or some reading as you soak. This wicker piece fits the coastal aesthetic perfectly.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Look to Nature
Draw inspiration from organic materials when outfitting your bathroom with accessories. Think about including wooden and plaster pieces, which add tons of texture to a space.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Style Those Shelves
Make use of open shelving to store essentials, like toothbrushes and first aid supplies, but also to showcase favorite art pieces and small finds, like a starfish and sea sponge.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Make the Functional Fun
Why settle for a boring shower curtain when you can choose one with some beachy flair? We can't get enough of this gold pineapple print that screams summer.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Try a jute bathmat in lieu of a traditional fluffy option. Jute is incredibly resistant to wear and tear and is used in all types of coastal spaces.