You do not have to live near the ocean to satisfy your desire for a little seaworthy style at home. That's because a nautical-themed bathroom will lend a beach-inspired vibe to any abode, even if it is landlocked. Are you ready to take the plunge? The following examples show how to use color, fixtures, and decorative accents to create a nautical-inspired bathroom that will make even landlubbers jealous.
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Nautical Bathroom With Brushed Brass Features
This blue and white nautical-inspired bathroom by Tracy Lynn Studio certainly has luxurious vibes. It is in a century-old house in the classic Craftsman style. The bathroom's renovation pays tribute to the home's original charm with newly installed white wainscoting and a pristine vanity with shutter-style doors. The navy blue walls provide a striking contrast that feels 100 percent seaworthy. Note the pair of riveted, brushed brass pendants. They are reminiscent of marine style lighting. The photos on the walls are a personalized touch that brings homey warmth to the bathroom and feature houseguests enjoying the beach nearby.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Stylish Yacht Bathroom With Nautical Details
Grab a few ideas from this yacht bathroom by interior designer Anne Michaelsen. Covering the walls is seashell-inspired wallpaper. It ties the space together by picking up the cool tones spotted in the quartz countertop. Decorative accents like the blue towel featuring a nautical knot reinforce the bathroom's under-the-sea feeling.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Nautical Bathroom for Sparking a Child's Imagination
Nautical-themed bathrooms are perfect for kids. Here is a whimsical, for instance, by interior designer Laura Hildebrandt. The bold gray and white stripes on the wall evoke the color of ocean water. The tan floor tile resembles sand, which instantly transports you to the seaside. Rope wrapped mirrors, round lanterns, and dark cabinetry inspire the occupants to imagine standing in the captain's quarters or the deck of a ship. Decorative accents, including the colorful towels, anchor bathmat, and maritime-themed wall art, put a personal stamp on the place. A pirate-themed shower curtain and accessories help to make this children's bathroom feel magically seafaring.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Ocean-Themed Accents Bathroom
The homeowners were looking to create a bathroom that would be tranquil and pretty without being overly done or ornate. With a beautiful home on the water, accentuating the outdoors inside the house in a uniquely nautical way was part of the overall design goal for interior designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon. It is challenging to pick a single, favorite element. But here are three standouts. First, there is the watercolor-inspired wallpaper in soft coastal hues that immediately makes anyone entering the space feel calm and relaxed. Next, there is the seashell-inspired wall sconce on the wall that doubles as a lovely sculptural element. A mirror is a must in any washroom. Here there are two, both of which are cast to resemble white coral.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Bathroom Accents Inspired by Seafaring Vessels
Nautical bathrooms do not always have to incorporate deep or bold hues. Here, cool gray tones establish the color scheme for this nautical-themed bathroom by Alisberg Parker Architects and Good Bones Design. The milk glass sconce on the wall was inspired by starboard lighting typically found on oceangoing vessels. Next to it is another maritime-inspired feature—a medicine cabinet that resembles a submarine door. Protecting the walls from water are glazed subway tiles in gentle shades of grayish-blue.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Bathroom That Resembles a Captain's Quarters
The bathroom in a renovated pool house by interior designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon is a homage to all things nautical. The free-form glass sink resembles an organic oceanic life form. Above it are faucet handles inspired by the shape of an antique ship's wheel. Below is a vanity, smartly crafted from naturally water-resistant teak wood. Now take a gander at the wood-paneled backsplash and ceiling—combined they replicate the look of a naval officer's quarters. Brass accents throughout the space, including a porthole themed mirror and shower fixtures, create a sense of continuity.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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A Modern Take on the Nautical-Inspired Bathroom
Colorful wallpaper will instantly transform the appearance of any room in your room. Here interior designer Tim Green installed a covering in an eye-catching glacial terrain pattern to create a modern twist on the nautical theme. Green also incorporated different shades of the color teal throughout the rest of the home. The color scheme unified all the areas in the house, including the bathroom.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Builder Grade Bathroom With Nautical Accents
We love ideas that recast cookie-cutter spaces into unique expressions of personal style like this ocean-themed bathroom by IDF Studio. Several maritime-inspired accessories got the job done without having to install expensive bathroom features. The brass light on the wall is a reproduction of an antique fixture typically seen on ships. Take a peek at the rustic medicine chest put together from wood scraps; the piece is reminiscent of driftwood. A colorful shower curtain will perk up any dull bathroom—here one depicting waves and octopus tentacles pour on coastal charm. A small vanity like this one can be picked up at any home improvement store for a low cost and then customized with paint. Our favorite feature is the towel rack—it's an upcycled utility basket.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Whimsical Traditional Bathroom
Traditional bathrooms filled with whimsical, nautical elements can make a statement without feeling goofy or childish. Blackband Home and Design characterized this space with wallpaper featuring a colorful cast of fish. In the center of it all is a wall covered with mother of pearl tiles punctuated by a porthole inspired mirror with a warm, antique copper finish. A chiseled stone sink lends a pop of rugged contrast. At one time, crossing the ocean on a luxurious steamship was the epitome of first-class travel. Perhaps that is why the wood vanity resembles a vintage steamer trunk.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Getting Nautical With Round Mirrors
If you could only add one or two nautical-inspired accents to your bathroom, consider round mirrors. This example spotted on Homepolish illustrates the point. Placing the leather strapped mirrors in front of windows recreate the look and feel of ship portholes.