This how-to guide will help you to get the nautical bathroom aesthetic you’ve always dreamed of. You’ll find out about colours, decor and exactly how to keep things classy. Follow this guide and you’ll have your dream coastal bathroom in no time!
- Think Colour
- Choose A Nautical Centrepiece
- Add Natural Accents
- Simple But Cute Decorations
- Stripes Are In
- Avoid Overdoing It
1. Think Colour
Opt for white-washed walls to get as much natural light into the bathroom as possible. This is particularly important for small bathrooms with no or small windows. Then add navy accents to bring the nautical theme together. Think candles with a navy banner, fun nautical wall art or even a navy hand towel.
2. Choose A Nautical Centrepiece
Choose a single statement item which is both stunning and on-theme. This could be a porthole mirror, a stunning piece of artwork or a classy shower curtain. By spending more on a single item which pulls the nautical theme of the room together, you’ll find that you’ll be able to add nautical accents with less expensive pieces.
3. Add Natural Accents
Natural materials will compliment your existing navy and white colours, while also softening them. You only want to add two or three items that use natural materials, like some wall art or lighting. Think jute / hemp baskets, glass pendant lighting or even a driftwood mirror (if your bathroom is well ventilated).
4. Simple But Cute Decorations
If your decorating a bathroom which children use lots, or want to make the nautical theme more fun, you can begin adding sea animals to your bathroom interior. Kids especially will love this and you can experiment with fun wall art or even a cool toilet seat!
5. Stripes Are In
Stripes are in! But choose the colour of the stripe carefully. Stick to a navy and white shower curtain or shower mat to keep your nautical theme. If you’d like to make your bathroom more beach-style, then you can look at lighter blues. But proceed with caution, as it can make your bathroom look mismatched if you’re not going full-beach decor.
6. Avoid Overdoing It
Most importantly, avoid overdoing it! While it is exciting to be decorating a room and making it exactly as you want, make sure you’re not adding too much nautical clutter. It’s always best to take away than add.