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You don’t have to have a beach-side space to go in a sea-inspired decor direction. In fact, the nautical-themed bathroom look can be achieved anywhere! Keep reading for 12 ways to create the perfect sea-worthy space!
1. Shell Decor
This is one of the easiest ways to nail nautical bathroom decor. Take beachside souvenirs from a past trip or order some of your favorite shells to place inside a jar or bowl. No shells of your own? Check out Highland Dunes Schutz Seashells Jar Glass — it’s ready for your shelf, counter or wherever you’ll be showing it off.
2. Shower Curtain
The easiest way to completely switch up the decor in your bathroom starts with the shower curtain! For a nautical look, shop an option with simple stripes, like the Christen Striped Shower Curtain, or an all-over graphic, like Dunnes Single Shower Curtain.
3. Cabinet Pulls
Swapping out the cabinet pulls is a simple way to add sea-inspired accents without a complete reno. We love these Mermaid 2 1/2″ Length Novelty Knobs — they’re available in right and left orientation.
Seashells and jute accents aside, a plush bathmat can add more sea-inspired touches to your bathroom. Go with something like the Coastal Collage Bath Rug!
5. Nautical-Themed Art
For a nautical-inspired bathroom design, go with smaller art pieces and let the rest of the decor do the work. Opt for something modern and colorful, like this Freckled Shell II Coastal Canvas Wall Art by Laurie Duncan!
Nautical lighting can instantly add an oceanic edge. This Skye Flush Mount works with every type of nautical-inspired decor in your bathroom — we could totally see it on a ship!
Give off all the seaside vibes with the right nautical mirror. Our favorite? The Pasadena Coastal Accent Mirror. The jute rope accent works for both coastal and farmhouse decor!
You don’t have to replace *all* of your towels to achieve the nautical theme. Just swap out the hand towels! The La Crosse Sea Drift Cotton Hand Towel Set from Wayfair is an excellent choice — the navy will work with many different color palettes.
9. Candle Votives
For those nights when you just want to soak in the tub, put those candle votives to work! Shop the Nautical 5 Piece Glass Lantern Set — this set will look great with every candle color.
You don’t need a large clock in your bathroom, but thankfully most nautical-themed clocks double as decor! This functional Varak 7″ Wall Clock tells the time and adds a lovely touch to a bathroom gallery wall.
Whether you mount this on the wall or set it on the counter, this Roche Coastal Sculpture collection of ocean-dwelling motifs adds just the right amount of color and texture.
Opt for wall shelves that don’t detract too much from the decor. We love the distressed look of the Northborough 2 Piece Solid Wood Floating Shelf — you can display shells, coral and other sea-inspired pieces without it looking too busy.
Now that we’ve covered the nautical theme, check out our tips and tricks on creating a calm space!
Allison Castloo is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.