The whistling sound of gentle waves lapping against the sandy shore, fish and chips on the pier, boats bobbing up and down in the harbour – these are all of the sorts of things that spring to mind when we think about the seaside. As the epicentre of calm and tranquillity, the bathroom can be likened to the coast in many ways, which is why it’s the perfect haven for a nautical theme. With the right décor, you can transport yourself far, far away to the golden sands of your dream paradise.

Colours & patterns

Navy blue is the classic colour for channelling a marine vibe. Combine with splashes of misty greys and crisp whites to create a soothing ambience. Anchor your scheme with stripes and patterns to add depth but keep to a minimum to avoid overcrowding. You can subtly inject stripes into your theme with a striped shower curtain or bath mat.


Distressed woods will add a relaxed, beach hut feel. If you’re really looking to push the boat out, a wooden panelled bath will set the scene perfectly.


Accessories can transform your bland bathroom into a beachy wonderland in an instant. Unearth precious keepsakes from past beach holidays – sandy finds such as starfish, driftwood and shells will bring your décor to life. Team these with mounted beach photos to conjure up nostalgic seaside memories.

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