6 Tips for an Ocean-Inspired Bathroom

You don’t have to part with the sea if you don’t want to–dip your toes into a refreshing new project and turn your restroom into an ocean-inspired haven.


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The blue walls in this ocean-inspired bathroom contribute to its calming vibe.

Incorporate every inch. The ocean is a vastness that extends on as far as the eye can see. Treat every single inch as a canvas for your ocean-inspired design. Install cobble-like flooring that is reminiscent of sandy beaches and rocky shores. Paint your walls a serene blue (more on that later).

Keep it simple. Despite whatever luxuries we may tack on to coastal living, the coast is simply a picturesque stretch of ocean and sand, so it is best to keep it simple. Don’t overload your bathroom with too many decorations or trinkets and keep items like shower curtains unembellished.

Utilize appropriate colors. It may not seem like there’s a lot to choose from when creating an ocean-inspired color scheme, but there’s a lot more to work with than you think. Appropriate colors range from varying shades of blue to white to sea green. Also keep in mind that you get to dictate how much of a color you want to incorporate and where. Make it your own!

Let there be light. The sun is part of the reason why we love the beach so much. Use as much natural lighting as you can in the design of your bathroom. Make sure that the bathroom is well-lit by having enough artificial lighting and candles in stock.

Have an open mind. The coast is a reminder to be free. Open up your bathroom’s design for an ocean-inspired look. Create more space with an open ceiling design.

Don’t overlook small details. You can always find new treasures at the beach whether it is a shell, sand dollar, or sea star. Decorate your bathroom with ocean-inspired details. Better yet, bring a bucket to collect sea shells and other souvenirs during your next seaside trip to fill your restroom with. You’ll never know what treasure you may find.


Written by Natalie Echeverria

Photography by Jaimee Itagaki

Styled by Jacqueline deMontravel

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