Complete the look with additional oceanic references, including sandy beige walls, rustic woven baskets, and beach-combed treasures such as seashells, coral, and driftwood.
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Beachy blue, glazed subway tile from Waterworks is the main event in this Rehoboth Beach, Delaware bath. A smart cutout and bench add a practical slant to the pretty shower. Idea Spotlight The homeowners found a mirror with a similar finish to the Restoration Hardware vanity for a cohesive look.
Soft white walls and a warm wood floor give this Western Washington master bath an upscale lodge feel. The Cheviot Products soaking tub casts a minimalist but striking silhouette.
Idea Spotlight Nautical illustrations that flank the window give a coastal feel to the space, as does the collection of starfish beneath the vanity. Blue and green accents liven up this pretty white bath. The room appears loftier thanks to the vertical boards and painted ceiling. In the guest bath of the Rosemary Beach Ultimate Beach House, an oval mirror is suspended in front of the window so as not to sacrifice the natural light for function.
Idea Spotlight The overhead rain-style showerhead and handheld sprayer are all controlled digitally, so guests don't have to fumble with unfamiliar fixtures. The shutter-inspired, slatted detail on the tub surround of our East Beach Ultimate Beach House lends a touch of island style.
Create the ultimate picture of relaxation by positioning the tub for water views. Opaque roman shades can provide privacy when necessary but still allow light to filter through. Idea Spotlight When using wood in moisture-prone areas like the bath, opt for teak.
A sunken Japanese soaking tub looks supremely serene. Creamy stone on the floors and walls, and a simple wood vanity topped with a glass-bowl sink contribute to the spa-like setting. Idea Spotlight Filter light without sacrificing privacy by installing a wall, window, or roof of Lucite or frosted glass. Using a variety of materials makes a monochromatic room more interesting.
Combine reeded wood cabinets with smooth painted pieces, iridescent tile with honed stone. Idea Spotlight This style move rocks! The effect is pure Zen. Let an old beach house speak for itself. Rather than replacing dated fixtures, call attention to them. Porcelain sinks and tubs can be re-glazed for a fresh and inexpensive new look.
Idea Spotlight If you love a vibrant color but fear that it may upstage the room, paint it on a single wall. When tempered by neutrals, the color should accent rather than overwhelm. Turn your bath into a work of art. Whether used on a tub, floor, countertop, or backsplash, lustrous mosaic tiles make a splashy statement.
Idea Spotlight To give the space a one-of-a-kind makeover, hire a professional to design a graphic motif or a mural. No matter what pattern you choose, the result will be eye-catching. Let a show stopping sink take center stage. Set a colorful bowl atop a vintage washstand, or mount it on a counter as an attention-getter. Idea Spotlight Hang deep medicine cabinets above the washstands to hold all of the necessary bath supplies.
Turn a private deck into an outdoor bath with a freestanding tub and pedestal sink for the ultimate alfresco experience. A flea-market stool can keep accessories nearby.
Idea Spotlight Add personal style to a claw-foot tub with a colorful hand-painted design. Or use wire and hot glue to frame a mirror with a collection of found driftwood. The look is authentic, natural, and beach-chic all at the same time. Conceal your necessities in woven baskets and use clear jars or hurricane vases to hold bath beads or beach finds.
Idea Spotlight Turn a bathroom mirror into a work of art by attaching crown molding or replacing the glass within a picture frame. Opt for a pedestal or wall-mounted sink in close quarters.
Your bath will look and feel more spacious. Idea Spotlight Use inexpensive woven baskets for under-sink storage. Tour the rest of the funky California beach house here. Underfoot Wonder Transform your bath into an at-home spa by emulating nature. Playful Pattern This striking powder room is covered in an intricate ikat wallpaper from Quadrille Fabrics.
Land; Design by Andrew Howard. Repurposed Style This Florida cottage is no stranger to recycling. Tour the rest of this beach cottage. Sleek and Subtle The pewter-finished soaking tub and marble flooring make a charming pair and lend an air of sophistication to this chic bath. Tour the rest of this Alys Beach home. Modern Marvel Afyon marble tiles and an abstract chandelier are the stand-out centerpieces of this slick bath.
Tangerine Dream These bright tiles from Fireclay Tile offer an alternative way to incorporate color into your bath. Tour the rest of our Hamptons s howhouse here.
Next to Nature Two worlds collide in this nature-inspired bath. Go Geometric Embrace the quirk of oddly shaped spaces by playing up their lines rather than distracting from them. Seashell Bathroom Decor Ideas Explore seashell bathroom decor ideas, and get ready to add a bit of the seaside to your bathroom design.
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Bring a wintry vibe to your beach-themed bathroom décor with the Coastal Christmas Bath Towel. Embroidered with a festive shell Christmas tree, this charming and absorbent bath towel is an easy way to update your washroom for the season. Beachy blue, glazed subway tile (from Waterworks) is the main event in this Rehoboth Beach, Delaware bath. A smart cutout and bench add a practical slant to the pretty shower. A smart cutout and bench add a practical slant to the pretty shower. A shell-encrusted mirror adds softness to the sleek marble bath and clean, white walls of this coastal bathroom. View the full home tour.