How to Decorate a Bathroom With a Seashell Theme

Give your bathroom a relaxed beach house vibe by decorating with a seashell theme. If you love the beach, turn your bathroom into a private sanctuary inspired by your favorite location. You will be surrounded by memories of family vacations and days spent swimming in the ocean. Decorate with seashell-patterned textiles and decor items to create a personalized look. Use a few pieces from your seashell collection to make customized bathroom decor items.

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Choose bathroom items with elegant seashell patterns.

Step 1

Paint the bathroom walls a beach-inspired color to set the tone for the seashell decor theme. Choose a light turquoise or sea foam shade, reminiscent of ocean water, or sandy taupe as a neutral option. Hang a seashell-patterned wallpaper border by measuring the walls with a tape measure and cutting strips of border to fit. Apply wallpaper paste to the back of the border with a paintbrush and begin attaching the border to the wall, directly under the ceiling, working from one corner to the other. Go over the hung border with a seam roller to ensure a smooth application.

Step 2

Hang a seashell-patterned shower curtain, which will become the bathroom's focal point. Choose an elegant-looking curtain featuring a turquoise- or sea foam-colored background and white conch shell, scallop, starfish and sand dollar designs. Suspend the shower curtain from seashell-shaped hooks.

Step 3

Decorate with seashell-inspired textiles. Fold turquoise- or sea foam-colored towels featuring embroidered seashell details over wall racks or on white wicker shelves. Place a white or cream seashell-shaped bath mat in front of the tub or shower.

Step 4

Hang a seashell-decorated mirror over the sink or vanity. Make your own mirror by using hot glue to attach small seashells around the perimeter of a wood-framed mirror.

Step 5

Enhance a plain bathroom wall with authentic beach house-inspired decor. Hang fisherman's netting from nails and insert starfish and seashells into the holes. Fill a large, clear glass candle holder with seashells and sea glass, and nestle a pillar candle inside.