7 Coastal Bathroom Ideas That Bring the Beachside Vibe Inside

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Coastal Bathroom Ideas and Inspiration

Whether you live close to a body of water or not, creating a coastal bathroom is easier than you think. From bringing in ocean hues and adding seaside-themed accents, to celebrating the breeziness of the beach with lots of natural light and neutral finishes, a coastal bathroom has all the cool and clean vibes you need.

Here are some seaworthy ideas you can work into your decor for the perfect washroom refresh.

1. Go bold with tile.

Try mixing up your all-white palette with some bold blue tiles. This cool coastal bathroom from Emily Henderson combines spot-on simplicity with tons of natural light. And the splash of ocean blue from the geometric tile makes it next level lovely.

2. Rock some lobster.

Play with some ocean-themed wallpaper like Chango & Co. did in this space. Nautical themes work well, and wallpaper is a great way to bring an unexpected pop to your coastal bathroom. We love the simplicity of the otherwise all-white room, and you can't beat a double sink.

3. Bring in a fan shape.

Add coastal motifs in subtle ways to your bathroom decor with tiles that have a fun fan shape. They'll look great on a backsplash or around the tub. These blue scalloped tiles have an ocean current look that leaves us floating.

4. Coat it in coastal blue.

If you want a bathroom that's not too coastal, choose a paint color that will give you subtle beachy vibes. A light blue like this one on your cabinets will keep things feeling refined and fresh at the same time. We also like the rustic wood frame on the large mirror against the sleek marble vanity.

5. Try mixing textures.

Turkish towels and natural rugs add a little boho vibe to this chic coastal bathroom from Style Me Pretty. The mix of cool blue patterns complements the light wood storage rack. And the modern light fixtures pull the space together.

6. Go naturally nautical.

Nautical navy and white is always the right move in a coastal bathroom. We love these bold striped walls and the matching trough sink in this kids' bath. Cute coastal-themed art adds a whimsical touch.

7. Keep it shipshape.

Play with nautical themes in a whole new way by adding some shiplap to your bathroom backsplash. We love this simple but super stylish coastal look from Rita Chan. The trough sink in a cool blue, the white shiplap walls, and the creatively mounted mirror with dock-style sconces all add up to lots of coastal charm.


As an Emmy Award winning creative director, writer and producer I have worked on content for brands like Disney, BravoTV, TBS, Universal, E! and MTV. But I mostly love rearranging furniture and repotting plants at home.

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