4 Ideas for Nautical Bathroom Decor

January 28, 2020

When you think about decor in your home, the bathroom likely isn’t the first room to come to mind. Whether it’s second on the list or a little further down, your bathroom deserves to look great too. And, you deserve to look and feel great in it while you get ready. If you’re a fan of the ocean, a nautical bathroom theme could be a good fit for you. Here are a few ideas for nautical bathroom decor to inspire you:

1. Decorate with Shells

Seashells are synonymous with the seashore and are an easy way to add a touch of beachy nautical decor to your bathroom. Plus, they’re versatile and can be incorporated in a ton of different ways.

A conch shell can be placed on a shelf or a mason jar can be filled with some shells from your last trip to the beach. Certain types of shells or even material shaped like shells can be used as cabinet and drawer pulls.

If you’re hanging a frame on the walls, you can add shells and rope to the frame for a nautical look. You can also pair shells with other items like corals and starfish for some variety. These items can be displayed on a shelf, incorporated into other decor, or even hung directly on the walls.

2. Use Nautical Fabrics

Although bathrooms aren’t usually known for the fabrics in it, there are still some textiles you can use to enhance your nautical bathroom decor. Using nautical-themed fabric is one of the classic nautical interior design ideas. Plus, it’s easy to add to a room!

A shower curtain in gray, navy blue, blue and white stripes, gray and white stripes, or other blue hues can help create a nautical look and feel when paired with your other decor. You can also use a shower curtain with a nautical print.

Prints featuring ships, ocean animals, shells, and more can all be used on a shower curtain or on towels to add some nautical decor to your bathroom. If there is a window that will have some curtains, you can use nautical colors or prints there as well. Bath mats in a nautical color can help tie the theme together. Or, you can choose bath mats in a nautical shape for a more unique look.

3. Go With Circular Mirrors

When paired with other nautical decor, circular mirrors can be reminiscent of a ship’s porthole. They can help accentuate a nautical, maritime look and feel in the bathroom. You can take things a step further and frame the mirrors with something that reflects a maritime design. Rope frames, wooden frames, or frames that look like portholes, a ship’s steering wheel, or ring buoy are all bathroom mirror ideas that can add to the nautical look and feel in your bathroom.

4. Put Rustic Materials to Work

Rustic materials can help your bathroom look like a nautical dream. Shiplap, beadboard, or wainscoting are types of trim that can be used on the walls to help create a nautical theme in a room.

Incorporating materials like rustic or distressed wood, rope, glass, and metal can also help you create a nautical look in a room. Wood crates can be hung on the wall for storage. Wooden signs or prints in wood frames can be hung on the wall for decoration. Wooden slats and boards can be used to create an accent wall. You can even go with a wood ceiling!

Rope can be integrated as a towel holder or added to accent other decor. You can also tie the rope into common or complicated knots and turn the knotwork into an interesting addition to your decor. Metal hooks can be added to hang decor, towels, and more. Wicker baskets of various sizes can be used for storage or to display decor.

A rustic wooden ladder can be used for vertical storage. Towels can be hung on the ladder rungs or you can hang wooden, wicker, or metal baskets for extra storage with easy access. You can even hang a repurposed paddle on the wall, add hooks or a bar to it, and use it as your towel rack!

These are just a few ideas for nautical bathroom decor to inspire you. If no amount of decorating can make your current house feel like home, it may be time to consider investing in a custom home. Working with a custom home builder can help you get a house that is designed and built to your style, needs, and specifications. And, most importantly, a house that finally feels like home. If you’re ready to bring your dream home to life, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!