Coastal Bathrooms

Get ideas for coastal bathrooms, and prepare to create a sea-and-surf-inspired bath space in your home.

Original_Erica-Islas-blue-coastal-bathroom_s4x3

Original_Erica-Islas-blue-coastal-bathroom_s4x3

Photo by: Copyright 2006 David Young-Wolff

Copyright 2006 David Young-Wolff

By: Sean McEvoy

Coastal bathrooms aren't just found in seaside towns. Many homeowners with a love of the beach choose to theme their bath spaces with coastal elements, regardless of how far they need to travel to catch a whiff of sea air.

Off to the Beach

Off to the Beach

Off to the Beach

Off to the Beach

Off to the Beach

Tags: 
  1. bathrooms

The first consideration if you're contemplating a coastal or beach-style bathroom is the color scheme. Bright, light, airy styles tend to work best for beach themes, so you'll likely want to explore a range of whites and blues that will transport guests and family members beachside.

Nautical patterns are another feature of beach-style bathrooms, especially in the form of bold stripes, often in blue and white. These can be employed subtly on linens or accessories for a sea-faring feel.

Speaking of accessories, seashell soap dishes, decorative coral or dried starfish placed artfully on windowsills and bathed in natural light, or a sea-sponge hung strategically in the shower can all bring a hint of the ocean into your coastal bathroom design.

In terms of core style, Cape Cod/cottage style and Mediterranean are two of the most prevalent coastal bathroom designs. Cottage-style bathrooms are characterized by a bright, airy feel and the use of traditional beadboard. Mediterranean styles feature lots of smooth, often sand-colored tile.

Beach-Style Bathrooms

Next Up

Beach and Nautical Themed Bathrooms

Get ideas and inspiration for beach and nautical themed bathroom design, and prepare to install a seaside-themed bathroom design in your home.

Coastal Kitchen Design

Get ideas and inspiration for coastal kitchen design, and prepare to install a bright and beautiful kitchen design in your home.

10 Trendy Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades

Check out these 10 kitchen and bath trends that are sure to get your creativity flowing.

We're Crushing On Sunny, Yellow Bathrooms

I'll take a bath and some lemonade, please.

Old World-Style Bathroom

The elements of Old World style make even the most private of rooms feel comfortable.

Bathroom Design Styles: Ideas and Options

Gather ideas and options for bathroom design styles, and prepare to add an attractive and efficient bathroom design to your home.

Choose Natural Colors for Your Zen Bathroom

When creating your Zen bathroom, choose colors that harmonize with nature.

Assessing Your Bedroom and Bathroom Design Needs

Answer these 32 questions to figure out how to better design your bedroom and bathroom.

Eclectic Bathrooms

Get all the info you'll need on eclectic bathrooms, and get ready to create a unique and entertaining bath space in your home.

Contemporary Bathrooms

Find all the info you'll need on contemporary bathrooms, and get ready to create an up-to-date bathroom space in your home.

Stories We're Following

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.