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If you have a Nautical bathroom or just love the marine aesthetic, you can achieve a stylish nautical design with just a few key elements. Use this list as a decor guide, housewarming or hostess gift guide, or for decor ideas and inspo for your own home design and bathroom design.
How is Marine or Nautical design different from Beach, Coastal, or Seaside design? Simple. It’s in the middle of the sea, surrounded by sky and deep blue-green-gray water, not at shore surrounded by sand and crystal turquoise lagoons. Both beautiful, but completely different vibes.
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What is a nautical theme about if not adventure? Life on the high seas, far from shore, surrounded by the living ocean, far from civility, the possibility of meeting Pirates at any moment, or the ghost of Errol Flynn.
This turtle shell tray is the perfect artifact of high-seas adventure. Was it a gift from an adventure to a distant land? Did you eat the turtle for breakfast and save it’s shell to be cast in bronze as a memento? Who can say. But it sure does look pretty.
Art is a great way to set the tone of a space. This piece, at 48” wide x 20” tall, is big enough to make an impact. It would look stunning above a tub.
If you are on a budget, look for paintings at thrift shops. Painting the existing frame white is often enough to update the look.
If your hard finishes (lights, tile, etc) are subtly nautical or even not at all nautical in theme, accessories are the perfect way to create a cohesive theme.
Bath mats are a fun and inexpensive way to punch up the marine factor in your bath, and there are no shortage of options!
If you love the nautical or marine theme in your home (or are friends with someone who does) I have to imagine that you like to spend your spare time outside, possibly near the water or even at sea.
I don’t need to tell you how essential SPF protection is! This MALIN + GOETZ moisturizer, with it’s double shades of blue block letters, is a stylish way to protect your face.
It’s always a great idea to bring a little texture into a space, and rattan is a wonderful natural material to use to do that.
These carry on the nautical theme with wide white and blue stripes
To be fully transported to the sea, you must smell the salty air. A fragrant candle is the perfect way to complete your nautical or marine themed bathroom.
Perfect for summer, this waffle weave 100% cotton robe makes a great gift (for you or someone else!)
This will look great hanging on your cleat wall hooks, waiting for you to get out of your nice warm shower.
The perfect thing to hang your towels on, these look nautical without screaming ‘Theme bathroom here!!’.
If you have other plans for your bath towels, these can also be used for hand towels by the sink, or even to hang pretty necklaces,
9. Plush Towels
At the end of the day, if your bathroom is gorgeous but not comfortable and functional, none of it matters. The perfect bath towels should not only look great, but keep you feeling great as well.
These are from Snowe, Madewell’s Home Decor sister site. They’re made with the same soft air spun cotton that they use in their clothing. And they come in some lovely colors!
Adding natural jute updates the traditional navy and white color scheme of a nautical bathroom design. This jute doorstop is a great way to bring that natural element into the room in a practical way.