To create a bathroom in the spirit of the sea, the key will be in adapting your room to the environment it portrays. Here’s how to pull it off.
For a bathroom reminiscent of the seaside, you’ll need walls painted blue and white. There are variations in the hues available, so choose according to your preference.
The easiest and quickest way to implement the new colors is to simply apply paint directly on the walls. Prefer a more authentic matte finish. Two coats will be required for a good finish.
Tiles are also a possibility. Blue tiles above the sink and the tub will be perfect to complement white walls.
Another option would be adopt wooden boards as your material. They come in all shades, including white and blue. They’re easy to install, edge to edge, and are ideal for a sailor/boat-style bathroom. However, make sure to take wood specifically adapted to handle moisture (e.g. teak).
For your lighting, adopt metal-based lamps (made of copper, chrome or brass, which are commonly used materials for boats). They’ll bring a touch of character to your room.
For smaller budgets, you can get ones made of rattan or cotton decorated with sea motifs (shells, anchors, fish, etc.). Etsy is always a great place to start.
Your bathroom’s furniture will mainly be comprised of a vanity unit and possibly a closet or shelf. Wood, whether dark or light, is a great choice to play the natural card.
For durability of your furniture, pay attention to the type of wood you’re picking. Exotic wood, oak, or mahogany are very suitable for wet rooms.
To stay on the white and blue track, wooden furniture can also be painted to reflect your colors of choice. You can even do it yourself if need be.
Finally, rattan and wicker are very suitable for the sea effect, and keep the authentic value you may want to bring to your bathroom. For example, you can place storage baskets made of these materials, or even a simple shelf, for a more polished effect.
A duckboard is a wooden lattice used as flooring along the sea. Use this concept by placing a duckboard in front of your shower or bathtub. It’s easy to maintain, and is an elegant alternative to carpet.
A mirror is also an essential accessory for any bathroom. Stick to your theme, and choose a model shaped like a window box or with a wooden frame.
Finally, let your imagination run wild for smaller accessories evoking the sea. Try some a soap in the shape of a starfish, or bring from your holidays some seashells as souvenirs that you can hung around. You can also get a fishing net to suspend over your bath.
The key is to avoid overdoing it.