5 Ways To Do A Beach-Themed Bathroom In Elegant Style

Saffron Marigold - Updated: May 18, 2023

A beach themed bathroom is a favorite style for decorating bathrooms, and for good reason. After all, we head to the beach–and the bath–to unwind, escape, and refresh ourselves. Creating a beach-inspired bathroom is a fun and easy bathroom makeover project for the summer–or any time of year if you’re a beach lover!

Whether your idea of a beachy bathroom leans more towards a tropical look or something that incorporates nautical bathroom decor, we have a few easy tips that you can use to create a beach-style bathroom that resonates with your idea of the beach.

Since most bathrooms are small, you’ll gain the biggest impact for this makeover by simply hanging up a new beach shower curtain. The shower takes up the most visual space in the bath, so by hanging up a new coastal shower curtain, you’ll set the stage for your beach-themed bathroom and create a focal point in a flash. 

Which colors should you use in a beach themed bathroom?

When you decorate to summon the experience of the beach, use the colors that flash in your mind’s eye when you think of the beach.

Are you dreaming of the sunny skies and digging your toes in the soft sand? Then use a classic palette of blue, white, and taupe to create an ocean-themed bath space.

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Maybe you’re going for more of a tropical beach bathroom. If that’s the case, then style a tropical-inspired bathroom with colors like juicy mango, ripe pineapple, and palm tree green. 

photo of beach sunset and colors for beach themed bathroom

If you equate time at the beach with time out on the water, then you can’t go wrong with a timeless palette of blue and white for a nautical theme in your beach bathroom. Tie in accents of bright yellow or red if you want a little something extra.

photo of boats on the water and colors for beach themed bathroom

Once you have an idea of mind of what kind of beach moment will inspire your bathroom decor, it’s time to choose the right beach shower curtain for the bath.

Tropical shower curtains to steal away somewhere steamy

If just the thought of tropical locales has your heart singing, then you have a great source of inspiration for your beach bathroom decor. Using one of our colorful shower curtains provides the pattern, palette, and vibe you’re going for in a tropical beach bathroom.

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Tropical accents

A tropical beach bathroom incorporates bright colors such as the citrus family and natural materials like woven grass.

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Mini Woven Plant Basket for Succulents

Organic and non-fussy, this plant basket offers a warm touch to your bathroom. Fill with spare hand towels or a thriving plant.

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Orange Blossom ~ Persian Mediterranean Floral Print Valance

A tropical palette of orange, yellow, green, with hints of plum to match your tropical shower curtain.

Cool off and chill behind a blue shower curtain

Conjuring imagery of sea and sky, rich hues of blue possess the ability to calm and to refresh—no wonder spas use blue so frequently! Our blue shower curtains bring eye-catching beauty to any coastal bathroom.

Our Pacific Blue collection offers the ultimate ocean shower curtain with rippling waves, but any blue-forward print will do. Printed on cotton, blue shower curtains in shades of royal blue, cobalt blue, peacock blue, and sky blue convey vibrant coastal style.

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Blue accents

Incorporate various shades of blue for a soothing blue bathroom: sapphire, turquoise, indigo, navy, sky blue, to start.

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Sapphire Seas ~ Hand-Painted Pillar Candles

Sapphire Seas—the name alone conjures up serene waters shimmering on a clear summer day.

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Mini Woven Plant Basket for Succulents – Multiple Colors

Recycled plastic and locally-sourced grass and palm fronds make up this hand-woven mini planter in a soothing sky blue.

A white shower curtain for classic, beachy summer style

There’s nothing more inviting, timeless, or refreshing than the elegant all-white bath. The key to creating a purely blissful and beautiful all-white bathroom that doesn’t read as one-note is to layer in texture and interest.

Our white-on-white fabric shower curtains marry vintage and modern design together. A crisp white cotton shower curtain is just the thing for any nautical bathroom and goes with all kinds of beach themed bathroom decor.


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Elegant white bathroom decor

The key to a gorgeous, all-white beachy bathroom is to use textures: shiny, embossed details, glittering hand-beaded trims, and eye-catching prints.

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Ivy Lace ~ White Country Beaded Window Valance

Match your white shower curtain with one of our white window valances. The hand-beaded trim will sparkle all day long, adding a hint of magic to your white bathroom.

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White Filigree ~ Hand-Painted Pillar Candles

Make your beachy bathroom more elegant with a pair of white embossed candles. Swap out the golden candle holders with something more beach themed like wicker or blown glass.

Brighten the bath with yellow summer shower curtains

Hang a yellow shower curtain to renew your energy and start your days with the zest of summer and the warmth of the sun! Whether you prefer shades of soft buttercup, bright lemon, or rich gold, a yellow summer shower curtain inspires joy.

Yellow calls to mind the glow of late afternoon sunshine on long summer days spent at the beach. Here comes the sun, indeed!

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Cheerful yellow accents

Yellow can be a statement color, depending on the shade. Complement with equally striking decor or balance with neutrals like white or tan.

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Royal Mansour ~ Moroccan White Lattice Trellis Print Valance

Yellow curtain demanding all the attention? Complement with a neutral window valance like our Royal Mansour white-on-white print for harmony.

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Monarch Butterfly ~ Hand-Painted Pillar Candles

Brilliant shades of orange and yellow make us long for travel during summer. This colorful candle set will bring your bathroom decor to life.

Elegant beach bathroom decor

Once you have your beach shower curtains in place,  you can continue to layer additional textures, and patterns in items that you’ll use and display every day.

Bathroom curtains for the beach bathroom

After you’ve decided on the right beachy shower curtain, consider your windows. The summer season celebrates light, and our window treatments offer the right mix of beauty and seclusion while affording maximum natural light.

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Summer self-care essentials

Once you’ve got your curtains picked out, it’s time to focus on some pampering spa essentials.

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Luxurious Triple-Milled Shea Butter Soap Set

After a soothing soak, pamper yourself with a botanical spa soap with a wanderlust-inspired scent such as coconut and macadamia from Fiji or grapefruit and mango butter from Tahiti.

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Coconut Milk Silk & Satin Lotion

Pamper yourself with this coconut milk body lotion with moisturizing shea butter and essential oils, designed to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Elegant accents for a beach bathroom

Little touches, like unusual, handcrafted shower hooks, enhance your space in an elegant way. For a personal touch, frame your own beach pictures to hang in the bathroom. Beach pictures make for great beach bathroom decor, and printing them out means you’ll get to enjoy them longer! (Read: they’ll finally be off of your phone.)

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Sunlight ~ Hand-Carved Wooden Tea Light Candle Holder

What better decor to capture the season of sunshine than this ‘Sunlight’ hand-carved tea light holder! The fresh white and brown palette meshes will with other beach decor.


Minimalist Nassau Map

Mapologist creates gorgeous, streamlined designs of maps from locations around the world. These are great for an elegant sea-themed bathroom since they give a gentle nod to a meaningful beach.

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White & Purple Real Touch Orchid Hooks

Simply slide these rings onto your existing shower hooks for a tropical, beachy accent. We think these would look great with our Royal Mansour or Ivy Lace white shower curtains!

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Sea Shell Shower Curtain Hooks

For bathroom decor that meets at the intersection of beachy and boho, you’ll want these handcrafted teardrop seashell hooks.

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