You can bring a breath of fresh air to your bathroom by creating a breezy beach house decorating theme. Or, simply use these ideas to create a soothing mood that is inspired of the natural colors and textures of the sea.
A beach house bathroom decorating theme has gentle contrasts, clean lines, and uses just a small color palette to create a fresh, uncluttered look. Natural colors from this sun, sea, and sand, are a strong influence in this design. This decorating style is somewhat simple, romantic, and rusty, so the way you put these colors and styles together reflects these qualities.
Use various shades of blues and greens for inspiration. Deep marine blues, pale sea foam greens, and brilliant aquas are all wonderful base color choices for a beach house bathroom design. Shades of yellow make wonderful contrast in colors, try a deep yellow sunshine, for a sand colored cream.
For a beach cabin design, tried choosing colors that look like they’ve been bleached by the sun. Muted blues and pale yellows are excellent examples for this.
For an airy, coastal looking design try mixing darker colors with strong contrasts such as a marine blue and white.
To keep your beach house bathroom style from looking dated, in a great modern bathroom fixtures and decorating accents. If you’d like to keep the retro style, add natural or whitewashed pine or other type of wood paneling to the bottom half of the walls to create the wainscoting area. Also install a freestanding bathtub, with a retro style curtain around it.
Top off your beach themed bathroom with simple, lace, or sheer curtains to let in plenty of light and air. If you can find a piece of driftwood from the ocean, you can even try using that as your curtain rod. And last but not least, don’t forget to add decorative accents. A simple jar with sand and a candle, or various seashells add nice finishing touches.
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