A nautical bathroom decor is not always a boat wheel hanging on the wall and a lighthouse nightlight in the corner. The ways of the water have come a long way in decorating the powder room with fresh colors and everything from sandy beaches to beautiful sea birds and shells. There are soap dishes in various shapes, hand towels, toilet seats and matching shower curtains that all represent the ocean in a way that is a bit more modern than traditional lighthouse and ship’s wheel.
Beginning with the shower curtain, because that is what people probably notice first when they enter the room, this would set the tone for the rest of the room. There are those people who like their restroom to be more muted, so the sandy colors of a beach and a light colored seagull might be just the thing for their taste. This type of decoration would also work well with tan or brown and pale yellow towels, a light colored fish as a liquid soap dispenser and a tan toilet seat would complete the seascape look.
Whimsical fish are also popular but they do not have to be cartoonish. These are cartoon-like but more fantasy style in colors and textures that are eye-popping. When someone enters a restroom and sees the colorful fish gently gliding across the cream colored shower curtain or the matching towels, they will feel right at home. There are toilet seats that resemble a fish tank in which the seat and lid are clear and within the clear seat is small fish and foliage. Kids will get a big kick out of this type of toilet seat.
Seashells are a big item for a restroom with a seaside or beach theme. The seashells could be cascading down the shower curtain and also as the shower curtain hooks. There are a lot of seashell decorations such as a seashell square tissue holder, seashell cup and seashell framed mirror. Seashells are very vestal items and could be picked up while the family is on vacation and glued on to a picture frame for a unique photo holder or strung on a strong rope and used as a tieback for the shower curtains.
Palm trees are also considered part of the beach themed bathrooms. They could be toothbrush holders, tall towel racks and robe holders as well as several smaller ones decorating a shower curtain. Palm trees could be colorful and fanciful or truer to color with various shades of browns and greens. The truer colors will allow for mixing and matching towels like tans, dark browns or golden yellows.