How to achieve coastal styling without going overboard.Shop the nautical bathroom look
What is nautical style?
Inspired by beach huts and seaside scenes, this maritime décor displays a calming palette of blues, sandy neutrals and washes of white. Accessorised with weathered woods, woven wicker and rope, it's a fresh and airy style that's always on trend and great for opening up smaller bathrooms.
Washes of white
Bathrooms are often dinky, so start with a calming canvas of white to open up the space. Create depth by layering textures in the same tone, like rattan drawers and plush bath mats.
One of the most recognisable traits, adding stripes is a sure-fire way to get the nautical look in an instant. Horizontal, vertical, thick or thin – the choice is yours!
Reel in some wicker and rope
Incorporate these materials into storage and accessories for a seaside vibe that's functional too. Woven wicker and rope nod nicely to this theme.
Get the nautical look
There’s no need for a complete refurb, this look can be achieved with minimal effort, simply by swapping out some accessories. We’ve pulled out our top picks to help you create a nautical bathroom in a jiffy.
Towels and accessories
Introduce suitably striped towels and bathmats to instantly nail the look – who doesn’t love the cuddly feeling of plush, fresh towels?
Make the often forgotten about accessories like bins and toilet brushes a statement in bold blue, and choose smaller fixtures such as soap dishes and toothbrush pots in bright white for a cool contrast.
Shower curtains and toilet seats
Have some seaside fun and get matching or opt for something subtler like our clamshell or tongue and groove wood-effect toilet seats.
As well as adding a pop of pattern and colour, our shower curtains are machine washable and toilet seats fit all loo sizes – some are even slow closing so they won’t slam (ooo fancy!).
Wicker drawers like our preassembled seagrass storage tower are an easy way to achieve coastal chic styling. Or how about our ladder unit which takes classic shelving and steps it up a notch?
They're an easy way to incorporate the colour theme, and the perfect size to utilise every nook and cranny for storing lotions and potions if you're tight on space.
If you're ready for a full refurb, you'll be glad to hear that it's easier than you think. Add a coordinating furniture range to a neutral base to achieve the look and transform your bathroom. We have some neutral bathroom paints to get you started.
The Livingston collection
Straight out of the captain’s quarters, this collection is contemporary coastal at its best. This range includes 4 units, with the options of navy blue or sandy beige - both with a wood-effect top.
The tallboy storage cabinet is apt for tucking away toiletries while the under the sink unit tackles tricky nooks to maximise space. Draw the eye up, utilise wall space and reflect light for a brighter bathroom with the mirrored wall cabinet, and give your guest towels somewhere to stay in the three-shelved dresser.
The Bournemouth collection
Create your own calming waterfront with this collection. Inspired by natural elements, each piece has soothing beige panelling, topped with solid wood for a fisherman’s hut feel.
The varying heights and widths of each piece adds depth and makes this collection suitable for any sized bathroom. Wicker baskets and cubby holes come in handy for storing toiletries and pampering bits out of sight whilst perfectly fitting in with the style.
What's your budget?
Whether you’re investing in your bathroom of just fancy a change that won’t cost the earth, we’ve pulled out our top picks that fit your budgets.