Beach Inspired Baths:

There is nothing more relaxing than laying on the beach… feeling the warm sun and the cooling breeze on your skin.  There is also nothing more beautiful than the beach itself, with the lush vegetation on the dunes, cool blue-green ocean & soft white sand…..

We just got back from our huge family vacation at the Outer Banks, NC,  where we always enjoy spending time spending time with each other, and relaxing as much as possible.  Right now, I am in denial that our beach vacation is over for the year!!  In order to mentally extend my vacation, I have decided to blog and keep the beachy feel alive.   Here are some beautiful bathroom design ideas & tips to keep the beach inspired feel alive in your home, no matter where you live, and what time of year it is!!

Using color and texture is key in creating a beachy feeling room.  The aqua color on the walls, and the sand colored travertine give the organic feeling of the ever moving shoreline

It doesn’t always have to be about blues & aquas.   The feel of the sandy dunes and beach grass is apparent in the room by using neutral colors such as soft greens and light wood tones.  Accent with accessories such as coral, starfish & natural sponges.

Don’t forget about beach glass!  This is where you can get creative and bring a little sparkle and shine into your bathroom.  Aquas, whites, & chrome… are the perfect combo.

For more of a modern approach, use aqua frosted glass & metallic elements.  Warm it up by adding some natural wood tone woven shades!

Sandy… and again, not all about blues and greens!  To get the look of dunes, use a neutral beige or sand color, and bring in elements of vertical beadboard for a coastal feel, and to mimic the vertical lines of the fences on the sand.  You could also bring in weathered wood, or driftwood to elevate the design even further.

A little more vegetation!  I absolutely love the trees and beach grass… which sometimes I feel is under appreciated!  This bath is showing their appreciation by incorporating a green grass cloth wall paper, dark wood floors, and light sandy accents.

Stay tuned for some coastal inspired kitchens!! I may pull in some nautical & tropical elements for those….

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