Beach Bathrooms with Style–Update your Blah Bathroom to be Calm, Serene, and Beautiful

August 27, 2012

For a while now I’ve been considering an update to my master bathroom.  The ‘master’ bath in my house isn’t anything particularly snazzy to begin with – it’s a small 3/4 bathroom with a cracked sink, and an old, noisy toilet.

Master Bath

But ever since I did a bedroom makeover, I’ve been dreaming of a bathroom renovation. I know it will add value to my home to have a nice bathroom, so we are willing to figure out a budget and start planning for it.  We’re still at least a year out on this project – so planning is good!

I have such a hard time picking a ‘theme’ sometimes – but I was looking around the stores and noticed a lot of ‘beach’ themed items. At first that turned me off.  I don’t want my bathroom like everyone else’s – but I got over it – because I know mine will be WAY better Winking smile.  After all, I love the beach – and it would go along with my whispy/romantic setting of my bedroom.

Beach Theme Bathroom Starfish and Sponge

So – First things first.  I take my thoughts to Pinterest.  Because that’s where I’ll get the real good photographic ideas in my head. Clicking on the photo above will bring you to my pinterest board on Beach themed Bathrooms to see a little of what I was thinking through.

I always like to set and keep a budget while working on a room makeover. Ideally, I’d like to spend no more than $2000 on the entire project. This is where the DIY project ideas from pinterest come in handy. The big expenditures will be the vanity, mirror, and toilet.

The next step to creating a beach themed bathroom is to find yourself a color scheme.  A beach theme can be many types of color schemes – as bright and colorful as you want, or utilizing more of the pastel colors.  I am thinking of a little more grey and pastels – to continue the grey theme in the bedroom.

color sea

Being that my pedestal sink is cracked and broken, I have been looking for other awesome new vanity (With cabinets!) that will compliment my beach theme.   I want a stone sink –  but not such a beachy one that a few years from now when choosing to redecorate the bathroom again, I would have to purchase a whole new vanity.


The rest of my house has dark colors, so I’m thinking I’d like to stick with a dark color scheme for the wood.  I love this vanity set from – because I love the dark colors, the straight lines and the drawers are so much more practical for me than a cupboard style vanity. Perfect for my small bathroom.

If my budget allowed for it, I would also be putting in a new shower.  We have a simple plastic shower area – with older doors. But a new shower that might fit the feel I’m going for would require a contractor, and a plumber – but that’s just not practical in my budget at this time. Not only that, but unless you’re looking for a plumber working in Orange County and Los Angeles, a good plumber just isn’t as easy to come by.

South Beach Cotton Bath Rug

As far as flooring goes, I will use rugs for the time being to save on costs. If I had my way, I’d be putting a heated stone floor in, but again – out of the budget for this project.

After installing the sink and a toilet, it’s simply a matter of doing the work.  Painting, crafting, and accessorizing. Sounds Easy, right?

(I’m sure my husband will be in tears by the end of reading this post… (((HUGS))) )

Have you done a Bathroom remodel lately?  What were some key things you worked on updating?






Starfish Image © Nsilcock | Stock Free Images &Dreamstime Stock Photos


  1. I like it! Very cute!

  2. I love the sink. Can’t wait to see the finished project.

  3. I love the colors.

    No makeover here. But I did get a fabulous shower curtain and print on canvas that makes it beautiful.

  4. I like the colors, and I like the sink! The things that you are going to do to remodel your bathroom is so gorgeous. I can not wait to see it all done!

  5. So how is the bathroom coming. Can’t wait to see pictures and have an update.

  6. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I love the dark cabinet also. The only thing I hate about the dark wood is it shows every bit of dust or marks on it. My daughter has all dark furniture and it is difficult to keep it always looking great and not showing every little mark.


    I hope the bathroom remodel turns out great and you guys stay on or below budget with your beach theme! Looking forward to seeing “after” pics in about a year!

  8. I love the colors! We have dark blues in our bathroom now I really want to change things up

  9. I’m going to have to look around and see if we get to see the after shots! Lucky you!!

  10. Michelle S says:

    Those are some really gorgeous colors and I would definitely feel calmed in that bathroom.

  11. kelly willis says:

    i love the beach themed bathroom i think they are so pretty

  12. I love the color palette!

  13. a heated stone floor? That sounds ah-mazing!!

  14. Vickie Couturier says:

    you certainly have some great ideals,start buying what you want one piece at a time an you wont notice the expense so much

  15. I love the color scheme! Beautiful!

  16. oooh love those beachy colors!

  17. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    love it, I love the beach

  18. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    I love the beach theme and I would also love to remodel my bathroom

  19. i love those colors

  20. Donna George says:

    I am doing a beach themed house. I have already replaced my couch to a lighter colored one, am painting the living room and hallway walls. I have been collecting items that will work with the theme for a year now. Working on it 🙂

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  22. I bet your husband is flipping LOL . I had just seen a bathroom done with these color just last week online – but oops I cant remember which site I seen it one. Alot of people are going with the darker colors alot more than before. Its been years since I redid our bathroom . I just re-did the wall white and added new wall decorations . We have all light blue tub etc. To expensive to change all that stuff.

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