How to Transform Your Bathroom Into a Coastal Oasis

Nothing says ‘rest and relaxation’ quite like a relaxing beach holiday. Think long barefoot walks on the beach, searching for seashells and other treasures, all the while gentle waves are lapping about your feet. Oh, the serenity! The reality is, most of us don’t have access to the seaside in our everyday lives, however, with a little bit of creative thinking, it is possible for us all to have a slice of peace and tranquility in our own homes. Here’s our guide on how to transform your bathroom into your own private coastal oasis, heavily inspired by the sea.


Embrace Coastal Colours: Blues, Greens and Neutrals

The foundation of any coastal bathroom lies in its colour palette. To bring the refreshing essence of the coast into your bathroom, opt for a soothing combination of blues, greens, and neutrals. Get creative with these pops of colour and install a coloured bathroom basin sink for the real wow factor. Fienza have created two stunning options in green and blue, both of which nail the brief perfectly. If you’re not ready for that kind of commitment, swapping out your soft furnishings, such as your bath and hand towels, is a quick and affordable way to introduce some colour. The key here is to not go overboard (pun intended), but to balance out these features with neutral tones. Keep in mind, our neutrals shouldn’t look too bright and stark, as we’re ultimately on a journey to tranquility after all. Instead, we’d suggest opting for creamy hues as your base.


Brushed Nickel Hardware for a Contemporary Touch:

When it comes to selecting hardware, anything brushed nickel is a sure thing. Its soft silver presence is ultra-calming and pairs perfectly with our pops of green and blue. We especially like brushed nickel as it is reminiscent of old marine fittings, or pieces of silver lost to the years in eras gone by. The magic really is all in the story telling. There are so many ways you can incorporate brushed nickel hardware into your bathroom, here are just some of the fittings you can upgrade.


Shower Head and Tapware

Bath Mixer and Tapware

Basin Mixer and Tapware

Soap Dish

Hand Towel Holder

Toilet Flush Buttons

Bathroom Mirror


Keep in mind when updating your mixers and tapware, that your new piece is still compatible with your bathroom basin sink or bathtub. You’ll want to make sure that they’re not too long, or too short, so best to have some measurements on standby.


Natural Elements for a Beachside Feel:

Now that we’ve covered colour themes and fittings, there’s just one more essential styling tip from us before you go ahead and relax in your new oasis. What really pulls this look together is the use of natural elements and textures. If budget allows, invest in a beautiful wooden vanity unit, like this one from RF Bathroom and Kitchen. The organic nature of the timber veneer is strikingly beautiful and adds a layer of dimension to the space. 

If this isn’t an option for you, you can still achieve the same result by adding in wooden finishings and accessories. If you have a freestanding bath, you’ll want to own a wooden bath tray to really up the sense of luxury. For those tighter on space, installing some timber floating shelves is a great way to maximise storage, and can help free up any visual clutter that’s beginning to collect around your bathroom basin sink.


Transforming your bathroom into a coastal oasis is a rewarding endeavour that will bring the calming essence of the seaside into your home. By incorporating soothing greens, blues, and elements of brushed nickel in addition to organic elements, you too can create a serene sanctuary in the privacy of your own home – reminiscent of a day at the beach.

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