• Bathroom Decorating Ideas,  Coastal Bathroom Decorating

    The Coastal Theme Bathroom

    How to Decorate Your Coastal Bathroom

     

    As mentioned in our Beach Themed Bathrooms, the Coastal Theme Bathroom is another one of many of the Water Themed decorating styles.

    We mentioned that the Coastal Themed Bathroom is more delicate in nature and is associated more with sand and seashells. In fact, the Seashell Theme is the dominant feature in a Coastal Themed Bathroom.

    We also mentioned that it is not dark such as a Nautical Themed Bathroom, which uses colors such as Navy blue, white and sometimes red or yellow.

    This coastal theme is much more gentle. You want to walk into your Coastal themed bathroom and imagine a gentle breeze coming off of the beach as you walk leisurely through the soft sands and pick up seashells along the way. This is why it’s also called “The Seashell Theme“.

     

     

    Coastal Theme Bathroom Colors

    The colors for a coastal theme bathroom should remind you of walking along the beach so we would stick to colors such as light blue, sandy beige, coral, or white.

    You definitely want to evoke a gentle relaxing feeling so keep this in mind when choosing your colors. The best tip is to purchase your Bathroom Shower Curtain first, and then you can bring it to wherever you buy your paint and have them do an exact match to the main color you want.

    Coastal Theme Shower Curtains

    When it comes to choosing your coastal theme bathroom shower curtains, it’s important to find the look you are going for. Some people are more interested in a beach style vibe while others are looking for more of a Seashell Decor. You can obviously mix and match the different products to evoke the exact coastal style that suits you and your family.

    Here are a few Coastal Theme Shower Curtain Ideas:

    Seaside Bathroom Shower Curtain Coastal Theme

     

    This particular Seaside Theme Shower Curtain comes with it’s own Coastal Bathroom Accessories so you can make it match without trying to find other products.

    Beware, that some products may no longer be in stock at the time of viewing this page but more often than not, they are still available. Simply click on the pics for more information and to check availability.

     

     

     

     

    Coastal Seaside Bathroom Accessories

     

    These particular Coastal Bathroom Accessories can also be used with any other shower curtain that you may choose to complete your theme.

    Seaside Coastal Bathroom Accessories

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Seashell Coastal Bathroom Theme Shower Curtain

     

     

    Here is another beautiful Coastal Shower Curtain to add a splash of color to your Coastal Bathroom Theme. The sandy beach, along with the beach conchs and the blue waves coming into shore, sets a lovely mood for the Coastal bathroom theme style.

     

     

     

     

    Blue Starfish Coastal Bathroom Theme Shower Curtain

     

     

    This lovely blue shower curtain is a great addition to your Coastal Theme Bathroom. With it’s array of sand dollars and starfish, it’s sure to conjure up moments along the beach.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Starfish Coastal Bathroom Shower Curtain

     

     

    You can see the same type of Coastal theme here with the beach board and fish net again as a background along with starfish, seashells and conches to bring out the coastal/beach theme of the shower curtain.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Starfish Conch Coastal Shower Curtain

     

     

    This is another popular beach/coastal themed bathroom shower curtain. Blue skies and sandy beaches give the perfect backdrop for these pretty coastal shells and starfish.

     

     

     

     

     

    Ocean Shells Theme Shower Curtain

     

    If you prefer something a little different, here is a seashell coastal bathroom shower curtain that contains words about the beach along with smaller shells etc. This is similar to the one we showed you in the beach themed bathroom article. That one was called “Beach Words”, and they are both good sellers for those who want something a little bit different for their bathroom theme.

     

     

     

     

    Tropical Coastal Themed Shower Curtains

    If you’re going for a more tropical vibe in your Coastal themed bathroom you might prefer something with palm trees and open skies. Here are a few more coastal theme bathroom shower curtains that are of a more tropical nature.

    Coastal Ocean Shower Curtain

     

    This is a very calming scene of blue skies, white clouds and peaceful waters. This would make a beautiful addition to any coastal/beach themed bathroom.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tropical Island Coastal Theme Shower Curtain

     

    The palm trees swaying from the top of this shower curtain give you the feeling of being in the shade on a beautiful tropical island Coast.

     

     

     

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    Shower curtains can also be used as a curtain on a deck to help deflect the sun, or near a bar to give it a Tiki Bar type feel.

    Some people like to hang them behind their beds to give it a tropical feeling.

    Coastal Palm Tree Shower Curtain

     

    This tropical palm tree is very popular for a coastal/beach themed bathroom. It is very serene to look at and adds relaxation at the end of a busy day.

     

     

     

     

     

    Coastal Themed Bathroom Accessories

    Coastal Theme Shower Curtain Hooks:

    Many bathroom shower curtains come with hooks, but a lot people find them to be quite cheap looking and prefer to purchase more durable rings or hooks separately.  Whether you prefer something plain like the roller ball shower curtain hooks seen here:

    Shower Curtain Rings hooks stainless steel

     

     

    Or the Double Shower Curtain Hooks so you can add a shower curtain liner (which we always recommend) You can find them here for a reasonable price.

    Double shower curtain hooks

    If you want to use something more decorative that would go well with your coastal/beach themed bathroom then you might like these coastal shower curtain hooks:

    blue starfish shower curtain hooks

     

     

    These are very cute and sell very well. They are a nice edition to your bathroom theme and are very decorative.

     

     

     

     

    seashell coastal shower curtain rings

     

    These seashells and starfish also look great with a Coastal Themed Bathroom.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    There are so many decorative shower curtain hooks that will go with any bathroom theme so check them out on Amazon.

    Coastal Wall Decor

    Here are a few Coastal wall decorations that you might like to add a little pizazz to your bathroom theme:

    Ocean Rules Seashell Beach Wall Art

    Ocean Rules Seashell Beach Design 12 x 12 Wood Pallet Design Wall Art Sign by Leiacikl

     

    • Material:High Quality Wood
    • Size: listed in product title (question? please contact with our customer serivece)
    • The design is permanently printed on the wood and will not chip, peel, or fade
    • Features an inspirational phrase or design
    • The wood plank look with distressed design adds charm to any room of the house

     

     

     

    coastal wall decor wash soak relax

     

    These could be used in a beach theme/coastal theme bathroom or even a farmhouse/rustic bathroom.  They can be mounted to the wall or simply stacked on the edge of the bathroom vanity or a shelf.

     

     

     

     

    Coastal Theme Seashell Bathroom Wall Decor

     

    This set of three coastal/beach theme pics can be hung together or hung separately around the room.

     

     

     

    Starfish and Seashell Wall Decor

     

    Starfish and Seashells on The Beach with Vintage Wood Background – 12″ x 18″

    This would also look lovely on a shelf or hung on the wall for a seashell/coastal bathroom.

     

     

     

     

    Check Here For More Coastal Themed Wall Decor

    More Coastal Bathroom Theme Accessories

    Teal Turkish Bath Towels Coastal

    Every Bathroom needs towels no matter what theme you choose.

    Here is a set of 6 Turkish towels in a teal color that many people like for their coastal/beach theme bathroom.

    The Teal colored bathroom towel is popular but this particular set comes in a variety of colors to make it easier to find something that will match your decor.

     

     

     

    Teal Bath Mat for Coastal Bathroom Theme

    Genteele Non-Slip Memory Foam Shaggy Bathroom Mat, Water Absorbent, Super Plush Bath Mat, Washable Bathroom Rug (17″ X 24″, Teal)

    This is a good seller on Amazon and has very good reviews.

     

     

     

     

     

    Coastal Theme Wastebasket Teal pebbles

     

    A cute wastebasket such as this would look great in a coastal theme bathroom. It looks like pebbles attached together. Very nice and one of Amazon Choice with good reviews.

     

     

     

     

     

    Either of these Extra Long Bath Mats would look great in your Coastal Themed Bathroom. Most Coastal Shower Curtains will have either, turquoise or blue as the main color so choose your color accordingly.

    Turqouise extra long bath mat coastal theme

    Blue Extra Long Bathmat Coastal Theme

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Finishing Touches For Your Coastal Bathroom

    For a few finishing touches, it’s cute to have a bathroom themed nightlight to add some ambiance at night:

    landsnail sea shell night light

    They have even more choices on Amazon of cute seaside/coastal theme style night lights for your bathroom or bedroom.

     

     

     

     

    starfish tissue holder toilet paper

     

    Another cute idea is this starfish toilet paper holder.

     

     

     

     

    Of course, adding decorative sea shells around the bathroom or in nice glass bowls will add nicely to the decor.

    Beach Theme Coastal Bedroom Ideas

    If you are redecorating the Master Bathroom in a Beach/Coastal theme then you may want to also make the bedroom in the same corresponding theme. Here are a few ideas that you might like.

    Coastal Theme Bedroom Comforter

     

    This beautiful beach theme/coastal theme Queen size bedspread comes with 2 matching pillow shams. It has good reviews on Amazon. It is a light material which is great for the warmer seasons.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Blue beautiful beach 3 pc set queen bedroom

     

    This is also a Queen size comforter set in the beach/coastal theme that also comes with 2 matching pillow shams. This is more of an ocean theme which fits well with all of the water themes we have been discussing.

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    For more Bathroom Ideas, don’t forget to check out the Bathroom Ideas Book shown below.

    Bathroom Decorating Ideas Book

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Shower Curtain Material,  Shower Curtains

    Which Bathroom Shower Curtain Material is The Best? Part 1

    When it comes to choosing a new bathroom shower curtain, finding the right one can often become a challenge. Not only do you have to consider the bathroom theme ideas that you want to create, you must further decide which shower curtain material will suit your needs and budget. You will also have to consider whether you want to use a shower curtain liner, which we strongly suggest that you purchase.

    The Purpose of Your Shower Curtain

    Black Shower Curtain

     

    Shower Curtains are a basic necessity unless you choose to go with Shower Screens. The advantage of using a shower curtain is that it can define the theme of your bathroom decor especially if they are the focal point when entering your bathroom.

    Shower curtains come in a variety of colors, sizes and styles which will make it easy to coordinate with other bathroom accessories, no matter what bathroom decor theme you are going for.

     

     

    Once you have decided on which shower curtain material to use, and your bathroom decor theme, then it is only necessary to make sure that your shower curtain will fulfill its purpose:

    1. You Want Your Shower Curtain to Provide You With Some Privacy
    2. You Want Your Shower Curtain To Keep Water Off Of The Floor
    3. You Want Your Shower Curtain To Be Easy To Care For

    Shower Curtain Material

    There are many different types of material that can be used for shower curtains. Your choice will be dependent on your budget and the kind of shower curtain arrangement that you want.

    The majority of people prefer to have a two part system with the shower curtain on the outside of the tub and a shower curtain liner on the inside.

    Using this type of system allows you to have many more choices in your shower curtain material. However, many materials will not keep the water off of your floor and that will definitely require you to use a shower curtain liner to take care of the problem.

    There are many fabric shower curtains that have their pros and cons that might deter you from purchasing them, but remember that a shower curtain liner will probably be able to take care of many of those issues.

    We are now going to look at the various materials that can be used for shower curtains.

    We will be looking at fabric, also known as Textiles, which include fabric or cloth etc. Shower curtain fabric can include man-made, synthetic fabrics as well as natural organic options.

    What Shower Curtain Material is the Best Part 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Fabric Shower Curtains Can Include:

    Later, in Part II, we will also look at Vinyl Shower Curtains such as Vinyl, PEVA and EVA.  So let’s get started!

    Fabric Shower Curtains

    Satin Shower Curtain Material

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    You Can Make Your Own Satin Shower Curtains by Purchasing Material Yourself for a Custom Made One of a Kind Shower Curtain.

     

     

     

     

    A fabric shower curtain can be made from such a vast array of textiles. When buying fabric shower curtains, there are many varieties to choose from. With a little imagination, you can probably think up more fabric types to use. For instance, Fabric Shower Curtains can be:

    Your preferences will probably be dependent on how easily they can be cleaned and the price range.

    For example: a Silk Shower Curtain would look luxurious in a bathroom, but when you consider that it is more expensive, it’s dry clean only, and tends to get water spots easily, you may reconsider faux silk as a choice for you.

    In order to determine which fabric shower curtain is best for you, you just have to consider the Pros and Cons and base your final decision on those.

    The Fabric Shower Curtain Options We Want to Look at in Part 1

    • Polyester Shower Curtains
    • Cotton Shower Curtains
    • Linen Shower Curtains
    • Hemp Shower Curtains

    Synthetic Shower Curtains

    Synthetics are probably the most affordable when it comes to fabric shower curtain material. Some people may complain because they are man made, but they are extremely low in maintenance and stand up better than most of the natural alternatives.

    Synthetics are well noted for their water repellent properties which helps in avoiding mildew. (Mildew can cause health problems such as asthma and allergies)

    The majority of shower curtains on the market are made up of these man-made materials such as polyester and nylon, or a polyester/cotton mix.

    Polyester Shower Curtains

    Polyester Shower Curtain Polka Dots

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Pros

    • Very Easy to Find and Purchase
    • Polyester Shower Curtains Have a Vast Array of Colors, Patterns and Styles to Suit Your Taste
    • They Are Reasonably Priced (Inexpensive)
    • They Are Generally Waterproof
    • They Have Aesthetic Appeal
    • They Are Resistant to Mildew
    • They Resist Creasing
    • They Resist Shrinking
    • They Are Easily Recyclable
    • They Are Not Flammable and Polyester Doesn’t Ignite Easily Like Many of the Natural, Untreated Fabrics Do.
    • They Can be Dried in the Dryer.
    • Polyester Shower Curtains Dry in a Flash Because it Doesn’t Absorb Moisture.

    The Cons

    • Polyester Doesn’t Feel as Luxurious as Natural Fabrics
    • It is Man Made, Synthetic
    • Not Considered as Eco-Friendly Products

    Natural Fabrics: Cotton & Linen Shower Curtains

    100% Cotton Shower Curtain Plaid

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    100% Cotton Shower Curtain

    The Pros

    • Cotton Shower Curtains and Linen Showers Curtain are Natural Fabrics
    • Natural Fabrics, Such as Cotton and Linen, Come in a Vast Array of Colors, Prints, Weaves and Thicknesses
    • They Look More Luxurious
    • They Feel Softer Than Synthetics
    • They Often Come With Matching Towels
    • Considered Eco-Friendly Products

    The Cons

    • Cotton and Linen Shower Curtains are More Expensive Than Synthetics
    • They Are Not Water Repellent
    • They Absorb Water Very Quickly
    • They Don’t Dry Out Quickly
    • They Become Incubators For Mold and Mildew, (More So Than Hemp)
    • They Are Difficult To Care For
    • They Shrink Drastically If Not Washed and Dried Properly
    • They Must Be Hung To Dry, And They Take a Long Time To Dry
    • They Lack Any Defense Against Fungi, Bacteria and Unsightly Stains
    • Hard Water is a Big Problem Because it Leaves Brown Stains On The Curtain
    • You Will Need Good Ventilation in The Bathroom To Help Prevent Mildew (Mildew Causes Asthma and Allergies)
    • Cotton And Linen Crease Easily
    • Because These Absorb Water So Quickly, You Can Expect to Have A Lot Of Water On The Floor When You Get Out Of Your Shower. (A vinyl shower curtain liner will prevent this)
    • Natural Fabrics Are Much More Flammable Than Synthetic. Not Only Do They Ignite Readily, They Also Burn Much Faster Than Synthetic Curtains Do. (Not a Good Thing If You Like To Use Candles in the Bathroom)
    • Most Natural Fabrics are Coated With Waterproofing Of Some Kind So That They Won’t Soak Up So Much Water. If They Are Left Untreated They Would Be Useless, Unless You Had a Good Shower Curtain Liner To Stop The Water From Flooding Your Bathroom. (Note: Waterproofing Uses Chemicals)

    Hemp Shower Curtains

    Many people consider Hemp to be a much more Eco-friendly shower curtain than the other alternatives. Obviously, as you have already seen, there are pros and cons to every option that you need to take into consideration.

    Organic Hemp Shower Curtain

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Organic Hemp Shower Curtain

    The Pros

    • It is a Natural Shower Curtain
    • The Pesticides Used Are Lower Than With Cotton
    • The Fabric Is Made From The Plant Fibers
    • The Hemp Fabric is Stronger and Longer Lasting Than The Fabric Produced From Cotton
    • Its Weave is More Open Allowing For To Breath More Readily
    • It is Resistant To Both Mildew And Bacteria
    • Considered Eco-Friendly Products

    The Cons

    • It Will Absorb Water
    • You Will Need to Wring It Out And Wash It Frequently
    • It Deteriorates Quickly If You Leave It Wet So You Will Need To Care For It More Rigorously (Some people suggest you wash it every couple of days to keep it from degrading)
    • It Is Much More Expensive Than Synthetics (so if you are looking for inexpensive shower curtains these will be way above your budget)
    • You Will Get Water On Your Floor Unless You Use a Shower Curtain Liner

    A Word Regarding Eco-Friendly Products

    Regarding Cotton Shower Curtains

    When looking for an organic shower curtain, many feel that cotton shower curtains are one of the best choices because it is a natural product, as is Hemp, and uses less pesticides. If one considers the amount of water that is necessary to produce cotton, perhaps they might change their minds.

    According to the Environmental Justice Foundation in London, to produce only 1 kilogram of cotton (Enough for a T-shirt and pair of Jeans) it takes approximately 20,000 liters of water. This is causing a great ecological disaster in some cotton producing countries. For more info on this you can read: EJF (2012)The True Costs of Cotton: Cotton Production and Water Insecurity. Environmental Justice Foundation, London.You Can Download The Report Here:  EJF_Aral_report_cotton_net_ok

    Regarding Hemp Shower Curtains

    Although hemp is an organic material that is Eco-friendly, there are many manufacturers appearing on the market who want to jump on the ecological bandwagon. This of course, is for profit to make themselves more money. These unscrupulous dealers will use chemicals to grow and produce their hemp fabrics so that they can get them to the market more quickly.

    During the process of making the hemp similar in size and appearance, in a process known as water retting, the water runoff pollutes the body of water that they are using. This can cause environmental issues with the health of the neighboring areas.

    With all of the chemicals and solvents used by these unscrupulous people, the outcome is probably worse than using man-made synthetics.

    Natural Dyes

    Natural dyes are not as Eco-friendly as people would have you believe. It is true that synthetic dyes use chemicals to bond the color the fabric, but natural dyes will not bond to fabric unless the fabric has been treated in mordants. Most of these mordants are highly toxic and some natural dyes, such as Hematein which are derived from logwood are hazardous. Hematein is classified with a rating of 2 (where 0 is harmless and 4 is the maximum).

    Conclusion: Fabric Shower Curtains

    Before we go on to look at Vinyl Shower Curtains such as PEVA shower curtains and EVA shower curtains in part 2, Let’s take a moment to consider the pros and cons of fabric shower curtains once more.

    The Pros

    • Fabric Shower Curtains Look and Feel More Luxurious Than Plastics
    • They Can Give a More Formal Look To Your Bathroom
    • Come in Many Colors and Designs
    • They are Easy To Match With Your Decor
    • Many of the Fabric Shower Curtains are Washable in the Washing Machine (Especially polyester)

    The Cons

    • Fabric is More Expensive Than Plastics, Vinyl etc.
    • Many Fabric Shower Curtains are Heavier and May Need More Secure Hardware to Keep Them Up. Spring Loaded Curtain Rods, Probably Won’t Do The Trick.
    • They Will Need Washing Much More Often (with the exception of synthetics such as polyester)
    • They Attract Mold and Mildew
    • Many of Them Absorb and Retain Moisture. (This makes them heavy and a breeding ground for fungi, mildew and mold)
    • Unless You Have a Very Gentle Shower Head, Water Will Definitely Leak Onto the Bathroom Floor. (This can be solved with a shower curtain liner)
    • Many Fabric Shower Curtains are Treated to Waterproof Them and Help Them Resist Mildew. (These treatments do include chemicals)
    • Hard Water Will Leave Unsightly Brown Stains on Your Fabric Shower Curtain Unless You Use a Shower Curtain Liner.

    Please remember, many problems with fabric shower curtains can be solved with simply installing a proper shower curtain liner. This will protect your shower curtain and make the maintenance of Fabric Shower Curtains much less work.

    As you can see, fabric shower curtains are available in many different materials. You are certain to find the exact one that you want to make your bathroom decor theme come to life.

    Continue to Part II of our discussion on “Which Bathroom Shower Curtain is the Best?”

     

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