One trend I've been loving lately is nautical themed bathrooms. Not only can the main design elements be inexpensive, it's also versatile enough for a builder's basic type bath (like above) or a vintage bath (like below).
Want to switch it up and try this look? It's easy:
1. Ship or sea paintings. Photos work too, but paintings add a little extra charm, don't you think? Find them on etsy or ebay.
2. Copper or brass details call to mind the dials and gauges on the bridge of a ship.
4. Since this isn't "beach" themed bath, steer clear of sand, flip flops, and palm trees. But a giant conch shell is always cool. As is natural sponge (stand alone or a group in a hurricane vase). Leave the coral for 2009.
5. Rope detail, like curtain ties, decorative trim, or a display of knots (like below).
Would you try this look? What are other nautical touches you've seen and liked?
Photos from: Middle photo from Apartment Therapy. Other photos need sourcing - do you recognize them?