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It's no secret that the beach has a calming effect on your mind. The crash of the waves, the feel of the sand, and the perfect blue of the sky on a cloudless day are all enough to make anyone want to spend the rest of their life on a beach. While we can't all spend our lives at the sea, there are ways to make your home a little bit more beachy.

What better place to start than the bathroom? Only 1 out of every 5 Americans reports feeling happy with their home decor, and the bathroom can often be a drab place. If you long for the beach and the bright sunny days that come with it, here are three easy steps to turn your bathroom into a nautical paradise.

Blue Walls

Blue evokes feelings of the ocean and the blue summer sky, so what better way to bring some of the sea into your home? There's a shade of blue for everyone, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind when choosing a color. First, going too light could evoke feelings of winter. In contrast, going too dark could make the room seem too small. Choosing a cool-toned blue that's lighter than navy is a good place to start, especially if your bathroom lacks windows. If you're not about all blue walls, consider adding blue accents to white or off-white walls. Blue floor tiles can also be an excellent nautical home decor addition.

Think Circular

When you think of a ship, the first image that comes to mind is probably the circular helm, or maybe the port windows. Case in point, round is usually a good indicator of nautical decor. Round mirrors with rope detail or even frames that mimic the helm are a great way to include those nautical themes. In addition, a nautical clock on the wall can be a wonderfully unique accessory.

Nautical Items

As previously mentioned, a nautical clock can be a great addition. If you have towel hooks you're not using, vintage life preservers or old wooden buoys can help tie the nautical theme together. Floor mats crafted from soft rope can also evoke a feeling of being out at sea.

Whether you're a sailor or a sunbather, these simple changes can make your bathroom, or any room in your home, a nautical dream come true.

Different Ways to Make Your Bed

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How to: Autumn Nautical Decor

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Nautical Birthday Wishes

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Gnarly Nautical Names

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Nautical Nursery Inspiration

The sight of the ocean brings tranquility to the hearts of many, which is why nautical themed nurseries are a popular decorating choice of expectant parents. We’ve compiled some inspiration for putting together the most magnificent maritime bedroom for your little sailor. Here are some of our choices:For a girl's room, pink nautical is perfectly posh!This is our version of cute wall [...]

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How to Save Money on Home Décor

So your home needs a makeover but you’re on a budget? Don’t despair, we can help!Determine your budget. Decide how much you want to spend each month on home improvements and make your purchases accordingly.debttodignity.comRearrange your furniture. This is a free way to transform the look of your room. BTW, there are cool apps (uDecore, 3D Interior Room Design, [...]

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Home Decorating: Where to Start

Want to redecorate, but don't know where to begin? Look no further! We have the steps to get you started.1) Determine your design style. Browse through home décor photographs to pinpoint what speaks to you. Do you prefer modern, traditional, Victorian, country, or something else? There is a great deal of inspiration on the internet.Image: rebelyael.blogspot.com2) Choose a [...]

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Organize Your Room in Six Simple Steps

Organizing a bedroom can be a pretty daunting task, but I have a few tips that can make the process go much more smoothly:1) Make the bed. This is an easy way to make a bedroom look a little more put together. Plus, we need a smooth workspace!Image: housebeautiful.com2) Pick up everything off the floor and put it on [...]

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Three Nautical Decor Ideas Inspired by Sailor Tattoos

Back before planes were used to ship goods, naval vessels sailed the world's waters, bringing products from far off lands to people back home. As these navy men and merchant sailors became more experienced, they got tattoos to symbolize their [...]

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