How to Decorate a Shower With a Seashell Theme

by Buffy Naillon Google
Get a variety of shells to decorate your shell-themed bathroom.

Get a variety of shells to decorate your shell-themed bathroom.

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Shell-themed showers allow you to use real shells, along with shell-patterned accessories, to decorate your bathroom. From horseshoe crabs to mollusks, shells bring an ocean ambiance to the space. The result of your efforts will be a shower that reminds you of days spent looking for your treasures before they were pulled away by the ever-changing surf.

Items you will need

  • Paint
  • Shower appliques
  • Bathroom tile
  • Bathmat
  • Shower curtain
  • Shells
  • Shell-shaped bowl
  • Shell-shaped soap
  • Candles
Step 1

Paint the walls around the shower either a sand color or light blue. These colors represent common colors on the beach.

Step 2

Stick shell-shaped appliques on your shower's floor. These serve two purposes: they promote the shell motif in your shower and prevent slipping and falling. Select appliques that match your bathroom's colors.

Step 3

Install bathroom tile. Although all of your bathroom tile does not have to include a shell motif, you can create a tile inlay that features seashells. Lay down a strip of tiles right in front of the shower. These tiles come in many decorative styles that range from a gold or silver outline of the shell to brightly painted ceramics. Choose the tiles that best complement your bathroom's decorative style.

Step 4

Place a shell-patterned floor mat in front of the shower to prevent slipping.

Step 5

Hang a shower curtain that features a variety of seashells, including starfish, silver dollars, conch shells and others. Some shower curtains are clear with just the painted designs marking an otherwise see-through plastic curtain, while other curtains offer more privacy.

Step 6

Decorate the window sill near the shower and any shower ledges with a variety of shells. Place the taller shells in the back of the arrangement and the smaller ones up front.

Step 7

Position a shell-shaped bowl in the corner of the bathtub if you have a bathtub/shower combination. Fill the bowl with shell-shaped soaps. Or, fill the bowl with real shells and place candles on top of the display. These provide a decorative element for events like parties -- just light them to provide soft lighting for the bathroom.

Step 8

Hang a shell-encrusted mirror next to the shower. Make this craft by gluing a variety of shells onto a sturdy mirror using waterproof glue. Select shells of different sizes to create a more interesting piece.

References

About the Author

Buffy Naillon has worked in the media industry since 1999, contributing to Germany's "Der Spiegel" magazine and various websites. She received a bachelor's degree in German from Boise State University. Naillon also attended New York University and participated in the foreign exchange program at Germany's Saarland University. She is completing her master's degree in educational technology at Boise State.

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