Do you ever crave a moment by the sea? Maybe it’s the tranquility of the waves lulling you to sleep, the fresh salty breeze, or the feeling of sand between your toes. Whatever it is about the ocean that sets your heart in motion, you can carry the look into a beachside house or bring the ocean to you when you’re 1000 miles from the sea. Here are some great designs for inspiration.
A great nautical design starts by leveraging navy blues and bone whites throughout your fabrics, paints, and accents. Navy and white stripes make a great runner and pillow combo, especially when combined with this funky navigational chart wallpaper.
Photo Credit: The Home Barn
White furniture is easily given a nautical flare with some blue pillows scattered about. The boat book shelf is an ingenious touch that leaves you in a “sitting beside the sea” mood.
Photo Credit: Decor Medley
Crisp modern nautical sheets and coverlets, along with curtains and other fabrics, are a great and inexpensive way to bring this look to the bedroom. Some options hearken back to the glory days of big ships, and have an antique nautical feel like this set.
Another popular approach is integrating the patriotic with navy themes. These tend to be bolder, and bring in reds and more color to work with. If you like a bigger color palette, this is a distinctive take on the nautical theme.
Photo Credit: Home Decorating Co
A whole other approach works in softer pastel colors, seashells, and sand to give more of an “at the beach feeling.” Shells can actually become part of the structural support of a house or an accent piece.
Photo Credit: Porta Weddings
With all of these great ideas, you can give a nautical makeover to any room of your house in no time. So what are you waiting for? Start redecorating today!
Written by Jim Klossner
I took this photo in Mystic, Connecticut while Dan and I were visiting the area. I love this place. The seaport is one of the coolest places to go, so taking photographs is a must for sure. Besides the texture and color of the wood, I thought this dock house was really a nice element among the backdrop of the sea. The rustic bench placed oh so perfectly under the window was such a nice touch as well. I imagine a fisherman or some type of port worker sitting here on their lunch break, eating a sandwich, enjoying a peaceful moment in their busy day. I sat there for a few minutes myself to rest and I must say, what a calm place to be, just sitting by the sea.
I hope you all have a peaceful Friday. Enjoy!