There is nothing more relaxing than lying on the beach, basking in the sun, and listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. If you love the sea (like we do) and would like to have the same experience at home, then you’d be delighted to know that there’s a whole new decor arena, dedicated to the look and feel of the sea and the sand – the nautical decor.
Known for its sisal carpets, blue-and-white color palette, and buoyant stripes, the nautical style combines easy-going materials with classic patterns for a look that is laid-back yet exquisite. However, you don’t need a view of the sea to create a space that truly speaks of your nautical spirit. Here’s a complete room-by-room guide to color your home with the refreshing vibes of the sea.
1. Nautical Decor In Living Room
A nautical-inspired living room is one that mirrors the fun and relaxing time spent on the beach. For the living room, use a base of neutrals and top it up with navy accents. Also, add texture and nautical symbols (jute rug and accessories) to get on board with the nautical vibe. Team it up with white linens and a wicker chest-style center table. Include a seascape canvas on the divider and decorate with coastal accessories like seashells, coral and pebbles.
2. Taking the Nautical theme to the bedroom
In case you have sea-water coursing through your veins, think of laying out some beach-inspired decor accents for a perfectly nautical bedroom – An accent wall with the backdrop of a painted boat or round mirrors mimicking a ship’s windows. Opt for a relaxed and easy going look with wooden and leather furniture and soft, brushed cotton fabrics. Industrial style lighting will give your plan a harder, more outdoorsy feel.
But remember not to go over-the-top with the beach accents.
3. Embracing Coastal Vibes in the Kitchen
Whether you live on the shoreline or not, you can always recreate the sailor’s kitchen in your home. Paint dividers a new sea blue, a warm sandy beige or give them a whitewash to recreate a nautical environment in the kitchen. Consider invigorating the apparatuses with water and turquoise for a truly beachy vibe in the kitchen. Also, you can even consider using beach themed pendant lights to help amp-up the easygoing vibe of the space.
4. Nautical Decor in the Dining Room
The best thing about having a nautical theme going in your home is that your dining room can be as relaxed and laid-back like any beach-side shack. Cash in the casual mood of the beach by using natural materials like wicker or wood for your furniture. French windows are an added advantage to get on board with the nautical vibe. Shop locally to discover pieces that you connect with – think of having colorful chairs and mix white with vibrant shades for a more contemporary coastal style dining experience.
5. Nautical Decor in the Bathroom
If there is one room that can truly carry the mood of the beach, it has to be the bathroom! Whether you live anywhere near the sea, or right in the middle of a bustling city, you can always bring in beach-vibes to your bathroom. Use soft, inviting colors (light beige, soft blues, creams, whites, and pinks), and beach-themed artwork and accessories to create a nautical-styled bathroom. Turn on the coastal mood by accenting the walls with beadboards, displaying seashells on the counters, or a Captain’s wheel hanging on the wall to complete the look.