Nautical Decor Ideas

Rutuja Jathar Jan 6, 2019
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Trying a few nautical decor ideas for your dwelling is a great way to turn it into a romantic paradise that you have desired for so long.
There are only a few people in this world who are untouched by the elusive mystique of the ocean. Who doesn't like that salty smell and fresh enigma of the seashores? There are many people who solely envy those who live near a seashore and wish to buy a house just next to the sea, once in a lifetime.
Rather than longing for that day, why not bring the sea in your existing house? Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Well, this is exactly the thought behind the ideas for nautical decor, which is one of the latest interior designing trends that have taken the world with a 'tide'.

A Brief Description

First things first. If you think that nautical decor means making your interiors into a big vessel, then you are probably wrong! It is a very peaceful and calm sort of home decorating style that tries to bring the sea and some realistic home decoration ideas together for a magical effect.
This is a really elegant theme and an ideal way to sport your own signature style as they are distinct and utterly personal. If asked for an advice, this style of home decor will suit the best when used for the bedroom.
A bedroom is one of the most special rooms of one's dwellings. It is the place where one spends more than half of leisure time for rest and relaxation and to get detached from the world outside.
The difference that this theme will make to your bedroom is that it will give you a feeling of lying on the warm sand with cool evening ocean breeze flowing all around! One of the biggest benefits of this theme is that you don't have to be very cautious, since bedroom is the most 'less visited' room of the house by the outsiders.
A great soothing bath in a bathroom which is decorated with shells and pebbles is another good addition to this theme. Sounds really exotic, doesn't it? So, if you decide to adapt the nautical decor theme, then you have a lot of options.


So, if you are convinced people enough to try some nautical decor ideas for your bedrooms, let's also get acquainted to some of the essentials of this type of decor. These essential factors are- color and furniture of your room.


Choose aqua colors like sea-blue, turquoise blue/green, purple etc. that depict the nautical theme.
Other aquatic colors like aquatic white, navy blue, rust red, sky blue, light blue and faint lilac too depict the feel of being close to the ocean. Make sure to not overwhelm the house by painting all the walls with same color to get a 'nautical feel'.
Make sure you make a great color coordination. Imagine grayish blue color in combination with another deeper shade of blue for contrast. Try faded red and fresh cream color shades for the interiors as well because they will surely create the sea magic.


The nautical theme ideas become more realistic when complemented by an appropriate furniture and crafts. Wicker furniture, cane furniture and stain wood furniture go well with this theme.
Or, the simplest way can be to paint all the furniture in plain bright white color that will bring out the artistry you have performed on the walls. Also, make sure you lay hardwood flooring for the perfect nautical feel of the room.


One of the easiest of ideas is using matching wallpapers, saving half of your troubles. These are available in themes like seashells, fish, and seashores. Choose beautiful wallpapers and install them on the desired walls creatively.


Apply nautical stencils on walls or windows, door frame, or a lampshade. Many articles are specially designed with nautical ideas like barometers. Bring home miniature light houses, small sailboats, and fish tanks to give the room a nautical look.
Put up mirrors with borders made of shells and starfish. Also, paintings or photographs of nautical things like seashore, sand dunes, lighthouses, sailboats too complement the theme.
Those who are really enthusiastic can also hang a fishing net in a corner of the room, but make sure it doesn't overwhelm the bedroom decor.
Fill the shadow boxes with shells, pebbles, etc., and place small candles in them. Use seashell-shaped soaps, soap cases, and clear glass containers for liquid soaps. Put drapery, pillow covers, bed sheets, and other fabrics that complement the nautical decor.
If you can, try to add some soothing light fixtures, and for the sound effects, you can place an indoor artificial fountain in the room to make it absolutely real! If you cannot bear the constant sound; may it be of the waterfall, then arrange some musical pieces in a CD and play them on some very special moments! Enjoy!
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