Nautical decor


If you enjoy the sea and everything it represents there is nothing better to bring into your home than a nautical theme.

For those who do imagine themselves sailing off into the sunset however, this is an excellent choice for home decor.

Nautical decor is perfectly lovely and suitable even for homes and homeowners that are not so much in love with the magic and mystery of the deep blue ocean.

A creative mind can build a nautical theme into the home decor in many different ways.

Here are a few quick ideas to keep in mind when you start thinking of adding a nautical them to your home.

A fabulous idea is to use a marine blue shade for curtains and window coverings and, to add more authenticity, have them made of the same type of materials that sail covers are made of on a sailboat.

If you are truly ambitious you could elect to paint the walls in the same marine shade of blue and select another suitable color for the curtains or wooden blinds instead.

However, white walls are perfectly acceptable when it comes to creating the look and feel of the interior of a boat. And they provide the sense of space to go with it.

Another idea could be by using darkly stained wainscoting for the lower half of your walls along with a chair rail to imitate the wooden interior of finer sailing vessels. This simulates the interior of a sailboat and some powerboats.

It is not the cheapest method of decorating but the effects however can be stunning.

Rope is another great object to use to make the nautical theme a bit more authentic.

You can twine rope around picture glasses, frames, candleholders, and all manner of other things in order to incorporate the rope into the room without having it look out of place.

You could even string a hammock in some forgotten corner of the room in order to hold coats in the wintertime or merely to authenticate the theme to some degree.

Accessories too play their part in adding to the overall look of a room. Mirrors, portals, clocks, barometers, and such make excellent art in a nautical themed room.

Other great additions would include items such as seashells, sand dollars, model boats, and artwork depicting the sea.

For many, this is where we feel most at home, we derive our inspiration, and we literally feel as though we can truly commune with Mother Nature – share a sense of our nautical adventure.

No nautical themed room or home is complete without a lighthouse to guide weary sailors home at the end of a long journey.

Do not neglect an important feature such as this in your nautical themed home decorating ventures and purchases.

If you are confused as to how to subtly incorporate this into your room you may want to consider a lighthouse painting as that would make an excellent addition to your nautical theme.

Finally, a nautical theme for home decorating is a great way to go for many families and for many reasons.

All in all it isn't the most expensive of decorative themes though it isn't by any means the least expensive either.

The good news is that there are very few absolutely right or wrong ways in which to achieve the look and atmosphere you are hoping to achieve.

You can find a few good ideas below to spruce up your home with your choice of nautical decor.

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