A home with a nautical theme brings to mind the sights and sounds of the sea, resulting in a bright and airy atmosphere and a sense of comfort and calm. From living room and beach home furniture to paint colors and wall art, integrating a nautical design is easy and affordable. Below are a few tips to help you with this process.
How to Design a Nautical Themed Home
1. Use Color to Evoke Your Theme
The ocean and beach are beautiful parts of nature, and you can aim to bring the colors of these places into the home. Blue is a logical choice for paint, just be sure to select a color that mimics the sea and not a blue that is too dark or intense. Balance out the blues with furnishings, objects, and floor coverings in different, naturally beach-themed colors like light greens, browns, whites, and even some grays. Choose bedroom and beach home furniture with blond or light wood.
2. Incorporate Stripes Into the Décor
Stripes hearken back to old fashioned maritime uniforms, and they are great for accent pieces in a nautical themed home. Striped curtains, an area rug, or the throw pillows on your living room or bedroom furniture all make for a nice marine-like touch. Stripes are especially effective in smaller rooms because they can make the space look bigger. Vertical stripes on a wall hanging will make the wall look taller, and horizontal stripes will make it look wider.
3. Hang Artwork With Nautical Elements
The artwork you choose for your walls is a perfect opportunity to carry the visuals of the sea and the maritime world into the home. Find pieces of artwork that tie into your theme such as seascapes, seashells, ships, maritime flags, and fish. Hang artwork that is engaging and interesting but not overly busy or cluttered.
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