Decorating Ideas Inspired by the Sea
Whether the beach lies outside your front door or you’re miles away from a sandy shore, get your coastal fix with these nautical decorating ideas. Rustic woods to classic stripes, maps and ships, show there’s not only one way to achieve the serene and tranquil vibe that is readily at the forefront of any beach or summer cottage. We suggest happily letting your mind wonder through these inspired spaces that will hopefully lead you to creating your own nautical chic haven.
Rustic Wood: Simple and unrefined, adding in furniture pieces that have a rustic quality instantly brings a beachy-chic vibe to your space. From a driftwood inspired mirror and antique wooden chest to distressed wood paneling, all of these are able to capture that coastal feeling.
Stripes: Stripes are classic and chic. Forever encompassing that nautical look in a blue and white colorway, from bedding to furniture, walls and curtains, the possibilities are truly endless.
Rope Accents: Sometimes it’s all in the details! Rope offers a natural and seaworthy complement to décor. You can also easily refurbish an old dresser, nightstand or bureau by adding rope handles.
Coral: Create a beautiful coral centerpiece or place coral throughout your room for an easy way to bring the ocean home to stay.
Maps & Ships: From ship wallpaper to intriguing maps and model sailboats, maps and ships are a wonderful way to bring a nautical chic look to your décor. Whether weathered and aged or new and shiny, this timeless decorating style is both beautiful and captivating.