The cool nautical style is one of the most popular themes currently adored. The joy of choosing the theme lies in its inherent simplicity and an ability to adapt to pretty much any setting. While some people the subtle nautical tones combined with a sleek contemporary look, others opt for a more classical version of theme. Another advantage with the nautical styles is in the colors that it employs. Navy blue, red and white is an incredibly popular color combination across the design spectrum. It is only natural that they look stunning when carefully splashed around your interior.
Yet, it takes a lot more than stripes and shades to create the perfect nautical vibe. Accessories and décor play a pivotal role in anchoring and accentuating the theme. We already browsed through some stunning sailboat and surfboard décor inspirations earlier, that had us floored. Now it is the time to turn our attention towards ship wheels, maps, mirrors, ropes and a whole lot more.
by Darci Goodman Design
by Anthony Baratta
by Town & Country Kitchen and Bath
by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design
by Design Results
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by Hussein Rady Design
by Marcelo Brito & Pedro Potaris
Steer in the Nautical with Ship Wheels
Ship wheels have always been an essential part of the nautical theme. Most modern homes bring in the ship wheel with throw pillows and accent fabrics that bring in the motif. But there is nothing quite like the real deal! Consider yourself lucky if you actually have a vintage ship’s wheel to decorate your home with. Even otherwise, those crafted for decorative purposes look equally compelling. Just place one neatly above the fireplace and you will immediately notice the kind of visual impact it has. Make sure though that you keep the space around it clean, uncluttered and airy.
by Becky Harris
by RGN Construction
by Jennifer Reynolds Interior
While using ship wheels, you do not want to go overboard by cramping in too much next to them. This also falls perfectly in line with the modern minimalistic approach. Set them against a lovely white wall to create an instant focal point in the living room or the bedroom. If you do not fancy a ship wheel, then a lifesaver is an equally easy and geometrically contrasting wall mount.
by Tara Bussema
by Landing Design & Development
by Christian Rice Architects
by Thorson Restoration & Construction
by Bella Home Builders Inc
by Random House
Maps, Mirrors and More!
There are plenty of little things you can do to add the nautical theme in a subtle fashion without going overboard. A fusion between the relaxed coastal style and the nautical looks works brilliantly with a few starfish added to the setting. Mirrors also present another interesting opportunity to add that little bit extra. Lovely rounded mirrors with marine-styled framing are hard to miss. They are not all that expensive compared to the normal mirrors that you might add otherwise. But make sure you do not overwhelm a single room with too many elements.
by Michelle Hinckley
by Bonin Architects & Associates
by William T Baker
Large map murals and wallpapers are great for kids’ bedrooms that sport a nautical look. Of course, there is the added benefit of them learning a bit of geography thanks to the giant maps. Framed nautical maps look far more classy and refined and are appropriate for adult bedrooms and the living room. A hint of rope next to the stairs and a wall-mounted oar seem apt for those willing to go with rustic cottage-styled theme.
by Gloss NY
by Joel Snayd
by CG DESIGN
by Melanie Morris Design
by Trade Mart Interiors
by Liz Williams Interiors
Balance of Colors for Contemporary Style
It goes unsaid that it is the color scheme of the room that first defines its nautical flavor rather than the décor alone. There is no point putting up a ship wheel or a sailboat when you do not have the right color scheme. Blue and white are not the only choices on offer and one can mix various hues and shades to alter the look of the room. Most nautical accessories simply highlight the theme and rarely are the sole reason for it. Ensure that these small elements are placed neatly to create a fresh, light and modern nautical vibe.
by Tobi Fairley Interior Design
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by Weber Design Group
Nautical theme is a perennial favorite and seems to never go out of style. With designers and home owners improvising to add their own subtle little variations, it is not hard to find inspiring ideas that fit your own home best. Whether it is that old fishing float or a carefully crafted ship wheel replica, nautical décor brings along with it freshness, joy and the indomitable spirit of the sea!
by Landing Design & Development
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by Halo Home Staging and Design
by Patrick Sutton Associates
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