Can’t make it to the coast this summer? Don’t worry. Whether you are a surfer, a sailor or just a landlocked person craving for the peace and serenity of the deep; here is an impressive collection of nautical home decoration ideas that will give you the feel of being on holiday even when you are just sitting at your desk staring at a computer. From nautical baby shower decorations to beach inspired nautical centerpieces, this collection of nautical home decor ideas is bound to bring the ocean along with its fun, right to your doorstep.
Before you jump onto your yacht and sail into the sunset, there are a couple of factors to consider when establishing a nautical theme.
Needless to say, when it comes to nautical decorations, a little always goes a long way. Besides, nautical decor is much more apparent compared to the American classic or Minimalist style. Still, you can make a bold statement in any room by displaying large nautical decor pieces that convey a sense of nostalgia. For example, large antique anchors or diver helmets may lend a sense of wanderlust to your decor. On the same vein, you can also add color and history to your nautical decor with glass buoys. Best of all, these vibrant glass spheres are available in all shapes and sizes.
But where exactly do you find high-quality antiques to keep your house from looking like a museum? No, you don’t have to raid a ship; you just have to search online, check out some garage sales or shop through some flea markets. Just think about it, ship wheels with the inner part removed can make an excellent frame for a picture.
Of course, bringing the seaside to your home goes far beyond just scouring your local antique stores for ship helms and using reclaimed wood, you also need to infuse your home with subtle scents which mimic the ocean and bring the sea closer to you. Hints of lime, coconut, salt or other ocean scents will encourage you to take deeper breaths, instantly creating a relaxing atmosphere. To start you off here is a collection of DIY ideas and tutorials for nautical home decorations. Get inspired.
DIY Beach Lanterns
Love this idea with regular lanterns used (and made over) to display beach finds. Via boxerscleatsandme.