knocked out my power several times over the past few days.
The key to achieving the perfect nautical look is to keep it all in the details. In the case of nautical style, it’s best to keep the details small or you risk having your home look too cartoonish.
Here, a whale print highlighted on the wall along with few accessories gives the room a seaside feel without have to do much more. If you decide to go with brass accents, keep in mind too many may make the room feel dated. Antique shops are a great first stop for brass home decor pieces.
Instead of rushing to liter your shelves with whatever sailing tchotkes you can find, pull inspiration from nature. Here we have a captain’s mirror with two nicely framed prints, however what really pulls this room together are the calming blue colors and the wicker furniture with a modern shape.
If you like the nautical look but don’t want to have the whales/lobsters/oars/etc., research island style. There are a lot of the same elements–the cool, calming colors and architectural details–without having the symbols. I love the light blue walls mixed with the midcentury yet rustic wood furniture with a bright coral lamp as a focal point. I also feel that decorative tile floors are high undervalued, although I do understand why.
Here are some of my picks for nautical decor items: