Ahhhh the coast. Surly this concept of nautical interior design gives you a 'get away from it all' kind of feeling.
When I think about this concept, I immediately feel like I am on a mini break of well being and long walks along the beach. Perhaps that is just me?
The look is 'coastal chic', therefore your designs should capture impressions of the sea, ships, boats and subtle touches of travel.
It is a bold statement and therefore the rest of the room should be kept simple, otherwise this space would be overly busy and could be a bit of a headache.
You do not need to live next to the ocean in order to create this design style. Quite the contrary.
This is a growing trend and these days can be found in the middle of a city.
Arrange all of your wonderful ideas onto your mood board so that you have a visual collection of all of your preferred colors and overall direction.
The images of the
above show how to achieve nautical interior design in your home by
choosing similar colors and finishes. Both examples let you see much
timber is used to create this concept and each has a definite lived-in
feel to it. Highly comfortable and has touches of
You could easily look to homes in the Hamptons to help you create your nautical interior design and also to New Hampshire for direction and inspiration.
Color: I like white washed timber as a base for your color palette. All shades of blue with subtle hints of red tones look fantastic.
Antique white, brilliant white, deep aqua, navy, wine, burgundy and pale shades of blue are all great colors to use. Work with mid toned wood stains.
Colors that represent the sea will work and tones from the shoreline will compliment your designs.
Walls: white timber clad walls assist your amazing nautical interior design. You can see examples of this the type of paneling in images above.
Flat painted walls work especially well when painted basic white or in a cool blue tone.
The bedrooms shown in the images below are wonderful examples of a bedroom for an adult and the other is for a child. Have a look at how simple it is to create a bedroom using aspects of nautical home decor, similar to that you can see shown in the image below, left.
The childs bedroom is a magnificent recreation of a ships cabin. It is a breath-taking and inspiring space for a boy. Wonderful and creative.
Floor: white washed painted floor boards look amazing however you might not want an all white room. You could have a mid-toned timber color for your flooring or why not select tiles for your room.
Carpet is also perfectly fine to add to your nautical interior design. You can see an example of a blue carpet in the above living room space.
The open plan home which I have added below lets you see how light and airy this concept could be. The accessories that have been hung on the wall at the dining area tell stories of the sea and gives a strong identity to the theme. Note how simple the furniture is and the minimal amount of colors used to magically fill the space.
Decor: reclaimed wood from the sea that has been used to make furniture looks great for this concept. The image of the mirror below, left is an example of this type of wood.
Nautical home decor would not look out of place having a ships steering wheel hung on a wall as a feature or perhaps a giant anchor could take center stage as your focal point.
Accessorize your space with items that reflect seafaring life; old rope, oars, stones and starfish all make great additional items to your look.
Come on shipshape, get to it...
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