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How to create a fabulous nautical dеcor – colors, accents and details

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Do you love summer, sea and the warm sun? In this case you will be inspired by the fabulous nautical dеcor ideas that we have gathered for you. Not everyone has a house on the beach or along the coast but you could decorate your home without much effort and bring the romantic atmosphere of sea to your home.

Nautical dеcor ideas – choosing the colors

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Blue is the typical color for nautical decors. It has a calming effect and when combined with white, looks especially attractive. You can use the blue color for painting the walls or limit it to curtains or shutters. However, blue and white are not the only colors which will help you create your maritime ambience. Beige and white – the colors of sand, ropes and sails – are a successful combination which adds a natural feel to the interior. Bright red accents enhance the main colors and attract the attention. Stripes are very popular for the marine themed interiors. Select striped wallpapers or paint the walls in stripes. Vertical lines visually raise the ceiling while horizontal stripes “shrink” space, so they are not suitable for small spaces. If that is the case add stripes in the upholstery of the furniture or the decorative pillows.

Nautical dеcor ideas – accents and details

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For an authentic nautical dеcor you need to choose the right decorative accents and items. Maps, anchors, wheel, lifebuoy, hourglass, copper lantern lighthouse, surfboards, portholes are traditional maritime symbols and can be placed anywhere. A globe and models of sailing ships are also a good idea. Stones and shells you gathered from the beach during the summer holidays, starfish, mussels – all these items will add to the dеcor and the theme of the room. Ropes can be used in many creative ways. You can tie a rope around vases, pots, table legs or chairs. Curtains made of a fish net in which shells, starfish and colorful pebbles are entangled is a fantastic accent. Get inspired by these nautical dеcor ideas!


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An eye catching compass rug

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 Neutral colors and materials in a maritime themed interior

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 The striped carpet matches the sofas and armchairs

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Sofa pillows with nautical motifs

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 Accessories and decorative items add the beach atmosphere to the home decor

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 Blue and white are the typical colors for nautical interior designs

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