• {Beach Cottage Decor} Nautical Living Room Ideas

    Posted on September 24, 2011 by in Beach Cottage Decor

    A nautical theme is a popular choice for decorating any room in the home, and it really is no wonder why many people choose a nautical theme. Those who love the ocean shore want to bring the beauty and mystique of the seaside into their homes with beautiful wall hangings, lighthouses, and ocean-themed accessories. Decorating with a nautical theme brings the memories of special vacations home, and it is a way to replicate the splendor of the ocean shore in one of the most popular rooms in the home.

    Consider the following ideas for decorating a living room with a nautical theme, and bring the memories of the ocean shore into your home.



    Wall Color Suggestions

    When decorating a living room with a nautical theme, opt for coastal colors such as sea foam green or pale blue. They are popular color choices for beach homes, and whether you live along the coast or in a city high-rise, the colors of the coast will help turn your living room into the nautical getaway you have always wanted.

    Alternately you can choose neutral wall colors such as sandy beige, seashell tan, or sand dollar white for walls. An indeterminate palate will go well with all sorts of nautical accessories including colorful beach glass displays, seashells, and bright citrus beachside colors. Many different colors and nautical-themed items will go well with neutral walls, and this is an excellent choice for living room walls no matter your taste or preference in nautical-themed décor.


    Throw Rug Ideas

    Whether floors are wood or carpeted, throw rugs add a decorative touch as well as an added measure of protection. When decorating a living room with a nautical theme, consider choosing sisal or seagrass rugs. They are ideal for a living room with a nautical theme since they are made of natural fibers that provide texture and style. Best of all, sisal rugs and seagrass rugs are as durable as they are decorative, and they will provide many years of use.

    Metal Wall Art

    A nautical-themed living room would not be complete without coastal wall art. Fine works of art designed from metal add three-dimensional design and appeal to living room walls, and the choices are many. Consider choosing a lifelike metal replica of a large ocean fish, a school of tropical fish in a stunning contemporary style, or a majestic metal sailboat. Turn a chosen piece of metal wall art into the focal point of the room, and decorate around it with metal candle lanterns to create a striking display.

    Ideas for Tabletop Accessories

    Save money by making tabletop accessories with various treasures found on the beach, and if you do not have access to seashells, colorful beach glass, and beautiful polished stones, look for them in your local craft store. Craft stores are a great source for nautical accessories. Fill a large clear glass vessel with alternating layers of small shells, beach glass, and shiny polished stones. This simple display will look incredible as a centerpiece on a coffee table, on a side table, or on a living room shelf.

    Another idea for a stunning tabletop display can be made using a large clear glass bowl, floating candles or fishing floats, and flat glass marbles. Cover the bottom of the clear glass bowl with flat blue or green glass marbles, and fill the bowl three-fourths from the top with distilled water. Add floating candles in a nautical theme or colorful fishing floats. This tabletop display will add considerable color and interest to your nautical-themed living room unlike anything you will find in a store.


    Think back to vacations at the beach and what inspired you to choose a nautical theme for your living room. Take what you appreciate most about your visits to the beach, and along with the aforementioned ideas, turn your living room into a nautical abode. With seaside inspiration and creative decorating accents, you can transform your living room into a nautical-themed room typically found in a comfortable seaside resort.

    Jessica Ackerman is an accomplished author and senior writer for Wall Decor and Home Accents. She has a strong background in interior design, and she provides unique wall decorating tips and ideas. Visit the website for more creative ways to display large wall decor , wrought iron wall art , architectural pieces, and sconces.

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