A Nautical Christmas via Coastal Living Magazine

Nautical Christmas Decorating Ideas

A Nautical Christmas via Coastal Living Magazine


One year I will finally have collected enough “nautical” style ornaments to have a complete Christmas tree to show off. In the meantime, I’ve been collecting some traditional nautical themed trees and holiday ideas to share with all of you!

I think one of the best parts of decorating your holidays with buoys, lighthouses, oars and a dash of navy blues combined with deep crimson reds, is that many of these items you probably already have in your home.  Throw in a little creative rearranging and there you have it – a beautiful nautical seaside holiday!

For example, don’t you think this room looks festive?  Simple red pillows tossed on a navy blue and white chair with traditional seaside themes,  and a navy blue and white life ring wreath  – all of which do not scream “Christmas”, but mixed together with the elements of sailboats and ship’s helm ornaments then highlighted with blue and white striped ribbon on the tree –  it’s perfect.

Here’s a few more ideas for inspiration!

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Signal flag pillows, bright red, white and blue striped cushions, finished off with color matching stockings and a nautical tree.  How fun!  Especially if you are lucky enough to have a cool pool house.  (check out the awesome porthole door windows too!)

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A different angle of the room highlighted above.  Just love this look with the deep reds on the tiny trees centerpieces and the classic beach house striped rug.  Again, this is an easy look to recreate, if you already have a traditional nautical theme in your home.



How adorable is this tree?  Signal flags and simple white starfish garlands winding their way around the tree; covered in tiny sailboat, lighthouse and buoy ornaments.  Finished off with playful model sailboats and darling vintage sand buckets.  LOVE.


Cute light house tree from The Yellow Cape Cod

See what I mean?  Just add cute red and white striped stockings, red throw pillows, fresh greenery and move the model sailing ship to the coffee table and voila’ – a nautical Christmas!  I think the rustic sign in red and white adds a very special touch.  Here’s an idea; do a little antiquing to find a beach sign in that is particular to your area and add that unique local touch to your room.

Oh boy – now I really want my own nautical tree!  
Step one: buy a bigger house.
Step two: convince Tom that we NEED more than one Christmas tree.

Have fun planning your nautical holidays!


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