living room with boat and oars

Nautical Home Interiors: Decorating with Oars

 

Scour your local flea markets, garage sales or antique stores for oars which can be used as nautical home decor! An oar is an implement used for water-borne propulsion. Oars have a flat blade at one end and oarsmen grasp the oar at the other end. The difference between oars and paddles are that paddles are held by the paddler, and are not connected with the vessel.  For thousands of years vessels were powered either by sails, or the mechanical work of oarsmen, or paddlers.  Now you can decorate with them!

This beach house living room features a sailboat and oars…many oars.  Numerous nautical collectibles add both whimsy and interest to the space.

living room with boat and oars

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nautical interior design with oars

Love the oars and simple color palette.

simple cottage color palette and oars

Re-purposed oars become a beach towel rack ~ what a great idea!

repurposed oars become a beach towel rack

 This home by the beach looks like the perfect place to cozy up with a good book.

Home by the beach with oars

 Use oars to decorate your exterior walls too!

oars as beach house decor

Oars and an old nautical chart on the wall are nautically-chic!

Oars and a old nautical chart on the wall

Oars as a shelving display are super-duper cute!

Oars as a shelving display

Oars and a driftwood sailboat along a beadboard wall = perfection!

Oars & Driftwood sailboat

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