It’s hard to find a person, who doesn’t like to spend time by the ocean or sea. However, the majority of us don’t live by the ocean and don’t have an opportunity to spend much time there. That’s why, we try to create the impression of the sea or ocean at our homes. And nautical home adornments help us in that, contributing to our relaxation and recuperation.
So, if you want to add a bit of nautical wall decor to your home, let’s have a look at the following these ideas.
Turquoise Walls in Nautical Nursery
When we need to choose the wall color for a room in a nautical theme, we, first of all, start to think about the combination of white and blue. These colors look amazing, but there are some more cool variants. For example, the turquoise color is also related to the marine theme as it resembles the color of the sea waves. The sand color is also suitable and is well combined with turquoise.
You are free to make the walls of one color or decorate them with patterns. Thus, stripes are great for the coastal theme. Also, various patterns like boats, seashells and sea stars, fish scales can be added to the walls with the help of stencils.
Wallpaper with Boats Pattern
If you prefer to cover the walls with wallpapers, you also have a great number of possible variants. You may cover the walls with monotonous wallpapers in one of the hues of blue or turquoise. The neutral colors like grey, sand or beige can be also used. Or, you may use two types of wallpapers, both of which are monotonous but of different colors or one type of wallpapers with a pattern while the other one is simple.
The wallpapers can be used for any room, from nautical nursery wall decor to the coastal living room. If you have already painted the walls in one color, but want to add some zest to them, you can use self-adhesive wallpapers, which can decorate a part of the wall.
Seascape Wall Mural
Clearly, a seascape is a classic variant of nautical wall art decor. And, as a rule, the majority of us imagine a huge painting, featuring a beach or sea. And, it’s definitely one of the most widespread types of seascape art.
However, there are also some other ways on incorporating seascapes in the room design. For instance, it can be a huge wall mural, featuring a beach. It will create the illusion of such a window view. Or, it can be a seascape poster or a series of small pictures, featuring various seascapes.
Nautical Themed Wall Art
Starfish Wall Poster
Of course, seascapes aren’t the only possible kind of nautical art decor. There are many decorations, which may look organic in such an interior. Thus, you are free to use the prints with photos, featuring something, related to the theme. The poster of star fishes on the sand is just one of possible nautical posters designs, which you can acquire on our site.
Besides photos, you may use various natural patterns and graphic images. For instance, the silhouettes of sea flora or fauna look cute and are available in various color schemes. Or, you can seek for abstract art, but place it in a frame, decorated with rope, corals or seashells.
Porthole Window Sticker
Naturally, not all of us can afford adding porthole windows as one of nautical wall decorations. However, if you have such an opportunity, you will get a really cool adornment, which ideally fits the theme. The window can be made not only in the wall, but also in the door.
If you aren’t going to make such a redecoration, but like the idea of a porthole window, we offer you a little trick. You can buy a wall sticker, featuring a realistic image of a window and just attach it to the wall. If you want to add some fun, an image of a shark or any other sea dweller in the middle of the circle will look cute.
Small round mirrors are most frequently associated with nautical wall decor than any other type of a mirror. They can feature thick metal or wooden frames or be adorned with rope. Also, a mirror looks great as a center of the helm decoration.
Also, you may use mirrors of various shapes, but adorn them with the sea decorations. Thus, you are free to decorate the mirror frame with seashells. It will be very beautiful. Or, you can use a rope to decorate the frame and add a nautical look to it. Or even simpler, you can attach a couple of small thematic stickers.
Marine Map Poster
Maps are also a great variant of large nautical wall decor. The world map prints can be used, but it will be much cooler if you hang a print of a sailing map. It will suit the theme more perfectly and look more interesting.
Frankly, it can be a modern image with the sea routes of the world or just a part of it. Though, the vintage maps will definitely add more chic to the room. You can also order a series of posters with maps, which can adorn the living room or even a nursery.
Ships and Boats
Ship Model Wall Decor
Can you imagine a nautical home decor without ships and boats? It’s not necessary to be a fan of sailing to admit that some models of ships are real masterpieces. So, you can place a small or a huge model somewhere in the living room for making the decor more chic.
The models of ships are a great addition to nautical wall decor for nursery if you have a boy. The majority of boys are fond of ships and so, your son will be grateful to you for cool decor of his room. You can have one large model or even place a shelf with a collection of ships.
Helms and Anchors
Anchor Wall Decor
If you don’t want to place a ship, you are free to add some ship details to the interior. Thus, helms and anchors are the most popular. It’s not necessary to use parts of real ships, opt for decorative pieces. They weigh less and are available in various designs and colors.
Besides, you can seek for other unusual adornments, for instance like nautical star wall decor or the one with a compass. Also, the art, featuring helms, anchors and other ship details may be used instead of nautical wall plaques.
Seashells and Corals
Seashell Wall Art
Obviously, seashells and corals look astonishing in coastal and nautical themed interiors. They make us feel as if we are somewhere in a small bungalow by the ocean. They can be used in various ways. For instance, you can just place a collection of corals, sea stars and seashells on a wall shelf, above the mantelpiece or somewhere else.
Seashells and corals can be a part of other wall decorations as well, which you can buy or do with your own hands. For example, they can be glued to a piece of fabric, cartoon or wood and be placed in a beautiful frame. Or, they can be used for decoration of mirrors, shelves, doors and other parts of your interior.
Pallet Wall Art
Pallet art becomes rather popular. And, of course, pallets can be used for nautical wall hangings. The majority of such decorations are painted pieces of pallets, which have a certain image on them. Also, various words and quotes can be written on them. Or, a pallet can be decorated with anchors and other small parts of a ship, 3D sculptures of marine animals as well as small ship models.
Such an art decoration can be bought at home decor stores or you can do it with your own hands. In some cases, you won’t even spend a cent on it. If you are bad at painting, you may use stencils to create a picture.
Sea Dwellers Art for Nursery
The paintings, prints and wall sculptures, featuring sea dwellers are very popular decorations for nautical interiors. You can place a large painting of a dolphin, a poster with an exotic fish or opt for a photo of the underwater world. Also, the stickers are nice. For instance, a small one with a sea horse looks cute.
If you work on nautical baby room wall decor, you are free to use a series of small pictures and stickers with cartoon images of sea animals. The stickers with the silhouettes of marine animals will be a cute addition to bathroom design.
Rope Accents in Bathroom
In truth, nautical anchor wall decor and the one with helms can be combined with some rope design. Thus, the rope can decorate other items, for instance, a photo frame or mirror. Or, it can be used separately for creating textured wall art.
Moreover, ropes may also serve as functional decorations. For example, they can be used to hold towels in bathroom or to hold curtains in any other room. They can be used instead of stair rails or for holding a great number of decorations from mirrors to wall shelves.
Life Preservers Wall Decor
A life preserver may also be a cool nautical wall hanging. It can be placed on the shelf or mantelpiece or be attached directly to the wall. It can be a part of a certain composition or be used on its own.
However, you don’t have to use a real life preserver. You can buy an artificial one. It can be not only of traditional size but also much smaller. You can even use tiny figures of life preservers to decorate furniture or other adornments.