Whether your interests lie in the direction of nautical artifacts or not, it’s always a pleasure to examine the intricate craftsmanship and lifelike details of model ships. The hours of detailed work that goes into the making of ship models is evident in the minute brass accents and the hand-stitched sails.
For a home located near the water, model ships are a logical choice in complementing the interior decor. Much in the same way that seashells and driftwood evoke a feeling of the ocean, placing a handsome model ship in a strategic spot allows family members and guests to admire the grace and intricacy of these finely crafted pieces.
But even if you live hours from the nearest lake or ocean, incorporating ship models into your decorating scheme makes perfect sense. Not only are you displaying a piece of art that shows evidence of the work of skilled craftsmen, but a model ship provides the ideal conversation piece. You’ll have many lively conversations about ocean journeys and adventures on the high seas when you and your guests are gathered near your model ship.
Some homeowners wonder about the best type of room in which to place ship models. The good news is that these fine pieces are equally at home in a variety of rooms. You’ll find model ships gracing many a den, either as part of a nautical motif or on their own to add interest and style to the room. A home office is another excellent choice in which to display model ships; if you work at home, you’ll enjoy contemplating the many fine details when you need a work break or time to recharge your creative juices.
Model yachts and ships can also make a striking addition to a living room or family room. Imagine a handsome replica of Columbia or Ironsides gracing your fireplace mantle. Even the dining room can host yacht models; picture one as a centerpiece for a bon voyage party for a loved one, or just as a centerpiece during the carefree days of summer when thoughts turn to exotic vacations.
While model ships come with specially-designed table stands so that they are displayed to perfect advantage, you might choose to mount your model ship as a wall display instead. It’s a piece of cake to use brackets made from brass and wood to show off your model on any wall.
For the ideal addition to a room with a nautical feel or as an interesting conversation piece for any room, choose model ships to add the ambiance that completes the room.