Whether you live by the seaside or are just invigorated by the thought of an ocean location, it’s easy to bring this feeling to your home through the use of nautical furniture and accessories. These whimsical and functional additions can make you feel as if you are on an adventurous ocean side holiday every time you step into the room.
Adding a nautical feeling to your home’s interior can be as simple as a few well-placed accessories, or you can embrace a stronger statement and add larger pieces of nautical furniture. If you choose to go the nautical accessories route, imagine tossing a few signal flag pillows on your sofa and chairs to subtly evoke the sense of romance and adventure of the high seas. Or if you choose, perhaps an authentic model of a ship’s bell can grace the kitchen and perform the useful task of calling the family together for a meal.
Other simple ways that you can chart a course with nautical furniture and accessories involve turning your attention to the room’s walls. Decorating the walls with oars, signal flags, or porthole mirrors, or even a combination of the three can turn your room from an ordinary space into a romantic ship’s cabin. Placing these nautical accessories takes just minutes, but you’d be surprised how these little changes add a sense of exotic adventure to the extent that you can almost smell the sea spray and saltwater.
For a larger impact, consider replacing ordinary bookshelves with a boat bookcase that is authentic in all of its nautical details. In fact, you’ll swear that you could put to sea in these bookcases, but they provide the perfect perch for books and other decorating items. One of the advantages of nautical furniture like these boat bookcases is that they take up little floor space, but they make a noticeable impact on the room’s ambiance. Don’t forget to continue the nautical frame of mind when you select the items to display on the boat bookcase’s shelving: think shells, sand dollars, and Japanese glass floats to strikingly coordinate with the theme.
For added versatility, you can even choose to place the Dory boat bookshelf in horizontal position and use it as a glass-topped table. Not only can the tabletop function for holding items, but the shelves beneath the glass can showcase interesting items as well.
Set sail on a direct course to romance and the sea with stylish nautical furniture and accessories. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make a big impact using nautical appeal.