Written by Becca Green

Modern nautical decorating ideas for your home

Nautical-inspired home décor has always been a popular option for those that like a fresh and bright scheme. Here are some decorating ideas to keep it looking contemporary and on trend.

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Modern nautical styling is all about implementing a clean and fresh scheme to your home, taking inspiration, of course, from the sea. However, it’s time to ditch the hanging life rings, fish ornaments and scattered shells and swap them out for something a little more subtle and contemporary. Read our top decorating ideas below…

Striped statement

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Image: DFS 

Stripes are synonymous with nautical styling and is a design feature that will always be on trend. Rather than choosing stripes for lots of different elements of your room, opt for a statement armchair or a piece of furniture that will let the print be the star without being too overwhelming. 

Simple accessorising 

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Keep accessories to a minimum and avoid obvious motifs. Instead, style up certain areas such as a bedside table with sprigs of wild flowers and trinkets that mean something to you. Keeping to the blue and white colour palette is recommended for modern nautical styling. 

A space that flows

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Image: The London Tile Co

Bring the flowing nature of the sea into your home through your choice of wall coverings and flooring. Take inspiration from the above scheme from The London Tile Co and opt for blue kitchen tiles as a pop of colour. They have been laid in a herringbone formation which gives the illusion of waves. White cupboards and a white quartz worktop allows the tiles to stand out and keeps the space flowing.

Blue hues

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There’s no escaping that any nautical scheme is going to gravitate towards blue as a chosen colour scheme. However, it’s important to keep it tonal for a modern take on the trend. Contrast blue with monochrome touches and choose a statement piece of art that incorporates lots of different tones.

Warm it up 

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Image: Argos

A nautical decorating look can sometimes feel quite cold and uninviting but you can bring it into 2020 by warming it up with natural wood and textured pieces. We love this bathroom scheme from Argos as it pays homage to a traditional nautical bathroom with its statement blue wall but has a modern twist with the rustic vanity suite and raw floorboards.

 

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