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Bring the beach home this summer with these nautical themed rooms.

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There's more than one way to achieve a nautical theme. It can be as subtle or as extravagant as you like - either way it's a great way of bringing a sense of calm and holiday fun into your busy home.

Here are some of the best nautical themed rooms to inspire your own seaside sanctuary...

Living room

 Bring Seaside Style Into Your Living Room

Nautical doesn't have to be in your face. By using a softer coastal colour palette with the light sea green sofa, bright walls and floors, and pebble rug, you can create a more sophisticated seaside inspired living room

A common motif with nautical themed rooms is using white planks on walls (whether it's cladding or wallpaper) for a beach-hut effect – laying them horizontally to create a feeling of space.

Nautical Themed Living Room

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If you want to capture a more sunnier seaside vibe, adding yellows and sky blues alongside white walls and furnishings will help reflect light and brighten up your space.

Classic contemporary furniture is also a good idea if you want to cut through the vibrancy of the nautical theme and pare it back. For more tips, see our guide on getting the coastal look

Bathroom

 Best Nautical Themed Bathroom

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You may be surprised to know that this seaside spa-like bathroom actually sits on the top floor of a London apartment. It's a perfect example of how a nautical theme can transport you from your hectic, everyday life.

This bathroom is particularly successful in this with its quaint finishings and sea shell touches that create an overall feeling of luxury - as if you're in a 5-star bed and breakfast by the sea. 

Bedroom

Nautical Themed Adult Bedroom

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While sticking with the worn white wood panels, light blues and nautical themed artwork, the addition of copper in this bedroom is inspired.

From the bed frame, to the lamps and chairs, the copper touches are reminiscent of the porthole windows on a classic sailing ship, while also keeping up with the copper craze.

 Red White And Blue Striped Childrens Nautical Themed Bedroom Decor

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Nautical is still one of the more popular themes for childrens bedrooms. However, don't dive head first into pirate decor and a boat-shaped bed.

Opt for a more subtle look and make it a style they can grow into. Stick to the core primary colours of red, white, and blue, as well as stripes and check prints to make the room fun but flexible.

Dining room

Nautical Themed Dining Room 1

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If you're looking to go a bit stronger with the nautical theming and really add some fun to the dining room then bold blues and reds will do the trick, along with rope offcuts and galvanised metal chairs which look like they're straight from the chip shop on the docks.

A classic dresser is also a great idea for displaying coastal-themed items that you've collected on your trips to the seaside. See our guide to bringing seaside style into the dining room.

 

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