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How to Achieve the Nautical Theme in the Bedroom
Decorating your home so that it looks stylish and fresh can be difficult. And with trends in interior design coming and going with alarming speed, it can be difficult to know which scheme will not only look great but be on trend for more than a few months.
There are some themes that never really date – they are tweaked to incorporate new ideas. One such theme is a nautical theme.
But there is a problem, too much on the side of anchors and seagull accessories, and it starts to look far too busy or worse still, like a child’s bedroom.
If you like the nautical theme, enjoy the fresh colours and the drama of blue, then this guide is for you.
Why Choose the Nautical Theme?
As a theme, it is a great style to personalise and perfect for the bedroom. When you think of the sea, what attracts you? Is it the clear blue seas of the Mediterranean or the bobbing boats in a harbour?
Whichever it is, you can recreate the style to fit with your bedroom space. And here’s how:
- Neutral cream walls with a dash of navy
If you like colour but are nervous about adding too much, this is the ideal style. Many boats and nautical themed items will be white or, if you want some warmth, consider a light cream.
Blue is clearly a sea-faring colour. If you have a larger room, consider a large dose of dramatic navy or, if the room is smaller, choose a lighter blue.
Mirrored sliding doors help to keep the room from feeling small, reflecting light around the room. Or, a light blue or neutral coloured doors will work great too.
- Stripes have it!
Stripes are great to help cement a nautical style. Broad vertical stripes are great in a bedroom but try to choose a wallpaper that is smooth to the touch.
What is on trend this year is a fine stripe wallpaper, with cream and light blue being a superb combination.
Create a feature wall if you feel striped wallpaper will be too overpowering. Stripes can be great for giving the illusion of either height or width. Vertical stripes will help your room feel taller, whilst pasting the paper to the wall horizontally will make a wall look wider.
- Accessories but…
… not too many to be kitsch.
Choose nautical accessories that fit with a bedroom – instead of opting for fabric life buoys, considering pretty sails and boats to adorn the window ledge or choose wall art that sits with the theme.
Don’t over accessories and still to one nautical style within the theme, such as shells or boats, rather than both.
Most people choose the nautical theme in their bedroom because it is stylish but minimal. It is also a fresh scheme, perfect for summer and winter.