As the sun has finally come out and I’m about to escape to the beach on holiday, I’m loving the nautical trend this week. It’s versatile and brings a happy holiday feel to any room – and if you get it right, the accessories you use to create the look won’t date the same way other interior trends can.
Although this fully nautical room is beautiful, for me interior themes are all about the little touches. I don’t like to tie myself to a single look by changing my walls or furniture – instead I keep them neutral and use accessories to sample my favourite trends and keep my rooms looking fresh. Mixing and matching cushions is a great way to start.
From cushions in the living room you can move on to tabletop accessories in the dining room. Linen table runners and napkins contrast beautifully with clear glass and white ceramics – navy paired with white is a particularly timeless colour combination that will suit any room. Aren’t these striped tablecloths beautiful?
Don’t forget your walls – you can make use of them without re-painting or wallpapering. Porthole mirrors look great in hallways and bathrooms and there are some great examples around at the moment. For something a bit different, try a nautical coat hook – hooks are small but mighty when it comes to tying a theme together. Here at mydeco.com we have a bit of an obsession with them, and we’ve created quite a collection.
Refresh your accessories and have a go at bringing a seaside feel into your home – featuring on-trend blues and greys with cute details (never underestimate the impact of an anchor here and there), it’s a look you will love as much as I do. For some more inspiration, take a look at my top nautical picks in my nautical touches wishlist.
I'm the Editor of the mydeco.com blog, writing about the interiors that inspire me most. I love bright colour against neutrals, and have a soft spot for themed rooms. Quirky accessories are my favourite and I love nothing more than finding something bold and beautiful to make a room really stand out! Read more posts by Laura.