Home decorating with a nautical theme

For those who love the sea and everything it represents there is no better theme to bring into their home decorating plans than a nautical theme. The theme itself is quite lovely and suitable for homes and homeowners who are not so in love with the mystery and romance of the deep blue sea. For those who love the idea of ​​sailing off into the sunset, however, this is a great choice for home furnishings.

There are many ways that a creative mind can incorporate a nautical theme in home decorating plans. One of these ways is by using darkly stained wainscoting for the lower half of your walls with a chair rail to imitate wooden interior of finer sailing vessels. This mimics the interior of a sailboat and some motor yachts. This is an impressive addition in most homes and quite ambitious in some as it is the cheapest method to decorate. The effects, however, is stunning when used for this purpose.

Another good idea is to use a marine shade of blue for curtains and blinds and have them done by the same type of materials that sail covers are made of on a sailboat. If you are really ambitious, you can choose to paint the walls in this marine shade of blue and select another color for the curtains or wooden blinds instead. But white walls are perfectly acceptable when it comes to creating the look and feel of the interior of a boat.

Rope is a great tool to use to make the nautical theme a bit more authentic. You could twist the rope around picture frames, candlesticks, and all sorts of other things in order to incorporate the rope into the room without it looking out of place. If you are really ambitious, you can even string a hammock in some forgotten corner of the room to keep the coats in the winter or just to authenticate the theme to some degree.

Portals, clocks, barometers, and such make excellent art in a nautical themed room. Other great additions would include items such as seashells, sand dollars, model boats, and artwork depicting the sea. For many this is where we feel most at home, we derive our inspiration, and we literally feel as if we really can communicate with Mother Nature.

No nautical themed room or home is complete without a lighthouse to guide weary sailors home at the end of a long journey. Do not neglect an important feature such as this in your nautical themed home decorating ventures and purchases. If you are lost on how to subtly incorporate this into your room, you can look up a talented artist by the name of Thomas Kincaid. He is known as a painter of light and has managed to capture the essence of lighthouses in a way that no other artist has been able to duplicate. One of his paintings would make an excellent addition to your nautical theme.

A nautical theme for home decor is a great way to go for many families and for many reasons. All in all, it's not the most expensive of decorative themes, but it is by no means the least expensive either. The good news is that there are very few absolutely right or wrong way to achieve the look and atmosphere you want to achieve.