Nautical home decor

How to Decorate a Nautical Theme With Purpose

Nautical barometer

Everything sailors use, they use for a reason. Though often times these nautical items are kept for pragmatic reasons, their use often takes on deep, symbolic significance. That’s why sailors will often get such nautical items as anchors, propellers, or harpoons tattooed.

When planning and designing a nautical theme, taking such symbolic meanings into account can make your design seem not only more intentional — with more purpose — but also more well arranged. Here are a few ways you can incorporate these symbolic meanings into your own nautical theme, choosing more purposeful places to place your nautical home decorations.

Compasses Above the Door.

Compasses are (more…)

20 Feb 2015

Three of the Coolest Nautical Conversation Pieces Your Living Room Needs

Nautical wheel

When designing a nautical themed room, there are certain rules you must follow. First, you need to get the colors right. Use navy, white, and khaki as the main colors for nautical decor. Second, you need to get some nautical decorations placed around the room to really drive home the theme. Third — and most importantly — you need to have a strong centerpiece to tie it all together.

Here are just a few of the coolest nautical items you can use as conversation pieces and to bring your nautical theme together.

A Reproduction of a Famous Pirate Flag.

Believe it or not, pirates didn’t fly skull and cross bones. Instead, they each had their own black flags emblazoned with an individuali (more…)

12 Jan 2015