When creating a nautical décor using the golden ratio (known also as the one-third principle) will come in very handy. Imagine the space is like a grid. Three horizontals and three vertical lines intersecting but equally spaced. Now imagine the object you want as a main focal point in each sector. Placement of the decorations will make or break a room.
Before embarking on the decorations the walls ceiling and floor should reflect the colors of the sea and the open sky above it. The color palette is usually an array of blues, milky whites and green. Tiles or carpet tiles in these shades work great for flooring.
Hurricane lamps and vases shaped like lighthouses can be placed on accent tables to give more depth and texture to a room. Window treatments should also be of the same nature. Nothing lacy or frilly for the seascape you are trying to create. You can make a great set of drapes from sail material. If you are not handy with a sewing machine you can find nautical themed curtains online at many retail outlets. Or better yet use nautical shutters. For the outside you can make portholes out of your existing windows. Using additions instead of replacements.
Now that you have an idea of how to get your home ship shape, it is time to put it to the test. Every thing you need for a beautifully decorated nautical room can be found in our collection.