It’s the summer holidays and you know what that means, sun, sea, sand and surf! Most of you will be jetting off with the kids to some faraway land for a week or two by the sea. Some of you will head down the coast for a spot at the seaside whilst some of you will chose to stay at home, relaxing in the garden and enjoying some home comforts. That’s why this week we’re looking at the summery interior trend that is nautical interior. Make summer last all year round in your home with nautical lighting interior ideas that will add a fresh and sun-bleached look.
Our nautical interiors board gives you more inspiration on this great summery trend. You can find it here.
Create a cool coastal feel in your home with these simple steps, when choosing this cooler look it’s all about neutral sandy colours with accents of blue, from baby blue and duck egg tones to vibrant aqua and navy blues. Draw inspiration from the depths of the ocean with deep teal and aqua tones and then pair with starfish and shell ornaments to really give that ‘under the sea vibe’. Mix differing shades together to create a layered look and add depth. Sit cool blues next to deep sapphires, you can also add hints of grey and black for contrast. Keep your canvas fresh with light tones.
Choosing the right canvas for your nautical interior
There are so many options when it comes to the nautical interior, for instance you can use different patterns for different styles of nautical. For a sun-bleached look why not go for a faded wood panelling or faux food wallpaper for the walls. Whereas for a ‘Hamptons, Long Island’ vibe choose strips or anchor motifs. Opt for a blue ombre ocean effect for the walls in an ocean nautical interior or for a vintage nautical interior you can go all out nostalgia with some distressed map wall coverings.
Lighting up your nautical interior
Fisherman style lights work great with this look, bring your outdoor wall lanterns indoors to create a rustic fisherman vibe or a nostalgic vintage look. We’ll be looking at our Fisherman Collection in our next post. Rope and Wicker light shades such as our Rattan Rope Pendant are great to incorporate into a more laid-back beach nautical look, team with rope ornaments and rope handled lanterns.
If you’re hoping for a more unified ‘Hamptons chic’ interior then round porthole ceiling and wall lights in polished chrome such as our Mole Round Bulkhead Outdoor Wall Light and Demy Chrome Flush Ceiling Light are ideal, resembling a ships porthole you will almost feel like you’re sailing away. Team these with our Black and Grey Striped Easy to Fit shades and Square Base and black or navy accessories to complete the look. For an ocean nautical interior choose differing blue toned shades and finishes, such as our Wrinkle Drum Easy to Fit Ceiling Shade in Duck Egg and our Dream Colours Blue Glass Table Lamp.
Accessorise your nautical interior with anything you might find along the coast, for a laid-back sun-bleached look opt for pebbles, shells and sandy tones soft furnishings. Driftwood finishes against a distressed wooden canvas is a must, check out our post on how to get the sun-bleached look with the help of our Rattan Rope Pendant. Shells can also be incorporated into an ocean nautical interior but make sure to mix some blue hue accessories such as blue antique bottles and vases. For a ‘Hamptons chic’ interior choose old anchors and ship steering wheels as wall art, ornamental yachts and stripy cushions and fabrics will give the look a smart preppy feel. Or you can simply mix all the nautical styles together to create the ultimate nautical interior.