12 Ideas for Nautical Home Decorating

Classic marine instruments like this gimballed barometer and clock make great attention-getting nautical home decor items Looking for the perfect items to complement your nautical home decor? Whether decorating a liveaboard yacht, a home by the sea, or simply a home that evokes the feeling of the ocean and the seafaring days of yore, there are a number of high quality nautical home decor items that can add a lot of character to your home at a reasonable cost.

Nautical home decor makes a great gift for boaters, sailors, or anyone who loves the ocean!

One important thing to keep in mind with nautical home decor is that there are a lot of items out there that are better described as kitsch than home decor. Unless you’re genuinely going for that seafood restaurant look, think twice about pirate statues, plastic bullion treasure, fake coral, and the like. Instead, create a cozy yet elegant marine look by choosing decorations that evoke the elegance of classic vintage sailing yachts, or a 19th century lighthouse. Think back to a captain’s home by the harbor in a place like Nantucket or Gloucester. That’s the look that you’re going for!

Some excellent nautical home decorating gifts to look for include brass instruments, antique globes, salvaged parts from sailing vessels, and paintings of the sea. Look for high quality materials like brass and fine woods such as teak or mahogany. The details of high quality woodworking and other workmanship can make all the difference between a true work of art and a chinsy piece of kitsch.

My Favorite Nautical Home Decorating Ideas:

Scoured from nautical gifts stores across the interwebs, here are some of my favorite items for completing your nautical home decorating:

Emily R.

Hi, I'm Emily! I'm new to blogging so please feel free to leave helpful comments, suggestions, etc. As you may have guessed, I love boats and all things nautical -- sailing, kayaking, boating, fishing -- if you can do it on the water, I'm into it. I also enjoy coming up with fun, creative, unique gift ideas -- so after years of spending more time than I like to admit browsing shops and surfing the internet for the perfect gift, I finally decided to share some of my favorite finds with others looking for ideas for gifts for boaters. I hope you'll find this website useful! Fair winds! ~Emily

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Your Gift Guru ;-)Hi, I'm Emily! Friends have always told me that I give great gifts, so one day I decided to see if I could put that creativity to work helping out other people. This blog combines two of my favorite things: fun on the water, and giving gifts. I hope you find the site useful!

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