Sailor stripes, rope accents, and aquatic hues rule in these modern takes on nautical decor
1 of 10Erin Kunkel
Shades of Blue
A good rule of thumb for nautical style at home: Start with a white base, keep woods exposed, and mix it up with blue hues.
Pro tip: Though this kitchen was largely sourced from Ikea, architect helped give it a designer look by adding an exposed plywood edge to the laminate countertop.
2 of 10Thomas J. Story
Nautical style begs for blue and white stripes, but variations on a blue-white-red combo of any sort will do the trick. Here, interior designer upholstered a bedroom headboard with vintage Japanese boro, an indigo patchwork.
3 of 10Courtesy of Anthropologie
Bring that beach barbecue look home—thankfully, sand not included—with tabletop wares sporting blue-and-white stripes.
4 of 10Courtesy of CB2
Get that nautical look with industrial-style pendant lights. Line up a few to illuminate a dining space.
5 of 10Courtesy of Grain
The Rope Effect
, $650; water jet cut mirror and manila rope
Reminiscent of ship style, chose decor with rope elements.
6 of 10Thomas J. Story
Take It Outside
Whether your home is seaside or not, create a festive beach-house vibe by a mixing light-hued wood dining set with blue textiles and taking it outdoors.
7 of 10Courtesy of Serena & Lily
A European bistro chair in blue and white chevron?! Dreams of lounging on the French Riviera do come true! In the dining room or on the patio, these pair well with rosé and baguettes.
8 of 10Courtesy of The Land Of Nod
Add some oceanic fun to the kiddos’ room with this whale lamp made of mango wood (with a cotton shade).
9 of 10Thomas J. Story
In this master bathroom, a pair of signal flags serve as drapery, creating a pop of color with an ethereal feel.
10 of 10Courtesy of CB2
Nothing simulates beach time like a space for lolling. And nothing says “take it easy” more than a hammock.