Have you ever entered a home with a nautical theme and wondered why there was a sailboat for a coffee table? Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but the point is, as, with any theme, it can be very easy to overdo it especially if you really like it. How can you know when too much of a good thing is simply just too much?
Well, with nautical decor, there are actually some really easy guidelines to follow that can make your nautical home decor look its best without making your guests want to jump overboard. Keep the palette simple navy, white and beige. If you want a little dynamic color, add an accent of red here and there
Also, stick to one color in each shade. Navy blue, sea-foam blue, and sky blue all together is just going to look confused and muddled. For a nautical theme, the simpler the colors are the better the room will look. Nautical accents are really fabulous, and there is a lot of room here for unique and creative design, but use caution and care. If you are going to mount an antique clipper ship wheel on your wall, that’s great. Just don’t fill the room with model clipper ships, too. In fact, if you do choose a single large, bold statement decoration, keep the other accessories muted and smaller. If you pick a focal point, let it be the focal point.
Similar to accents, if you have a really unique piece of furniture, let it be the statement piece that it is. Also, do not try to mix and match furniture styles. Nautical themed spaces work the best and are their most sophisticated when they are at their simplest. If you prefer antiques, go with that style. All of the furniture does not actually have to be an antique, but other styles with clash and make the room look disjointed, not eclectic as too many people think.