The bedroom is like your little sacred corner to get away from the world, so you can be creative with your own designing ideas. One of the design styles that can bring adventurous and freedom feelings into your bedroom is the nautical theme. With a cool and bright color palette along with refreshing elements, you can bring in the bedroom the sight, sound and smell of the ocean. To get inspired more with this chilling vibe, take a glance at some nautical bedroom ideas that we have found!
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Blue & white color palette
Apart from coastal style that get attached to beach-themed palette like light yellow, sky blue. Nautical style is more involved in sailing and boating so the color palette is more masculine and oceanic. White can be used as the dominant color to exude elegance and serenity while giving an expanded effect that makes your room look bigger. Furthermore, combining white with shades of blue like navy, cobalt or azure to accentuate calm and peaceful sleep space. Also, you may choose wood items with dark brown that can blend in nicely with the ocean vibe.
Pops of Red and Yellow
To make your Nautical bedroom more unique, add some pops of red or yellow as decoration. Note that just a few details is enough, if you go for too many gaudy items, it will blot out the simplicity and fresh vibe of Nautical design.
Inspired by natural material
While different in the color palette and decorative elements, both coastal and nautical vibe share the same materials that derived from nature such as wood, rattan, linen and types of fabric, … Keep in mind those elements when choosing a plan to design each section of your bedroom. For example, like this design from pacificdimensions.com, the main material is white-painted oak wood for the wall, windows and bedframe, which pair nicely with the brown fabric floor. At the end of the bed place 3 knit rattan baskets for more storage and can be used to replace the bedroom bench.
You will instantly get a maritime look of a nautical-vibe bedroom by taking advantage of striped patterns. This pattern usually appears on curtains, rug, wall covering or other furniture items like pillow, bed sheet. Striped patterns with the signature white and blue tones give your sleep nook an adventurous and breezy feeling that lulls you to sleep.
Lighting plays an important part of a nautical space. The illumination can be served with both natural sunlight or light fixtures. Opting for large windows and glass doors so the whole space is filled with warmth and coziness while enhancing the breezy effect from interior detail.
Furthermore, turn your personal bedroom into the interior of a cruise by using bulkhead lamps installed on the wall or ceiling. For the bedside lamp, a nautical lantern can be a perfect idea both for decorating and usability. If craving for more light, hang rattan pendants on one side of the bed that give you low brightness to prepare for a quality sleep while making a pops out of a nautical-themed corner.
Shiplap gets its name because it is a wood panel style that is used to make the internal wall of a ship. Since nautical style involves sailing and boating, shiplap is always a recommended decoration. Opting for white-painted wood panel with a smooth or worn surface depends on whether you want a modern or more rustic look.
Nautical Decorative Elements
You can bring the sea into your room by using the ocean-themed decorative elements. There are some few signatures that you can follow to decorate your own nautical bedroom:
Sea creatures such as starfish, fish, squid, whale, turtle, … are one of the most recognizable signatures of an ocean-vibe bedroom. You can simply draw the shape of those creatures on the wall, hang the wall arts or place figures on a shelf.
To add a sophisticated ingredient to your nautical bedroom, you can hang colorful and vintage maritime maps and charts. These can be found in your local thrift store or through online shopping like ebay, amazon or etsy. Find yourself a guideline to discover the mystery of the sea in your own personal nook!
One of the signatures of an adventurous ocean vibe room is the nautical star. You can apply it into your nautical bedroom in many ways. Drawing a nautical star with compass direction on the wall or going for a wallpaper like the one in this design below.
Don’t be overuse
Finally, we know that it’s appealing when looking at those ocean-themed decor but overuse of an element will make your room look unbalanced and messy. Nautical stars, sea creature shapes, anchors, … choose 2 of those details to give a stylish appearance while not being so cramped.