Warm nights, drives to the beach, walks on the boardwalk, and adventures for everyone—there is nothing quite like summer. With warmer weather and the end of the school year approaching, people are looking to make their home feel as seasonal as possible. So what are some of the best ways to get that nautical, summer style?
For a more traditional take on nautical style and what is typically seen in most summer beach homes, take inspiration from the Oceana, the Fisher Island, or the Hulopoe Bay. Oceana, with its navy blue shell and ocean print, makes a bold statement. The bright neon green accents included in the collection make this traditional nautical style feel more modern and balance the print with a minimal, colored accent. To further the nautical theme, either be inspired by the Oceana print or compliment it. You can add ocean and nautical accents, such as ship-inspired artwork or even a jellyfish-resin lamp—this creates traditional take on this classic take and allows for small twists on it. Or simply add accents in a modern, minimalist style, such as a silver side-table, an abstract piece of art, or a white leather chair. This gives a modern and young interpretation on the classic style and balances out the bold print in the duvet with simple accents.
Maybe you want to have that nautical look, but you don’t want to be as bold and forward with it as the Oceana is. So, how do you achieve that look? Start with a clean duvet in a cool blue tone, like the Profiles Silk Turquoise or the Checkers Aqua, and build the nautical theme around it. Add accent pillows with the shell print in a matching shade of blue or complimentary color; add modern interpretations of classic pieces, like a silver shell or fish or an abstract depiction of the beach; or add white shutter-style doors and dressers to the space to make it all feel more like a summer, beach space.
The key to this style is deciding how you want to interpret it—either in a classic and bold or a minimalist and modern way. Either way you will succeed with the nautical style and be ready to welcome in that warm weather and long summer days.