The Nautical Look

As we move from the dark and cosy evenings of winter it gives a great opportunity to dream of the months ahead and a change of style to the “chic and inviting” nautical look.  The image is one of bold stripes, weathered wood, tones of deep navy, light blue, white and of course hints of classic red.

To make the perfect “summery” living room there are two key colours … blue and white will set the tone perfectly.  This would be complemented perfectly with a navy sofa and some of Fleetwoods off-whites on the walls.  Don’t forget the cushions, those little touches can bring a room together.  Some navy and white mix or some light blue can soften the décor instantly.  Paired with a white full length sweeping voile curtain for a more feminine look.  For that added nautical look and full commitment to the theme a feature wall using wallpaper such as Marburg Imagine Collection in Navy/Grey Timber Effect (featured on our website) gives just the right amount of natural timber impression.

This look will translate just as well into the bedroom setting.  Use a soft grey on the walls accentuated with a navy throw.  By using white bed linen, the look can be changed to a red throw to give a much bolder look and some variety.

Nautical themes can be a mix and match – use red and white tones to give impact and to dial down the effect replace the red with hues of greys and blues.  This gives a feel of the ocean making the overall impression calming and reflective.

In our home section on website, you will see some beautiful nautical accessories.  From floor to table lamps, rustic mirrors, clocks, ships wheels all will add to a beautiful room.  The use of brick or timber effect wallpaper will add a rustic feeling to the room.

The ultimate and one of our favourites looks here at MC Designs is the use of stripes and checks.  A stripe in a cushion or a check patterned throw take it to the next level, and it is these little details that really allow you to put your own stamp on the “Nautical look.”

We hope you feel inspired for the change !