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Room Ideas: Nautical Home Décor & Coastal Styles

by Bestlaminate
Published: Updated: 4 comments 7 minutes read

Love the nautical home décor look, but not sure how to start turning your home into a beach paradise? Here are some tips to give you some inspiration!

Coastal Color Palette

Selecting the perfect color palette for your room will be the first step to setting the tone for the room! One way to determine a color palette is to use a photo of your favorite beach scene or nautical accessory. Using tans, browns and a spectrum of blues and greens, it will be easy to accomplish a nautical vibe!

Coastal Flooring Options

Once you have selected your color palette, you’ll want to compliment your room with the perfect floor. There are many rustic and coastal-style floors available. We recommend taking a look at our Costal Flooring Category, where we feature all of our best-selling nautical-styled floors! We offer up to 5 flooring samples completely free, delivered right to your door. If you have a beach or lake house, these vinyl floors are perfect due to their water and moisture resistance!

White-washed looking flooring will add instant character to your room!
Shop coastal flooring from Bestlaminate

Accessorize Your Coastal Styled Rooms

Furniture and accessories will complete your room and pull all of the elements together! For furniture, select a light brown, tan, or white sofa and add pillows with fun patterns. Adding a colorful rug, rope art, and sun-aged looking décor, a room can be instantly transformed into a nautical-inspired paradise!  If you’re on a budget, TJ Maxx has a large selection of nautical home décor items. You can easily create a nautical design with subtle accents. No need to go overboard if your goal is to create a simple design with a subtle coastal style! Check out our customer Donna’s home that showcases a subtle, yet nautical style!

Nautical Home Design with white flooring

Nautical Styled Room Ideas from Bestlaminate Customers

Flooring sets the tone of any room. If you prefer contemporary or casual styles, select lighter colors. For a more rustic feel opt for white-washed, nut-rich floors like pines and oak. For a more traditional appearance, the darker, richer wood tones of mahogany provide plenty of Old World charm and grace. When deciding on the colors for your room, keep in mind that it will set the tone and character for the entire room. Like a professionally mounted picture frame, the background of a picture or a room can drastically alter its style and appearance.

When selecting the colors for your nautical room ask yourself if you will be using your existing furniture or if you will be using something new. Try to complement the color of your furniture with other elements of your room. Earth tones, such as browns and greens, have a calming effect on a room, and they blend so nicely with blues and greens.  Remember, white creates a sense of elegance, and pastels are both lighthearted and calming. Before moving forward with your project, you will want to decide on the overall feel you want to create in each room.

Beautiful rental room that features white high gloss flooring and a coastal style.
This family beach home features neutral vinyl flooring with nautical accents for a beachy feel.
Multitoned flooring is another great option for a subtle, yet nautical styled floor!
This customer home features neutral vinyl flooring and is located right on Lake Erie!
Our customer Karen used a white-washed laminate flooring for a costal/shabby-chic look.

More Inspiration for Coastal Style

Getting inspiration has never been easier! Head over to the Bestlaminate gallery nautical category and find all sorts of inspiration for creating a Nautical Design, directly from Bestlaminate customers. As with most home improvement projects, the long-term view should be considered before committing to a particular color scheme. You can also browse our nautical flooring selections and find a floor that you love! Best of luck!

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Balustrade components February 16, 2017 - 8:13 am

These room ideas for a Nautical Home Decor design are really impressive and could definitely benefit interior designers who are looking for a new unique design. These fundamental points go into a lot of detail and make the article interesting to read. Overall this provides great advice for all homeowners.

Alana Kane February 20, 2017 - 9:59 am

Thank you! We appreciate your kind words about our article.

Ethel January 25, 2016 - 10:51 am

I love the color palette that is shown here. The nautical decor goes very well with the colors and the flooring options. I am planning on redecorating my living room, and I think this design would look great! Thanks for sharing!

Alana Kane January 25, 2016 - 10:56 am

Glad you love it Ethel!


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