Knot boards, originally advertisements for a deckhand’s tying skills, are a great way to add nautical style to your home.
2 of 10Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Ship-style bunks surrounded by yacht-inspired paneling and rich navy, red, and white bedding are perfect for imaginative youngsters not quite ready for a night on the high seas.
3 of 10Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
White paneling, navy accents, a captain’s chair, and a ship’s ladder tie this combination living and dining area to the sea.
4 of 10John Jensen
Drift off to dreams of high-seas adventure nestled under the protection of this lighthouse comforter.
5 of 10Michael Luppino
Flags, each with its own nautical history, will add flair to any home. Try grouping them by color, shape, or region.
6 of 10Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
This tower room, perfect for reading and star gazing, isn’t much bigger than a crow’s nest. Ship deck type flooring and rails, along with the 360 view, make it feel exotic and expensive.
7 of 10Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
A Model Room
Wood furniture, planked floors, an armillary sphere, and a wood pulley prompt memories of grand voyages. Books with seafaring titles beckon those who prefer sea journeys of the armchair sort—and even those armchairs have a crisp, nautical look.
8 of 10Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
A classic color combination of red, white, and blue reigns in this child’s bathroom. The lighthouse lamp serves in place of a nightlight. Life-preserver-framed mirrors featuring children’s names and birth years above blue and white nautical tiles complete the look.
9 of 10Brian Vanden Brink
Navy-and-white chairs create an ideal perch for boat watching. A brass ship’s bell and striped rug bring extra flair to this seaside sunroom.
10 of 10Brian Vanden Brink
A carved whale nameplate welcomes visitors to this bayside guesthouse. In the living area, the sea’s the theme: A weathered trunk stands in for a traditional cocktail table, and seashell-printed pillows call out to the coast.