A lighthouse rug can brighten your beach house decor, and, even it you don’t have a house at the beach, it can take you there, mentally.
My top picks for lighthouse rugs:
A Lighthouse Rug can Bring Back Memories
Imagine you are at the ocean. You hear the waves against the beach. The sounds of a ship’s horn in the distance. And you see a lighthouse off to the side, warning ships of the rocky coastline.
Lighthouses send out beacons of light, and they guide us to safety, whether in a storm or just in darkness.
Using motifs and patterns in a light house rug that reminds you of vacations and fun-filled trips to the ocean, can get you to dreaming–and planning your next trip to the beach!
Light Houses are Symbolic
Light houses traditionally were used to mark dangerous coastlines, shoals, sand bars, rocks, coral reefs and dangerously shallow water. They were used to guide mariners into safe harbors.
Even airplanes have used light houses to navigate safely into airports near the coast.
And over the years, a lighthouse has become symbolic for many people. Here are some of their subtler meanings:
- Overcoming challenges and adversity
- Encouragement or helping one to find one’s way–a way out of trouble
- Moving forward in life, following problems or adversity
- Symbolic of salvation and safety, God’s protection
- Symbolically, the idea that calm waters and a safe harbor are near
- Lighthouses symbolize a guide or beacon to those struggling or trying to find their way