A Nautical Rug for Your Beach House
A nautical rug can give a room that salty seaside feeling of living on the coast by the sea, or it can complement your beach house furnishings with a whimsical beach theme, that makes your cabin fun!
Some of my favorite nautical rug designs…
Living by the sea (or dreaming of living on the coast) gives you lots of opportunities to decorate. And you can have whimsical beach kind of theme—or a lighthouse theme, or even a salty old sailor theme. You are limited only by your imagination!
What do you love most about the ocean or the river? Often we can mirror what we see outside, in our decorating.
A nautical area rug can have motifs of seaside creatures, weathered pilings, ships, sailors, lighthouses, or sand dunes, and it can make your home feel like it is part of the coast.
Furnish your cozy beach cottage or cabin with a nautical theme rug that reflects the things you love…
Nautical Theme Rugs
Nautical theme rugs come in a variety of colors and they have a number of different motifs. A nautical rug can bring depth to your Oceanside theme and they can add color to an otherwise drab room.
Nautical rugs bring to mind sandy beaches, lighthouses, yachts at the harbor, the sweet smell of marshes, salty looking old sailors, yummy seafood dinners and weathered pilings and buildings by the shore.
Your nautical area rugs can reflect those things in your beach cottage.
Choose motifs that reflect what you love most, in your beach house decorating, to make your cottage reflect you and your family.
One way to decorate is to choose a special rug to serve as the focal point of your room. Then, you can choose nautical accessories that complement your rug and its theme.
Of course you want to choose carefully. If you have detailed wallpaper on the walls, you will need to choose a simple rug or carpet design.
And vice versa. If you choose a nautical rug with lots of pictures, keep your walls simple—and lighter than your rug.
Popular Themes for Nautical Cabin Rugs
Nautical rugs play a central role in establishing the mood of your beach cabin or your coastal post and beam house.
There are many different choices that you can use to carry out your nautical theme décor.
Here are a few of the most popular:
- Boats and ships
- Anchors, lines (ropes) and ship’s wheels (steering wheels)
- Sea birds
- Seashells and sea animals
- Dolphins, sharks and fish
- Sandy beaches
- Fishing nets and fishing equipment
- Old salty sailors
- Crabs and clams
- Boat docks
And I’m sure that you can think of more! Choose motifs that you like and that remind you of the good times that you’ve had—or pleasant things that you’ve seen.
Then look for a nautical rug that has those motifs or your favorite colors in it.
Choose wall décor, window furnishings, table décor and lamps and other decorative pieces to carry out your theme.
Do this, and you’ll end up with a room that is totally you! And you and your family will enjoy it for years to come…