20 Nautical Home Decorations in the Living Room

Nautical decorations are totally fascinating – maybe because white and blue and a touch of tan actually look great together or maybe I just love blue too much whenever it comes up in room decorations or whatever, it makes me think that they are really fun and a bit preppy. The stripes look great and is an effective way to make an impact to any given space.

We have an awesome list for you today! This is a list about nautical home decorations in the living room which is beyond lovely because of the fascination a lot of people have for the beach or the sea. Well, beach homes are pretty similar in color palette with nautical spaces but differ in the feel you have when you are inside the specific room – check out the rooms below!

1. Atlanta Traditional Family Room

nautical living room decorations

William T Baker

This is a great example of how to create a themed room without its looking cartoonish. The wood ceiling is a nod to ships, the nautical flags are cleanly framed against white walls, and the nautical pillows and rug are a punch of accent color within an understated color palette.

2. Atlantic Drive Double Gable

boat painting

Patrick Ahearn Architect

Love that boat painting, and the room is gorgeous!

3. Barclay Butera Living on the Coast

centered window

Gibbs Smith

Instead of the wheels being the focal point, they embellish the centered window.

4. Bayhouse

realistic nautical concepts

Bruce Palmer Coastal Design

This space feels warm, blends realistic nautical concepts together!

5. Beach House Living Room Project

nautical designs

Molly Frey Design

Living room design in blue & white, great nautical touches is bright & cheery!

6. Boater’s Paradise

nautical nook

Bayberry Cottage

A nautical nook is fun & looks inviting!

7. Boston Custom Homes

light-colored painted planks

Thorson Restoration & Construction

One often thinks of ship wheels as part of decor that includes dated 1970s paneling, captain’s chairs and lots of other dark wood furniture. Drywall or light-colored painted planks let the wheel stand out as a sculptural object.

8. Cape Cod

beach chic living room

Norman Design Group, Inc.

In this beach chic living room, a mounted horse-head figure and tall candlesticks add metallic interest to the tablescape. There’s an interesting mix of materials and textures on the rustic table: the weathered tray, vintage books and metallic elements. And the starfish is the perfect finishing touch.

9. Contemporary Cottage Remodel

house remodel

John Mcdonald Co.

We brought a 1980’s Boca style house into style with a whole house remodel. It features a classical Bermuda style exterior with clean white cottage details inside.

10. Lake Geneva Lake House

nautical living room decorations

Kate Marker Interiors

Create a crisp backdrop for clean nautical style. White walls, ceilings and trim make crisp stripes, woven furniture and natural-fiber rugs look even better. And using white on all of the walls throughout an open-concept home is a fool proof way to make the space feel more expansive.

11. New York Seaside Living Room

yellow accent sofa

Anthony Baratta LLC

I like the yellow accent sofa and design on the carpet.

12. Oregon Coast


Hyde Evans Design

Look at the colors, texture, brass telescope, ship, stripes, patterns – I totally love this living room!

13. Portland Maine Contemporary Family Room


Knickerbocker Group

This is great for cabins – but recess built-ins so beds are more sofa-like, and add upholstered back/side too.

14. Santa Barbara Farm House

woven chairs

DD Ford Construction, Inc.

Here woven chairs and storage ottomans in different natural tones mix with vibrant, rich navy shades to create a nautical feel inspired by cottage life – another great use for wicker indoors.

15. Sao Paulo – Brazil

indoor plants

Marcelo Brito & Pedro Potaris

Plants, plants, plants galore! Not only will they add a bright splash of fresh green to your space, but they call for an instant ode to the tropics. Place them around the room accordingly to create consistency.

16. Saskatchewan Lakeside Retreat

white ceiling

Northern Sky Developments

Love the white ceiling with contrast of boat light fixture/art chandelier.

17. Seaside Beach Homes

maritime theme

Rizzoli New York

There’s a lot of fun to be had with a maritime theme, especially if you’re partial to antiques. In their charming 18th-century home in the Hamptons, New York, antiques experts Chris Mead and Zoe Hoare decked their cozy cottage with decor befitting an old sea captain’s cabin.

18. Seaside Resort Living

nautical bric-a-brac

Hussein Rady Design

The nautical bric-a-brac gives this living room lots of character!

19. The Sandberg Home

Chesterfield leather suite

Tara Bussema – Neat Organization and Design

This traditional Chesterfield leather suite is softened with a mix of fabrics in ocean colors. Crisp linens and soft velvets in a coastal palette work well with the life-buoy wall art. Shells give the classic chandelier a twist. Rugs in bold, monochromatic stripes ground this room.

20. Weekapaug

nautical living room decorations

Kate Jackson Design

Maidenhair fern can grow to about 3 feet tall in its natural habitat, but varieties produced for houseplants are commonly much smaller.

Even when the room designs have the same color scheme, the aura and the additional decors and furniture choices give us a hint if it’s beach or cottage and nautical. I’m pretty sure you have seen the stripes, which are obvious, and the ships and captains’ wheel – we’ll never miss out on that one!