From Tabletop to Home Décor, Don’t Miss These Sea-Inspired Looks

Nautical Bookcase - Sea-Inspired Looks
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

Text by Holly Seng

With inspiration ranging from maritime charm to coastal chic, give your cottage a breath of fresh seaside air.

Nautical Bedroom - Sea-Inspired Looks
Photography by William Dickey

A crisp backdrop of white paired with a blend of blue hues sets a tranquil tone, while red accents bring the room’s nautical theme to life. Painted floors are easy to maintain, and stenciled sea creatures offer a whimsical nod.

Nautical Bookcase with Shells and Coral - Sea-Inspired Looks
Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

When styling a coastal vignette, avoid a cluttered appearance by opting for large shells and coral sculptures, spacing them throughout the design. Save a few small collectibles for adding any final touches.

Incorporate Textures - Sea-Inspired Look
Photography by Jim Bathie

Finding one-of-a-kind pieces you love will impart personal flair and keep the look from feeling too clichéd.

A table with woven side chairs and an upholstered hostess chair.
Photography by William Dickey

Incorporating a variety of textures for your furnishings creates extra dimension and a comfortable, laid-back style. Mix and match natural materials, such as a wooden table and woven dining chairs, with more formal upholstered pieces.

Personal Touch with Dining Ware - Sea-Inspired Look
Photography by John O’Hagan

Nature-inspired accessories, organic lines, and a cool palette of soft whites and gentle blues capture the beauty of the coast.

Colorful Panache to Table - Sea-Inspired Look
Photography by John O’Hagan

Add a colorful panache to your table with vibrant accents such as coral napkins or citrus fruits.

Colorful Nautical Exterior Tablescape - Sea-Inspired Look
Photography by John O’Hagan

Let your seashell collection shine by scattering pieces along the table or displaying them in an elevated glass dish.

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