Relieve yourself of the summer heat and everyday stress with charming nautical decorations that invite you to the river, lake or sea to cool off and relax. Water is a living medium, always full of surprises, no matter what kind of water it is. Even standing water has its own full life. Babbling brooks, rushing rivers, vast lakes and the vast ocean call us with a voice that is difficult to ignore. So much of the life on our planet comes from them, no wonder we humans like to decorate our homes with memories of these cradles of life.
Half the rowboat
Get almost any book on summer homes or the coastline and you’ll find half the rowboat in the craft department. By placing an old flat-bottomed rowboat on its shallow end or cutting off the ruined portion of a leaky canoe, you can easily add shelves to hold books or plants. Or you can just add a shelf and have a shaded seat overlooking the ocean.
Miniature replicas are a great way to honor the big ships, even those that no longer regularly sail. The ocean is a huge place indeed. Putting together a miniature allows modern travelers to wonder how fragile those little wooden barges with a few squares of canvas were that once sailed to all parts of the world. Models can also improve the appreciation of modern ocean-going vessels.
Add a nautical touch to your home with a wooden relief or a framed picture of boats. You could even pick up a printed replica of a classic sailing ship painting like fishing boats in Arles. You can add a wallpaper or a wallpaper frieze or carpet that takes the theme and repeats it.
Sea lamps, centerpieces, and other decorations
Light up your night with boat-shaped lamps or lampshades decorated with anchors, boats or other items that go with the waterways. Use a miniature row boat or canoe to keep track of your keys and other small bags, or decorate one with a miniature scene to decorate your table. Below are some ideas for decorating wooden boats.
Wooden sailboat wall decoration
Bring a nautical feel to a room with this house-shaped wooden carving of a sailboat and a seagull. The seagull and sailboat are made from flat wood, painted and distressed, and then applied to a neutral beige background. The relief is framed first in light blue, then by rough barn wood. It is an excellent choice for an oceanfront vacation home.
Set of two miniature row boats
This set of two Birch Lane maritime wooden boats is a conversation piece or a centerpiece for your next party. Lovingly handcrafted to resemble the rowboats that take off the ship to the coast, they can be filled with almost anything. Put one of these up with a load of coral for a nice decoration.
Model sailing boat
Remember yesterday’s ships with this three-masted square rigger model ship. This little ship has been carefully crafted and placed on a neutral, dark stand. It’s ready to sail across your dining table as a centerpiece or adorn the mantelpiece in your living room. It will be brought to you from China by Cole and Gray.
Wooden sail model boat
This model sailing ship is a beautiful centerpiece, a coat decoration or a topper for a side table and will cast a spell on all viewers. This charming ship, offered by Cole & Gray along with several other models, will take you into uncharted waters of interior design while you combine it with your other decor. The company has other various nautical options that go well with the model ship.
Half-boat organizer lamp
The American Girls Handy Book in Chapter VIII has instructions on how to craft a seaside cottage, including making bookshelves with half a flat-bottomed rowboat. Here you have the same miniature half of a rowboat, with a shelf and a lamp on top. A perfect reading lamp to cheer up the mood for Treasure Island or even read about Jo and Beth from Little Women on the Coast.
Half-boat wine rack
You can’t go wrong with half a boat decorating with a Seashore Cottage theme. In this case, the half boat houses a classic wine rack to prevent your port or rum bottles (yo-ho-ho) from being shaken ahead of their time. It holds twelve bottles, with the small upper shelf being reserved for serving glasses.
Rowboat wooden bowl
Decorative boat-shaped wooden bowl made of pressed fiberboard. Perfect for filling with white beach sand and adding miniatures to create a coastal panorama that can be placed on a side table or used as a centerpiece. It would also be a great landing spot for keys, wallet, and more.
Motorboat scale model
Carefully structured to closely mimic a triple cockpit motorboat, this Breakwater Bay scale model is sure to attract attention as part of your model boat collection. Rare, high-quality wood is used to make this little beauty. Place it in your entrance area or use it as a centerpiece because it certainly deserves a place of honor.
Sail Away bedside lamp
Sail away into the sea of dreams guarded by this cute Brundage wooden sailboat 14 inch table lamp. The base, shaped like a sailboat, is made of molded wood, and the fabric shade shows a classic anchor decoration. It is an excellent addition to any bedside table.
Boot framed accent mirror
If you look into your eyes, you can see your face framed by a little blue and white boat with the legend: “Relax, you are on Lake Time.” We couldn’t just wish! But maybe this cheerful mirror will help you get through the week until you’re really at sea and your fishing line is dangling in the water.