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Not-Your-Average Nautical

October 08, 2020

Set sail for rooms that show off maritime design in big and small ways.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Set the Scene

Paper the walls in architectural sketches of sailboats for a truly nautical environment. The powder room in the HGTV Urban Oasis 2020 counters the navy background with a contrasting white-and-matte-black farmhouse sink.

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Photo: Todd Douglas / Getty Images. From: Beach Flip.

Create a Backdrop

Your room doesn't have to scream "Nautical!" to have the coastal vibe. Reclaimed pine boards create a rustic, weather-worn background to the bright white bed in this bedroom. Mixing in a few blue-gray boards delivers a beachy tone to the space, and a herringbone pattern adds a decidedly timeless feel to the sliding barn door, which is made out of scrap pine wood.

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Photo: Jacob Snavely. From: Chango and Co..

Make an Impact With Subtle Accents

Add maritime style to your home without overt declarations. A rope-lined mirror hangs from a cleat in this white-planked hallway and is flanked by mirrored sconces that mimic the look of portholes.

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Photo: Jessica Glynn. From: Corine Maggio.

Or Hit It Right on the Nose

However, you don't have to shy away from your love of maritime. A blue-and-white color scheme paired with woven accents is the perfect beginning to any nautical space. On the corner wall of this master bedroom, a duo of sailboat artwork makes for a sea-worthy vignette.

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