When my husband and I purchased our little 900 square foot beach cottage, I found myself decorating all five bedrooms in different shades of blue. My husband joked that I must be from Santorini, given my attraction to this color. But the real reason I gravitate towards blue over and over again is the way it brings both calm and energy to a room, regardless of hue. It doesn’t hurt that blue pretty much works with any decor, especially if you go for a cool coastal style.
Coming soon, some great nautical-inspired finds that will make your home feel like a beach getaway.
Best beach decor for your home
1. Burke Décor Palmetto Palm Peel & Stick Wallpaper
The blue palm trees on this removable wallpaper will bring a Palm Springs element to any room. It’s removable, so it’s easy to change, and made of vinyl – just wipe it off with a damp cloth.
2. TJ Maxx indoor / outdoor striped pouf
Dress up your deck or patio or with this affordable blue and white ottoman that can be used as a seat or ottoman. Made from fade and water resistant fabric, it is filled with polystyrene beads, so it is safe for the outdoors. Bonus: the braided border gives this pouf a luxurious texture.
What better way to spruce up your home than to fill the air with the combined scents of coastal lily, blue lotus, beach grass and warm sand, all found in this cast soy wax candle by hand. You will enjoy many summer nights by candlelight with a burn time of up to 50 hours, and when used up you can reuse the hand-blown blue container for flowers or as a stand for small items on your table bedside.
These 4 inch blue agate coasters are so beautiful you won’t want to hide them under a glass! Created from volcanic rock, they come with clear rubber feet to protect your furniture so you can keep it on display whether you’re a host or not.
There’s nothing fishy about these stylish 3D soaps, made from all-natural goat’s milk and presented on crumpled paper in a box with a fish-themed liner. Use them to enhance your soap dish or as gifts – or, at this price, you can do both!
From daiquiris to rum runners to mai tais, this book won’t just look great on your coffee table or bar – you’ll actually learn a thing or two about the origin and history of your summer drinks. favorite.
7. Alys towel
Made from 100% Turkish cotton, this blue and white striped towel can be used as a tablecloth or as a beach, picnic or concert blanket. It is Oeko-Tex certified, which means it was made without any harmful substances.
8. Poppy + sage soap dish in teak
Teak has always been the wood of choice for boat builders, thanks to its high oil content which makes it rot resistant. The teak base of this soap dish will stand up to damp bathrooms and humidity, and its bluish shell insert has been punched holes throughout the wood for easy drainage.
9. The Rope Co. Nautical Rope and Leather Napkin Rings
These nautical-inspired rings will do a great job of keeping towels in place on a blustery summer evening. Accented with brown string, they will complement any colored towel you decide to use.
10. Cailini coastal charcuterie board
The wood recovered on this charcuterie board comes from Europe and gets its navy blue color from a 100% vegetable wax that is safe for food. Use it to display your breads, cheeses and summer fruits, then hang it on your kitchen wall for bonus decor.
11. Ballard Designs Rope Doormat
This doormat can be a bit pricey, but it’s worth the investment. Made from sturdy, marine-grade polypropylene rope (what lobsters use to haul their catch), it will never get soggy, thanks to a design that allows water to flow straight out. In addition, it does not fade because it has UV protection.
12. Mirror Serena & Lily Bar Harbor Bone Inlay Mirror
This blue and white decorative mirror is one of those items that you will never tire of looking or staring at! It was created using an ancient artistic technique called bone inlay, which inserts delicate pieces of bone onto a surface – FYI: the bones are taken from animals that have died of natural causes – and will look proud look in a hallway, bathroom or bedroom.
Looking for nautical inspiration on your kitchen island? This 10 inch ceramic pendant features a hand painted blue band and hangs from a jute rope, making it a great choice for any coastal kitchen space.
14. Vintage-inspired striped bath towels for business and pleasure
Inspired by Palm Beach in the 1920s, these navy blue striped and tasseled towels are made from a luxurious, quick-drying cotton terrycloth. The set includes a bath towel, a hand towel and a washcloth.
Want a quick and easy way to dress up a dresser or accent wall? These blue / gray peel and stick vinyl decals look like aged wood without the work. Simply apply to any smooth surface for an instant transformation.
16. Bornn Multicolored Enamel Dinner Plates
These durable plaques are made from heavy gauge steel hand dipped into enamel. The soft blue interior and white base will look at home on a formal or casual summer table.
17. John Robshaw Sahati Indigo Throw
Tassels are everywhere these days and this handmade indigo blanket is full of them. It’s made with thin layers of cotton voile on one side and chambray on the other, making it one of the softest blankets to ever touch your skin.
18. Beverly Ballard Designs Rattan Side Table
The style of this vintage-looking rattan and lattice table is as popular today as it was on summer cottage porches around the turn of the century. Bonus: This one can be multitasking like a bar cart, with a lower shelf containing all your spirits.
19. Poppy + Riviera Sage Platter
Talk about versatility – this trio of trays will look just as good for holding stemware on an outdoor summer bar as it will hang on a wall. Crafted from bamboo and wood, the turquoise, white and beige beads are strung to create a graphic base.
20. Hurricane in navy blue mesh wrapped in the coastal island of Cailini
The beauty of a hurricane glass holder? You can fill it with just about anything from candles and flowers to pens and makeup brushes. This one uses marine and natural twine to create a lattice pattern around the glass to wash up in any area of your home.
21. Cape Stripe Indoor / Outdoor Pillow
This 22 inch blue striped pillow may seem too delicate to keep outside, but it isn’t. Made with an eco-friendly recycled polyester shell and filling, the cover can be thrown away in the wash, then hung up to dry.
22. Garnet Hill Mini Print Percale Pillowcases
One way to add a touch of beach blue to all-white bedding is to use these whale-inspired 100% cotton pillowcases that provide a seaside touch without overdoing it.
Why invest in a boring solid color Adirondack chair when you can have one that gives off good vibes every time you sit down? With its oversized base and integrated cup holder, this wooden chair can be folded up for easy storage and is covered with a fade-resistant paint and topcoat, making it safe for the outdoors .
24. Frontgate Oyster Shell Dip Bowls
These enameled oyster bowls look amazing filled with summer berries or your favorite Post-it notes. Made from sturdy 100% Italian earthenware, they are dishwasher safe.
25. Serena & Lily French Tassel Blue Shower Curtain
This cotton shower curtain with French blue pom poms has a certain je ne sais quoi that will enhance any bathroom. The best part? You can throw it in the wash every few weeks to keep it fresh.
26. Trimaran Stripe Navy / Ivory Wouf
Your doggie will think it is resting on the Riviera, thanks to this blue and white striped beanbag for which dog decoration is famous. It is filled with polystyrene beads for added comfort and the shell is machine washable for easy cleaning.
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