Nautical style is beach and coastal classics, which never goes out of style. If you want to decorate your coastal or beach home, if you wanna add a beach feel to your usual home, there’s nothing better than nautical touches. Today I’m sharing a bunch of DIY nautical decorations you may quickly make for a coastal feel. Get inspired!
Textiles are among the best ideas to refresh home decor as they aren’t expensive and can be easily added or removed. That’s why we start from pillows, and the first project is about a cute nautical pillow with a large white felt fish in a navy backdrop – a perfect nautical piece as navy + white is a classic nautical combo. The idea is about making a navy pillowcase and adding a white fish applique to it, read the tutorial to make one.
Denim is always in trend, and you may add to classic nautical combos like navy/blue + white. This is a tutorial on how to upcycle and sew pillows with upcycled denim and other fabrics. The cool thing about these pillows is different stripes here and there for a mismatched and bold look, get inspired!
This bold and contrasting anchor pillow sewn of striped and polka dot fabric in navy, white and gold. Such a bright and whimsy shaped pillow is ideal for a nautical-inspired guest bedroom or family room – add some decorative shells, some wood paneling and a coastal space is done.
Make a bold pillow with anchors and a touch of love – a little red heart on it! Make a navy pillow and then stencil it with anchors and a heart – the tutorial contains a detailed instruction to make a stencil and apply it to your pillow. Anchors are timeless, there’s nothing more sea-like than that, get inspired!
This nautical pillow duo is a gorgeous idea for a coastal home! These are a turquoise whale pillow and a navy pillow with a large boat applique. Read how to make a whale-shaped pillow and how to add appliques to the second piece and make your home amazing with them!
Coasters And Trays
Jute or sisal rope is a very coastal idea, and using it for crafting will bring a beach-inspired feel to your space instantly. These cute coasters are made of jute rope and are spruced up with touches of colorful twine to make them more eye-catching. The craft is very simple and won’t take much time, enjoy your coastal coasters!
These cool coasters are made of cork and stenciled with various nautical images on them – a steering wheel, an anchor and other stuff like that. The images are colorful or left cork-colored, it’s up to you, you may go all-white for a bright look. Read how to make usual cork coasters bold and cool with some stencils and paint.
This DIY is super easy and as a result you’ll get a cool nautical tray with anchors. This is magic! A usual wooden round is turned into a tray painted white, with navy anchors and elegant vintage handles. You may go for rope handles or change the colors – add red, for example, for a nautical feel.
This rope tray is a great nautical catch-all idea. The DIY requires three things, rope, a sewing machine and thread. Really that’s it! Honestly this is a really, really basic sewing project, anyone can do it but it does require patience, lots of patience.
This buoy garland can be used not only for home but also for event decor: it makes the perfect accent for a dessert table, a fun backdrop for your ceremony or even a photo booth backdrop. The buoys are made of cardboard and painted in traditional nautical colors: corals, navy, white though you may try your own combo.
This colorful buoy garland will add nautical charm instantly to any space, and it looks so cheerful! The buoy garland is made of foam balls painted in bright shades and with rope in between. The whole look is very nautical, hang it wherever you like or decorate your party with such touches, this is a very easy and fast craft.
Make a garland or a door hanging with fish! This is a super easy craft if you already have some fish-printed fabric – you may just stuff the fish and that’s it. If there’s no fish-printed fabric at hand, make some stencils to print the fabric. Read the tutorial to find out how to do that or how to stuff the existing fish and get inspired!
These luminaries are ideal to add a nautical feel and coziness to your space at the same time. Take the jars you like and add fishing net and rope to them. If the jar is plain, you may color it yourself, there are instructions in the tutorial. Add some decorative sand inside and a tea light, and voila!
Make a cool cotton rope basket for storing various stuff in any space – such a cool nautical catch-all! The project contains some instructions on how to weave and knot the rope to form a basket, even a start can do that. Get inspired!