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Decorating in marine style: some ideas to drop the anchor of elegance

Decorating in marine style: some ideas to drop the anchor of elegance

Playing with the shades of light blue. Falling in love with accessories which recall the sea Choosing warm materials which taste of sun that kisses your skin.

Decorating a house in Mediterrano style always has a particular charm. It permits to create a young, fresh interior where all superfluous elements disappear as if swept away by a gentle wave.

Interior designs in navy style are not as sumptuous as other types of interior designs; on the contrary, they show a luxury which plays with simplicity, even when you choose state-of-the-art objects.

Both indoor and outdoor, in the living room, in the bedroom, even in the bathroom, you needn’t start from zero to furnish your interior in marine style. One or two typical pieces of furniture, combined with some accessories in the right colours and materials, are often enough; and it will be like being aboard a place of charm and glamour.

House in maritime style: colours and materials of marine decoration

Light blue, navy blue, pale blue and white, of course: the palette to paint a perfect house in maritime style plays with colours which speak of harmony, vastness, space without borders.

A fresh and lively colour mix which is perfectly completed by the typical natural tones of wood, sand, stones and seaweed, which have to weaken the contrast of blue and white. Because a “navy” house must always be an embrace which tastes of cosiness and welcome

The extra touch? Playing with contrasts: bright red for a daring character, golden tones for a glamorous one.  You can also use pastel colours for a more playful touch; they must be, however, carefully chosen and combined together. 

As for materials, they must be inspired by and referred to nature.

  • Pieces of furniture of solid wood, both in the lighter version for a traditional marine style, and in darker tones for a more luxurious style.
  • Bamboo and rattan, especially used for baskets and chests, but also for armchairs in real coastal style: harsh and wild.

How to decorate a house in marine style

Lamps in marine style

Among the objects in maritime style, lamps have a primary role. They can create a cosy atmosphere and rock the days by sailing on the wave of an intimate relax. 

A good idea could be a model of ceramic, whose materic details are made with handicraft passion, completed by a shade of blue fabric. A refined furnishing object, able to give a charming, Mediterranean allure to your interiors.


Paintings in marine style

The waves that gently touch the beach, a picturesque coastal village, the mysterious and intriguing aspects of marine environment: navy paintings speak of endless seas, of peace and harmony.

They are therefore a refined, elegant solution for a living room in marine style, for embellishing the bedroom or creating a relaxing atmosphere in the passageways. 


Pieces of furniture in marine style

Top quality pieces of furniture are necessary to create a maritime atmosphere; they can have an antique white finish, a natural wood surface or a charming mix of bright white and wood warm tones, which combine an impression of freshness with a pleasantly warm aura. 


Objects in marine style 

Is there only a “marine style”? Obviously not. 
Its personality is defined by the accessories which permit to give a very personal touch to the nautical look: as cosy as in a thatched house along the coast, as elegant as in a luxurious yatch, playful or exotic. 

Cushions with maritime patterns, decorative vases, white and blue ceramic pot covers with wooden feet, photo frames with decorations which recall the elements of the sea and of the beach perfectly match the charm of coastal regions. 



All these accessories contribute to define the style of the maritime interior design in an elegant, refined, bright way. 

Same as the landscape which characterises the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, decorating in marine style means choosing a design which reflects colours and moods connected to the earth and the sea. Close your eyes, imagine the landscape and… run to find all the decorations in navy style in our website!

And if you want to learn more about the possibilities of the Mediterranean style read also How to decorate a beach house in Mediterraneo style.

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