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Nautical Design Ideas For Warehouses

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 by

With summer (hopefully) getting closer, our thoughts have turned to longer days and escaping the city for weekends away at the beach. We’ve been thinking about ways to introduce a little nautical design into our homes in a stylish way. Now, seaside-inspired decor can often look clichéd or twee, we grant you. But we’re going to prove that a nautical look can be channelled in a sophisticated manner and can really complement industrial decor and warehouse features. Think pendant lights suspended on thick rope, think vintage maritime furniture and lighting and whitewashed wooden beams. We took to Pinterest to draw together these 5 striking nautical-industrial looks for your warehouse home. And we’re offering some tips on how to get the look too.

1. White wash your walls or create a brushstroke-effect mural for an understated yet chic backdrop. We love this simple, muted colour palette (below) of by-the-beach browns, white and inky blue. It’s definitely a way to pull off nautical without your home looking like a beachside shop. The vintage industrial maritime pendant light brings the look together too.

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Nautical but nice: muted colours, Fritz Hansen Nap chairs and a maritime pendant light create a chic dining area
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2. Go for a big installation for real wow factor! We can spot a steampunk influence in this huge display of wooden ship’s wheels.

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A striking display of worn ship’s wheels in this contemporary apartment have steampunk influences.
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3. For a stripped-back approach to a nautical home, focus on texture rather than colour and print. Create the atmosphere of a coastal retreat by embracing exposed wooden floorboards and painted ceiling beams. Vintage industrial finds complete the look in this bathroom (below).

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A striking monochrome nautical bathroom, without a stripe in sight!
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4. The exposed brick walls and wooden floorboards in this warehouse kitchen, have been tempered with subtle nautical-inspired linens, thick marine rope and a charming little model ship as decoration.

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Details such as nautical-inspired rope add a lovely element to this industrial kitchen
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5. Nautical decor can be subtle and surprising! This hallway invites you to linger and admire its minimalist – Scandinavian – seaside style. The contemporary black geometric stool is offset by an unusual wall display of sun-bleached turtle shells.

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Sun-bleached turtle shells are transformed into beautiful wall art in this urban study
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Thinking of channeling the nautical look in your home? Think outside the box and consider sun-washed shades, rustic woods and vintage maritime touches, teamed with vintage elements and industrial chic features.

This rustic sideboard is constructed from salvaged timber dating back hundreds of years to India. The Rustica sideboard has been upcycled to create a versatile piece full of history and character.

Rustica Sideboard, £699, Little Tree Furniture for Barker and Stonehouse

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Rustica Sideboard, Barker and Stonehouse
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Add an authentic nautical element to your home with a vintage maritime pendant light. We love the selection from Loomlight, with rescued pieces in brass, copper and aluminium for the perfect blend of nautical and industrial.

Brass Pendant Light, £275, Loomlight

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Brass Pendant Light, Loomlight
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For a beautiful and unexpected detail, this pretty porcelain t-light from Brush64 was inspired by a delicate sea urchin shell. Display two or three along your desk or dining table for a touch of coastal inspiration.

Large Porcelain Coast Inspired Sea Urchin T-light, £24, Brush64

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Large Porcelain Coast-Inspired Sea Urchin T-light, Brush64
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Continue the sun-bleached look with these hand-carved wooden letters from Posh Graffiti. We can imagine this message on an exposed brick wall. Motivation to book the summer holiday perhaps!

Wooden Word ‘SURF’, £10, Posh Graffiti

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Wooden Word SURF, Posh Graffiti
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For a pared-back take on the nautical trend, consider accessorising details in your home with natural and distressed rope. We love the detail it gives to this glass votive ball from The Den & Now.

Glass Votive Ball With Rope, £12.50, The Den & Now

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Glass Votive Ball with Rope, The Den & Now
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What do you think of the nautical look with an industrial edge? Join us on Pinterest for more interior design inspiration and photography!

Follow My Warehouse Home’s board Style: Nautical on Pinterest.

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