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Coastal Living with Nautical Decor

Nautical decor combines rustic, airy and beachy decor for a coastal look in your home throughout the year. Think of texture, color and materials when picking out nautical home accents. Sailing rope, burlap, dark blues, bright reds and white all cater to a classic nautical look, whether in a bedroom, kitchen, living room or on a porch.

From braided rugs to lantern lighting and everywhere in between, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop offers a wonderful array of home furnishings for creating your nautical escape.

Sailor's Knot Doorstop
Ship Wheel Bottle OpenerAnchor Bottle Opener

Navy Stripe Anchor Indoor/Outdoor RugPortico Cablelock Braided Chair Pad
Traveler's Pocket CompassLet the Decor be Your Guide

In addition to anchors and sailor's knots, a compass is a charming motif, especially for a nautical home. Distressed home accents give the appearance of aging, perhaps done by the wind and the water on the coast. Our Navy Compass Rug features both the symbol and the nautical blue color, and its indoor/outdoor fibers can carry a look from an entryway to the patio. A wind chime or bell can turn a nautical wind into beautiful sound; the Black Compass Rose Bell is perfect for this, especially since its finish is weatherized to stand up to coastal weather.  

Seafaring Seagull & Scully PrintSailor Annie Soft Sculpture

Harbour Bronze Lantern PendantSeeded Glass Wall Lantern

Seafaring Lighting

Historically, lanterns have lit the way for people on roadways, in towns and cities, and of course, in homes. These particular lantern lamps are inspired by seafaring versions used to guide ships, and by lights inside of lighthouses. Table lamps are perfect for bedrooms and family rooms, wall lamps can illuminate a hallway or set a nautical tone outside, and pendants are perfect for coastal inspired kitchens and dining areas.

Knotted Rope Table Lamp
Freeport Lantern Lamp Antique BrassSea Lantern Lamp

Black Hyacinth Cocktail Storage TrunkNautical Furniture

Woven seagrass, wicker, hyacinth and rattan are perfect materials for furniture inside stylish nautical rooms. Our Ladderback Seating, Cape Cod Benches, Stools and Seagrass Seating Collections offer rustic appeal that is perfect for oceanside cottages and seaside getaways. For added storage or even for use as a cocktail table, the Black Hyacinth Trunk offers warm, earthy appeal that complements the nautical look.   

Handy BenchCape Cod Stools

Portland Head Light Hooked Wool Pillow

Destination: Maine

Of course, some of our favorite nautical inspiration comes from our wonderful state of Maine. Summers spent here are lovely, and most of the time it has a lot to do with the coast. Artist Pat DeSantis creates some of the most charming prints depicting Maine coastal locations, including Ogunquit - which USA Today named America's Best Coastal Small Town; and Wells Beach, an infamously beautiful summertime location; among many others.

Finally, complete your coastal inspired home with scenery from America's most photographed lighthouse: Portland Head Light. With the hooked wool pillow, you can make this Maine treasure a charming home accent among your lantern lighting, anchor and compass accents, and seagrass seating.
Ogunquit Maine Coastal PrintWells Maine Coastal Print