A splash of nautical decor can bring in the lightness and freshness of summer and the tones of the sea, while giving your house a lift in the process.
Most commonly, nautical colors are a deep, dark navy blue and a pure, fresh white, with the possibility of gold accents here and there.
The simplicity of these few colors ensures that the eye will not be over-burdened by looking at too much and the contrast of these two different shades together brings in a very pleasant vibe.
The fresh, cleans lines of this type of decor is also especially pleasant to look at and be around.
Your guests that enter your home might not consciously realize it, but the simple patterns of the design and the repeating lines of color will stimulate their mind as it relaxes them at the same time, bringing a sense of comfort as they sit down.
The repetition of blue and white is commonly found for this type of look and it has the power to make its viewers feel secure and tranquil.
Of course, there is another powerful reason that this look is so relaxing and peaceful and that it because of its strong association with the sea.
The beach is a place of stress-free, tranquil times as people lie back and bask in the warm, comforting sun and kick their feet in the sand, with the sound of the waves and the call of the birds playing in the background.
When your living room can cajole up memories as pleasing as these, it is no wonder that all who enter will breath a sigh of relief and will feel comfortable lying their heads back against your furniture.
There are a ton of choices of nice and cheerful enhancements that you add to a room like this as well.
Choose a clock that is embellished with seashells, a sparkling gold anchor to hang on the wall, or a picture of a couple tanning by the shore would all be nice choices.
There are certain creatures that would go well with your new place, too, such as lobsters, oysters, crabs, and fish in all different shades and colors.
For someone really adventurous, put in a large fish tank with live fish inside for a breath-taking and sophisticated enhancement to your room.
Another animal that you might want to try is a bird, in all different colors and species.
While a painting of one might be a beautiful choice for your wall, you could also try a real bird if the fish idea does not work for you or you have a real knack for working with creatures and will not care to have the burden of caring for it.
These little additions in bright, popping colors are truly enrichments to a room of solid navy and white.