Vintage nautical home trend

Vintage nautical trend

The nautical trend reappears in home interior design every summer. Inspired by the ocean, this sea-faring style is a timeless and universally popular look that comes into fashion year-after-year. Here at the Ideal Home Show Shop we love the look, and our experts have some easy ways you too can bring some on-trend style into your home this summer.


Blue and white hues

Blue and white are the colour staples of nautical style – and stripes are the key pattern. Large horizontal stripes tend to typify the nautical look and make the style light and simple with a fun and playful twist. Combine blue and white stripe patterned homewares like soft furnishings, cushions and rugs with white-washed furniture. Then accessorize with maritime items like rope knots, lanterns, sailing map prints and boat imagery to complete the look.

Vintage coastal-chic

The trend for nautical is re-defined each year, from preppy to shabby-chic – this year the look has gone vintage. The vintage nautical look is classic and polished, keeping the blue and white styling more subtle and utilising hints of brass. Navy blue is toned down to a more muted palette of light blues, creams and yellows. It's easy to tastefully add a touch of this season’s key nautical trend into your home by sprinkling a handful of vintage nautical home pieces around your dining room or kitchen. Vintage beach scenes and old postcards are key to the look, and you can even add bunting for that traditional seaside feel. 


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