Designing a Nautical Summer in the Family Room

Nautical Summer

Designing a nautical summer in the family room was easy with just a few beach elements. Some of the items include shells, starfish, sailboats and mini glass buoys. You can find most of these things in just about any home decor and crafting store this time of the year.
Nautical Summer

I placed a wooden sandpiper figurine and a large starfish next to the terrarium on my coffee table. Their size and shape work perfectly together and make an appropriate summery seaside display.
Nautical Summer

Inside the terrarium I created a small ocean world.
Nautical Summer

The mini ocean in the terrarium was created by scattering seashells at the bottom and placing sailboats on top of the shells. The boats look like they are sailing along the shells. Starfish and glass buoys were added to give a fuller look to the display. The sailboats are actually table placement card holders from a popular home decor store.
Nautical Summer

Americana pillows are found on the sofas for an additional seasonal (4th of July) touch to the room. In my bay window I set a large sailboat. It’s colors are ideal for summer as well as the room.
Nautical Summer

The sailboat is flanked by lanterns with flickering faux candles. They’re especially lovely at night with their soft warm flickering glow.
Nautical Summer

Nautical Summer

Thanks for sailing by today!

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  1. Yes, I did enjoy your Nautical Summer decor! Very cute! Which store did you find the sailboats?
    So fun looking!
    Have a glorious 4th of July week and weekend!

  2. Your summery vignettes are so lovely! I really like the ocean scene in the terrarium…..the sailboats are adorable. I really like the pretty & colorful large sailboat in the window.

  3. Nautical summer decor looks really nice, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning, tweeting and featuring on this week’s hop.

  4. You are such an inspiration…love all that you do…this one is adorable! Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time…Tammy

  5. LuAnn,
    I adore the nautical theme with your tranquil color palette, dear friend!!!
    The PoPs of red on your sofa is stunning!!!
    Since we’re “land locked” here on the Prairie, I don’t often use coastal decor.
    I do adore your decor accessories, especially the terrarium display!!!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely family room with us!!!

  6. Super cute! Love the terrarium. I went with a nautical theme in my family room and kitchen this year and loved it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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