Nautical decors are inspiring and relaxing spaces that work well in almost any home. Their cool colors and comfortable design are sure favorites. When chilly winter weather starts to kick in, however, that cool nautical room can feel downright cold. Instead of letting the decor leave you cold, try adding warmth to the nautical-inspired space with accent colors and accessories.
There are few things that go better with a nautical decor than sand. Capitalize on the warmth of the tans and browns by carrying those colors through the rest of the room. Replace that light blue throw blanket with a deep, rich brown one done in a cozy chenille. Not only will the addition of the darker, warmer color change the feel of the room, but it will also stay true to the nautical theme. A clear glass vase that is filled with sand at the bottom and tall brown twigs or decorative branches would be a great centerpiece for a coffee table and to bring the warmth into the space.
Forget those light blues and aquas when you are trying to add warmth to your nautical room. While those colors are perfect for summer days, in the winter they should be replaced with deep, dark blues. Add midnight blue throw pillows and a blanket draped over the white slipcovered sofa for instant warmth. The seagrass area rug in the middle of the room can also be replaced by a dark blue winter rug that not only warms the feet, but also warms the feel of the room. Dark blue glass vases on the fireplace mantel are another piece that can make a huge difference. Either solid vases or those made of glass tiles are an excellent choice for adding warmth and visual interest. Then add accessories and wall decor that feature warm colors to contrast with the blue: Paprika red, golden yellow and subdued shades of orange add warmth and depth to the space.
The pieces that you hang on the walls also play a significant role in the feel of the room. The temperature can plummet when a cool, metallic piece is hung, but warm up instantly when a warm, richly hued sculpture is hung instead. Select your wall art decorations with care to ensure that the pieces you include convey the look and the temperature that you want for the room. You might also want to consider hanging pieces that are more natural in design and crafted from grasses and fibers that you might find on the beach or dunes. Those materials lend a feel of authenticity to the space and are usually warmer in color.
Do not abandon your nautical inspired room during the winter months, because it feels aloof and cold. Instead, embrace the casual and comfortable space by adding warmer hues and accessories to the decor. Dark browns, warm tans, and rich, midnight blues are sure to make the room feel warmer and look more inviting during the cold winter months. If possible, try to find fabrics and patterns that not only reflect the nautical theme, but that also include some of the transition colors so that you can use them into the spring and fall months.