Get This Look: Nautical Bedroom

By Marica

Get The Look - Nautical Bedroom - The Design TabloidI know what you are thinking…blue AGAIN?! I promise it was purely accidental (but isn’t it pretty?)! One of my favourite elements in a good nautical designed interior, apart from the various shades of blue of course,  is the use of stunning bold stripes. Whether thick, narrow or grouped, nothing says “nautical” like stripes. Other elements that compliment a nautical interior are rustic and distressed timbers, beautiful coloured or  blasted glass, a blue/sand/white colour palette (maybe even with a splash of red) and ocean-inspired baubles. One must however be careful when creating a nautical interior not to venture over the “tacky” boundary – avoid adding to many bits-and-bobs.


1. Tie-Dye Scatter Cushion – Woolworths has recently added this beautiful range to shelves – tie-dye has never looked so attractive!

2. Striped Scatter Cushions – can be ordered through us!

3. Nautical Print Scatter Cushion – can also be ordered through us.

4. Sand & Blue Striped Throw – @Home

5. Another current trend that can also compliment a nautical interior is industrial elements this beautiful industrial-esque pendant light is from Le Grange Interiors.

6. Use stools as side tables and don’t be afraid to use more than one on either side of your bed. These gorgeous rustic stools are from Le Grange Interiors.

7. Invest in a beautiful piece of sea-inspired fine art or prints. I have seen some beautiful abstract seascapes to compliment a more contemporary setting. I found this photo of Marieke Prinsloo’s Sea Point sculptures on Times Live – wouldn’t it make a stunning framed print?!

8. This beautiful coral-like ceramic vase is from Pezula Interiors.

9. I love the subtle blasted effect on these beautiful coloured glass vases from Pezula Interiors – it reminds me of sea glass.

Nautical Bedroom Image via



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The Design Tabloid brings you the latest gossip concerning South African design talent. It’s our aim to showcase local interior design, architecture, furniture, décor, & related suppliers and feature the gifted designers behind them. Also, providing a platform to young emerging designers and added exposure to unknown established companies. We strive to be an interactive online source of design innovation, information, and inspiration. The Design Tabloid is brought to you by Design Monarchy; a Cape Town based Interior Design & Decor Company under the expert guidance of Rose McClement, an interior decorator/stylist with more years of industry experience than she cares to mention. We hope our passion for design inspires you. We are Proudly South African, celebrate with us!

Posted on November 16, 2011, in Decor, Furniture, Get The Look, Interior Design, Suppliers and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is a very must have, easy to do interior. Marica has managed to sum it up so well, making this look so desirable. Guest rooms done in this style/theme are very refreshing.

  2. How wonderfully simply you make it look – what great picks. I like the way you have managed to create such a subtle decor, a lot of other examples I have seen on the internet look like they have been designed by Popeye the Sailor Man!!

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