by Giorgina Devereaux
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to come home to the natural beauty of
Lighthouse decorations, like
Coastal and Nautical decor, all welcome beach themed
pieces with a light and breezy sense of the shore into your home.
By incorporating lighthouse decor into your home, you can celebrate these
magnificent towers that for centuries lit the safest route enabling ships to
return home safely.
Presently, lighthouses are used for tourism, but for many, it is a desirable
decorative item because it is a symbol of truth, hope, and light.
With lighthouse decor, you can relive the pleasure of the ocean
breeze gently blowing across your face and the sound of waves crashing on the
It is amazing how you can create the effect of a fantastic retreat
through the use of furniture and accessories that feature a lighthouse theme.
If you want to experience a tranquil getaway time and time again, then
lighthouse decorations may be perfect for you.
By embracing this icon of light into
your home, you will forever capture its spellbinding magic.
Lighthouse Decorations for the Home
Wall Decor: Excellent
art and wall decor choices for lighthouse decorations are those that consist of the
and white beach and ocean scene prints displayed in light frames, as well as
boat prints. To enhance this style, you can even apply watercolors of the
seaside or floral prints onto chippy white frames.
that features a lighthouse
of ships at sea, lighthouses, seashells, starfish, birds, harbor scenes, and
Sculptural wall plaques that feature a lighthouse
that depict lighthouses
Tapestries that feature a lighthouse
also wish to add a trompe l´oiel of a port hole
for the wall or hang a lovely tapestry with romantic ocean panorama
to complement the surrounding lighthouse decor.
Bathroom Accessories: Perfect
bathroom accessories include those that feature a lovely lighthouse on the
shower curtain, curtain hooks, lotion dispenser, toothbrush holder, tumbler,
tissue holder, bath towels, bath rug, and wastebasket.
These bath coordinates
create a very serene sea theme and bring the lighthouse decorations to life.
You may also wish to do a
stencil design consisting of a
lighthouse and seagulls on the bathroom cabinet.
There are many ways to accessorize your home to further enhance the lighthouse
theme. You can display large starfish on white shelves, along with glass bowls
or vases filled with sea shells and beach sand to create drama.
Other fabulous must-haves include:
crab figurines or wall plaques
with inset sea shells
pulls with a lighthouse theme
glass mirror or coat rack that feature a lighthouse
Lighthouse decorative plates, figurines, and clocks
Lighthouse night light
trap markers and fish nets
shaped like port holes
Perpetual calendar with a lighthouse design
frames with a lighthouse or sea shell border
glass that contains images of a lighthouse
plates with a lighthouse theme
metal sandpiper on a stand
Weathered wood seagull figures
To help complete the feeling of being at sea, you may also
display sea themed items, such as ship replicas, old brass spyglasses, vintage
sextants, a nautical knots shadow box, worn lanterns, and lighthouse sculptures.
Another great decorative touch is to hang an oar or fishing pole on the wall.
These are never fading decorative accessories that are safe bets because they
don’t go out of style.
To soften the look a bit and accentuate furniture pieces, add
decorative needlepoint pillows with a lighthouse or seashore design, along with
solid blue and white colors.
Kitchen and Tableware: To carry
the lighthouse decorations throughout the house, consider decorating your kitchen with
There are various lighthouse kitchen and tableware items to
choose from, such as:
runner with a lighthouse design
Lighthouse salt and pepper shaker set
Lighthouse paper towel holder, napkin holder, cookie jar, utensil holder,
spoon rest, and toothpick holder
backsplash tile mural featuring a lovely lighthouse amidst the roaring sea
Furniture: It’s not absolutely
critical that the furniture match, but it would be best if the family room has
several pieces that are comfortable, overstuffed, and upholstered in easy to
clean sport fabrics.
Striped slipcovers are a great way to capture this style.
It’s an added bonus to use slipcovers because you can change them to a different
coastal decor pattern whenever you like. This keeps things fresh, exciting, and
For wood pieces, consider those painted in pale, milky colors.
You can also paint some pieces in a white, light green, or light blue color by
using chippy paint.
Chippy paint gives the furniture a weathered or distressed
look and you can add whimsical beach themed designs on the pieces.
Another super idea is to add, for instance, seagull knobs that come in antique
brass, antique copper, pewter, black nickel, or bright nickel to furniture.
It’s definitely a neat way to incorporate your own touches.
With lighthouse decorations, you want to create a textural
experience that resembles the rough grains of sand and smooth seashells of the
beach by using a combination of rough and smooth surfaces.
One idea is to opt
for pieces, such as wicker or painted wood. Wicker successfully blends rough
and smooth textures, which is characteristic of the beach, and is actually quite
comfortable to sit in. It is reminiscent of seaside cottages and you can
further enhance the look of these wicker pieces by accentuating them with
cushions that coordinate with the restful and peaceful tones of the room.
trying to decide on bed and nightstands, include wicker or painted wood seaside
style pieces for added drama.
Lighting: Lighting is a
principle element for lighthouse decorations.
You have so many exciting choices
and can choose from table or floor lamps that feature:
You can also install an overhead ceiling fan in a white finish
with a brass anchor fan pull or nautical themed pendant lantern type lights. By
including theme based lighting, you are sure to make a statement.
Rugs: You can bring
warmth and add to the design theme by including area rugs throughout the home.
Wonderful choices to consider are sisal mats, short pile rugs, or stenciled
floor mats that come in a tan or blue color.
Other examples of rugs for this style include a beautiful coastal scene
featuring a blue heron with a striking black border or a rug design with
lighthouses, sailboats, and anchors that are surrounded by a rope border.
you can afford hardwood, a light stained wood goes perfectly with area rugs.
Wall Color: One of the
most important things to consider when decorating your home in a lighthouse
style is the wall color.
Color can make a dramatic difference in bringing
together the elements of your desired style.
You may wish to consider using cool and soothing colors like white, light
yellow, and light blue on the walls, or you may use a simple beach themed
stencil, or wall borders/murals with a lighthouse or coastal/nautical theme.
wall mural provides a sense of realism to the space and gives you the
opportunity to enjoy a beautiful lighthouse scene in the comfort of your home.
Window Treatments: The ideal window treatments
consist of drapes or curtains that are light and airy with designs of sailboats,
lighthouses, seashells, and navy blue with white stripes for that ocean feel.
Fabrics include lace, cotton, and even canvas. You may also wish to consider bamboo shades or roman shades.
Lighthouse Decorations to Choose a
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