How to ace the nautical style in the dining room

Get that beach holiday vibe in your dining room with tips from Rohina Anand Khira, founder of AA Living

There's no doubt about it, we will take the beach holiday over hiking any day. How can you say no to its laid-back and carefree vibe. And every time we go on that holiday, we have wished we could bottle that feeling and bring it back into our city homes. If you feel that way too, it's time you got those oars out. Our favourite blogger and founder of one of our favourite decor stores, Rohina Anand Khira of AA Living shows us how to ace the nautical theme in the dining room:

1.    The trademark of a nautical style is navy stripes. Use bold, thick stripes to firmly establish the theme in the space. The most
       predominant place to use this would be on the walls or as soft furnishing

2.    For the flooring and furniture, use a dark mahogany wood as it pairs well with the nautical theme

3.    Use a palette of navy, beige, grey and cream in the room to bring in the coastal feeling of sun, sand and surf

4.    For your chairs, use linen upholstery in crisp white or cream. This also creates a point of contrast with the dark mahogany wood

5.    When picking cushion covers, look for ones with crisp corners and flanges. Also, choose fabrics with navigational prints such as
       anchors, ships, compass, etc, to tie into the nautical look

6.    An antique metal or wooden sailboat would make for a great centre / mantle piece in the dining room. Accompany this with a quick
       DIY accessory of sea shells in a clear mason jar

7.    Pay attention to small details such as napkin holders too! Switch out the regular metal and plastic ones with silk cord and use a
       sailor’s knot to hold everything in place

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Written By: Tasneem Merchant

Writer

Décor Ideas
24 August 2018

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