Decorating with the Ocean

One of nature’s most beautiful gifts is the ocean. There are so many reasons to be inspired by it and so many ways to incorporate that inspiration into your home. As someone who has always loved the beach, I really enjoy decorating with coastal themes. The great thing about it is that you can incorporate ocean decor with as much abundance or subtlety as you desire.

You don’t have to be decorating entirely in the “coastal” style. Symbols of the ocean can be integrated into other styles to achieve a touch of coastal presence. If you want to be reminded of the ocean without completely indulging in a coastal theme, then check out these ideas that show you how to do just that.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comA blue textured wallpaper symbolizes the ocean in an abstract and elegant way, while beautiful seahorse wall art pulls the whole room together.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comGoing abstract is a great way to incorporate the overall feel of something that inspires you without being literal about it, like this gallery wall full of ocean-inspired paintings.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comThese adorable bookshelves bring some great texture and shapes to this wall.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comGlass vases and apothecary jars are perfect for storing shells and other ocean-related objects inside for a stylish centerpiece.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comGraphic artwork inspired by the sea adds a lot of charm to this blue and white dining room.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comSome pieces of the ocean bring character to this shelving vignette. By keeping it all in neutrals, it provides a more contemporary appeal.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comA seafoam green backdrop allows the neutral displays from the ocean to really pop.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comThis amazing coral chandelier creates an eye-catching silhouette for a dining room.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comEven a dark, masculine space can benefit from the interesting shapes ocean sculptures offer.

Decorating with the Ocean | HomeandEventStyling.comA glass countertop mimics the look of water for an eye-catching, contemporary look for your kitchen (or bathroom).

Bringing elements from the ocean into your home will not only trigger the wonderful memories and relaxing vibe of the ocean, but also provide some wonderful texture and style to the decor.

Warm regards,
Megan

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