image via Home Sweet Home, room designed by Jennifer Reynolds Interiors
Summertime always inspires me to decorate with a nautical theme in mind. Accessories are the easiest way to bring a hint of the sea into a room. Since artwork, pillows and mirrors are obvious accessories, why not try some physical objects like a surfboard or oars for more 3-D decor options?
image via Coastal Living
Vintage oars are relatively easy to find on eBay, at a flea market or antique shop. A Project Nursery reader used vintage oars as decor in her daughter Stella’s room quite successfully.
For a more streamlined look, I personally love these painted oars by Contact Voyaging Company.
They are pricey, but you can consider them a piece of artwork. They come in over twenty painted styles based on nautical semaphore flags. But if you don’t want to spend the cash on a vintage or custom painted oar, you can always buy a print such as this one and have it framed—a nice budget-friendly alternative.