Life on the water, the feeling of freedom and the natural beauty of the sea enchants everyone.
“I was finally free! I dissolved in the sea, became white sails and flying spray, became beauty and rhythm, moonlight and the ship and the high, shimmering sky strewn with stars. “(Eugene O’Neill)
If you read these poetic words, you automatically get into a passionate flood of feelings, dreams, thoughts or memories of your own, experienced stories that happened at some point by the sea. Fresh air smelling of salt and sun, relaxing time for yourself, lost in thought in the endless waves and vastness of the sea. You can experience this lightness and the unadulterated happiness of the simple things in life again and again in your own four walls. All you need to do is furnish your home in a maritime style. With colors that are mainly found in the blue and white color palette, and home accessories that are only known from the coast. We’ll show you how to do it!
White can convey the impression of sobriety and objectivity, but also a feeling of lightness. Depending on the color, blue has a cool or mysterious aura. White goes perfectly with most colors and makes for a timeless background for furniture and fittings. Wooden floorboards as wall cladding or flooring are reminiscent of houses by the sea and offer a beautiful sight. Matt lacquer gives them a delicate look, but they can also be treated with lime wax or painted with thin emulsion paint. Ceramic floor and wall tiles, which are now available in many shapes and colors, open up another alternative for furnishing with a sea feeling.
Holiday memories are awakened by placing smaller broken tiles, smooth, round stones or shells in damp concrete and thus creating an original pattern or a self-made edging.
When choosing fabrics, the focus is on naturalness. Linen, cotton or canvas in blue and white striped, checked or plain, as well as faded green, yellow and pink tones create an atmosphere of beach, sky and sun. Natural fibers such as bast or hemp also fit well into the maritime theme. Ideally, the windows at home often stay wide open when the weather is nice, because the light fabrics will move gently in the slightest wind and, together with the rays of the sun, ensure a good summer mood. Flowers that can be arranged very loosely in glass vases also look beautiful. All types of green grass and sun- and sand-loving cacti are also suitable for the marine look.
In the bedroom, you can put a simple, white bed in the limelight immediately through a canopy made of blue and white striped linen. The bathroom offers numerous design options for a maritime style. Wall and floor tiles in sea colors and corresponding motifs form the basis for this. Herbal soaps are very common, especially in the Provencal region, and their characteristic shapes and colors are a fragrant eye-catcher for every bathroom. On the tiled floor, a soft bathroom carpet in soft sand colors will fit very well, which will repeatedly evoke the feeling of warm, soft sand under your feet with every contact with the skin.
The maritime flair can also be enjoyed on the terrace or balcony. A sun sail creates a summer mood and not only protects against the sun, but also with an impregnated surface against rain. Comfortable wicker armchairs with simple fabric cushions ensure relaxation and are reminiscent of life by the water.
The various coastal regions offer a variety of different design options. It all depends on what you like best. For example, the English coastal style is embodied by decorative iron decorations on verandas and terraces or garden furniture. The popular, Mediterranean style impresses with the intensity of its colors. Strong sunlight and the azure blue of the water form the inlay for a variety of living ideas and furnishings. White, blue and ocher play the most important role. White as a symbol of purity can be found on the facades of the houses. Blue, the color of the sea and the sky, is used in all shades on windows, window sills, doors and furniture, and ocher, the color of the earth, is also always present.
Or do you have a preference for the Pacific or Caribbean style? Tropical influences shape this furnishing style and are expressed in very strong, pure colors such as pink, purple or grass green. They can be combined with one another without hesitation and give the apartment an individual and cheerful atmosphere. The furniture impresses with its simplicity and so likes to subordinate itself to the strong colors.
Whichever maritime furnishing style you choose, one thing is certain – each and every one of them has the freedom and joie de vivre of the open sea.
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