Nautical Bedroom Home Decor
It took a long time, but I finally have the nautical guest room finished! I love the nautical theme because Tyler and I grew up on the coast of Washington and got married this summer on the Tacoma waterfront. Lots of the home decor in this room was from the wedding.
I made the valances from our wedding table runners. The rope balls on the end of the curtain rods were made by Tyler and were part of the centerpieces. The ship helm was at our alter and the anchor wall decoration was a wedding gift from Tyler’s cousin from Target. I bought the duvet cover new on eBay, but it is Ikea brand.
I hate consumer waste and frivolous spending. When buying things for the wedding, I always thought, “what will I do with this after the wedding?” Weddings are ridiculously wasteful so I was happy to use some of these things in our home afterward. It’s also a nice homage to our marriage and life.
In the photo below, you can see the rope balls Tyler made again.
The vase with the ship helm and the wood lantern were wedding presents. The wine box was made for us by my aunt’s friend, Angela, who was a major help in making my wedding beautiful. She made our alter, too! Everything is sitting on top of a picnic basket, which was a wedding present from my aunt and uncle from Amazon.
This vanity / desk was given to me by my grandma (not an heirloom). You can see how I refinished this wood vanity on this blog post here. I used the exact same blue for the vanity as I did for the accent wall. The anchor hook on the wall was a birthday present. My mom gave me two waterfront prints from an artist in Grays Harbor (our home county), so we hung those in our nautical room, too.
We bought this hand-painted Koi plate at an art gallery by Mt. Rainier.
These two hurricane vases are also wedding presents from Target. The ‘welcome’ oars are from my papa.
Our friend Zoe painted us this really cool, unique mermaid tail for a wedding present. She used newspaper to add texture to the top of the tail.
This room strangely never had drawers under the closet doors, but there were two holes where they should have been. I bought two drawers from the as-is section at Ikea. My brother and I (mostly him) jimmy-rigged these drawers into place. I added a piece of the table runner to match the valances. The navy blue and white chevron rug from Target is indoor / outdoor.
I found this perfectly-matching night stand at Euphemeral Designs, a small hand-painted furniture shop in a Tacoma house. If you live in the area, I highly recommend stopping by. I couldn’t believe how perfect this was for our nautical room. The lamp is from Ikea, the lighthouses are from my papa, the glass floats are from my mom, and the burlap sack is a bday present from my friend.