Sailing- inspired Hardware, rope handles and handrails soooo easy to add some coastal flair to a home with no money. I use boar cleats in chrome to tie up my canvas roman shades however they’d be great for potholders in the kitchen. Outside they are used a hooks for wet bathing suits and beach towels. Sometimes I hang a galvanized pail planted with flowers next to the back screen door. The pail has seaside lettered in navy blue – perfect greeting to my coastal home.
Below are other wonderful ideas….. no matter where you live.
Here’s an Inexpensive Way to Add Coastal Charm to a Room
The draw of life on the shore is at its peak in the hot summer, when a dip into cool blue waters is on everyone’s minds. It’s the season of impromptu escapes to the coast and weekends spent at the lake — preferably on a boat with the wind whipping through your hair.
I’ll admit I couldn’t tell you the difference between starboard and port side, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a hint of nautical flair. Adding some boat-inspired hardware to a home is an easy and inexpensive way to reference the salty smell of seaside air along with memories of summer days spent on the water. And it’s more unexpected (and far less heavy-handed) than a room swathed in nautical flags, anchor motifs and the like.
If you look at the vase in the right corner, you can see how A Beach Cottage employs rope and twine as a nautical detail.
by A Beach Cottage
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Breton Rope Rod & Finial Set
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These whale tail and anchor hooks are perfect for a poolside cabana. I can see them on the inside or… more »
Natural Rope Weighted Doorstop
This doorstop has a fun nautical feeling with its knotted rope design. I like that it has a handy… more »
These lovely glass balls are the perfect gift for anyone who loves the coast. They are perfect hanging in the home all year round and on a nautical themed Christmas tree. more »
Just a great looking mat, handmade and a wonderful texture! more »