There is something so crisp and fresh about nautical décor. However, whenever decorating to theme it is always important to remember that you are decorating for life and not for a party. When creating a space with a nautical theme in mind, a base of navy and white is a great foundation for setting the mood. After establishing the base, find a few accent pieces and accessories that enhance the vision, without going overboard (pun intended). In the arrangement above a white couch is the perfect back drop for a compass pillow (item 3) while the sailing photographs (item 1) are a modern and updated nod to the seafaring world. Pull the look together with a great navy and white rug.
The three rug options pictured above would also blend seamlessly into the room. By sticking to the navy and white color palette, these area rugs keep the space looking chic, and far from crossing over into cheesy territory. Just the perfect balance of coastal and cool.