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diy nautical home decorations

The nautical style is a beach and coastal classic that never goes out of style. If you want to decorate your seaside or beach house, if you want to give your usual home a beach feel, there is nothing like nautical details. Today I’m sharing a number of DIY nautical decorations that you can quickly make for a coastal feel. Get inspired!


Textiles are among the best ideas for freshening up home decor because they are inexpensive and can be easily added or removed. That’s why we start with pillows, and the first project is about a cute sea pillow with a large white felt fish on a navy background – a perfect seascape, as navy + white is a classic sea combination. The idea is to make a pillowcase in navy blue and add a whitefish applique. Read the tutorial to make one.

Denim is always on trend and you can complement classic nautical combos like navy / blue + white. This is a tutorial on upcycling and sewing pillows with upcycled denim and other fabrics. The cool thing about these pillows is the different stripes here and there for an inappropriate and bold look. Let yourself be inspired!

This bold and contrasting anchor pillow made of striped and polka dot fabric in navy, white and gold. Such a bright and moody shaped pillow is ideal for a nautical inspired guest room or family room – add some decorative seashells, some wood paneling and a coastal room is ready.

Make a bold pillow with anchors and a touch of love – a little red heart on it! Make a marine pillow, then stencil it with anchors and a heart – the tutorial has detailed instructions on how to make a stencil and apply it to your pillow. Anchors are timeless, there is nothing more sea-like than that, let yourself be inspired!

This nautical pillow duo is a wonderful idea for a house on the coast! These are a turquoise whale pillow and a marine pillow with a large boat application. Read how to make a whale-shaped pillow and how to add appliqués to the second piece and amaze your home with it!

Coasters and trays

Jute or sisal rope is a very coastal idea, and when you use them for crafting your space will instantly be inspired by a beach. These cute coasters are made of jute rope and decorated with a touch of colorful yarn to make them more eye-catching. The craft is very simple and won’t take much time, enjoy your coasters!

These cool coasters are made of cork and come with various nautical images – a steering wheel, an anchor, and the like. The pictures are colored or cork-colored. It’s up to you whether you go all white for a bright look. Check out how to make common cork coasters bold and cool with stencils and paint.

This DIY is super easy and the result is a cool nautical tray with anchors. That’s magic! A common wooden round is transformed into a white painted tray with dark blue anchors and elegant vintage handles. You can opt for rope handles or change the colors – for example, add red for a nautical feel.

This rope gutter is a great idea for the nautical panacea. The do-it-yourselfer needs three things: rope, sewing machine and thread. Really that’s it! Honestly this is a really, really simple sewing project, anyone can do it, but it takes patience, a lot of patience.


This buoy garland can be used not only for the home but also for the decoration of events: it is the perfect accent for a dessert table, a fun setting for your ceremony or even a photo booth. The buoys are made of cardboard and painted in traditional nautical colors: coral, marine, white, although you can try your own combination.

This colorful buoy garland immediately gives any room a nautical charm and looks so cheerful! The buoy garland consists of foam balls that are painted in light colors and with a rope in between. The whole look is very nautical, hang it wherever you want or decorate your party with such details. This is a very easy and quick craft.

Make a garland or a door with hanging fish! This is a super easy craft if you already have a fish printed fabric – you can just darn the fish and that’s it. If you don’t have fabric printed with fish on hand, make some stencils to print on the fabric. Read the tutorial to find out how to do that, or how to stuff the fish you have and get inspiration!

Other ideas

These lights are ideal to give your room a nautical feel and cosiness at the same time. Take the glasses you like and add fishing net and rope to them. If the glass is plain, you can color it in yourself. See the tutorial for instructions. Add some decorative sand and a tealight, and voila!

Make a cool cotton rope basket that you can use to store different things in each room – such a cool nautical all-rounder! The project includes some instructions on how to weave and knot the rope to form a basket. Even a start can do this. Get inspired!

When you hatch chicks, the only thing standing between you and a supply of fresh eggs is a permanent place for your chickens to call home. At six weeks they need more than a box to live. It's time to start thinking about building a chicken coop to live in and I've prepared a whole bunch of home improvement for you to choose from! Recycled, reclaimed and made from new wood and other materials - you'll find all sorts of things here! Let's start.

Whether you have a broken swing on your hands or your kids just outgrown it, here's how to give the A-frame structure a whole new life and turn it into a simple but very comfortable chicken coop! Incredible? Then read the tutorial!

Are ducks afraid to walk, then run around because of predators? No problem, you can build a cool basket for them too! Read here how to make these to protect your ducks.

This little basket is just for keeping your chicks there at night and letting them run around eating bugs and getting more fresh air. The added benefit of letting your chickens eat insects is that they will eat less of your store-bought feed, which will help lower your overall costs.

This is a thoroughly green DIY build. All the wood is recovered. See how the reclaimed wood and modern design give us a great mix of style. It's kind of rustic-modern; A versatile, eco-friendly style that goes very well with the rest of the garden. The predatory basket has skylights, vinyl floors, nesting boxes, sleeping bars, and adequate ventilation.

This triangular chicken coop is pretty easy to build and painted in patriotic colors: red, blue, and white. The bottom forms a large passage for the chickens (8'x6 '), and there is enough space in the attic for four chickens.

This basket is anything but eye-painful! It's so beautiful and stylish that it won't spoil your garden look! Made from old pallets, it didn't cost a fortune, although it is home to lots of chickens. Interested? Read the tutorial!

Do you still have an outdoor playhouse? An old, unused playhouse can be converted into a fabulous DIY chicken coop! Add your own accents to create a really amazing place for the chickens, paint it to match your gardening style and add all the necessary things. Get inspired!

Here is a 2V geodesic dome that serves as my chicken house. The dome has a diameter of approx. 1 m and is approx. 50 cm high. The triangular entrance is about 30cm on each side. It looks original and unusual, such a piece will not spoil the decor of your nature.

Building a simple chicken coop for a small flock of birds is a solid weekend project for the determined DIY enthusiast with basic carpenter skills, while the more elaborate hen coops can easily take several weeks. Read this guide and find out how to plan and build your own basket so that it is not a problem.

Would you like to learn how to build a chicken coop? Follow these 4 easy steps and you will have your own chicken heaven in no time. The space that you have outside of your home doesn't really matter. It's that simple, don't be too surprised. Listen!

About Warwick

Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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