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I love nautical styles in both my wardrobe and when it comes to styling a space. The summer and the sea, a place for relaxation and when its comes to design and décor, a style that’s both relaxed and yet preppy too. It’s a popular design style and not just for beach houses anymore, it can serve as office inspiration too - SWOON!
Its not always easy to bring nautical office inspiration in; I think of anything that’s navy, and reminds me of the sea or boating but I think there are three simple ways you can create a nautical workspace:
1. The DIY Version
If you’re a do-it-yourself kinda guy/gal, then you’ll love taking on a makeover project of one of your current pieces. A dresser, or much better, a boring filing cabinet can easily become a nautical piece for that added element of the sea and summer. Even a sea or boat-inspired temporary wallpaper on top of your desk would be a great pop of color without becoming too distracting.
2. Style your Space with Nautical Accessories
Most likely the easiest way to get the nautical look is by styling your space with nautical accessories. Things like sea-inspired bookends, nautical desk accessories, navy table lamps, and even model ships work great if you’re going for the full look. If you get tired of the look, switch them out for something new and fresh, maybe even something for fall since it's just right around the corner.
3. A Pop of Paint goes a Long Way
Navy is the official nautical color and when it comes to your workspace, even just a navy accent wall can bring in the nautical vibe. It’s a specific shade, you’ll know it when you see it. If you’ve got a landlord that won’t allow you to paint, there are also temporary wall decals/wall paper that have a similar color.
Some more gorgeous nautical office inspiration:
Would any of you try the Nautical look in your workspace? Let me know in the comments below!
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Sayeh, The Office Stylist, is a Designer, Blogger and Lifestyle Expert who believes style should be accessible to all. In her blog, she shares her unique advice with her fashion-forward followers: everything from how to style your space to ideas on celebrating “bring your pet to work” day. Her expertise on working and living in style has earned her several partnerships with major brands as an ambassador and spokesperson, and garnered her attention from ABC News, eHow, People Style Watch, House Beautiful, Lucky Magazine and many more.
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Did you make the desk with the saw horse legs?
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Thanks for Reading! -Sayeh, The Office Stylist