The sea always beckons, attracts to itself, enchants and leaves no one indifferent. That is why many people decide to create an interior at home that is reminiscent of this element. When creating a design in a nautical style, it is important to pay special attention to decorative elements. In particular, the design of lighting fixtures. It is about them that will be discussed in this article.
A beautiful and original chandelier in a marine style will be an excellent addition to the overall interior of an apartment or a separate room. It is important to understand that depending on what the room is intended for, the style of the lighting fixtures will change. Here are some helpful tips to help you figure out which chandelier is right for a particular space.
For children's room
If you are decorating a nursery in a nautical style, then you really have a place to roam! The design of a room in the form of a pirate ship is ideal for a boy, because many boys in childhood dream of being heroes, participants in exciting adventures.
When choosing a suitable chandelier, it should be borne in mind that light bulbs must necessarily give a large amount of light.
In his room, the child will read, draw, play - all this requires good lighting so as not to spoil the child's eyesight. White opaque energy saving lamps are ideal. However, for additional lighting and to give originality to the design, you can also choose colored ceiling LEDs. Your child is guaranteed to be delighted.
The ideal solution for a room with a nautical theme would be a chandelier in the form of a small boat or lighting fixtures in the form of an anchor and a steering wheel. These are the most common options for nautical-style chandeliers, but they always look original and fit any interior.
In the event that you need to purchase a lamp for a young lady's room, you should take a slightly different approach. The interior in a marine style for a girl is more romantic, light, magical. Therefore, take a look at the devices decorated with shells, pearls, starfish. In addition to the main ceiling lighting, you can choose small graceful sconces made in the form of clams. And in place of the pearl there may be a bright light bulb.
Add some themed decorative elements to the room and your child will be delighted with the result. In such a room, children will always be happy to be and receive guests.
For the office
When choosing lighting fixtures for the workplace, you should pay special attention to their functionality rather than design. It is better to choose a more restrained design of lamps, but you should not deny yourself delights. Buy chandeliers with wrought iron details that resemble ship paraphernalia.
It is worth noting that the already mentioned version of a chandelier in the form of a wooden steering wheel is suitable for absolutely any room.
The fixture will be positioned perpendicular to the floor with several small bulbs placed on it. By the way, the bulbs can be chosen in the form of candles. It is better to choose natural colors, not too bright. The main thing is that the chandelier is in harmony with the general style of the room and effectively complements it, and does not distract attention.
And to make it even more convenient for you to work in such a room, put a small lamp in a nautical style on the table or office. So the interior of the room will look more complete and at the same time very light.
Decorating a bathroom in a nautical style is perhaps the most popular option. No matter what the design of the whole apartment is, many people want to see the bathroom as Mediterranean. After all, it is so pleasant to soak up the warm water after a hard day's work, to dream about the wonderful southern landscapes and sea waves.
Choose chandeliers and sconces decorated with seashells, beads, real ropes and anything that is reminiscent of the seashore.
If you have a small bathroom and a voluminous chandelier will not fit into it, there are several alternatives to choose from. Firstly, ceiling diode lamps of blue, blue, turquoise colors will look great. Such lighting is a beautiful, practical and modern option. Or opt for unusual wall lights or matching sconces. Then the minutes spent alone with yourself will give you true pleasure.
For the living room
If there are certain rules and restrictions for the rest of the rooms in the house, then in relation to the living room everything is much simpler and more interesting. Here you can bring all your ideas to life. A large unusual chandelier that will hang from the ceiling is ideal for such a room. It will provide enough light to highlight other nautical décor elements and provide the most comfortable lighting for the inhabitants of the house and guests.
Choose fixtures in the form of antique ships and retro lamps. Sometimes there are even chandeliers in the shape of octopuses, fish and other inhabitants of the deep sea.
Designers create all kinds of applications for ropes, steering wheels, fishing nets, suitable for the style of textiles. They skillfully combine metal, fabric, wood and other elements into a beautiful composition.
In modern lighting stores, a huge number of different lamps and fixtures are presented. You can easily find a suitable option for yourself.
If you decide to decorate your kitchen in a nautical style, then it is best to decorate the room as if it were a kitchen on a real ship. And the lighting needs to be chosen appropriately. Purchase metal fixtures that look like antique lamps or anchors, or opt for regular chandeliers that are decorated in shades of blue or complemented by matching décor. You can also install a ceiling chandelier with a lampshade made of fabric, fishing net, rope ropes. Lampshades from a geographical map look very original.
Basic selection rules
So, we examined in detail what types of room a particular chandelier is suitable for. Now let's list a few simple tips to help you make sure you don't miss the mark when choosing a lighting fixture:
Monitor lighting efficiency. No matter how beautiful a chandelier is, you should always remember that, first of all, such a device has a practical function. You should not sacrifice the convenience and health of vision for the sake of attractiveness of the interior. Think carefully about the location of the bulbs. Make sure that the working areas are properly lit. If you are not sure that you can deal with this issue on your own, seek professional help
Consider the general style of the room. The main colors of the marine style are all shades of blue and blue, turquoise, pink, sand, white. Red also looks great in this interior, adding contrast to the style, but at the same time not creating dissonance and pretentiousness. However, not all bright colors can replicate this effect. For example, an orange chandelier would look completely out of place in a nautical living room. Try to create a harmonious image of the room, in which each detail complements and decorates the other
Remember that everything is good in moderation. Of course, the nautical style is very unusual and multifaceted. And when decorating a room, it's very easy to succumb to the temptation to add too many decorative elements. But it’s better not to do that. If there is a lot of decor in the room, the chandelier should be laconic and as simple as possible. If the furniture and walls are decorated rather restrained, only then can you afford to install a bright chandelier, decorated with various elements. Otherwise, everything will look tasteless and you, wanting to make your interior truly stylish, will only achieve the opposite effect
Pay attention to the lamps. It is best to install modern energy-saving light bulbs. This will save you a lot on your electricity bills. It is also worthwhile to provide for the setting of several levels of lighting power adjustment, various on and off modes. If you need warm light, go for classic incandescent bulbs. Fans of a cool shade should choose halogen, luminescent, LED options. They are also quite economical to use
In the video below you can see many examples of marine interiors, in particular, what are the chandeliers in the marine theme.