Saturday, April 9, 2011

Decorating with Nautical Flags

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, before radio's and cell phones, the only form of communication between two vessels or vessel to shore was the use of nautical flags.The use of nautical flags today in decor adds a bold pop of  color to a room..The  nautical look  is so popular,  there are endless websites to help you get  your  room  in "ship shape". There are also several websites that will translate a name, initials or a sentence, so you you can purchase the appropriate flag  Check out
  this website will translate up to 14 letters. Enjoy these sea worthy rooms for great inspiration!

Nice "man cave"
A grand entry

Red and white flags against a modern white room, is so pretty!

The white sink and medicine cabinet break up this pretty nautical flag  wallpaper.
Frame vintage flags in dark frames to compliment a nautical vintage feel.

This has a festive feel.
Add a nautical flag garland spelling a child's name

Make your own  wooden flags on wood.
A Nautical Cottage bathroom. I love!!
What better way to honor a loved one in the Navy, than to display Naval flags!

Just a simple touch.
A great nautical flag collection.

Last but not least, what better way to send off a high school grad that is going into the Navy or entering the United States Naval Academy with a party using nautical flags?. I am proud to say my Nephew will be the class of 2015! So we will be saying.......
GO NAVY!!!!!!!

Image sources: Coastal Living, Cottage Living,The Houzz,,United State Military Academy


Keren - The Brown Trading Co. said...
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Keren - The Brown Trading Co. said...

Love this post and the story behind the nautical flags. They add such a great fun element to a room and a great talking point!


PS. I hit the enter key too early before and my post wasn't finished hence the deleted.

michelle said...

Love these!!!! I have seen some at a local antiques store and debated about getting some. Congrats to your nephew and I hope that things are going well.

Desire Empire said...

Love the flag inspiration. I think thay might be just the thing in my son's bedroom makeover. Thanks for the heads up.
Best Carolyn

A Vintage Vine said...

WOW, these are great!! I love how they add a rustic beach look to these rooms, epecially the bedroom with the black bed!!! OOH LAA LAA!

Gypsea Nurse said...

This is great... since I am moving right on the beach this is all eye candy for me!
thank you!!!

Completely Coastal said...

I recognize many of these pictures!!