Wooden Boat Decor

Get some relief from summer heat and workaday stress with charming nautical decorations that invite you to the river, lake or oceanside for a chance to cool off and relax. Water is a living medium, always full of surprises, no matter what sort of water it might be. Even stagnant water has its own sort of turgid life. Babbling brooks, rushing rivers, wide lakes and the vast ocean all call to us with a voice that is hard to ignore. So much of the life of our planet comes from them, small wonder that we humans like to decorate our homes with reminders of these cradles of life.

The Half Rowboat

Pick up almost any book about summer cottages or the seashore, and you will find the half rowboat featured in the craft section. By setting an old, flat bottom rowboat on its flat end, or by cutting off the ruined part of a leaky canoe, you can easily add shelving that can hold books or plants. Or you can add just one shelf, and have a shaded seat for looking out to sea.

Model Boats

Miniature replicas are a great way to honor the big ships, even those that no longer regularly sail the seas. The ocean is, indeed, a vast place. To put together a miniature allows modern travelers to marvel at how frail these little barques of wood with a few squares of canvas once sailed to all parts of the world. Models can also enhance appreciation of more modern, ocean-going vessels.

Wall Decorations

Add a little nautical flavor to your home with a wooden relief or a framed picture of boats. You could even pick up a print replica of a classic sailing ship painting, such as Fishing Boats at Arles. You can add wallpaper or a wallpaper frieze or rug that picks up the theme and keeps repeating it.

Nautical Lamps, Centerpieces, and other Decorations

Light up your night with boat-shaped lamps or with lampshades decorated with anchors, boats or other items that go with the waterways. Use a miniature rowboat or canoe to keep track of your keys and other small pocked stuff, or dress one up with a miniature scene to grace your table. Below are several ideas for wooden boat décor.

Give a room a nautical air with this house-shaped wooden relief of a sailboat and a seagull. The
Wooden Sailboat Wall Decoration

Give a room a nautical air with this house-shaped wooden relief of a sailboat and a seagull. The gull and sailboat are trimmed from flat wood stock, painted and distressed, then applied to a neutral beige background. The relief is framed first in distressed pale blue, then by rough barn wood. It’s an excellent selection for a seaside cottage.

This set of two Birch Lane maritime wooden boats will make a conversation piece or a centerpiece
Set of Two Miniature Rowing Boats

This set of two Birch Lane maritime wooden boats will make a conversation piece or a centerpiece for your next party. Lovingly handcrafted to resemble the rowboats that might be used to go from ship to shore, they can be filled with almost anything. Set one of them up with a cargo of coral for a nice decorating touch.

Commemorate the ships of yesteryear with this three-masted square-rigger ship model. Neatly crafted
Model Sail Boat

Commemorate the ships of yesteryear with this three-masted square-rigger ship model. Neatly crafted and placed on a neutral, dark-colored stand, this little ship is ready to sail down your dining table as a centerpiece or to grace the mantel in your living room. It is brought to you from China by Cole and Grey.

A gorgeous centerpiece, mantle decoration or topper for an occasional table, this model sailing
Wood Sail Model Boat

A gorgeous centerpiece, mantle decoration or topper for an occasional table, this model sailing ship will captivate all beholders. Offered by Cole & Grey, along with several other models, this charming ship will take you into uncharted waters of interior design as you mix and match with your other décor. The company has other assorted nautical choices that will go well with the model ship.

The American Girls Handy Book, in Chapter VIII, gives directions for crafts for a seaside cottage,
Half-Boat Organizer Lamp

The American Girls Handy Book, in Chapter VIII, gives directions for crafts for a seaside cottage, including how to make bookshelves using half of flat-bottomed row-boat. Here you have that same half of a rowboat in miniature, with one shelf and a lamp on top. A perfect reading lamp for setting the mood for Treasure Island, or even for reading about Jo and Beth, from Little Women, at the seashore.

You can’t go far wrong with half a boat when decorating with a seashore cottage theme. In this
Half-Boat Wine Rack

You can’t go far wrong with half a boat when decorating with a seashore cottage theme. In this case, the half boat houses a classic wine rack to keep your port or bottles of rum (yo-ho-ho) safe from being shaken about before their time. It holds twelve bottles, with the small top shelf reserved for serving glasses.

Ornamental boat-shaped wooden bowl made of pressed fiberboard. Perfect for filling with white beach
Rowboat Wooden Bowl

Ornamental boat-shaped wooden bowl made of pressed fiberboard. Perfect for filling with white beach sand and adding miniatures to create a seaside panorama to place on an occasional table or to use as a centerpiece. It would also make a great landing space for keys, wallet and more.

Meticulously structured to exactly mimic a triple cockpit powerboat, this Breakwater Bay scale
Powerboat Scale Model

Meticulously structured to exactly mimic a triple cockpit powerboat, this Breakwater Bay scale model is sure to attract attention as a part of your model boat collection. Rare, high-quality wood is used in constructing this little beauty. Place it in your entryway, or use it as a centerpiece, because it surely deserves a place of honor.

Sail away into the sea of dreams watched over by this cute Brundage wooden sailboat fourteen-inch
Sail Away Bedside Sailboat Lamp

Sail away into the sea of dreams watched over by this cute Brundage wooden sailboat fourteen-inch table lamp. The base, shaped like a sailboat, is made of shaped wood, and the fabric shade shows a classic anchor decoration. It’s an excellent addition to any bedside table.

As you look into your eyes, you see your face framed by a little blue & white boat bearing the
Boat Framed Accent Mirror

As you look into your eyes, you see your face framed by a little blue & white boat bearing the legend, “Relax, you are on Lake Time.” Couldn’t we just wish! But perhaps this cheerful mirror will help get you through the week until you can really be on lake time, with your fishing line dangling in the water.

Judy Jacob
Décor Nautical Sail Model Boat
Décor Nautical Sail Model Boat
This hand-made wooden model boat drift fishing is a wonderful performance and captivating style.
This hand-made wooden model boat drift fishing is a wonderful performance and captivating style. Beautiful details captivate and make the whole design becomes a sailor style. A real treat for fan modeling.
This is made in contemporary style wooden model sailboats is a charming element of interior
This is made in contemporary style wooden model sailboats is a charming element of interior sailor's interior. It will be a real treat for lovers of sailing and the sea. Wonderful design with attention to detail captivates.
Darice 9154-94 Unfinished Natural Wood Craft Project Wood Boat with Oars, 12-Inch
Darice 9154-94 Unfinished Natural Wood Craft Project Wood Boat with Oars, 12-Inch
This is made on the basis of wood and decorated with charming anchor rope is a beautiful wall decor
This is made on the basis of wood and decorated with charming anchor rope is a beautiful wall decor for the home and beyond. Beautiful details bring a marine climate to any interior giving it a unique atmosphere.
Decorative ship figurine. This beautiful piece may be a great addition to your model collection or
Decorative ship figurine. This beautiful piece may be a great addition to your model collection or used as an inspiring decoration. The ship is made from wood and has intricate detailing, which makes it look really life like.
Pawleys Island Posh: Coastal Nursery | the picket fence projects
Pawleys Island Posh: Coastal Nursery | the picket fence projects
Different sizes Ship Wheels - Nautical Antique
Different sizes Ship Wheels - Nautical Antique
Wooden Sailboat Sailing Ship Sign Large Turquoise White Beach House Decor
Wooden Sailboat Sailing Ship Sign Large Turquoise White Beach House Decor
This would be awesome -instead of a hammock?? Must find an old wood boat!!
This would be awesome -instead of a hammock?? Must find an old wood boat!!
wood boat nautical art fishing boat country
wood boat nautical art fishing boat country
Perfect IceBucket for a nautical party theme...
Perfect IceBucket for a nautical party theme...
Upcycled - Nautical Home Decor - Wooden Weathered BOAT Shelf - Holder - Display - Beachy CHIC
Upcycled - Nautical Home Decor - Wooden Weathered BOAT Shelf - Holder - Display - Beachy CHIC
This extremely impressive performances bookshelf in nautical style is a beautiful design with
This extremely impressive performances bookshelf in nautical style is a beautiful design with wood-style boat. A whole looks very impressive in every interior design, giving it a unique atmosphere and functionality.
I don't know if I would put this in my house but it is freakin' cool ....Viking Bath Boat by Wieki
I don't know if I would put this in my house but it is freakin' cool ....Viking Bath Boat by Wieki Somers
Enlist two retired wooden canoe paddles as the support act for a trio of picture frames. Screw
Enlist two retired wooden canoe paddles as the support act for a trio of picture frames. Screw metal hooks into each paddle to create mini ledges for the frames to rest on. For frames in harmony with the backup crew, select ones with scratches and dents.
Wood Anchor DIY unfinished sanded and ready for paint 6 - 18 inches on Etsy.00
Wood Anchor DIY unfinished sanded and ready for paint 6 - 18 inches on Etsy.00
lovely bathtub // kenya's nygong house in architectural digest // photo by andrew twort
lovely bathtub // kenya's nygong house in architectural digest // photo by andrew twort
handmade... I would have to get I this tub and pretend I was in a Viking long boat! ;-)  Love it
handmade... I would have to get I this tub and pretend I was in a Viking long boat! ;-) Love it
L-O-V-E this pic - Her mom needs more flower headbands...
L-O-V-E this pic - Her mom needs more flower headbands...
Deep boat-load-a-cushions provide comfort you can sink into on over-the-hill boat.
Deep boat-load-a-cushions provide comfort you can sink into on over-the-hill boat.
A wooden boat for a Nautical Party!
A wooden boat for a Nautical Party!
wood anchor guest book | via decorate for beach wedding ideas from
wood anchor guest book | via decorate for beach wedding ideas from
Why should you choose a regular bookshelf when you can have this amazing boat bookcase instead? It
Why should you choose a regular bookshelf when you can have this amazing boat bookcase instead? It is made with highest attention to originality and uniqueness and will provide ample storage space for your books.
"So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and
"So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land." Peter Pan