Nautical wallpaper, we look at some of the best and compare what you can buy online to make your mermaid home more like the ocean.
Below there are a number of wall papers we have found on amazon, we have only tested one of them as we only needed one room decorating. We have gone with a nautical theme in our small shower room, with one of the walls being a feature wall and the rest of the bathroom being painting in white and the skirting in a very light duck egg blue.
Why nautical wallpaper? Well, this covers an expanse of ocean themes, from boats, to nautical maps, to sealife, the seaside and much more. With this look, whether you live near the sea or not, you can give a room an ocean upgrade.
One of the best ways to approach something as dramatic as nautical wallpaper is to use it as a feature wall rather than putting it up on every wall in the room that you are decorating. Why is this? All the designs have a lot going on with them, placing it on one big wall in the room and paiting the others with a neutral tone will help tremendously liven up the room, theme it and at the same time, not make it too messy and distracting.
Different Nautical Wallpapers
Below we have muted tones in the sailboat and nautical atlas map wallpapers and some colourful wallpapers, like the beach huts border and wallpaper.
The cream, grey and blue atlases we have added would look the best in your own bedroom or a bathroom, depending on what sort of style you already have in your home. The beach huts could work great in a childs bedroom as a border or even in a brighter, more seaside themed bathroom, this includes the full beach huts wallpaper too.
We have added a couple of splash proof wallpaper designs below, this is a great property of some of the wallpapers, especially if you will be hanging in your bathroom, toilet or shower room.
As well, if you are using in a childs bedroom, having the option to wipe off any mess that gets on the wall is a great feature.
How To Hang Nautical Wallpaper
With all of the nautical wallpaper designs below, other than the border, you will require to line up the pattern, which is repeated on all of them. Lining up the pattern is not too hard, as we found out when we tested the driftwood wallpaper, but the important thing is to make sure you hang the first sheet properly.
The key to hanging your first sheet correctly and perfectly vertical, is to use a plum line. This can be some string or wire and put a weight on the bottom of it. We just used masking tape to hold it at the top of the wall and celotaped a pebble from a beach to the bottom.
You are hanging it from the top of you wall and letting it hang freely so that you can see a true vertical line, that is straight. Then all you have to do is line up the left or right side of your first sheet, depending on where you start with this plum line. Doing this will guarantee your wallpaper hanging will keep straight all around the room.
So why do this? It's pretty simple, your walls may not be straight, especially in older houses. Ours is 140 years and is full of crooked lines. So make sure your nautical wallpaper pattern and ocean themed wallpaper lines up with the previous paper and not the wall. Once you have added a few sheets of wallpaper, you will see how straight your walls edges are.
|Nautical Driftwood Wallpaper||5/5||Paper||££|
|Beach Huts Self Adhesive Border Wallpaper||4.8/5||Paper||£|
|Vintage Nautical Atlas Map Wallpaper||4.3/5||Paper||£££|
|Vintage Cartography Atlas Nautical Map Wallpaper||4.8/5||Paper|
|Wooden Style Sea Shell Wallpaper||4.5/5||Paper||£££|
|Beach Hut Seaside Wallpaper||4.9/5||Paper||£££|
|Nautical Sailboat Wallpaper||4.5/5||Paper||££££|
If you are after nautical wallpaper, driftwood could be perfect for your walls.
A great looking wallpaper that actually looks like driftwood. This can be hung in any room you choose, as long as it's on a flat walled surface, usually plaster and that wallpaper glue will stick to it.
One roll will cover approximately a wall 8' x 7' foot in size, anything bigger and you will need to order more than one roll.
Here you can see it on a chimney in a living room and it really suits the room and looks great on the wall, giving that amazing beach and nautical look.
Beach huts border wallpaper, a vibrant set of huts on a self-adhesive backing for your bathroom, kids bedroom and kitchen.
This is a beach huts border wallpaper by BHF. It's self-adhesive, so you can put straight on to a painted or already wallpapered wall.
It would look great in your bathroom, kitchen or even kids bedroom.
It is nearly 5m in length and 15cm high, it is very sticky and will roll out and place on most surfaces around your home.
- self-adhesive, unlike normal wallpapers which need paste to stick to a walls surface
- Really bright, multi coloured border which will brighten up any room you choose
A beautiful nautical atlas map wallpaper, fit for any mermaid home and ocean lover.
This stunning atlas map wallpaper is really nice on the eye and with it's one colour, vintage style should suit any room in your ocean themed home.
This is a really fine looking vintage ocean nautical atlas map wallpaper. It looks really smart and would finish off an ocean themed room perfectly. There isn't any bright or sharp colours too it as it has a vintage look. It needs wallpaper paste to place on to your wall of choice and has a repeatable pattern.
This atlas wallpaper is textured for effect and boasts a motif of lighthouses, boats, an old fashioned compass, and metallic highlights which would suit other ocean themed objects in the same room.
Looking for a vintage nautical map, well we found two and this is another beautiful nautical atlas map wallpaper that we think you would love.
Another beautiful nautical based map wallpaper, this one is by Navigator and has a different pattern to the P&S textured nautical wallpaper.
This is a part of it's VIP collection, a treasure map styled wallpaper.
This would suit any room, giving a smart finish, the pattern is repeated like on the other nautical map wallpaper by P&S. It has a mainly grey/cream colour theme to it and would suit most rooms because it will match most colours.
Another wood style wallpaper, this time with sea shell motifs on the top.
A wood panel effect sea shell motif wallpaper. A simple design that would suit most rooms in your house. What better than sea shells to make your home remind you of the ocean.
Are you after a seaside look on your walls, something that reminds you of getting away to the sea, beach hut wallpaper may be just what you need.
Quirky and contemporary, our wonderful seaside design wallpaper features a motif of traditional beach huts in beautifully British red white and blue! This is a bright and summery design that brings colour and light to any room, but with its fun seaside theme and lively palette we think this would be the perfect choice for bathrooms or children's play rooms.
This wallpaper would be great for any room, including a bathroom as it is fully splash proof and anti-bacterial. These are great qualities to find in a wallpaper, especially a beach hut wallpaper which would more than likely be used in a damp, moist room like a shower or bathroom.
A sailboat wallpaper, a simple yet stunning design which would suit most rooms in your home.
A stunning and simple sailboat wallpaper, perfect for your bedroom or as a feature wall in a room of your choice. Will match most fittings in a home with its design.
Bring a classic nautical look to your room with this blue and white wallcovering featuring a host of vintage sketched sailboats. Easy to apply paste the wall wallpaper reduces decorating time. When it is time to change wallpaper can be easily removed.
You can even wash stains from it, you shouldn't have any problems matching up the design when aligning after the first strip and is easy to strip too, incase you make a mistake.